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Haldwani, Uttarakhand Travel Guide

Known as the ‘Gateway of Kumaon’ region, the city of Haldwani is an important city in the state of Uttarakhand. The city is situated in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand.

Haldwani is known along the Kathgodam city and together they are a part of one Municipal Corporation called Haldwani-Kathgodam Municipal Corporation. The city was named Haldwani in the year 1834 by the British.

The city was the winter headquarters for the British. It was a part of Kumaon district which later became Almora district. Later, a separate Nainital district was formed in 1891 and Haldwani was added to the district.

The region is situated in the Bhabhar region of Uttarakhand which is best known as a trade hub connecting the Kumaon and Indo Gangetic plain. Bhabhar region is the place where the Indo Gangetic Rivers go underground and re-emerge in the Indo Gangetic planes.

Now, the city of Haldwani is an urban area consisting of people hailing from all parts of the country. It has become an Educational hub for many aspiring students. It is the center for Uttarakhand Open University.

You would be interested to know about the main source of economy over here. The city is a good market for agricultural products, vegetables and food grains. Sand business is also growing over the Gaula River bed.

There are many places of attraction near Haldwani. Jim Corbett Village, Kaladungi, Kathgodam, Sat Tal, Bhimtal, Gaula River Belt, Lal Kuan and Bhowali are some nearby places.

Haldwani is well connected to New Delhi by road and railways. Delhi is located at about 368 km by road and about 365 km by rail. Nearest airport is the Pantnagar airport at about 26 km from Haldwani. Direct trains are available from Amritsar, Rampur, Lucknow, and Howarah.

You would find urbanized culture in the city. However, during festivities you would find the traditional art forms coming to the forth. One of them is them is the ‘Aipan’ art form. That is a kind of painting which is used for decorating purposes. Designs resembling free hand rangolis are drawn on walls, cloths or at the entrance. Uttarayani is a cultural fair to be celebrated during Makara Sankranti festival.

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Approximate distances of other cities from Haldwani:

Pantnagar- 26km, Nainital-8km, Kathgodam- 7km, Ramnagar- 57km, Kaladhungi- 25km

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