So you have come to Haldwani, a gateway to Kumaon hills. You might have come here for business as Haldwani is the biggest wholesale market and a feeder market to all small hill towns in Kumaon region. Haldwani, to an outsider, also feels like a small wholesale market. Whether Bareilly road or Rampur road, both have huge concentration of shops and houses jostling for space with each other. However, the outskirts of the city have been developing fast and expanding. Though the railway station and the Hotels In Haldwani Near Bus Stand of Haldwani still resembles the inefficient and cacophonous stations of old small towns. With only a handful of trains connecting the town to Delhi or Lucknow, the city has remained but a small point on Indian rail map.
But don’t get lost in these details. Haldwani has much more to offer than what one sees in the first instance. And I am not talking of the malls or cineplexes, but small destinations in very close proximity of the city center. In fact, if you have just 60 minutes, you can drive down to one of these places and feel utmost relaxation and a gust of oxygen. For your convenience, I am listing these here:
- Jim Corbett’s cottage – A short distance away, in fact the place is known as Choti haldwani. See yourself surrounded by nature and everything that Corbett used to go for his famous Shikars of man-eaters of Kumaon.
2.Sheetla Devi Mandir – A little further up from Kathgodam, Sheetla Devi Mandir is one of those hill temples that make you to climb stairs after stairs. But trust me the views from the place and surroundings make sure that you don’t feel tired at all.
3.Gaula River – A sight to behold. This is where Gaula river hits the ground running and you can feel the mist all around you. The view is breathtaking and rejuvenating.
4.Amritpur – find yourself on the riverside and enjoy the water gushing down at great speed.
I am sure you can find that one hour next time you are in Haldwani for a business trip. Hotel Blue Saphire can arrange all these tours for a business traveller at reasonable cost.