Places near Haldwani

If you are travelling to Haldwani, we recommend you visiting the following nearby places around Haldwani. Include these nearby places in your itinerary and make your visit to Haldwani more memorable.

Sat Tal: Sat Tal is a cluster of mysteriously interconnected seven freshwater lakes situated 22kms away Haldwani on the way towards Bhim Tal. Located at an altitude of 1370mts above sea level, the group of lakes is set amidst dense forests of oak and pine trees. These lakes are paradise for migratory birds as they stay for some time here during their migration. Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted fresh water biomes of India and is often compared with Westmoreland of England by British. The names of the seven lakes of Sattal are Purna Tal, Ram Tal, Sita tal, Laxman Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal, Sukh Tal and Garud Tal.

Bhim Tal: It is situated at a distance of 28kms from Haldwani at an altitude of 1,375mts above sea level. The main attraction in Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake which has a small island at its centre. Bhimtal is an ancient place named after the legendary Bhima of Mahabharata when Bhima visited the place during the exile period of Pandavas. Bhim tal is older and has a larger lake than the town of Nainital and is considered as one of the best excursions of Nainital. BhimTal is well connected with Kathgodam and all Kumaon regions and Nepal. It is an unsolved mystery but this place might have been the part of the ancient silk route of China.

Nainital: Situated at a distance of 38kms from haldwani 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.

Naukuchia Tal: The name literally suggests Nine-Cornered Lake.Situated 47kms from Haldwani, Naukuchia Tal is set at an altitude of 1,220mts above the sea level. The lake is around 1 km in length, 0.6 km in width and approximately 40m in depth. making it the deepest of the lakes in the greater Naintal area. According to a local legend, if one manages to have a glimpse of all nine corners at once, he/she will disappear into a cloud of smoke. Also popular for angling and bird watching, Naukuchia Tal is within an enchanting valley providing ample scope for rowing, paddling and yachting.

Khurpa Tal: Khurpa Tal is an attractive lake situated around 11kms by road and 5km by hike from Nainital. Khurpa Tal is situated at an altitude of 1,635mts above sea level. It is popular with anglers and is surrounded by terraced fields, from which it presumably gets its name.

Almora: Almora is is a picturesque place famous for its magnificent beauty, panoramic view of the Himalayas, rich cultural heritage, exquisite wildlife, unique handicrafts and delicious cuisine.  It is known as the 'Switzerland of India' and the place has also been made famous by Swami Vivekananda who meditated in the region. It is situated 90kms from Haldwani.

Ranikhet: literally means 'Queens Meadow' or Queens's field, Ranikhet is a small hill station in Almora district of Uttarakhand state and is also the home for Kumaon regiment and Naga regiment of Indian Army. Ranikhet offers invigorating views of the snow capped peaks of the prodigious Himalayan range. Ranikhet hosts a vast bio-diversity of flora and fauna. Ranikhet is situated 80kms from Haldwani set at an altitude of 1,869mts above sea level.

Mukteshwar: Situated at a distance of 60kms from Haldwani, Mukteshwar is at an elevation of 2,285mts above sea level. Mukteshwar got its name from a 350year old temple Mukteshwer Dham whose presiding deity is great Lord Shiva. The top of the mountain on which Mukteshwar Dham stands offers stupendous views of the Himalayan range. Mukteshwar was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893.

Kausani: It is one of the most popular hill stations of Kumaon perched at an elevation of 1890mts above sea level. Situated 130kms from Bhim Tal this charming hill resort is set amidst several snow- capped peaks and is endowed with extraordinary natural beauteousness. Mahatma Gandhi was absolutely fascinated by the scenic grandeur of Kausani while on a visit in year 1929. Sumitra Nandan Pant, the renowned Hindi poet was born in Kausani.

Jim Corbett National Park: Situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state it is India's oldest national park being established in 1936. The park was named after hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett. Jim Corbett National Park is situated 81kms from Bhim Tal. 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 sq kms.

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