Rudrapur Tourism

Rudrapur Tourism

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Rudrapur Info

  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
The city of Rudrapur is situated in the the Great Himalayas, in Udham Singh Nagar District of the state of Uttarakhand. A municipal board of the district, the city provides access to tourist destinations like Kumaon Hills. Although an industrial centre, the city with terraced farms, cassia trees, blooming flowers and pleasant weather has become one of the popular tourist destinations.

The history of Rudrapur dates back 500 years, which was founded by a Hindu tribal chief called Rudra. Rudra Chand, the well known emperor of Chand dynasty, was handed over the city during the rule of the Mughals. The city was named after the king of Kumaon region, which served as the capital of his kingdom. For people coming from Pakistan, West Punjab and Myanmar, Rudrapur was established as a refugee camp in 1960.   

Along with the local Kumaonis and Garhwalis, the region is inhabited by people following various religions. The diverse culture of the destination can be seen in the architecture, festivals, attire and cuisine. Kumaoni, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi are the commonly spoken languages in Rudrapur.

Dance forms like Chholia Nritya, Jhora and Chhapeli are predominant in this region. Folk songs including devotional and mythological themes, moral messages and love songs are quite popular. With the presence of mixed populace, festivals like Baisakhi, Diwali, Dussehra, Navratri and Holi are celebrated with zeal in the destination.  

The Atriya Temple, a chief religious centre, is associated with mythological legend. It is situated on the Rudrapur-Haldwani route at a distance of 2 km from the city centre. The temple is visited by tourists and devotees during the festival of Navratri. Chaiti Devi Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Panch Mandir and Giri Sarovar Lake are some of the popular sites in Rudrapur.

Rudrapur can be reached by various modes, including air, rail and road transport. The closest airport to the city is at Pantnagar, which has limited flight connections. Besides, Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi is in close vicinity and is connected with various parts of the world. The railway station of the city has a well connected network and is linked with Kathgodam, Dehradun, Lucknow and New Delhi. The state owned buses render services to most of the cities in the state.

As the destination is situated in the midst of mountain ranges of the Great Himalayas, weather conditions remain cool and pleasant throughout the year. This makes Rudrapur a year round destination.

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Rudrapur Traveller Reviews

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  • Shukla
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  • 6 Reviews

"An industrial area"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2014
It's an industrial area near Nainital. This city has most of the industrial business houses. So if you are any working executive then you can plan your business visit with family.
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Ashish Rikhie
  • Ashish Rikhie
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 3 Reviews


  • Posted Mar 23, 2013
It was a pleasant experience, the place is quiet and away from sound pollution like in Delhi. Mornings are real excited, one can plan the morning walk and enjoy the nature beauty and the birds company.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: I think one should not think of shopping rather enjoy nature

Activities & things to do: Nanital & Jim Corbett park are very near

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Take Shatabdi from Anand Vihar Delhi,rather than going by road
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Suneel Jain
  • Suneel Jain
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 2 Reviews

"Stay with cheer"

  • Posted Mar 4, 2013
This city is gate of Devbhumi Uttrakhand & known mini Chandigarh

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is several hotels, food parks & shopping malls always with rushes.

Activities & things to do: There is many industry in Sidcul area. Business opportunity is good.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Monsoon is very good in summer. Be careful in winter. The local public is very gentle & co-operate the guests. Nainital is very near about 70km.
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Amit Gupta
  • Amit Gupta
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted Jan 5, 2013
Its an Industrial Area near by Nanital. This city is having most of the Industrial business Houses. So if you are any working executive then you can plan your business visit with family holiday. it very Near by nanital near about 60 K.M.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nanital

Activities & things to do: Visit Nanital

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By Shatabdi Express start from AnandVihar station in morning 6:15 A.M
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Gagan Deep
  • Gagan Deep
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 1 Review

"Rudrapur visit (Sept'09)"

  • Posted Nov 23, 2009
Vast expanses of land, soothing greenery and peace.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Scenic Sights. Shopping - Real Estate

Activities & things to do: Real Estate, Industry, Gurudwara Nanak Matta and Lake

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Take a Train and do night stay - most comfortable.
Take a morning or evening Bus from Anand Vihar, Delhi.
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