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Naina Devi Temple

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Old  temple of  Goddess Naina Devi and a fair is held in September.

Old Structures and Churches

0-4 St John-in-the Wilderness Church built in 1844 above the High Court Building is the finest Church in any hill station. St Francis and the Methodist Churches are located on the Mall which are in active use. The old British cemetery on Bhowali Road is also worth seeing. Dorothy's Seat a memorial built by Mr Keller in the name of his wife killed in an air crash is situated on the west of the lake.
Hanuman Garhi

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Huge  idol of  Hanuman and other Gods presents fascinating sunset views.
Observatory

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Open for public on fixed days for sky view.
Ghorakhal

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Temple of Golu Devta and Sainik School.
Khurpa Tal

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Lake with boating and fishing facilities.
Bhowali

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Famous for Sanatorium and fruit orchards.

Bhimtal

21 Largest lake of the district with an old temple atop an island in the middle. Several educational institutes are also located including Birla Institute of Applied Sciences. Roads bifurcate to hill resorts of Ramgarh, Mukteshwar and Gagar.
Sat Tal

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A   group  of  seven  lakes    with      pleasant surroundings.

Naukuchiya Tal

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A nine cornered lake in between thick forest of Oak and Rhododendron .
Ramgarh

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Ramgarh, at an altitude of 7200 feet, is so off-thebeaten track that there is little or no tourist traffic here  which is why the treks, the forests, the streams are still so pristine and seemingly undiscovered. Itís only 26 km or a short 45 minutes drive from Nainital. Other places within one hour driving distance include Mukhteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal, Naukuchiatal and Sitla. Ramgarh has been a source of inspiration to great writers and artists, including Rabindranath Tagore, who wrote one of his most famous works - Gitanjali from a hilltop named as 'Tagore Top.  Mahadevi Verma also spent a long time here. Her home is now converted into a  library of her works.
 

Haldwani/Kathgodam

Train Timings

 Train No

DN/UP

  From      To Dep KGM Arr KGM
5035/5036 Kathgodam Delhi 08.50 20.40
5013/5014 Kathgodam Delhi 20:40 0600
3019/3020 Kathgodam Howarah 21.55 09.30
5307/5308 Lalkua Lucknow 20:45 0630
5311/5312 Lalkua Mathura 19:00 0830
4319/4320 Kathgodam Dehradun 19.40 07.20
425/426 Kathgodam Moradabad 0.7.30 18.20

427/428

Kathgodam Moradabad 16.10 11.15

8 Kms from Haldwani at Ranibagh between the river Gaula (Gargi) a multicolored boulder called Chitashila is situated. Temples of Padmeshwar and Kalvairav are located on a hill top. Fair is held on Makarsankranti (on 13-14 of January) every year.

35 Founded by Mr Trail, the then Commissioner of Kumaon division in 1834, Haldwani is the hub of business activities and mandi for Kumaon region. Lot of educational institutions (including a Medical College), Hospitals and Industries are located here.  Due to its proximity with Nanital good hotels and restaurants are also located here and tourist may stay and visit nearby places from here to avoid height cost  and crowed hotels of Nainital.   It was linked with rail in 1998. Kathgodam (3 Kms) is the last  railway station linked with broad gauge line. 20 Kms ahead Lalkuan Jn is liked with meter gauge line. Trains to and fro Delhi, Kolkata,  Dehra Dun and Moradabad are available from Kathgodam and to and fro Lucknow and Agra from Lalkuan. Linked with National Highway 87. Buses and Taxis are available for all  tourist destinations from Lalkuan/Haldwani and Kathgodam. Buses of UP Roadways, Uttaranchal Roadways, DTC and Haryana Roadways are available to and fro Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, Dehra Dun, Haridwar, Bareilly and Kanpur.

Kaladhungi or Choti Haldwani

Jim Corbett purchased 221 acres of land at Kaladhungi also called Choti Haldwani for Rs 1500/- in 1919 from Guman Singh Barwa and built houses for 40 farmers with his own money to develop it as a model village when he came back to Kumaon after resigining from the Railways. Jim Corbett Museum is located here. Every year a play based on his book 'My India' is played by the villagers in which the lead role of Jim Corbett is played by Tom Alter.

35    Edward James Corbett was born in Nainital on July 25, 1875 where his  father was Postmaster.   Jim Corbett  was an  conservationist, wild life photographer and naturalist, famous for his writings on the hunting of man-eating tigers and leopards. He was very popular among  the locals and they call him carpet sahib or white sadhu. He was nominated as Member of Nainital Municipal Board in 1919 and Vice Chairman in 1923. He hunted down about a dozen Man Eater Tigers in Kumaon and Garhwal regions. After independence he migrated to Kenya where he died in April 1955 and buried at Nyery. He had immense love for Kumaon and  just before his death he sent Rs 5000/- each to Temple and Mosque at Kaldhungi and Rs 5000/- to each family of Chhoti Haldwani.  He wrote several famous books including 'Man-eaters of Kumaon', 'The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag', 'My India, 'Jungle Lore', 'The Temple Tiger' and 'Tree Tops'. The Corbett National Park is named after him.
Mukteshwar

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Panoramic view of peaks and fruit Orchards. Indian  Veterinary  Research  Institute established in 1989 is also situated here.
Corbett National Park

 

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Established in 1936 and afterwards named after famous hunter and nature lover, Jim Corbett  this wildlife sanctuary presents Wildlife in wildest form.  It is approached from Ramnagar  Railway  Station.  Dhikala (49 KM from  Ramnagar)  is     the  spot      where accommodation  is available. One can enjoy the variety  of flora,  fauna  and  animals  like Elephents,  Tigers,  Chetal  and  chirping  of colorful birds. It remains open from 15 Nov to 15 June.