Baijnath Temple, located at a distance of 16 km from Palampur is one of the chief attractions of the region. This temple was established in 1204 A.D by regional merchants, named Ahuka and Manyuka. Since establishment, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is continuously in construction.Highlights of the shrine are the inscriptions on the porch of the temple that indicates a shrine of Lord Shiva’s existence before the construction of the temple. The current structure of the temple is a fine illustration of medieval north Indian temple architecture, known as Nagara style of temples.In the sanctum of the temple, Svayambhu form of Shivalinga is enshrined. Besides, a tall curvilinear Shikhara is mounted on the sanctum. A vestibule entrance of the shrine leads to a large square Mandapa, which features two massive balconies. Images of several Gods and Goddesses are carved on the outer walls of the shrine. Moreover, outer doorway is beautifully decorated with images of deities and religious inscriptions.Along with that, there is a small porch resting on four pillars in front of the Mandapa and an idol of Nandi preceding the pillars is established in a small pillared shrine.
NH 21, Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh 176125, India
5 Nights / 6 Days