Places near Khatima

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

Nanakmatta: Nanakmatta was previously known as Gorakhmatta. Its name was changed to Nanakmatta when Guru Nanak Dev visited this place in the 16th century. Nanakmatta was previously the abode of yogis who were devotees of Guru Gorakhnath. It is situated 17kms from Khatima. Thousands of pilgrims come to Nanakmatta Gurudwara throughout the year. The town is also known for the huge Nanak Matta Dam built across river Saryu.

Champawat: The place is rich in varied flora and fauna and also an ideal spot for bird watching. Champawat is surrounded by Nepal on the east and is covered by four districts of Kumaon region. Champawat is situated 105kms from Khatima at an elevation of 1615mts above sea level.

Lohaghat: Lohaghat is a popular destination in the Kumaon region situated 97kms from Khatima at an elevation of 1745mts above sea level. Lohaghat holds great historical and mythological importance and it is situated on the banks of Lohawati River. During summers the area is covered with 'Burans' Rhododendron, the state flower of Uttarakhand.

Nainital:  It is situated at a distance of 113kms from Khatima at an elevation of 1,938mts above sea level. Nainital is named after an eye shaped lake set amidst the mountains with thick alpine trees.

Bhimtal: It is situated at a distance of 98kms from Khatima 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 than the town of Nainital and is considered as one of the best excursions of Nainital. Bhim Tal 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.

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. 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, Champawat and many other places. Haldwani is situated 80kms from Khatima.

Rudrapur: It is an important city in the district of Udham Singh Nagar in Uttarakhand and also the direct headquarters. Rudrapur what we know today was originally established as a refugee camp for people coming from Pakistan, West Punjab and Burma in 1960. The Terai region was then not fit for human civilization as it was occupied by wild animals that would often attack human beings. The administration then distributed small pieces of land to several families and encouraged them to start cultivation and make it for human existence. According to legend, King Rudra was stuck in a swampy land while passing through this place on his chariot. He then decided to construct a temple and a well in this place. People say that it is the Atariya temple that was built by King Rudra. Rudrapur is situated 69kms from Khatima.

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