Haldwani: The largest city of Nainital.


Haldwani is the largest city in Uttarakhand. It is only an hour away from the lake city of Nainital, which has always been a place of attraction for the people. This area is spread over 250 square kilometers and is situated at 424 meters above sea level. Haldwani was established in 1834 by George William Traill.

Haldwani: The largest city of Nainital.

The city is represented by two elected members in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly. Haldwani has two Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) seats Haldwani and Kaladhungi. Both these seats are currently held by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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As of the 2011 India census, Haldwani had a population of 358,977. Most of the people in the population study Hinduism, while most people study Islam, Christianity, etc. Haldwani has a literacy rate of over 84.77%, which is higher than the national average of India. Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi established the second AIIMS hospital in the state of Uttarakhand in Haldwani.

Brief introduction about Haldwani

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Area                                                         250 sq km   

date of establishment                                 1834  

Population                                                 358,977 (2011)    

District                                                     Nainital

Religion (Hindu)                                     64.84%

Religion (Muslim)                                     31.94%

Religion (other)                                         3.29%

Literacy rate                                                 83.77%

History of Haldwani

The history of Haldwani can be traced back to the ancient Kumaon Kingdom, which was founded in the 8th century. The region was ruled by the Chand dynasty, who were Hindu warriors and rulers. Haldwani was an important center of trade and commerce.

Haldwani was known in ancient times as the marketplace of the hills where many 'Haldu' trees were found. Haldu means Kadam trees which are called Haldina Cordifolia in English. For this reason, the name of this area became famous as Haldwani.

In the 19th century, Haldwani was annexed by the British and made part of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. The British established a railway station in Haldwani, which led to the further development of the city as a major transport hub.
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In December 1918, the second session of the Kumaon Council was held in this city. It was presided over by Rai Bahadur Tara Dutt Gairola. Read this also - Famous fairs of Uttarakhand

After India gained independence in 1947, Haldwani became a part of the state of Uttar Pradesh. In 2000, the state of Uttarakhand was carved out of Uttar Pradesh and Haldwani became a part of the new state.

Today Haldwani is a significant city in Uttarakhand, known for its markets, educational institutions, and health facilities. It is an important economic and cultural center for the Kumaon region.

Places to visit in Haldwani

There are many places to visit in Haldwani that can make your trip enjoyable. Here are some places where you can have a great time:

Hanuman Temple: The Hanuman Temple in Haldwani is one of the most famous Hanuman temples in Uttarakhand. Situated on the banks of river Haldi, it is always crowded with thousands of people.
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Sita Marhi: Sita Marhi is an ancient town situated in the vicinity of Haldwani, where Sita Mahal is also situated. Here, you can see the shrine of Sita, wife of Lord Rama, and offer your prayers.

Corbett National Park: Located a few kilometers from Haldwani, Corbett National Park is a must-visit place for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Here you will find a variety of animals such as tigers, elephants and deer.

Nainital: Nainital is a hill station just a few hour's drive from Haldwani. It is a popular tourist destination known for its picturesque lakes and scenic views.

Road trip to Haldwani

Haldwani is well connected to the rest of the state and country by road, rail, and air. The city does not have its own airport, but Pantnagar has a well-maintained airport. This airport is located at a distance of about 25 kilometers from Haldwani city center. You can reach there by taxi or other means.

The city is also well connected by road, with several state and national highways passing through it. Regular bus services are available from Haldwani to major cities of the state as well as neighboring states.

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