Long in the shadow of its famous hill cousins, the Haldwani has a lot to offer by the way of quaint villages, rolling deciduous forests and open spaces outside the urban sprawl.
Today Haldwani has got sports stadium, bus terminals, shopping malls, Public schools, Technical institute, Coaching centers, and such paraphernalia being commercial hub in the Foothills. The last 20 years have seen an explosion in the demographics leading to a expanding boundaries of the city which has its sobriquet of "Green City" till now.
Eight kilometers north of Haldwani at Ranibagh is Chitrashila Ghat, the venerable Hindu cremation ground. A fair called Uttarayani (also called Ghughutiya in Kumaoni) is held here on Makar Sankranti (on 13-14 of January) every year. To the south of Haldwani lies Pantnagar famous for its Pantnagar University. The Gaula river runs to the east, and to the west is the fertile agricultural region of Lamachaur and Kaladhungi merging into the world-renowned Corbett National Park. Long in the shadow of its famous hill cousins, the Haldwani area has a lot to offer by the way of quaint villages, rolling deciduous forests and open spaces outside the urban sprawl.
Haldwani Railway Station
Flourishing Haldwani Road
Busy fare at Mukhani Chauraha
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