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haldwani

Haldwani is a city in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand . It is the third most populous city in the state and also its largest commercial centre.

In fact, Haldwani is said to be the financial capital of Uttarakhand as it is a top contributor to the commercial, economic and industrial activities and revenues in the state.

ATTRACTIONS

Some of the top places to see in Haldwani include the following -

  • Kathgodam – Translating to “timber depot”, this is the city’s major train terminal/railway station surrounded by stunning greenery, it also has an interesting history, and is a must-see spot.
  • Gaula Dam
  • Bhimtal Lake
  • Hidimba Parvat

HISTORICAL & RELIGIOUS PLACES

  • Shitla Devi Temple
  • Naukuchiatal – A hill town 1200m above sea level, located next to Haldwani, having a beautiful lake and surreal natural beauty
  • Hanuman Garhi Temple
  • Kainchi Dham

MUSEUMS

  • Corbett Museum / Jim Corbett Museum
  • Kumaon Regimental Center

FESTIVALS

The major festivals celebrated in Haldwani are –

  • Navratri & Dussehra – A 10-day festival, where goddess Durga is worshipped, and lots of celebrations are carried out with merriment, prayers, traditional food, dances and songs.
  • Holi – Festival of colours, celebrated in March.
  • Harela – Translating to “day of green”, where the city’s greenery is celebrated and people pray for prosperity, as the greenery is believed to bring luck.
  • Diwali – Festival of lights, celebrated in October-November.
  • Makar Sankranti – A harvest festival, where cows are worshipped in various regions.
  • Basant Panchami – A festival marking the onset of spring season.

SHOPPING

If you’d like to indulge in some shopping , here are some good shopping spots to check out in this city –

  • Thandi Sadak
  • Almora Bazaar
  • Bhotiya Market
  • Kundan Market
  • Disha Bisht Shaanvi Roj Mall
  • Pankaj Mall
  • Super Shopping Centre Haldwani

FOOD & RESTAURANTS

  • Pots & Stones
  • Udupiwala Restaurant
  • Chhatwal’s Chicken Point
  • Himalayan Roots
  • Shama Restaurant
  • Motimahal Restaurant
  • New Krazy Kitchen

HOTELS

Some of the best hotels in Haldwani for a comfortable stay include the following –

  • Hotel Silk
  • Haldwani Hotel
  • Devashish Hotel
  • Hotel Parwati Palace
  • Hotel Crystal Grand
  • Jaiguru Hotel
  • GenX Sundaram
  • Hotel Raj Palace
  • Hotel Alankar Haldwani

NIGHTLIFE

Haldwani also has a few good bars and pubs having good food, drinks and ambience, for people to hang out or entertain themselves during late hours. These include –

  • Blue night Bar & Restaurant
  • Ashoka Bar & Restaurant
  • Jagdish Bar
  • Gangstar Club
  • The Moonshine Cafe

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Haldwani city STD Code – 05946 (to be used before dialling numbers from a number that is not locally registered).

Common emergency numbers:

  • Police – 100
  • Fire – 101
  • Ambulance – 102
  • Women Helpline – 1090
  • AIDS Helpline – 1097
  • Child Helpline – 1098

LANGUAGE

Hindi is the official language of Haldwani.

Hindi:

  • Welcome - Svagat
  • How are you? - Aap kaise hai?
  • What's your name? - Aapka naam kya hai?
  • I don't know - Mujhe nahi pata
  • I don't understand - Mein samjha nahi
  • Thank you - Dhanyavad