Archaeological Museum Jageshwar
Anyone interested in the history and culture of the Jageshwar temples would like it. I had a great time seeing the elaborately carved stone statues as an art enthusiast.
This collection is unique in that all of the sculptures were discovered in the region, in temples belonging to the Jageshwar, Dandeshwar, and Kuber groups, and they all testify to the time to which they belong. The majority of them date from the 9th to 13th centuries AD.
There are two art galleries, each containing a variety of sculptures on pedestals of various sizes. Uma-Maheshwar, Pona-Raja sculpture, and Navagrahas-Surya, Soma, Mangala, Budha, Brrhaspati, Shukra, Shani, Rahu, and Ketu are some of the masterworks.
The museum’s relics speak favourably of Uttaranchal art. Some are also depicted. I was taken aback by the carvings on some of the sculptures, as well as the images of Gods and Goddesses.
And there’s no doubting that the Archaeological Survey of India deserves credit for preserving and maintaining these priceless statues.
Note: No Entry Fee and to combat theft, photography is not permitted within the museum.
How to Reach Jageshwar Archaeological Museum
The nearest railway station is Kathgodam, which is around 125 kilometres away. Kathgodam is directly connected by train to Delhi, India’s capital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh’s state capital, and Dehradun, Uttarakhand’s state capital.
Pantnagar is the closest airport to Jageshwar. Jageshwar is 150 kilometres from Pantnagar Airport. Taxis are available from Pant Nagar Airport to Jageshwar.
35 km direct link with Almora. Haldwani is 131 kilometres away. Pithoragarh is 88 kilometres away, and private jeeps and taxis are accessible in Kathgodam.