70 km away from Agra and 35 km from Gwalior, Bateshwar is essentially a temple town, situated on the banks of the Yamuna. The presiding deity of this pilgrim town is Bateshwarnathji, one of the many names of Lord Shiva. The beauty of this pilgrim town is its long line of Ghats dotted with a series of temples, of which some still retain their beautiful original frescos. Bateshwar finds reference in old scriptures like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Matsya Puran etc. From 8th century to 17th century, it remained an important town under the Gurjar, Chandela and Bhadawar kings. Jain scriptures too contain descriptions of Bateshwar. According to legend, the 22nd Tirthankar, Lord Neminathji, was born here. Presently, there are several beautiful Jain temples here.Bateshwar is also famous for its annual Cattle Fair, representing the colourful rural life in India. It is held between Bateshwar and Mai, at the same site which was earmarked by King Badan Singh for the fair almost four centuries ago. The famous annual Cattle Fair is held at Bateshwar, which is a great occasion to experience the rural colours and life of rural India. The best time Bateshwar is during the Cattle Fair, held in the month of Karthik (Oct/Nov)
For a break from Mughal architecture in Agra the best place to visit is Bateshwar, at a distance of 70 km, to see the ancient heritage Hindu and Jain temples for their intricate carvings and design. The oldest and largest Cattle Fair in northern India is also held in Bateshwar, which is great to experience the rural colours and life of rural India.
Jain scriptures contain a description of Bateshwar. According to legend, the 22nd Tirthankar, Lord Neminathji, was born here.
Bateshwar‘s nearest airport is Agra Air Force Station situated at 62.7 KM distance.
The nearest railway station to Bateshwar is Shikohabad Jn which is located in and around 17.2 kilometer distance.
Bateshwar is connected by road to Agra.
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