Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Almora District, dedicated to the ancient shrine of Lord Shiva, located 36 km Northeast of Almora and around 101 km from Nainital in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand State. This town is the holy abode of the one of the twelve 'Jyotirlingas'. It is even mentioned in the great epic of 'Mahabharata'. The great temple complex is situated in a narrow and beautiful valley covered with Cedar trees. Two streams Nandini and Surabhi flow down the hills and meet near the sacred spot. A dense grove of Cedar trees, perpetual verdure and sweet murmur of the rivulets give a peculiar charm and sanctity to this place. There are 124 temples and hundreds of magnificent statues of exquisite craftsmanship dating back to from the 9th to the 13th Century AD. Many of these temples are now preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The oldest shrine here is the 'Mrityunjaya' and the biggest shrine is the 'Dindeshwara'. During the monsoons there is a huge fair held every year at Jageshwer.