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Swakhar Pachal

Swakhar Pachal3.6/5

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The gateway of Kumaun.

Kathgodam is a famous city of Uttarakhand situated in the foothills of Kumaun Himalayas. It has a small and clean railway station named Kathgodam. Every year a lot of tourists from across the country and adroad visit here for start their Tours and trekking in the Kumaun Himalayas.

Dr prabal Awasthi

Dr prabal Awasthi3.6/5

82 reviews

A nice getaway

It's last railway station in route to Nainital. It harbours one of the best scenic railway station I came across. As it lies along a free flowing river and dam. Kathgodam has pleasant weather throughout the year and gives glimpses of hills and flora of Nainital. You can enjoy its river, weather and pahari fruit chaat.

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Kathgodam Overview

Kathgodam is a town, which is located in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand. It is situated on the banks of the Gaula River in the Bhabhar region. Situated at an average elevation of 554 metres on the foothills of Kumaon Himalayas, Kathgodam serves as the gateway to Kumaon Hills. Lying immediately north of Haldwani, Kathgodam is a part of the twin township of Haldwani-Kathgodam, which was established in 1942.

History of Kathgodam

In the year 1901, Kathgodam, meaning timber depot, was a small village with a population of 375. The importance of this town grew significantly in 1909, when the railway line of Haldwani was extended till Kathgodam. Presently, Kathgodam serves as the last station on the North-East Railways. During the 14th century, Mughals awarded this Bhabhar Terai region to Gyan Chand, who belonged to the Chand Dynasty.
Things to do in KathgodamThe population of the town is 129,140, which mostly comprises Kumaoni people. Hindi, Kumaon and Garhwali are the most popular languages in the region. The most popular attractions of the town are the temples dedicated to Sheetla Devi and Kalichaud, which are visited by devotees, especially during the festival season. Tourists can also visit the dam on the Gaula River, which is a popular picnic spot in the region.
As the town experiences mild and temperate climate throughout the year, tourists can visit this place anytime. However, the best time to visit Kathgodam is during the months of October, November, February and March.
Travelling to KathgodamPantnagar Airport, located in north Uttarakhand, is the nearest airport to Kathgodam. For foreign tourists, the nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi. The town is served by Kathgodam Railway Station, which is the terminal station of the broad gauge line that connects Nainital to Delhi and Howrah. Kathgodam is connected to National Highway 87 and is hence, served by bus from Delhi, Nainital, Ghaziabad and Haldwani.
Accommodation options in KathgodamThough there are not many hotels in Kathgodam accommodation options in Kathgodam cater to the tourists according to their budget.

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Kathgodam, Uttarakhand

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