Haldwani

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Naukuchiyatal showing a lake or waterhole, mountains and landscape views
Natural beauty, abundant wildlife and cultural richness converge in this historic trading post set high in the Himalayan foothills.

Haldwani is known as the gateway of the spectacular Kumaon region in India. However, with its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, Haldwani warrants a longer visit than a stopover. Shop at local markets, admire the region’s stunning temples and absorb the incense-laden atmosphere of Haldwani’s many religious festivals. The temple Kali Chaur is especially worth visiting.

At 425 metres (1,394 feet) above sea level Haldwani has a temperate climate and offers spectacular views. The town is the last outpost on the southern plains of the Lower Himalayas, at the point where the mountain rivers go underground. Follow one of the many hiking paths around the town to experience the area’s wealth of flora and fauna. Gaula Barrage is a favourite spot for camping with sweeping views of the Gaula River. Forested Sanjay Van is perfect for picnics and bird-watching. Visit nearby Haidakhan Ashram to explore temples and caves in the serenest of settings.

The town at Haldwani was founded in 1834 as a trading post for people visiting the plains or heading further into the mountains. Nowadays, Haldwani is still a great base from which to explore the surrounding hill towns, valleys and lakes. Spend a day at Nainital and meet high-altitude animals, including snow leopards and Tibetan wolves at the Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo. Take a boat out onto the stunning Naini Lake, cradled by sky-high mountains. Ride the cable car up to Snow View for unforgettable views of the whole area, but be sure that you don’t forget your camera.

The region is at its greenest between July and September, however, you may want to plan a trip that coincides with one of the city’s many festivals such as Diwali in late October, Holi in the spring and the kite festival in February. Haldwani is a major train terminus and is connected by bus to Delhi and the border with Nepal.

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