I had visited Jageshwar around 10 years ago for a short while on the way to Pataal-Bhuvaneshwar, and always wanted to get back there because I remembered the setting and temples to be beautiful. The main Jageshwar temple complex consists of a collection of large temples and smaller shrines all in close proximity, and it’s really nice to walk and sit around the temples.
Jageshwar Main Temple Complex
The main temple complex is at Jageshwar village. The two larger temples are the Jageshwar and Mahamrityunjaya temples, the first of which is in the left foreground in the picture immediately below, and the second is in the right background.
Jageshwar main temple complex
Temple complex with the village looming behind
The shikhar of Mahamrityunjaya temple towering over the others
A pujari catching up with the news
Ritual fire pit
There are various other temples and groups of temples in the vicinity of Jageshwar, and the village itself is quite scenic.
The Kuber Group of temples near the village
Smaller shrines around the village
Jageshwar village main drag
The Vridh Jageshwar temple is a steep but beautiful 3km hike up a hill. Worth the effort just for the trek through settlements and then a pine and oak forest!
A small shrine on the way to Vridh Jageshwar
The path through pine and oak forests
Vridh Jageshwar temple
The Dandeshwar temple complex comes before Jageshwar on the approach road.
Dandeshwar temple complex
Roadside shrines on the road to Jageshwar