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Tourism in Kathgodam

The dreamy town of Kathgodam on the foothills of the mighty Himalayas acts as the gateway to the mountains up above. The small town situated on the banks of Gaula River derives its name from timber depot and is the last rail-head in the area at which tourists enroute to other destinations have to arrive before travelling to the mountains. On getting down at Kathgodam Railway Station, local buses and hired cabs or vehicles can be availed by visitors from the region in order to reach destinations like Bhimtal, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet, Nainital, Ramgarh and many more in the neighborhood.

Tourism in Kathgodam

Kathgodam’s picturesque locales and scenic beauty impresses its visitors the moment they set foot in the quite town in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The town’s proximity with innumerable tourist spots in its neighborhood makes it a popular stopover joint. Let’s have a look at the tourist spots in and around Kathgodam town.

Tourist Spots in Kathgodam

There are two renowned temples in Kathgodam, namely Sheetla Devi Temple and Kalichaud Temple which attract a lot of devotees all year round. The panoramic beauty of the surrounding area from these two temples in Kathgodam and the soaring peaks of the mountains above make for a heavenly sight. Every year thousands of devotees from neighboring places and tourists throng these sacred temples to seek the blessings of the holy deity housed there and the temple premises comes alive during festivals.

Holy ashram of Hairakhan Babaji, a religious instructor in Hedakhan village of Uttarakhand on the banks of Gaula River is highly recommended for tourists on a trip to Kathgodam. The ashram is located at a distance of 27 kilometers and it attracts a huge number of devotees throughout the year. The serene ambience of the ashram and the temples and caves situated on the river embankment as well as the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas is captivating.

Gaula River which originates in Sattal region in the mountains meanders through Kathgodam extending 500 kilometers. Gaula Barrage built on the riverfront is a popular picnic, sightseeing and camping spot in Kathgodam.

Tourist Spots near Kathgodam

Tourists and nature lovers can pay a visit to Choti Haldwani situated 30 kilometers from Kathgodam as this is the place where renowned hunter and conservationist Sir Jim Corbett resided. Corbett redesigned this small rural village in Kaladhungi and till this day a heritage trail is organized for tourists which begins from Corbett Wildlife Museum and stretches 3.5 kilometers. Visitors can embark on bird watching and observe austere village life along with witnessing wildlife in the reserved area.

Corbett Falls is yet another renowned tourist spot in Kaladhungi enroute Ramnagar. The 20 meter high waterfall with the blue hills in the background surrounded by dense forests is breathtaking.

Tourism in Kathgodam

Tourists can also visit Corbett National Park in Ramnagar situated 20 kilometers from Kathgodam and 35 kilometers from Nainital. Besides, Bhimtal Lake situated 21 kilometers from Kathgodam is a popular tourist spot with the holy temple of Lord Shiva and an aquarium on the banks of the lake. Sattal Lakes or the seven lakes along with the heavenly Nainital Lake in Uttarakhand as well as Ranikhet with its beatific apple orchards are tourist spots near Kathgodam worth visiting.

Best time to visit - November to July is the ideal time to visit these tourist spots in and around Kathgodam.


There is no dearth of accommodations in Kathgodam including budget hotels, luxury hotels and resorts. Given below are a few options to choose from :

Relax Inn
Address: NH 87, Near Kathgodam Railway Station, Nainital, Uttarakhand-263126
Ph no: 09412034971
Tariff: INR 1200- INR 2500.

Fiesta Hotel
Address: Kathgodam, Nainital, Uttarakhand-263126
Ph no: 09012669592
Tariff: INR 1549/- onwards.

Hotel Satyartha
Address –NH 87, Near Kathgodam Railway Station, Nainital, Uttarakhand-263126
Ph no: 09411324831
Tariff: INR 3000 /- onwards.

Tourist Guest Home
Address: NH 87, Kathgodam, Nainital, Uttarakhand-263126
Ph no: 08650002525
Tariff: NA

Hotel Jatin
Address: Kaushalya Tower, Damuadhunga, Kathgodam, Haldwani, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: 09412087741
Tariff: INR 1250 – INR 4000.

Dolmaar Resort
Address: Kathgodam National Highway, Bhujiaghat, Nainital, Uttarakhand-263001
Ph no: 0956857777
Tariff: INR 3200 /- onwards.

Come visit the tiny hamlet of Kathgodam before embarking towards the mountains up above in Kumaon of Uttarakhand!

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