Nakuleshwar Temple

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About Nakuleshwar Temple

Near Pithoragarh2kms from village Shiling
4 kms / 15 mins
From Uttrakhand Roadways Lower Bus Station, GIC Road, Pithoragarh
30 mins

Nakuleshwar Temple in Pithoragarh

Nakuleshwar Temple is a well known religious site located close to Pithoragarh town. The Khajuraho architecture style attracts many historians and tourists towards the temple. The temples has around 38 images of Hindu goddesses and gods including Uma-Vasudev, Shiv-Parvati, Surya, Nauvarga, Mahishasur Mardani. Kurma, Vaman, Narsingh etc. All are made of stones.

Nakuleshwar Temple - Architecture Jewel in Pithoragarh

Nakuleshwar is combination of two words NAKUL+ ESHWAR; where the statue of Mahishasur Mardani referring to the Mighty Himalayas forms the word Nakul and the word Eshwar is hindi translation of GOD. Hence Nakuleshwar refers to Lord Shiva- the lord of Himalaya. As per mythology, the temple was constructed by two Pandavas Nakul and Sahedev.

Nakuleshwar Temple Location

Nakuleshwar temple is located at a distance of 4 kms from Pithoragarh. Temple is 2 kms from the village Shiling near Pithoragarh.

How To Reach Nakuleshwar Temple Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is connected by motorable roads to important cities of Northern India like Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Delhi etc. Direct buses are easily available for Pithoragarh from these places. If you want to go by train, board a train for Tanakpur.This railhead is 138 kms from Pithoragarh, so from there, you can either board a bus or hire a taxi for Pithoragarh.  Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 241 kms from Pithoragarh. From Pantnagar airport, taxi are easily available for Pithoragarh.

What is Nakuleshwar Temple famous for?

Nakuleshwar Temple is popular place for following activities/ interests - Shiva Temples.

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