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Udham Singh Nagar

  • Parmod Pant
  • 22-Apr-2020
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Udham Singh Nagar district known as the “Gateway to Kumaon” is a place blessed with nature’s bounty. Udham Singh Nagar District is a district of Uttarakhand state in northern India. Rudrapur is the district headquarters. This district consists of seven Tehsils named Bajpur, Gadarpur, Jaspur, Kashipur, Kichha, Khatima, Sitarganj. The district is located in the Terai region, and is part of Kumaon Division. It is bounded on the north by Nainital District, on the northeast by Champawat District, on the east by Nepal, and on the south and west by Bareilly, Rampur, Moradabad, Pilibhit and Bijnor District of Uttar Pradesh state. The district was created in October 1995 by Mayawati government out of Nainital District. It is named for freedom fighter and Indian revolutionary Udham Singh.

As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Uttarakhand (out of 13), after Haridwar and Dehradun. G.B. Pant University in Pantnagar, noted for its engineers & agriculture scientists, is located 5 km from Rudrapur.

Udham Singh Nagar district is celebrated for its luscious terrains and its resplendent natural beauty that attracts many backpackers. The district has many eco-friendly tourism spots like Tanakpur which has a welcoming atmosphere. Many prestigious schools and universities are located here such Pantnagar University and G.B. Pant University.

One can see lush green agricultural fields, fruit laden orchards and small cottage industries located here. The district is a melting pot of diverse culture, religion and lifestyle that binds people with a thread of love. Some of the visitor’s attractions are Atariya Temple, Nanak Matta, Giri Sarovar, Tumariya Dam, Drona Sarovar, Kashipur etc

Places To Visit:
1. Nanak Matta
2. Kashipur
3. Atariya Temple
4. Jaspur
5. Purnagiri Temple
6. Giri Sarovar
7. Moteshwar Mahadeva Temple


District Headquarters: Rudrapur

Division: Kumaon

The Geographical area: 2,908 km2 (1,123 sq mi)

Coordinates: 28.98°N 79.40°E

Total Population in 2011: 1,648,902

Literacy rate: 73%

Altitude: 550 metres

Language: Hindi, Kumaoni

Best Season: Mar – jun

Tehsils: 06