Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar
Pantnagar is an industrial town situated in the Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state. The town is famous for two reasons. Firstly, the first agricultural university of India was established here in year 1960. Secondly, it houses the Pantnagar Airport of Kumaon region. Previously known as Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University, or Pantnagar University, is now named as Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture Technology (GBPUAT).
Pantnagar has successfully emerged as an industrial estate in the Kumaon region after SIDCUL established their first Integrated Industrial Estate (IIE) at this site. Various renowned companies like Tata, Bajaj, Nestle, Britannia and Dabur have shown their keen interest in Pantnagar by building there industries here.
Pantnagar Airport is a domestic Airport which is operated by Airport Authority of India. Pantnagar Airport is the nearest Airport to the hills of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state. There are four round trips flight from the airport to Delhi in a week. The major places in the proximity of Pantnagar are Nainital, Corbett National Park, Rudrapur and Haldwani.
Pantnagar has become a popular in recent years and several industrialists have come here to develop their industries. Pantnagar is the industrial hub of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state. The weather of Pantnagar is same as any other city of the plains.
Excursions form Pantnagar
you can visit following places from Pantnagar:
Haldwani: Haldwani is situated in the Nainital district of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state at an average elevation of 425mts above sea level. Haldwani is situated 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 state with standing at an average elevation of 425mts above sea level. The hills of the Kumaon region commence from this picturesque spot and the temperature decreases as you climb. Since beginning 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. It is at a distance of 24kms from Pantnagar.
Nainital: Situated at a distance of 54kms from Pantnagar at an elevation of 1,938mts above sea level, Nainital is named after the eye shaped Naini Lake set amidst the mountains with thick alpine trees. Nainital is situated in the Kumaon region and is one of the 13 districts of Uttarakhand state. Nainital is given the epithet of 'Lake District' because it dotted with five lakes Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, Sattal.
Jim Corbett National Park: It is situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state and is also India's oldest national park being established in 1936. The park was named after hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett. Corbett National park is situated 68kms from Nainital. The park contains 488 different species of plants and wide variety of wild life including elephant, tiger, chital, Sambar Deer, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, muntjac, wild boar, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian Pangolin, and around 600 species of birds. Jim Corbett National Park covers an area of 521 square kilometers and is located at a distance of 125kms from Pantnagar.
How to reach Pantnagar
By Air: Pantnagar has its own domestic airport which operates flight to major destinations across north India, there are four weekly round trip flights from the airport to Delhi.
By Rail: Pantnagar is connected by two railway stations:
- Pantnagar Station at Nagla on the Bareilly-Nainital Highway, It is located in the Pantnagar town.
- Haldi Road Station at Haldi Road on the Delhi-Nainital Highway, at a distance of 4kms from Pantnagar. Both these stations are connected to the Indian railway network.
By Road: Pantnagar is well connected through Roads with all the major cities in the state and outside. Bususe to Pantnagar are available from ISBT Anand Vihar, New Delhi and takes about 5 hours to reach. Pantnagar bus stand is about 7 km from the Pantnagar city centre. You can hire a taxi, auto-rickshaw or a bus from the Pantnagar bus stand to reach Pantnagar city centre. Pantnagar is well connected to major parts of Uttarakhand by well mettled roads.
Hotels at Pantnagar
There are many options for accommodation at Pantnagar. from luxury 4 star to normal budget friendly guest houses there are every type of accommodations available at Pantnagar.
- For the air travelers, there are four round trips from Pantnagar to New Delhi every week. Regular buses from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh are available to Pantnagar.
Pantnagar is famous for?
Pantnagar is famous among tourist as Business Hub, Domestic Airport.
Pantnagar is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Business Hub, Others.