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Baijnath Tour from Kathgodam
Baijnath Tour from Kathgodam: Overview
Uttarakhand is a land of various ancient shrines and other holy destinations. In this North Indian State we greets with splendid destinations of Kausani & Baijnath which is an ultimate Iconic and pilgrimage spot of Uttarakhand.
Baijnath is situated at an elevation of 1125 meters above sea level located 19 kilometers from Kausani. This beautiful town named after the ancient Baijanth temple of Shiva. Many devotees come to this temple to pray the almighty lord Shiva and get his blessings. The architecture and sculpture of the temple is magnificent, which lures many experts and researchers from around the globe.
On the other hand Kausani offers the magic of the deep pine forests and the majestic mountains. At the hill resort of Kausani the mountains rise so dramatically as if to reach the heavens. In fact not just Kausani the entire Kumaon Hills have been known for their idyllic beauty. So enjoy this 4 Days tour which is start from Kathgodam Railway Station with comfortable journey and good services presents by Holiday Travel India.
What is unique in “Baijnath Tour from Kathgodam package”?
Baijnath Tour package includes heavenly places Baijnath & Kausani with natural beauties all around. These are the best destinations where you can spend holidays where you can explore many attractions in and around.
Baijnath is a small town but boasts remarkable natural beauty that can truly amaze you. It is surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges and mountain streams which are famous for its most pious Baijnath Temple. The Linga enshrined in its sanctum is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the country. Every year during the Shivratri fair, thousands of pilgrims descend on Baijnath to enjoy the colorful fair and festivities. Where the Kausani is must visit place by the beauty of Rudradhari Falls, caves & Kausani Tea Estate.
Excursion of Baijnath & Kausani with natural beauties
Visit Rudradhari Falls, caves & Kausani Tea Estate
Explore ancient Bijnath temple & Lake
Visit Sobha Singh Art Gallery, Tibetan Monasteries, Chauntra and Chowgan
Excursion of Pottery Andretta, Kareri Lake, Bir and Billing
Adventurer activity like Parasailing & Paragliding in Bir Billing
Pick and Drop facility from Kathgodam Railway Station
Assistance on Arrival & Departure
Daily breakfast + Dinner as per plane
All 3 Night stay in Kausani with sightseeing
Well Ac Car for 4 days for Transfers & Sightseeing
Good service and well furnished hotels
All taxes are included
Extra and personal meals/Beverages
Airfare/Train fare to Delhi (will be arranged on request)
Personal transportation not mentioned in the itinerary
Other activities not listed in inclusions
Pratiksha Himalayan Retreat - (5* Hotel) - TA rating - 4.5 / 5 – Certified in excellence
Address: Baijnath Road, View Point, Kausani, Uttarakhand 263642
Chevron Mountain Villa - (3* Hotel) - TA rating - 4.5 / 5 – Certified in excellence
Address: Lower Mall, Estate, Kausani,, Kausani, Uttarakhand 263639
Kausani Best inn - (2* Hotel) - TA rating - 4.5 / 5 – Certified in excellence
Address: View Point Kausani Estate, Near Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kausani, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand 263620
Pick up from Kathgodam Railway Station further drive to Kausani in route visit Almora city on arrival check in at hotel and be relaxed. After lunch we have half day to visit Kausani sightseeing in which we explore the famous Rudradhari Falls, caves & Kausani Tea Estate. In the evening return back to your accommodation.
Overnight stay at Kausani hotel with dinner
After breakfast we proceed to Baijnath which is a very religious & historical place with alluring surroundings. We visit the very famous & ancient Bijnath temple & Lake. Afetr lunch we visit local sightseeing like Sobha Singh Art Gallery Tibetan Monasteries, Chauntra and Chowgan. In the evening return back to Kausani hotel.
Overnight stay at Kausani hotel with dinner
Today after breakfast we visit nearby beauty of Baijnath which are Pottery, Andretta Kareri Lake Bir and Billing. One can enjoy the adventurer activity like Parasailing & Paragliding in Bir Billing. Later come back to Kausani and take rest.
Overnight stay Kausani hotel with dinner
After breakfast checkout from hotel and you will be dropped to Kathgodam railway station in route visit Ranikhet town. Tour get concludes with happy memories.
How to reach Kausani
By Road: Kasauni is easily accessible by motorable road. Cities like Delhi, Nainital, and Almora are well connected with Kasauni. National highway number 24 connects Delhi and Rampur, having reached Rampur tourists then can take National highway number 87 which straight goes to Almora. From Almora one can easily reach to Kasauni.
By Rail: At a distance of 142 kilometer from Kasauni, Kathgodam railway station is located. To reach the railway station a four-hour traveling is needed. The railway lines are well connected with many cities in Uttarakhand State. Besides that it is also has a well network with major towns like Kolkata, Delhi and Lucknow. After get down at the station one can hire taxis or can take bus to reach Kasauni.
By Air: Pantnagar is the closest runway of Kasauni. The Pantnagar airport is situated at a distance of 162 kilo meters away from the region. Flights run thrice (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) in a week from Jagson Airlines, located in the capital city Delhi to Kasauni. Uttarakhand state buses are provided from the Pantnagar airport to the hill station or one can also fix a taxi.
Winter (October to February)
In these months, the maximum temperature is around 10o C; while the minimum temperature drops to 2o C. Kausani also experiences snowfall during the months of December and January.
Summer (March to June)
During this time, the maximum average temperature is around 25o C and minimum temperature revolves around 12 to 15o C.
Monsoon (June to September)
Kausani receives heavy rainfall in the monsoon season. The maximum rainfall in the area has been recorded at 3048 mm (120 inches), while the minimum rainfall is around 1777 mm. (70 inches).
Kausani best time to visit
April-June, September-December are the best months to visit Kausani. During summers from July to September this place is fresh, green and blooming while the winters (December to February) witness snowfall and makes the best spot for honeymooners & couples.
The weather of Kausani witnesses different stages throughout the year. However, the best part is that the place can be visited any time of the year with each season offering something special and different.
Sightseeing in kausani
Rudradhari Falls: Rudradhari Falls and Caves are located on Kausani Almora Road about 12.0 km. distance from Kausani. A Rudradhari waterfall is a natural location.
Kausani Tea Estate
The Kausani Tea Estate is a very beautiful and scenic place which is idyllically situated on Bageshwar road and is perched at an elevation of 1,800 meters above sea level. It is located at 5 km. from ranikhet.
Sarla Ashram also known as Lakshmi Ashram and it is a Gandhian Basic Education centre for schoolgirls.
Baijnath is very famous and ancient temple of Hindu religion. It is located at an altitude of 1126 mts, on the banks of the Gomti River in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. This ancient temple is dedicated to Hindu god shiv.
Pinnath is known for its temple of the same name which is located at the foot of the Gopalkot Peak and the upper portion of the Kosi Valley. The temple has a small conical structure that is dedicated to Bhairon. On October, a famous fair is celebrated at the village every year. The south of the temple lies a door, and is adorned with figures of rajahs on its walls. Indian arch, which has representations of the five Pandavas on its sides, form the roof of the portico. The adytum contains images of Mahadeva and Devi.
The Anasakti Ashram is the place where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during the time he wrote the Anasakti Yog and it is also known as the “Gandhi Ashram”. The Ashram houses a museum that contains Mahatma Gandhi’s photographs and his writings.
Sumitranandan Pant Gallery
It is dedicated to the Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant, whose birth place is Kausani. The museum showcases his manuscripts of the poems and draft copies of his literary works. Collections of the museum also include over hundreds of English and Hindi books, displayed in glass shelves, the museum has become an interesting place for literature lovers. Every year, to mark the birth anniversary of the famous poet, a poetry conference is organized in this museum.
About Baijnath temple
Known as Kirangama, its name was changed after the temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva in his form as Vaidyanath or the "Lord of Physicians".
The Temple is a good example of Nagri style of architecture. The Baijnath temple is orientated due west. It consists of a puri or adytum, 8-feet-square inside and 18-feet outside, surmounted by a spire of the usual conical shape, and of a mandapa or front hall, 20-feet-square inside, covered with a low pyramid shaped roof.
Histoy of Baijnath temple
It is a 12th century temple on the banks of Gomti River. At an elevation of 1126 m. in the Garur valley of Katyur is the complex of Baijnath Temple. Built by the Katyuri kings there are ancient temples of Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Chandika, Kuber, Surya and Brahama. The Baijnath Temples dating back to the 12th and 13th century are constructed of stone. The temple complex exhibits the amazing architecture of the age. The main temple that houses the beautiful idol of Parvati is chiseled in black stone. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Parvati were married at the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga.
Places to visit in Baijanth
Baijnath is situated at an elevation of 1125 meters above sea level. Baijnath is 19 kilometers from Kausani towards Bageswar. This ancient temple built in 804 Ad. Baijnath (16 Km) is dedicated to Lord Shiva Vaidyanath ("Lord of Physicians"), its tall Shikhara, carved in stone, stands out in the background of snow-capped peaks of the Dhauldhar range.
Sobha Singh Art Gallery
The Sobha Singh Art Gallery is situated in Andretta village 7.2 km from Baijnath Temple dedicated to the work of eminent artist Sobha Singh. sobha Singh is a veteran painter from the Sikh community and his masterpiece of Guru Nanak has brought him ample of fame. The art gallery displays some of the finest work of Sobha Singh, which includes portraits of Sohni-Mahinval and Hir-Ranjha. Today, Sobha Singh Art Gallery is an important art centre and holds great value in Punjab's heritage.
Chauntra and Chowgan
Chowgan Colony is a Tibetan refugee settlement in the Himalayan village of Chowgan on the outskirts of the town of Bir, in northern India. The colony is home to several monasteries, a Tibetan handicraft center, a village school, a branch of the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, medical clinic, shops, cafés, and colourful guest houses. Billing is the launch point at 2400 metres (7874 feet) which is 14 km north of Bir, and the landing area is in the fields at the western edge of the Tibetan Colony in Chowgan.
The Baijnath temple is a reminiscence of ancient culture. There a few structures which had been built in single stone. The sight is amazing and there is a lake in front of it called Baijnath Lake. Anyone would want to sit and meditate. It is an amazing place to feel nature beauty & peace of mind.
Kote Mai Mandir
Just 3 kilometers from Bageshwar exists a temple boasting a huge idol of Vishnu near Biajnath. This temple is thronged by people who are looking for spirituality and meditation enhancement.
Adventure in & around Baijnath
Parasailing & Paragliding
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Things to do in Baijnath
The scenic views and breathtaking landscapes lure many tourists to this beautiful town. It is also one of the best destinations in India that offer a wide range of adventure activities and sports.
It is one of the best places in the world for aero sports such as Paragliding. Facilities for other adventure activities such as trekking, hiking and camping are also available in this place.
The newly married couples will find this place fascinating. Low-flying clouds and impeccable backdrop of lush green meadows will certainly ignite the passion of love in your heart.
Fairs & Festivals of Baijnath
In the month of April is celebrated a traditional festival called Rali. There is a story behind the festival, which tells one of the supreme sacrifices by a girl called Rali who jumped into the river as she was married to a boy child, years younger to her. The festival is hosted by young girls and boys to 'obtain suitable husbands and wives'. It comprises of a series of fascinating rites such as dressing up of images of Rali and her child groom in bridal finery.
How to reach Baijnath
By Air: The nearest airport is Gaggal in Kangra, which is located at a distance of 37 km from Palampur. Private taxi or buses ply regularly from airport to the city.
By Rail: There is also available a toy train from Pathankot to Paprola-Baijnath which runs on narrow gauge from Pathankot to Jogidernagar.
By Road: Baijnath is very well connected by all weather roads to Delhi via Chandigarh and to Manali via Mandi.
Places to visit near Baijnath
Andretta Pottery is a beautiful concept which was started by Mansimran Singh in 1983. The idea was to teach clay pottery-making and designing to interested candidates for a fee, with an opportunity to undertake this course while living in the Dhauladhar Himalayas in the Kangra District.
A beautiful, picturesque lake, Kareri seems like a place which has been picked out of a Hollywood movie. Also known as Kumarwah Lake, it is a shallow, fresh water lake south of the Dhauladhar range. While majority of the backpackers are seen flocking to Triund or Indrahar Pass circuit, this short trek to Kareri Lake makes for a richer and quieter experience.
Palampur boasts of being the 'Tea Capital of North-West India'. Tourists coming to Palampur can visit these gardens and marvel at the lush green beauty of this place and appreciate the efficient way in which these gardens are run. Tourists are also allowed to witness the actual tea making process at the Palampur Tea Coorporative
Tashi Jong Monastery
The Tashi Jong Monastery is not just a centre for worship for Buddhists but is also the homely abode of various Tibetan refugees. The complex has a college for freshers and a Tibetan restaurant besides the main shrine
Saurabh Van Vihar
Visit this beautiful park for some relaxed and enjoyable time amongst lush greenery, surrounded by sceneries and mountains. The park has water bodies, Picnic Sheds, Children Park Open Air theatre and more
A picnic spot located 2 km away from town, this is a beautiful place where one can enjoy and marvel at nature's beauty. There is a Neugal cafe here too which is maintained by the government.
Bir and Billing
Bir and Billing are located 7.4 km from Baijnath Temple. Bir and Billing are known as the ‘Paragliding capital of India’, the towns of Bir and Billing. The best season for paragliding in Bir and Billing is from March to May and then again from October to November. Bir is famous for its Tibetan colony and various Buddhist monasteries which are worth visiting. Billing presents a panoramic view of the valley below.