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"Gateway to Kumaon"

Haldwani Tourism

Haldwani, the largest city of Kumaon, is located in the Nainital district. It is situated in the immediate foothills of the Kumaon Himalayas. The region once had plenty of forests rich in Haldu trees, which is where the name 'Haldwani' comes from. Its rich culture and history, enveloped by mountains and dense forests, make the city a paradise for nature enthusiasts, photographers, ecologists, and historians.

According to history, the Sultan gifted the city to Gyan Chand, a local ruler, in the 14th century. The place is famous for its pleasant climate and scenic landscapes. Not only is it ideal for trekking and hiking, but it is also a popular pilgrimage site. From Haidakhan Ashram to Bhimtal Lake to Hidimba Parvat, the city has a plethora of unmatched attractions worth exploring and is one of the most charming hill stations in Uttarakhand. During the summer season, Haldwani can be scorching hot, making autumn, winter, and spring season the best time to experience the richness of the land.

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By Air: 
Haldwani is well connected with major Indian states like New Delhi, Kolkata, and Lucknow, though most tourists to the city begin their journey from the capital. The nearest airport is the Pant Nagar Airport which is 25 km away from Haldwani. Taxis are easily available at the airport, from where it will take around half an hour to reach the city. 

By train: 
As the Gateway to Kumaon, trains to Haldwani are frequent, and the nearest railway station is Kathgodam, which is 7.4 km from Haldwani. 

By road: 
From Anant Bihar ISBT, you can take a bus to Haldwani. The distance between New Delhi to Haldwani is 268 km, which can take 7 to 8 hours.

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