Jageshwar FRH is 35 km from Almora on the Almora-Pithoragarh (bifurcation at Artola) road. It was built in 1955-56 at an altitude of 1693m, amidst deodar and thuner forests. Close-by is the cluster of 124 ornamented Jageshwar temples and statues built by the Chand rulers in a serene narrow valley surrounded by magnificent and the oldest deodar grove of Kumaon. Grand fairs are held during Shivratri and Sawan. A trek to Bridha (old) Jageshwar temple, the source of the Jata Ganga which stats amidst ancient trees is worth the effort. The site commands a magnificent view of the Himalaya. A further 2km trek takes you to the famous Mritola Ashram.
Tourist attraction near FRH :
Surrounded by Deodar & Thuner, Rhodendron forests, Bird watching, short walks & trails, Archaeological site Jageshwar dham, Himalayan view, Mritola Ashram, Herbal garden, Eco-park.
Location : Almora-Pithoragarh road (35kms from Almora)
Forest Division: Civil Soyam Almora
Elevation : 1693m AMSL
Year of Construction: 1956
Year of Renovation :2004-2005