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Kashipur - Industrial City of Uttarakhand

The minion town of Kashipur is emerging as a major industrial center. Many big industrial houses such as India Glycols Ltd, HCL, Videocon, GAMA IFRAPROP Private Ltd. have already set their foot in Kashipur. 

The city also has its own 225MW Power Plant, paper mills and sugar mills. Some of the main industrial estates located in Kashipur are the Balaji Industrial Estate, Bheem Nagar Industrial Estate, Omega Industrial Estate, and IDEB Industrial Estate.

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Kashipur is the only city of Uttarakhand which features its only IIM that is IIM Kashipur, a public business school located in Kashipur. It is one of the thirteen Indian Institutes of Management which the government has set up during the Eleventh Five-year Plan.

Why Visit Kashipur?

The city of Kashipur has a historical significance as one can see the ruins of the Harsha period that are evident from the presence of the Govisham fort, the Tumaria dam and the ancient temples of Kashipur. At Kashipur one can see the ancient Drona Sagar Lake created by the Pandavas for offering Guru Dakshina or fee to Guru Dronacharya, their teacher. 

Currently, the excavation site at Drona Sagar is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. For peace and tranquillity, one can visit the Maa Mansa Devi temple at Lahoriyan, Kashipur. 

Activities in Kashipur

Jungle SafariCorbett National Park is situated just 27 kms from Kashipur. Thousands of tourists every year come to Jim Corbett Park to indulge in wildlife safari, bird watching, elephant safari and to spot animals like elephants, deer, leopards, crocodiles, langurs to name a few.      

Heritage Walk: The town Kashipur has many religious and mythological connotations especially from Mahabharata. One can visit the temples, gurudwara and architectures constructed some centuries ago by the ruling dynasties. 

Fairs and Festivals in Kashipur

The Chaiti Mela in Kashipur is celebrated with great thrill by the locals. The fair draws the attention of thousands of pilgrims and devotees, who visit this place from far-flung villages to become a part of the festivity.

Kashipur Travel Tips

  • Bring an industrial and residential town; there are plenty of facilities like ATM, restaurants and petrol pump at Kashipur.
  • During the peak season, if tourists are not able to find suitable accommodation at Ramnagar, one can find accommodation at Kashipur which is just 27 kms from Ramnagar.

Since Kashipur lies in plain region along with other cities like Ramnagar, Rudrapur, Haldwani etc, there are many accommodation options in Kashipur where tourists can stay. One can find luxury hotels and resorts with all the facilities as well as find budget guesthouses and lodges in Kashipur. Since it is an industrial and educational hub, there are plenty of places to stay at Kashipur.

Being a large and densely populated town, Kashipur does have its fair share of restaurants and local food stalls where one can find delicious north Indian dishes at an affordable prices. Several luxury resorts also have in-house restaurants that serve variety of cuisines like Indian, Continental, and Chinese according to the taste and liking of their guests.

During the early Vedic period, Kashipur was hailed as 'Ujjaini 'and river Dehla was known as ‘Swarnbhadra’. In 606-647 A.D., during the reign of King Harsha, Kashipur was referred to as Govishan or Govisana. The famous Chinese traveller and explorer Hueing Tsang had visited Kashipur around 631-641 A.D. The ruins of the human settlements are still found here as Kashipur was believed to be a trading hub for clothes and metal vessels. The city was named Kashipur after Kashi Nath Adhikari, who was the founder and governor of the pargana, one of the officers of Chand Kings of Kumaon in 16-17 century. 

When ASI excavated the region in 1971, they found an idol of asthdhatu of Tri Vikram which is now at the Museum of Delhi. Later in the year 2003, ASI again did mining here and found the ruins of the four civilizations. During the mining held at Chaiti Chauraha, a broken Stupa was also found. It is believed that Buddha used to enlighten his followers by his preaching at Kashipur and the Buddhists believe that his hair and nails are kept here. Also, one of the vital excavated sites, the Drona Sagar was also found here which is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.

This place is occupied partially by a pond which is in turn surrounded by temples of several deities. At one point of time there were as many as 32 temples surrounding the pond. This place was visited by Swami Dayanand, the founder of Arya Samaj who even stayed there for some time.

The Hindus believe that Kashipur, the oldest town in the Tarai region existed during the period of Ramayana and was known as Kashyap Ashram. Ujjaini Tanda, a small settlement outside the town is believed to be the site of Ujjainak Teerth, which has also been cited in the Puranas. According to a local legend, when Shravan Kumar, the dutiful son was carrying his blind parents for a pilgrimage in a basket tied to his shoulders, he stayed at Kashipur for some time. 

It is said that Kashipur was also the meditation grounds of Guru Dronacharya during the period of Mahabharata. In Harsha’s rule, the city was the center of Buddhist civilization and culture. Also, the great poet and philosopher, Sant Tulsidas spent Chaturmasa (4 months of the rainy season) here, during his pilgrimage. Kashipur was also believed to be the capital of Guru Dronacharya and the birthplace of Ashvasthama, the mythological character from Mahabharata.

According to the Skand Puran, the water here at Drona Sagar as holy and sacred as the Ganga. It was considered a very sacred spot after Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath.

Another face of Kashipur 

Kashipur is a small city and Nagar Nigam located in the Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand. Other than progressing as an industrial city, Kashipur is also known for offering sanctity as it enshrines several sacred Hindu shrines including the Bheem Shankar Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Gurudwara Sri Nankana Sahib, one of the holy places of the Sikhs. 

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What is Kashipur famous for?

Kashipur is famous among tourist as Business hub, City, Industrial City.

Kashipur is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Business Hub, Historical, Others.

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