Udham Singh Nagar
Udham Singh Nagar located in terari region which is the third populous district in the state of uttarakhand. Rudrapur is the state headquarters of Udham Singh nagar, previously the zone was the part of district Nanital. The place which was independently formed in the year 1995, before that it was the part of Nanital, the site was named by Saheed Udham Singh, one of the great freedom fighter who slaughtered General Dyer in the British India and took revenge for Jallian walla bagh annihilation.
Udham Singh Nagar is also called as the “Gateway to Kumaon Hills”. The beautiful landscape is surrounded by Nainital district in the north region, Champawat district in the north east region, east side by Nepal and state Uttar Pradesh is bounded on both south and the west zones. Udham Singh Nagar has three main sub-divisions – Rudrapur, Kashipur and Khatima; four districts- Kashipur, Kichha, Khatima, Sitarganj and two sub-districts – Bajpur and Gadarpur. Like other places of uttarakhand, uttam nagar is well famous for its natural beauty, Kumaon Himalayas, eco friendly dense tourism spots and Tanakpur touches welcoming more tourists.
Places to visit in Udham Singh Nagar
Rudrapur:– Rudrapur is the current capital of udham singh nagar district. So the administrative processes of Udham Singh Nagar are held on Rudrapur. Histories prove that the place Rudrapur previously was a refugee camp for peoples from Pakistan, burma and western punjab zones. Industrialization is well reflected in this area, major Asian companies like Tata, Britannia, nestle, Ashok Leyland, Dabour set up their industrial plants over here.
Atariya Temple: The famous shrine of Goddess Atariya is 2 km from the bus standoff Rudrapur – Haldwani route. A 10 day fair is held here during the sacred Navratras. Large number of devotees visits the shrine on this occasion.
Nanak Matta (56 km): This important Sikh pilgrim centre lies on the Rudrapur-Tanakpur route. It is believed that Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru visited here. Thousands of pilgrims come here throughout the year.
Kashipur: The historical and industrial town is named after Kashinath Adhikari, one of the officers of the Chand rulers of Kumaon, who founded the present town.
Chaiti Devi Temple: It is 2.5 km from Kashipur bus stand on the Kashipur-Bajpur route. A large fair is held during the ‘Navratras’ and thousands of devotees visit the shrine. Giri Sarovar: The charming lake is about 2 km from Kashipur bus stand on the Kashipur – Ramnagar route. It is a beautiful picnic spot. There are also hotels and Tourist Rest House over here.
Pantnagar: Pantnagar is identical with Gobind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. It is the first university in India to blend technology with agriculture. Other tourist places near to Pantnagar are Haldwani, Jim Corbet National Park and Nanital.
How to reach Udham Singh Nagar
By Air: Nearest Airport is Pantnagar (11 km) which is approximately 11 Km far from destiny.
By Rail: Udham Singh Nagar (Rudrapur) is well connected to Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata by direct broad gauge line.
By Road: Udham Singh Nagar (Rudrapur) is well connected to important towns & cities of the country and nearby area.