The second destination which should be a part of your weekend get-away plan is the Jageshwar Dham. The Jageshwar Dham is located 36 kms away from Almora, in the city of Jageshwar and is at an elevation of 1870 meters from the sea level.
The city is surrounded by 125 ancient Hindu temples which are known as Jageshwar Valley Temples and the entire place is collectively known as the Jageshwar Dham.
These temples were established and set up between the 7th and 14th century. The major chunk of these temples represent the Nagara style of architecture from North India and the others represent architecture from Central and Southern India.
Owing to the rich religious and cultural heritage that Jageshwar Dham holds, this religious place is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
The most prominent and famous temples of the Jageshwar Dham are the Dandeshwar Temple, the Chandika Temple, the Jageshwar Temple, the Kuber Temple, the Mritunjaya Temple, the Nanda Devi Temple which is also known as Nau Durga, the Nava-grah Temple, a Pyramidal shrine, and the Surya Temple.
The famous pilgrimage site also hosts two annual festivals, mainly the Jageshwar Monsoon Festival which takes place in the Hindu month of Shravan, and the Maha Shivratri Mela which is celebrated in the months of early spring.
Apart from this, the Jangeshwar city is bordered by the dense Deodar forests and the Jata Ganga river. The calming atmosphere of the place makes it a must visit tourist destination.
While spending your weekend in the Jangeshwar Dham, you can get indulged in various activities such as camping, yoga and meditation, and temple hunting.
As far as the accommodations are concerned, you will be able to find a few mid- range guest houses in the city itself. Otherwise, you can also stay in the Almora district.
In Almora, you can find all types of accommodations and can choose the best fit for you based on your budget. As far as the food is concerned, you won't be able to spot lavish restaurants or eateries in the Jangeshwar Dham.
You can get basic food pertaining to the Indian and Chinese Cuisine. Unlike other tourist destinations, which offer a wide sect of cuisines such as Italian, Thai, Mughlai and Afghani Cuisine to count upon a few, imagining anything of this sort in the Jangeshwar Dham would just be a far fetched dream for you.
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