Kathgodam

Kathgodam

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Kathgodam () is a town in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state of India. It is part of the twin township of Haldwani-Kathgodam (हल्द्वानी-काठगोदाम), and is immediately north of Haldwani.

History

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 in 1884.

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, Sattal, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet,Naukuchiyatal and Almora.

Geography

Kathgodam is located at . It has an average elevation of 554&nbsp;metres (1,483&nbsp;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.

Local Attractions

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...
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