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A beautiful, quaint and sleepy village sandwiched between Garhwal and Kumaon, Gwaldam is a place straight out of a fairytale. The place is full of forests and small lakes providing a setting for a peaceful retreat. Nestled amongst the pine forests and apple orchards at an altitude of 1700 meters, the village is tucked in the middle of Kumaon and Garhwal and offers some wide and enchanting views of peaks such as Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Ghuti. Trekking in the apple orchids which stretch to infinity is a must and one of the most refreshing experiences of Gwaldam. The place is the ultimate destination for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Nestled in the woods, Gwaldam is a tiny heaven, unspoilt and picture perfect. There are dazzling hills covered by tall pine trees, terraced farms on the enchanting hill slopes and little wooden houses scattered in the middle of it as far as the eyes can see. The entire area is full of orchids rendering the whole scenery charming. Gwaldam is an ideal place to watch the snow-dusted peaks of the mighty Himalayas. These peaks often find themselves wrapped in the clouds and witnessing the changing colours of the dusky sky leaves a beautiful feeling of calmness within you. For the adventurous souls, Gwaldam is a place which lets them experience trekking amidst bewitchingly beautiful flowers, endless springs and countless birds. The most famous trekking expedition here is the Roopkund Lake trek. One of the lesser explored hill stations, quite untouched by the ravages of the modern life, Gwaldam is a perfect place for the wandering souls
Air: The nearest airport is Pant Nagar Airport which some 205 km away from Gwaldam. One can easily get a cab or catch a bus for Gwaldam at the airport.
Rail: The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam. One can easily get a cab or catch a bus for Gwaldam from the railway station.
Road: Gwaldam is well connected by motorable roads to all the major cities and towns of Uttarakhand. Public and private buses regularly connect the Gwaldam to other major parts of the state.
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