Best Things To Do In Haldwani, India

things to do in haldwani india

Nature lovers will fall in love with beautiful Haldwani, a city in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India, which has been described as ‘Heaven on Earth.’ Surrounded by lush greenery all around, tall mountains and a lovely climate all throughout the year, it is well connected to the large cities all around it and can be easily accessed by tourists. All these things and more make it an ideal destination for a vacation to India, read on to discover the best things to do during your visit to Haldwani.

1. Enjoy nature at the Gaula Barrage

Gola ( Gaula) Barrage Place : Kathgodam Haldwani Uttarakhand.

Posted by Uttarakhand on Monday, 16 January 2017

The Gaula Dam is a popular picnic spot for locals as well as tourists. The Gaula Barrage is a vital source of water and is used for irrigation in the area, but is also nice to visit for families enjoying their day trips together. The barrage is built on the Gaula River, which is the water lifeline of Haldwani, as it supplies the city’s drinking water and aids in irrigation to the nearby villages.

Gaula Barrage

Address: Gaula River, Haldwani

Duration: Around 2 hours required

Access: It can be easily reached by buses and cars from Haldwani

Contact: +91 5946266638

2. Explore the lush greenery at Sanjay Van

Posted by Uttarakhand Diaries on Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sanjay Van is nearby to Haldwani. It is a large forest and a home to various migratory birds, animals and has a large water body in it. It has a lot of open space and is a popular picnic spot for tourists, as you can just lounge around with your family and loved ones and be totally immersed in nature all around you. It has a beautiful view of the surrounding environment and is a very quiet and peaceful place. Sanjay Van is part of the Tanda Range Forests in Pantnagar.

Sanjay Van

Duration: Around 4 hours required

Access: You can easily reach Sanjay Van by buses and cars from the Haldwani railway station/airport

Contact: +91 1352559898

3. Travel to the ancient pilgrim site Hedakhan Ashram

Hedakhan ashram (kathgodam)

Posted by Virendra Sharma on Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Hedakhan Ashram is located near Haldwani and has a beautiful view of the nearby environment. The ashram was established in memory of Haida Khan Baba, who was a disciple of the Hindu God Shiva. It is a really quiet and serene place where people go to meditate. The temple offers a great view of the snow-covered Kumaon Himalayan peaks.

Hedakhan Ashram

Opening Hours: 7am - 6pm

Duration: Around 3 hours required

Access: You can access it by buses and private cars from the Haldwani railway station or airport

Contact: +91 9213025552

4. Visit the Sitla Devi Mandir

Posted by Smita Himanshu Verma on Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Sitla Devi Mandir is located at Ranibagh, near Haldwani, and is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga. You have to walk from the main road to reach the Sitla Devi temple. It is one of the most ancient temples in the area and is also an ideal picnic place. The temple is visited by a lot of locals and tourists. This Hindu temple is a major attraction in the area and draws large crowds throughout the year.

Sitla Devi Mandir

Address: Ranibag, Haldwani

Duration: Around 3 hours required

5. Visit the Kali Chaur Temple

Posted by Varun Maurya on Friday, 25 March 2016

The Kali Chaur Temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Maa Kali and is located near Haldwani. The temple has a very scenic environment around it and provides a peaceful ambience for tourists. It is a Hindu temple with ancient architecture and is surrounded by nature. Tourists need to walk from the main road to reach the Kali Chaur temple. Tourists flock to this temple all throughout the year.

Kali Chaur Temple

Duration: Around 2 hours required

Access: You can travel here by bus or car from the Haldwani railway station and airport

Contact: +91 1352559898

6. Visit The Chhoti Haldwani Town

On the outskirts of the world-famous Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand's Nainital district, Chhoti Haldwani is...

Posted by Waste Warriors Corbett on Monday, 11 May 2015

Chhoti Haldwani is a small town near Haldwani. It is situated amidst the dense lush teak wood forests. It is a good place to have a picnic and is a very romantic place to be in. It is a major tourist attraction in Haldwani. Chhoti Haldwani is a beautiful small town in Haldwani and houses the Corbett Museum which was the home of Jim Corbett.

Chhoti Haldwani

Address: Haldwani

Price: 10 USD

Duration: Around 5 hours required.

Contact: +91-135-2559987

7. Cool off at the Corbett Waterfalls

Corbett Falls, Jim Corbett National Park Kaladhungi, Nainital Corbett Fall is situated 25 kilometres from Ramnagar....

Posted by Exotic Uttarakhand on Friday, 4 July 2014

The Corbett Waterfalls lies on the way to Chhoti, Haldwani, amidst dense, lush, teak wood forests. It is a good place to picnic and very romantic. It is also one of the major tourist attractions in Haldwani. The 20 meter (66 foot) falls are a beautiful sight, and well worth the effort to get some lovely photographs.

Corbett Water Falls

Address: Near Chhoti Haldwani, Haldwani

Duration: Around 3 hours required

Find peace and tranquility in Haldwani

Haldwani (5)
Source: Photo by user Travelling Slacker used under CC BY 2.0

There is a very peaceful aura about Haldwan. It has lovely tall mountains, lush greenery all around, big rivers, waterfalls and wildlife. Hey, that’s a complete vacation package, right? So then just get ready and head to the mountains in Haldwani to get your ‘cool’ back!

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