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Haldwani– the city with pines, oaks and rivers!

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.

How to reach to Haldwani

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.

Hotels in Haldwani

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.

Things to do in Haldwani

Other than visiting the Gaula Barrage, there are some of the interesting places to visit in Haldwani. The best of Haldwani tourist spots are:

Kali Chaur

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.

Naukuchia Tal

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.

Bhim Tal

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.

Sat Tal

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.

Food and Trend in Haldwani

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 Domino’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.

Education In Haldwani

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:

  • Dimensional Convent School
  • A.B.M. Public School
  • ansal School
  • Bal Vikas Public School
  • Bhartiya Bal Vidya Mandir
  • D.A.V. Centenary Public School
  • Doon Prathmic School
  • Doon Public School
  • Gurukul International School
  • Guru TegBahadur Public School

Other than these, the city doesn’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:

  • Amrapali Institute of Technology and Sciences
  • Jai Arihant Academic Institute
  • MB Government PG College
  • Government Medical College
  • Amrapali Institute of Management and Computer Application
  • Mariyam Institute for Higher Studies
  • Inspiration College of Teachers Education
  • Amrapali Group of Colleges
  • Government Girls Degree College
  • MIET Kumaon
  • Director of Training and Employment Uttarakhand
  • Industrial Training Institute (Women)

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.

Weather In Haldwani

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!

Necessities and Utilities in Haldwani

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.

List of Banks

  • Bank Of India- Aishbagh, Kaladungi Road
  • Canara Bank- Bareilly Road
  • Central Bank Of India- Railway Bazar
  • HDFC Bank- Bhotia Parao, Nainital Road
  • ICICI Bank- Tikonia Chowk, Nainital Road
  • IDBI Bank- Durga City Centre Bhotia Parao
  • Indian Overseas Bank- Mangal Parao, Bareilly Road
  • Oriental Bank Of Commerce- Nainital Road, Dr. Sushila Tiwari Memorial Forest Hospital/Medical College
  • Axis Bank- Opp. Commercial Motors
  • Punjab National Bank- Near D M Residence, Nainital Road , Railway Bazaar, Haldwani Cantt
  • State Bank Of Patiala- Oppositte Pwd Resi House
  • Syndicate Bank- Kaladhungi Road, Mukhani
  • Union Bank Of India- Kaladungi Road, Khati Complex
  • Vijaya Bank- Jail Road, Chauraha
  • Nainital Bank- Pilikothi, Kaladhungi Road, M.B.P.G. Campus Nainital Road

List of Hospitals in Haldwani

  • Bombay Hospital & Research centre- Awas Vikas Road
  • Eye Q Super Speciality Eye Hospital- Nainital Road
  • Krishna Hospital- Guru Nanakpura
  • Oli Hospital- Kaladhuni Road
  • Central Hospital- Kaladhungi Road
  • Brijlala Hospital- Nainital Road
  • Neelkanth Hospital- Dharampura
  • Sanjeevani Hospital- Rampur Road
  • Sri Ram Hospital- Nainital Road
  • Vivekanand Hospital- Mukhani Chouraha
  • Nirvan Hospital- Heera Nagar
  • Aaroyog Hospital- Laldant Road
  • Ladies Civil Hospital- Bareilly Road
  • Meenakshi Hospital and Nursing Home- Malla Gorakhpur
  • Saransh Hospital – Nainital Road
  • Alice Hospital- Kusumkhera
  • Nirvan Hospital- Heera Nagar

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!

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