Patal Bhuvaneshwar is wonder of Nature, It is a limestone cave temple 14 km from Gangolihat
in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. It is located in the village Bhubneshwar
an upcoming destination. Located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state, Patal
Bhuvaneshwar is an exotic place with a rich amalgam of Indian Mythology, history & culture, &
resplendent with breath taking beauty. It is home to a series of quaint underground caves which
is said to host the plethora of 33 million Hindu Gods & Goddess’s. The best time to travel is
between March – July & October – January.
One such example of this phenomenon is Patal Bhuvaneshwar nestling between River Sarju and
east Ramaganga in Pithoragarh district. It is also one of the seven subterranean wonders of the
world. There are numerous small temples of Nala, Neel and Batuk Bhairava in the main temple
compound. In the outer room of the main temple there are two big statues of Jai and Vijay with
broken idols of Siva and Parvati and other statues. In the main room is a Sivalinga in a triangle.
Outside in the compound there is a large statue of Hanuman. On the right side is a beautiful
temple of Chandika Devi, containing idols of metal and stone including an eight-handed Devi
statue, Seshavatar and Sun God. These temples were built by Chand and Katyuri dynasties
during the 12th century.
How to Reach :
By Air : The nearest airport to Patal Bhuvaneshwar is Pantnagar Airport, situated 244kms from
Patal Bhuvaneshwar. Taxis are easily available to Patal Bhuvaneshwar from Pantnagar Airport.
Patal Bhuvaneshwar is well connected by motorable roads with major towns of Kumaon.
By Rail : The nearest railhead to Patal Bhuvaneshwar is Tanakpur situated at a distance of
154kms. Taxis and buses are easily available from Tanakpur Railway Station to Patal
Bhuvaneshwar, Gangolighat, and Lohaghat etc. Tanakpur is well connected with major
destinations of India like Lucknow, Delhi, Agra and Kolkata.
By Road : Patal Bhuvaneshwar is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of
Uttarakhand state. Buses from ISBT Anand Vihar are available to Tanakpur, Champawat,
Pithoragarh, Lohaghat and many other destinations from where you can easily hire a local cab or bus to reach Patal Bhuvaneshwar.