Another ancient Lord Shiva temple which is approximately 76 kilometre away from Pithoragarh in Champawat district of Uttarakhand is temple Baleshwar.
Temple was built by the kings of the Chand dynasty. The glorious stone carving works of the temple is built on the basis of South Indian architecture which is the main attraction of the temple along with the beautiful wooden carving images of various Gods and Godesses. It is believed that originally, the temple was built with a “mandap” which was destroyed later. The main Baleshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva with two other temples in the complex of temple, one dedicated to Ratneshwar and other to Champawati Durga. In the year 1952, the temple has been announced as the National Heritage Monument and currently it has been looking after by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
On the day of Mahashivratri, a very crowded fair is held in the Temple.
How to reach
By Air ways : — the nearest airport is Pant Nagar Airport, Udham Singh Nagar at the distance of approx. 160 kms.
By Train : — The nearest railway station to Champawat district is Tanakpur at the distance of 60 kms.
By Road : — The district is well connected with the road ways from the many cities.