Haldwani - Gateway of Kumaon
Haldwani is situated in the Nainital district of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state at an average elevation of 425mts above sea level. The town is located in the foothills of Himalayas in the bhabhar region of the Indo-Gangetic plains.
Haldwani is popularly known as the 'Gateway of Kumaon' sharing its twin township with Kathgodam. Haldwani comes under Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The dusk and dawn of the Haldwani are pleasant and will make you feel that you are in the lap of nature.
Why Visit Haldwani?
Haldwani has been an important trading hub of Kumaon as it is well connected with Delhi, Haridwar, Lucknow and many other places of northern India. Transportation facilities from Haldwani to major destinations of Kumaon are well maintained and you can easily get taxis and buses to Nainital, Almora, Bhim Tal, Pithoragarh, Ranikhet and many other places.
Haldwani is settled on a piedmont grade (also known as bhabhar) where the Mountain Rivers go underground to re-emerge in the Indo Gangetic plains meaning it one of the most fertile lands available.
Best Time to Visit Haldwani
The best time to visit Haldwani is from September to March as the weather turns salubrious during this period of time. Haldwani is a picturesque place which got established in the year 1834. Known for its quality educational institutes and business centre, the hills of the Kumaon region commence from this picturesque spot and the temperature gradually decreases as you climb.