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Khatima - Tinsel town of Kumaon

Khatima is one of the most important town of Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state and is also one of the business hub of Kumaon region. Khatima is well connected by major transportation facilities with popular destinations of northern India. The whimsical town of Khatima is one of the growing agriculture cities in the Kumaon region. 

Khatima is also one of the important business hubs of Kumaon region. Industries such as Polyplex, Ester Industries Ltd., Khatima fibers etc. have set their foot here and are flourishing in the region. This beauteous town also features its very own hydropower plant at Lohiahead on river Sharda.

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Why visit Khatima?

Since Khatima is a lively town, it is always bustling with human activity. You can bond with nature, have a small chat with the locals, go for village walks or explore the nearby areas. 

Some of the popular tourist attractions located in the proximity of Khatima are Rudrapur, Sitarganj, Nainital and Nanak Matta. The climate of Khatima is similar to the plains with hot summers and cold winters so you can plan a visit accordingly. 

Activities in Khatima

Bird WatchingThe Surai Forest Range near Khatima is an ideal place to watch and admire different species of birds both resident and migratory. Some bird species prominent at Khatima are Himalayan snowcock and the Himalayan monal pheasant.

PilgrimageThe famous Sikh pilgrimage of Gurudwara Nanakmatta Sahib is situated 15 kms from Khatima. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims visit Nanakmatta and Nanak Sagar Lake every year. Varkhandi Temple is a famous temple in Khatima.

Khatima Travel Tips

  • Khatima experiences a hot summer where temperature touches mid 40 degree Celsius. Best time to visit Khatima would be from February - April and September - October.
  • The locals are very welcoming and friendly in Uttarakhand and one can easily talk with them and understand their culture, customs and way of life.

Khatima is a town located in the Kumaon plains near Indo-Nepal border. Due to its location in plains and proximity with cities and towns of Uttar Pradesh, there are many accommodation options at Khatima ranging from budget guesthouse and semi-deluxe hotels. One can find all kind of facilities within the town of Khatima.

Being a proper town, there are ample eating options for tourists visiting Khatima. One can find restaurants and other roadside dhabas which serve popular north Indian cuisine with well-known Chinese items like Chowmien, noodles, momos etc. Some high-end hotels may have in-house restaurants serving delicious meals according to guests’ liking.

More About Khatima 

Khatima was formerly known as ‘Tharwat’ which literally suggests the home of Tharu tribe. ‘Tharus’ are the natives of Khatima which in India can only be found in Khatima and its nearby towns. In the year 1947, the Government of India allotted some part of Khatima to the immigrants from Pakistan. 

The town of Khatima is mainly agrarian and about three fourth people of this place are engaged in farming. Rice and wheat are the major crops that grow in the region. Also, sugarcane forms an important part of the economic-political scene here.

What is Khatima famous for?

Khatima is famous among tourist as Business hub.

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

Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board eUttaranchal is accredited by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Govt. of Uttarakhand.
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