Rudrapur, a city in Uttarakhand’s Uttam Singh Nagar district, is a popular tourist attraction. Legend has it that King Rudra was trapped in a marshy land while passing through this place on his chariot. He then built a well and the Atariya temple, which lies on the Rudrapur-Haldwani route. A huge 10-day fair held at the temple during Navratri in September-October attracts a large number of devotees to this town. As this town lies in the Himalayan region, the weather is pleasant throughout the year, thus making it a year-round tourist hub.
Places to Stay
Rudrapur has a number of budget hotels for tourists to choose from. Some of them are Sonia Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,100), K.K. Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700), Krishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700), and Golden View Hotel (Tariff – Rs.600).
Hindi and Punjabi are mostly spoken in Rudrapur.
The major event celebrated in Rudrapur is the 10-day fair held during Navratri in September-October.
Places of Interest
Being a tourist destination, Rudrapur has plenty to offer its visitors. Some of the places worth visiting in and around the town are Jaspur, Chakarpur, Gularbhoj, Maa Mansa Devi Temple, Atariya temple and Giri Sarovar.
How to Get There
Pantnagar Airport in Pantnagar, which is 13 km from here, is the closest one to the town.
The railway station in Rudrapur is located 3 km away from the main town centre.
Buses are available from Pantnagar, Haldwani, Delhi and Nainital. Crown Travels, Delhi Tours and Travels and Kings Holiday Tours are some of the top operators plying its buses on this route. Check out for bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com.