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Jageshwar - the Dankaranya temple complex
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Fast Facts
State: Uttaranchal
District: Almora
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi
Best Season: Apr - Jun, Sep - Nov
Weather: Summer 12 to 28°C, Winter -2 to 15°C
Altitude: 1870 m
Pincode: 263682
STD code: 05962
Jageshwar is an important center for pilgrimage located in the state of Uttarakhand in the Almora District. The place is known for its many temples that are located in and around the town. There are temples that date back to the 9th century that are located here and these are being preserved by the Archeological Survey India.

There are around 124 temples that are located in the town and these include many small stone temples and large temple complexes as well. Some of the main temples are the Dandeshwar Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Surya Temple, Kuber Temple, Chandi ka Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Nanda Devi Temple and the Kuber Temple. The Dandeshwar Temple is the biggest of the lot and many devotes can be seen in here. Among the oldest standing temples is the Mritunjaya Temple.

Two main festivals are celebrated in the town of Jageshwar and these are the Jageshwar Monsoon Festival which is held during the month of August and the Shivarathri Mela which is held in the spring season.

Airavat Gufa is a cave that is located nearby and this is also a good place to visit while staying at the town of Jageshwar. The Patal Buvaneshwar Caves located in the region are also worth visiting.
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A Tryst with Tranquility

  by Lila Ravichandran  on Jul 21, 2011
This article is about a holiday my family and I went on some years ago to Jageshwar in the Kumaon Hills. It is memorable for its serentiy and charm.
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