Kanda

About Kanda

Kanda is a dispersed settlement cluster of about30 villages, home to over 20,000 people, 85 kilometres away from the bustlingtown of Almora

near BageshwarBageshwar-Pithoragarh road
18 kms / 49 mins
From Kurmanchal Nagar Sahkari Bank, Bageshwar

Kanda in Bageshwar

It is situated 26 kms from the Bageshwar town on the route to Pithoragarh. A historically significant town, Kanda is famous for its Devi temple known as Kalika temple or Kalishan. The region is a paradise for nature lovers and boasts of beautiful landscapes and scenic beauty which include lush green tea gardens, mountains wherever the eyes wander.

History of Kanda Village Bageshwar

From 7th to 13th century, Kanda was under the reign of Katyuri kings who ruled the Kumaon region in its entirety. It was lost to Mankoti kings of Gangoli when the Katyuri kings lost power in the region. During the 16th century, Chand dynasty annexed Kanda region and merged it with its rest of the affluent Kumaon kingdom.

Village Tourism

One of best ways to explore the captivating beauty of Kanda is via village tourism, where tourists learn about the culture and tradition of the region by actively participating with the help of volunteering projects. Many foreigners on cultural exchange program have visited Kanda and have thoroughly enjoyed their stay. The tranquility that envelops the region has been a major attraction at Kanda.

R.O.S.E (Rural Organization for Social Elevation)

ROSE is a small self-help group set up in Kanda founded by the local resident Jeevan Lal Verma. ROSE encourages rural tourism by providing a full Kumaoni experience in the hills of Uttarakhand that is not available at luxury resorts. The tourists are accommodated at the host’s traditional guest house and are served local Kumaoni cuisine to satiate their taste buds. The tourists feel part of the family and partake in volunteering activities.

Location of Kanda

Kanda is located in near Bageshwar ( Bageshwar-Pithoragarh road).

Location & How to Reach Kanda

Kanda hamlet is located 26 kilometres away from the main Bageshwar town. Tourists can reach Kanda village by travelling from Bageshwar towards Pithoragarh via NH 309A. Shared taxis/cabs are also available from Bageshwar and Chaukori that passes through Kanda. Nearest railway station to Kanda is Kathgodam Railway Station located 74 kms while the nearest airport is Pant Nagar (210 kms).

Read How to Reach guide for Bageshwar.

What is Kanda famous for?

Kanda is popular place for following activities/ interests - Village Tourism.

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