The Patal Bhuwaneshwar is a limestone cave temple which is just 14 km away from north of Gangolihat at the height of 1350 meters near Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. The place is packaged with nature, splendid beauty, spiritual and adventure qualities. One of the most fascinating places of the Kumaon region, Patal Bhuvaneshwar invites all the Hindu devotees to pay their visit to the most ancient temple of Lord Shiva.
The Patal Bhuvaneshwar in Uttarakhand is not just a cave but a cave city which is 1 km long and 90 feet below the ground level. The narrow tunnel like opening of this cave leads to many captivating and majestic caves and the heart of the village is filled with an ancient temple dating back to 12th century A.D. It's being believed that the Patal Bhuvaneshwar is home to around 33 Crore Hindu Gods and they are still present in this ancient cave.
Apart from that Patal Bhuvaneshwar is also famous for the "Shiv Parivar" and its bring believed that Lord Shiva, Maa Parvati and Lord Ganesha use to reside this ancient place(caves) where Lord Shiva's Ling Kamandal still exists which is still being visited by the devotees.