UDDHAM SINGH NAGAR

In the vicinity of the spectacular Kumaon lies the district of Udham Singh Nagar which was a part of district Nainital before it gained the identity of a separate district in October 1995. The district was named in memory of Late Shri Udham Singh who was a great freedom fighter and who killed General Dyre after the brutal Jaliyanwala Bagh massacre. The district comprises of three main sub divisions Rudrapur, Kashipur and Khatima and is surrounded by the exotic Himalayan ranges.

General Information

Area : 1989 acre.
Altitude : 550mts.
Population : 61,280 ( Only town area, as per 1991 census)
Season : Round the year.
Clothing : Summer -Light cotton & in Winter - Woollen
Languages : Punjabi, Hindi & English

Air : Nearest Airport - Pant Nagar,11kms
Rail : Udham Singh Nagar ( Rudrapur) is well connected to Delhi, Lucknow and Calcutta by direct broad gauge line.
Road : Udham Singh Nagar ( Rudrapur) is well connected to important towns & cities of the country and nearby area.
Distance in Km :
Delhi - 254kms, Agra -     301kms. Lucknow - 343kms Faizabad- 473kms Ayodhya- 481kms. Gorakhpur - 620kms.

Kashipur - 56kms Tanakpur - 101kms Hardwar - 228kms

EXCURSION:

Kashipur was known as Govishan during the time of harsha (606-647 AD), when Yuan-Chwang (631-641 AD) visited this region. The ruins of the large settlement of those days are still to be seen near the city. Kashipur is named after Kashinath Adhikari, the founder of the township and one of the officers of the Chand rulers of Kumaon in the middle age. Poet Gumani has written a poem on thsi town. Girital and Drona sagar are well known spots and are associated with the story of the Pandavas. The Chaiti mela is the best known fair of Kashipur. Today Kashipur is an important industrial township. In autumn (after mansoon) one can see the snowclad peaks of Trishul and its surroundings

Area : 5.46 sq. kms.
Altitude : 500 mts.
Population : 69,800 (1991 census)
Season Round the year.
Clothing: Summer -Light cotton & in Winter - Woollen
Languages : Punjabi, Hindi & English

Chaiti Temple Chaiti Temple :-

At a distance of 2.5 kms. from Kashipur bus stand on the Kashipur-Bajpur route, is situated the widely known temple of Chaiti Devi, Every year in the month of March during 'Navratras' a grand fair is held here and lackhs of pilgrims come here to worship the Goddess from various places.

Giri Sarovar :-

This enchanting lake is situated at a distance of 2 kms. from kashipur bus stand on the Kashipur - Ramnagar route and is an ideal picnic spot. A Tourist Rest House and private hotels are available for night stay