The city is in Uttarakhand which comes under the Nainital District and it is said to be the gateway to Kumaon. Local people pronounce it as Halduvani. Nainital, Nagla and Rudrapur are the nearby cities. This city is charming in itself. There are various tourist destinations and it is heaven to nature lovers.
Places to Stay
The hotels in Haldwani are Hotel East Lite (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Sita Kiran (Tariff – Rs. 1400), Hotel Pratap Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The languages spoken in Haldwani are Hindi, Urdu, Garhwali, Kumauni, Punjabi and English.
The festivals celebrated are Makar Sankranti, Bat Savitri, Nanda Devi Rajjat, Holi, Ganga Dussehra, Basant Panchami, Diwali and Navratri.
Places of Interest
Haldwani has tourist destinations like Kali Chaur and Hedakhan Ashram. Shitla Mandir and Gaula Barrage are a must visit.
How to Get There
The nearest is the Pantnagar Airport at a distance of 26 km. The airport covers only domestic flights.
There are two main railway stations - Haldwani and Kathgodam and they are close by railway stations at a distance of 3 km. Trains like Ranikhet Express (15014) and Utrahita Sampark Kranti Express (15036) connect to Delhi. Kathgodam-Dehradun Express (14119) is another train.
Haldwani is connected with RSRTC (Rajasthan State Road Transport) services to nearby cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Muradabad. Private operators like City Heart Travels provide bus services from Haldwani to Delhi at a ticket price of Rs. 97 onwards with non-AC buses. Some other bus operators provide Volvo, AC and non-AC bus services to major towns and cities. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.