Udham Singh Nagar
the vicinity of the spectacular Kumaon
lies the district of Udham Singh Nagar which was a part of district
Nainital before it gained the identity of a separate district in
district was named in memory of Late Shri Udham Singh who was a
great freedom fighter and who killed General Dyre after the brutal
Jaliyanwala Bagh massacre.
district comprises of three main sub divisions Rudrapur, Kashipur
and Khatima and is surrounded by the exotic Himalayan ranges.
Area: 1989 acre.
Population: 61,280 ( Only town area, as per 1991 census)
Season: Round the year.
Clothing: Summer -Light cotton & in Winter - Woolen
Languages: Punjabi, Hindi & English
At a distance of 2 kms. from the bus stand and half a kilometer
away from the Rudrapur - Haldwani motor route, is situated the famous
temple of Atariya. Every year during the occasion of 'Navratras'
a large fair is held here and thousands of devotees come to seek
the blessings of Goddess Atariya. The fair is held for 10 days.
Situated at a distance of 56 kms. from Rudrapur on Rudrapur-Tanakpur
motor route, Nanakmatta is a great pilgrimage centre of the Sikh
religion. Guru Nanak visited this place. Thousands of pilgrims come
here throughout the year.
Situated at a distance of 21 kms. from Tanakpur the Purnagiri temple
is a famous 'Shaktipeeth'. All over the year the temple is crowded
with pilgrims who come to seek the blessings of the Goddess. The
surroundings valley echoes with holy chanting of mantras as the
people climb up to the temple, creating an atmosphere of spiritual
At a distance of 2.5 kms. from Kashipur bus stand on the Kashipur-Bajpur
route, is situated the widely known temple of Chaiti Devi, Every
year in the month of March during 'Navratras' a grand fair is held
here and lakhs of pilgrims come here to worship the Goddess from
Fairs and Festivals
Tharuwat Buxad Mahotsav
This fair is organised during December every year. A number of cultural
events reflecting rich culture and traditions of Tharu and Buxad
tribes, are organised on this occasion. Folk dances, handicrafts
are the main attractions of this fair.
This fair is organised during March- April every year at Ataria
during Navratras. The fair is marked by great festivities. Folk
dances and local handicrafts are the main attractions of this fair.
This fair takes place at Chaiti in Kashipur during Vasant Navratras.
A large number of people including those from farflung areas participate
in this fair.
An attractive fair is organised at Rudrapur to reflect the diversity
of the culture and traditions of the people living in the Terai
Kashipur was known as Govishan during the time of harsha (606-647
AD), when Yuan-Chwang (631-641 AD) visited this region. The ruins
of the large settlement of those days are still to be seen near
the city. Kashipur is named after Kashinath Adhikari, the founder
of the township and one of the officers of the Chand rulers of Kumaon
in the middle age.
Gumani has written a poem on this town. Girital and Drona sagar
are well known spots and are associated with the story of the Pandavas.
The Chaiti mela is the best known fair of Kashipur. Today Kashipur
is an important industrial township. In autumn (after monsoon) one
can see the snowclad peaks of Trishul and its surroundings.
Air: Nearest Airport - Pant Nagar,11kms
Rail: Udham Singh Nagar (Rudrapur) is well connected to
Delhi, Lucknow and Calcutta by direct broad gauge line.
Road: Udham Singh Nagar (Rudrapur) is well connected to
important towns & cities of the country and nearby area.
Distance in Km
Delhi - 254kms, Agra - 301kms., Lucknow - 343kms., Faizabad - 473kms.,
Ayodhya - 481kms., Gorakhpur - 620kms., Kashipur - 56kms., Tanakpur
- 101kms., Haridwar - 228kms. & Dehradun - 285kms