About Baijnath Group of Temples

Baijnath identified as ancient Karttikayapura, is often believed to be the seat of the Katyuries, the earliest ruling dynasty of central Himalayan region, who had shifted their capital from Joshimath (district Chamoli) to this place sometime in the 8th Century AD. The main temple known as Baijnath is dedicated to Shiva. Panchratha on plan, the temple consists of a sanctum with a projected portico.

Monument Information


Baijnath, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun
  • Nearest Railway Station : Kathgodam Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Baijnath/ Garud Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : Sunrise
  • Closing Time :Sunset


  • Monsoon : Average Rainfall: 1000 mm

    Summer : Maximum Temperature: 36°C

    Winter : Minimum Temperature: 15°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Between March –June and September- October

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets for ladies and Gentlemen under construction
  • Visitors Benches
  • Interpretation
  • Well-planned pathways leading to each Gumpha

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Dr. Vasant Kumar Swarnkar
  • Phone: 91-135-2628027, 2620318, 2723390
  • E-mail: circledehradun.asi @gov.in

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.