<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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() is a town in the Nainital district
state of India
. It is part of the twin township of Haldwani
-Kathgodam (हल्द्वानी-काठगोदाम), and is immediately north of Haldwani.
Literally meaning timber depot
, Kathgodam was a small village in 1901 with a population of 375, The Imperial Gazetteer of India
, 1909, v. 15, p. 164. though its importance grew rapidly after the railway line was extended here in late 19th century, after its reach Haldwani
Today, it is the last station on its Indian Railways
line; from this point, one must travel by automobile to the Kumaon
region of the Himalayan
Mountains. From Kathgodam, mountain roads lead to tourist destinations like Nainital, Bhimtal
,Naukuchiyatal and Almora
Kathgodam is located at . It has an average elevation of 554 metres (1,483 feet). It is situated on the banks of the Gaula river
Kathgodam is one of the most picturesque locations situated in the Bhabhar
region, the foothills of Kumaon Himalayas.
Situated close to Kathgodam are beautiful temples called 'Sheetla devi' and 'Kalichaud' which attract large numbers of devotees from the surrounding region during festivals.Kathgodam also leads a way to one of the beautiful ashram called as Hairakhan.
There is a beautiful dam which is... Read More