Baijnath temples

Location & description

The Baijnath Temple complex is renowned for its outstanding sculpture and is counted among the best creations to have been carved in the whole of Western Himalayan region. These temples were built by the Katyuri kings. 

Standing at the banks of River Gomti, the temples of Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Chandika, Kuber, Surya and Brahma, dates back to the 13th century A.D. and are among the Monuments of National Importance recognized by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Baijnath has been selected as one of the four places to be connected by the 'Shiva Heritage Circuit' in Kumaon.

This was the first major halt during second day journey of the pilgrimage to Kailash Manas Sarovar undertaken in 1994.


The following websites offer useful information on Baijnath.

1. Uttarakhand Govt. Tourism

2. Wikipedia on Baijnath


29° 55' 12" N, 79° 37' 12" E