Haldwani also called “Gateway to Kumaon” is situated in the Nainital district of Kumaon district of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 425mts above the sea level. Kathgodam is the twin township of Haldwani. The name ‘Haldwani’ was derived after the tree name “Haldu” which were found in abundance here.
Haldwani is located in the foothills of Himalaya has tall green trees and towering mountains for its backdrop. The city is surrounded by dense forests and Gaula River skirts the town.
Kali Chaur temple, dedicated to goddess Maa Kali, Haidakhan Ashram, Gaula Barrage, Shitla Mandir are the major attraction and pilgrimage site in Haldwani.
Haldwani is an important centre of trade and commerce. The town serves as one of the largest food and vegetable production centres of North India. It is an important revenue center of Uttarakhand based on its advantageous location as a base depot for goods in transit to the hills.
Best time to visit Haldwani:
The best time to visit Haldwani is during the month September to March.
How to reach Haldwani
Haldwani by Air
The Closest airport to Haldwani is Pantnagar Airport. There are regular flights available from all major airports.
Haldwani by railways
Haldwani Railway Station is well connected to all major cities and towns.
Haldwani by road
The place is well connected by roadways so people will get various buses to reach the place comfortably. Kathgodam (8km), Nainital (32km), Dehradun (274km) are connected to Haldwani by a well laid road network.