Welcome to Jageshwar
An impressive and active temple complex is set along a creek in a forest of deodars at the village of Jageshwar, 38km northeast of Almora. The 124 temples and shrines date to the 7th century AD and vary from linga shrines to large sikhara (Hindu temples) dedicated to different gods and goddesses. Down the street is the Jageshwar Archaeological Museum, which houses a small collection of exquisite religious carvings taken from the temples for preservation purposes and is well worth a look. An October instalment of the International Yoga Festival was first held here in 2016.
A 3km trail that starts below the centre of the village leads to the top of the ridge behind it. The ridge has dizzying views of the sculpted valley on the other side and the big peaks in the distance.