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Welcome to Tara



There are nine double rooms with large twin beds. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with western toilet and shower. Each room has an area  to sit outside under cover. Each room enjoys equally commanding views over the temples.


Three rooms have hot showers.


Hot water is available throughout the day on request.


From March 2014 there will beavailable throughout the hotel.

Food and Drink


Mahesh and his father can arrange all your meals for you. They are particularly adept at providing traditional Kumaon food and can provide an astounding thali of daal, sabji, chapati and rice for lunch and evening meal. Breakfast can be poori or paratha if you like local food, or omlette and toast for more European tastes. Whatever your dietary wishes, Mahesh will try to cater for you. Tea and coffee available on request.


There are also some Dhaba (small cafes) in town. There is little in choice but great value Indian vegetarian food to be obtained between 8am-5pm (from Rs20 for a huge thali or Aloo poori). Some of the smaller Dhaba on the road out of town can make Chow Mein.


Alcohol meat and eggs are not available near to the temple for religious reasons. The nearest shop to purchase alcohol is Panuanola about 10kms distance on the road to Almora.



Mahesh or his father may arrange for a fire near the terrace in an evening where you can chat to other guests at the hotel from all over the world and India. It is an opportunity to learn more about Kumaon culture and other places to visit in the area. With unpolluted skies, the absence of traffic and immense deodar forest, entertainment is more natural and relaxed than typical hedonistic pursuits.


Traditional entertainment at the guest house, including folk music- Bhajan, Keertan etc. Mahesh is also a keen Tabla player.


Short treks are available without the need of a guide and some directions from Mahesh and his family. Some staggering scenery surrounds Jageshwar (see Photos). There is also a longer 1 day trek to Binsar (see Activities).


bulletThe peak season is from April until October. Jageshwar is also busy during particular festivals e.g. Shivratri. There may be some seasonal variation in price accordingly. One night full board usually costs as little as Rs200 per person ($5/3). Mahesh and his father are scrupulously honest and hospitable, an increasingly rare characteristic in India and the rest of the world. Correspondingly, prices offered are honest and reliable at the time, and very small compared to spirit of genuine welcome that greets you and the strength of foreign currency.

Other services available on request

Internet is available nearby at Mahesh's family's photo studio. Here you can also avail yourself of a range of other services including:

Train Ticket booking

HD video editing

Photostat and scanning

Photography and Video

Pooja services


Jageshwar Taxi Services- Bhuwan Bhatt (09410773187, 07895118085) and a 10 seat Tavera car.


Booking is not usually required in low season. <Contact details>

Photo Gallery


front view of guest house



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