The city was named after a tree called Haldu which is found in these parts. The place has a few of the famous tourist spots. It is settled on a piedmont grade, from there the rivers go underground below the mountains re-emerging into the Indo-Gangetic plain. It later became a hub of trade between hilly regions of Kumaon & the Indo-Gangetic Plains. The place is frequented by tourists due to its scenic beauty and the beautiful climate. The city is the part of Nainital district and it is surrounded by forest. There are many adventure sports conducted by the people therein.
Haldwani is dissected by the NH 109. Some of the other roads are the Haldwani-Kaladhungi-Ramnagar Road, Bareilly-Bageshwar and Kathgodam-Sitarganj Road. It is dully connected with Delhi through the interstate buses, which runs between these places. You will also find it easy to travel to Haldwani via bus from Dehradun. Almora, Ranikhet, Bageshwar, Nainital and Pithoragarh are also well connected through roads to Haldwani. Almost all trains start from the Kathgodam Station and reach the Haldwani Station, which later proceeds to the Lalkuan Junction Railway Station. If you are planning to fly, then the Pantnagar Airport is the nearest one which is about 28 kms from the Haldwani city. The airport handles only the domestic flights.
Other than the high end hotels like Hotel Surya and Hotel Kanta, some of the other well furnished yet really affordable ones are Park Land and Harbola heritage. Among the best hotels in Haldwani some are: Hotel Lemon Park, Hotel Jatin, Kia Ora, Hotel Saurabh Candy, Hotel White Rebecca, GenX Sundaram and Sheetal Hotel. There are many more OYO rooms available. You can also get guest houses and dormitories. Most of the small guest houses are located near the tourist spots and at the centre of the city. You can also get affordable food in some of these hotels.
Other than visiting the Gaula Barrage, there are some of the interesting places to visit in Haldwani. The best of Haldwani tourist spots are:
This temple is devoted to the Goddess Kali. The place offers best of scenic beauty. Not just the devotional stories associated with the temple, but the beauty surrounding the place is the major tourist attraction since the locals are dedicated to this temple, it is popular among them too. For photo bugs this place is a real hot cake.
This place is around 32 kms away from Haldwani. Naukuchia Tal is an alluring lake. It is 983 m in length and 693 m in breadth with the depth being 40.3 m. You can also enjoy rowing, paddling or yachting here.
It is located at a distance of 28kms from the city. It is 1375m above the sea level. It has an island in its centre. It is believed that among the Pandavas, Bheem during his exile period stayed here for a long time.
It is around 22kms away from Haldwani. The place is a migratory place for the birds from far and wide. There are combination of oak and pine trees.
While Nainital, Kausani and Mukteshwar and Ranikhet are some of the other places which you must visit while take a round about trip in Uttrakhand. Haldwani should fall into your list.
From best of Thai in the New Krazy Kitchen, there are, many other food outlets across Haldwani serving authentic Indian cuisines as well. Numitz Bakers and Sweets offer best of sweets in Haldwani. Even famous brand name like the Waj ji Wah is also located in the bustling market of Haldwani. The Shama food chain outlet is also popular there. Bawarchi and Dominoâ€™s Plaza are the renowned names which will sate your hunger for food. People here are much ahead in time, they can mould their traditional taste for the modern upsurge. There are many here who can take you to the historical ride of folk stories even today. Kusumkhera and Bareilly Road are the heavy bustling areas. While Nawabi Road also has some popular food outlets.
While tourism is at its best in the city, and other small industries also survive admist the pine forests. The education system is also flourishing in the city. People rarely step out, especially for schooling. There are some of the renowned names when it comes to Secondary and Senior Secondary Education in Haldwani. Some of the names are:
Other than these, the city doesnâ€™t lack in the quality of higher education as well. For locals who can hardly go the major cities, they can easily access education living here in the city. The locals have been conscious and truly devoted to education especially for the generations to come. Among the other cities of Uttrakhand, this city is the third most populous city after Dehradun and Haridwar. Thus, the place share a lot of responsibility in the human social development. Other than being the headquarters for the Uttarakhand Open University and the Directorate Higher Education (DHE). There are some of the renowned names of colleges in this place, to name some:
Haldwani is active in terms of education, people from still smaller parts of Kumaon, travel to Haldwani to seek better quality education at affordable rates.
While the months of January to March remains cooler with the mercury dipping below 10 degrees now and then. While the monthes of April to August remain pleasant, heavy rain showers disturb many parts of Haldwani, the mercury fluctuates within 20 degrees to 25 degrees at the max. Later the months of September to December, again chill waves from the Pine forests rock the city and the city gets covered in the blanket of light snow and the cool breeze. While escaping heat you can always visit during the summers, but you must check upon the weather forecast regarding rain in the area, which may cause you to get stuck anywhere in between the journey. Other than that you can get the feel of the cold chilly nights of January too as there is least rush then and the place looks all the more beautiful. The Pines and oaks are the tourists attraction materials!
Other than tourist spots, places of entertainment and market. There are things that you may need in times of emergencies like Banks and hospitals. For that you shall have a list handy, for which banks have units in Haldwani and where, as well as how many and which hospitals are there in Haldwani.
There are many more small health care units for your convenience. The locals are helpful and makes your stay comfortable and memorable.
You must travel to Haldwani while making a tour of parts of Uttrakhand. The place holds a great importance in the history as well as the mythology of India. There are many stories revolving in the air there. You must come here for a peaceful as well as heart warming trip!#Visit the forest of Haldu!