Jageshwar, is a Hindu pilgrimage city in Almora district, Uttarakhand State, It is believed that Jagesh Jyotirlinga is devoted to Lord Shiva, Jageshwar is situated at an elevation of 1870 meters. situated 36 km northeast of Almora, in Kumaun area. Jageshwar in the located in Jataganga river valleys near Deodar forest starts from Artola village on Almora–Pithoragarh way, Where both rivers of Nandini & Surabhi flow through hill valleys and meet this holy places. This place is famous for the peaceful atmosphere and holy pilgrimage. There is long dense deodar tree around the temple complex and the Jata Ganges river on the shore.
In the temple premises of 'Jageswar Mahadev', the main temple is devoted to 'Bal Jageshwar', Bal Shiva. There is also a temple, which is famous as Virdh Jageshwar, which is known as Virdh Shiva. According to mythology, Lord Shiva had come here to meditate, and when the women of the village came to know it, they would immediately leave the works of their homes, straight went to darshan. When the people of the village heard about it, they got angry and straight went to gain out about them, who is this sadhu, who attracts women of our village. Seeing the bustling, Shiva took the form of a child, that is why Lord Shiva is still worshiped as a child here.
There are several large temples of 124 temples, most of whom attracting the visitor, the Jageshwar Mahadev Temple is located in the Jatganga river valley. Most of the temples here have been built in the 9th century, the temples have been specially preserved. Jageshwar Mahadev Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, situated in the middle of dense forests of Deodar. The deodar tree in this area is in great quantity. In Jageshwar,
April to June, September to November are the best months to visit Jageshwar. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to the cold weather of winter, woollen clothing is required here. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides. The temperature of here between from 5°C to 15°C in the winter season and the temperature in the summer season is between 20°C to 30°C.
There is not much scope for shopping in Jangeshwar, because there are smaller shops selling temple paraphernalia. Shopping in Jageshwar is an infinite pleasure. After a day of some good sightseeing & another activity, it’s but natural to indulge in a small part of shopping. Search the shops & the markets of Jageshwar to get the most important of its gifts.