Udham Singh Nagar Travel Guide

Reckoned to be the ‘Gateway of Kumaon Hills,’ Udham Singh Nagar is a district with its headquarters in Rudrapur. Fringed by the mesmerizing ‘Kumaon Himalayas’, the district is known for its swaying agriculture fields and gradually commercializing cities and town. The district is located at an elevation of 550m above the sea level and has covered the total area of 2908 sq km with its headquarters at Rudrapur.

Once, part of the district of Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar is a Terai (plain) region of the state of Uttarakhand, however, one can still appreciate the beauty of the lofty mountains at a distance. The district is dotted with a number of sacred shrines both for Hindu and Sikh devotees. However, what allures the most here is the beauty of extensive paddy fields and their lushness.

Best Time to Visit Udham Singh Nagar

Since the district is located in the Terai Region, it experiences moderate weather all through the year with slightly more chilly winters and warm summers. But, the temperature in winters remains quite pleasant to enjoy the leisure time. Besides, it is also the best time to feel the bliss of Kumaon hills as the chances of snowfall are high.

  • Summer

    The summer season in Udham Singh Nagar starts from March and ends in June. The temperature during this time period ranges from 30°C to 40°C. Thus, the weather during these months in Udham Singh Nagar is considered as hot and humid.

  • Monsoon

    The city experiences the commencement of monsoon season from July till September and gets regular rainfall during this time. In case you are planning a trip during monsoon season, checking the weather forecast is advised.

  • Winter

    Starts in the month of December and lasts till February, the winter season in Udham Singh Nagar is the best time to spend vacations here. The temperature here during winters ranges from 8°C to 23°C.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Udham Singh Nagar

Udham Singh Nagar is one of the leading agriculture districts of India and is prominent for its varied pilgrimage sites. Boating and fishing facilities are provided for vacationers on dams like; Haripur in Gadarpur, Tumariya in Kashipur, Dhura in Kichha, and Baur Pur in Bajpur. The major attraction of the district is its swaying and lush fields.

  • Chaiti Temple

    The temple is devoted to Goddess Chaiti and is situated in Kashipur city of Udham Singh Nagar. Every year during Navaratri, the temple hosts a grand fair that attracts large numbers of devotees.

  • Purnagiri Temple

    Considered as one of the popular temples in the Udham Singh Nagar district, the temple is situated at the top of the hill and is located at a distance of 20 km from Tanakpur. Every year a large number of devotees of Goddess Purnagiri come here to get blessings.

  • Atariya Temple

    One can witness the ten days fair during Navaratri. The temple witnesses the large numbers of devotees during this time and is situated at a distance of around 2.5 km from Rudrapur.

Where to Stay in Udham Singh Nagar?

The Udham Singh Nagar district provides accommodation of every type. If a person is not into spending more on accommodation, the district has various hotels that can be available at reasonable prices. Moreover, if you want luxury lodging services, the place has some very fascinating hotels and resorts for that. One will not find any difficulty in finding his/her choice of accommodation, whether it is a standard, budget or luxurious accommodation.

How to Reach Udham Singh Nagar?

Reaching Udham Singh Nagar is quite convenient. Tourists can make it here through air, rail, or road transportation, thanks to the brilliant connectivity year round.

  • By Air

    This is the most suitable means of transport for those who prefer to travel in less time. The nearest domestic airport is Pantnagar which is situated around 16 km away from Rudrapur. From the airport, one can take a taxi to reach their destination. The airport operates Jagson Airline’s charter planes to and fro Delhi.

  • By Rail

    Rudrapur Railway Station is the main railway station in the district which is around 20 km away from Udham Singh Nagar. The Rudrapur station is connected with cities like Dehradun, Delhi, Jammu, Kanpur, and Kathgodam. These cities are linked via Ddn Kgm Express, Ranikhet Express, Bagh Express, Kgm Garib Rath, and more. There is also a railway station in Tanakpur, which is also connected well with major cities in India.

  • By Road

    Udham Singh Nagar is well connected to major towns and cities like; Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Haridwar. Bus service is available for the travelers from the metropolis like Delhi. The main bus station of the district is situated in Rudrapur, which is around 230 km far from the Delhi.

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