Haldwani is known as the ‘Gateway to the Kumaon region’ located in the foothills of Himalayas, in the district Nainital of state Uttarakhand. It is the largest and the third most populous city of Uttarakhand. Haldwani is the largest business hub in Uttarakhand. Previously, the haldwani is known as halduvani that actually means “forest of Haldu” which is derived after the name “haldu”. Prior to deforestation for the purpose of agriculture and settlement Haldu often referred to as “Kadamb”, found in a large number. Because of large number of population haldwani is divided in various sub areas like Uchapul, talli bamori, malli bamori, Pilikothi, Kusumkhera, Golapaar, dhan- mill, Mukhani, tikonia Mangal Parao, Jagdamba nagar etc.
Today the haldwani city is occupied by people belonging to different religion who migrated to the city and settled down apart from the natives, the Kumaonis and Garhwalis. It is to be noted that people belonging to various religions are living in perfect harmony and various festivals are celebrated throughout the year.
Areas and Locality of Haldwani
Damua Dhunga Bandobasti
Places to visit in Haldwani
Gaula Barrage : Gaula barrage is located in the town of Kathgodam (haldwani). It is erected over Gaula river. The Gaula barrage is a vital source of water and is used for irrigating the Bhabhar fields. It place is one of the most popular picnic destination for the tourists. There is park with playing space for children and it is must visit place for spending leisure time along with family.
Devbhoomi adventure land : Devbhoomi adventure is the adventure and refreshment zone allow to enjoy various fun and adventures activities with delicious food.
Hedakhan ashram: The scenic beauty of hedakhan ashram and the peaceful and calm environment of the place has made it a must visit place of Haldwani. It is situated a few kilometer on the banks of Gaula river.
Nearby Places :
Kathgodaml – 8 kms, Jeolikote – 24 kms, Pantnagar – 26 kms.
DISTRICT : Nainital
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE : Hindi, Kumaoni, Punjabi and English.
STD CODE : 05946
POSTAL INDEX NUMBER : 263139
March – April– Pleasant
May – July – Summer
August to September – Monsoon
October to November – Pleasant
December to Mid March- Cold