Champawat is a beautiful destination within the Kumaun region (Uttarakhand), the traditional capital of the Katyuri and Chand Rajas, settled at a height of 1615mtrs. This district is towards the north of India. There are many different things that make…
Champawat is a beautiful destination within the Kumaun region (Uttarakhand), the traditional capital of the Katyuri and Chand Rajas, settled at a height of 1615mtrs. This district is towards the north of India. There are many different things that make this district so colorful and vibrant. This Place is Known for its pleasant weather and Temples. It has pleasant summers and in winters there is no Heavy snowfall. This is what makes it a perfect destination for people who want a quiet getaway in the lap of nature. It is bliss for travelers who do not like crowded places.
The District is well known for its important ancient temples, including the Baleshwar Temple, Nagnath Temple, Kranteshwar Mahadev Temple, Mayawati Ashram.
Baleshwar Temple – Baleshwar temple, was built during the reign of Chand dynasty, is located in the heart of Champawat city. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Shiva. The temple is known for its magnificent stone carvings. The temple is built on South Indian Architecture with magnificent Stone Carving works. Close to the Baleshwar Temple is a “Naula” (Freshwater resource) which has now dried up. On the day of MahaShivRatri, a very crowded fair is held in the Baleshwar Temple compound. Baleshwar temples at Champawat have been declared as a National Heritage Monument and are looked after by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) since 1952.
Mayawati Ashram-Located at about 22 km from Champawat, Mayawati Ashram is a major center for spiritual learning in Uttarakhand. People in search of spiritual satisfaction come here from various parts of India and abroad. The ashram attracts spiritualists from India and abroad. Amid and old tea Estate, is the Advait Ashram of Mayawati. The only presence that has become a part of the peace and solitude of Mayawati, is that of the mighty Himalaya in all its splendor. On request, the Ashram provides board and lodging to visitors. There is also a library and a small museum at Mayawati.
Nagnath Temple-Known for its wonderful ancient Kumaoni architecture, Nagnath temple is also dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was destroyed by the Rohilla and Gorkha invaders in the 18th century. Today, the glorious carved doorway and a double-story wooden structure, the temple’s only remains, tell the tale of its magnificent architecture. In this temple, the Snake form of Lord Shiva is worshipped. The campus is having many other god goddess temples also. Near to the temple, there is an old and bid Peepal tree. Under this tree, the temple of Kaal-Bhairav is situated.
Kranteshwar Mahadev Temple- Standing atop a lofty hill this temple is called by the names Lord Kandev & Lord Kurmapad. The elevation is 6100 meters it is just over 6 kilometers away from the Champawat Market. The height makes it one of the coolest & coldest temples in the region and offers spectacular views!