Kaladhungi (कालाढूंगी) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Nainital (नैनीताल) district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand (उत्तराखण्ड). The place is located just on the foothill, a good climate but summers are hot, located 26 km west of Haldwani on the Haldwani-Ramanagar (हल्द्वानी-रामनगर) road. Nainital is at distance of only 30 km to the north and Bazpur (बाजपुर) at about 19 km to south. In this route there are beautiful forests on the northside. Kaladungi (कालाढूंगी) has been a local commercial centre for the surrounding villages in the plains, for over a century now. Kaldhungi is a Tehsil headquarters, has an Intermediate Govt. School, and Hospital, with normal facilities like, electricity, water, telephone, banks, post office etc.
Kaladhungi (कालाढूंगी) is a very fertile area and a variety of fruits and vegetables like mangoes, lichi, papaya, guava, bananas, (vegetables – potato, cauliflower, tomato, cabbage, peas, beans, brinjaul, guards, lauki, kaddu, karela, dhaniya, haldi, zinger, sarson, methi, palak etc.). Main crops are wheat, rice, mustard, sugarcane, maiz, soyabean, gram, arhar, moong, masoor etc.
Local Attractions :
Jim Corbett, the famous man-eater hunter and a great environmentalist lived at Choti Haldwani, 2 km west of Kaladhungi on Ramnagar road for most years of his life. His house has now been converted into a museum in his memory by the government, known as ‘Jim Corbett Museum’, a must see for the tourist going to Nainital taking Kaladhunigi-Nainital road. There are also the graves of his two dogs in the compound of the museum. Another attraction is the Bajauniyahaldu village.