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Kashipur: A City Of History And Culture In Uttarakhand!

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Kashipur: A City Of History And Culture In Uttarakhand!

Kashipur is a city situated on the northern side of the Indian mainland. To be precise, this particular city can be seen in the district of Udham Singh Nagar in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. In the district of Udham Singh Nagar, you need to travel to its western side in order to reach this city.

Considering the entire cities in the state of Uttarakhand, this city is quite populous and it’s regarded as the 6th highest populated city among them. Another important feature of this city attracting the attention of students and management enthusiasts is an IIM situated here.

The establishment of this particular IIM was during the 11th 5-year plan of the Indian administration. 

The historical prominence of this city is also quite remarkable and something that attracts tourists to visit the place. Formerly, this particular city belonged to the Kumaun region and its naming as “Kashipur” is also done in respect to one of the administrative officers of Kumaun.

Since 1801, the administrative powers of the city began to be exercised by the colonial powers who were there in the Indian territory then. Anglo-Gorkha War and the Treaty of Sugauli etc. were some of the major events that happened in the region during the reign of the colonial forces.

Agriculture is the major livelihood of people living in the region. There are also a couple of historic and Hindu pilgrimage locations in the city making it worthwhile to visit for a short vacation. 

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Best Places To Visit In Kashipur 

Giri Sarovar 

This is one of the most scenic and serene lakes you can visit while having a tour of the city of Kashipur in the state of Uttarakhand. From Kashipur Junction Railway Station, there is only a distance of around 2 km in order to reach this particular lake in the city.

Giri Sarovar 

If you have got 30 minutes or more to spare from your vacation, you can easily enjoy the aesthetics and feel of this lake in the city.

Family and friends picnics are the most chosen tourist activities found on the banks of this lake. Camping and trekking can also be done near the lake. 

Drona Sagar Lake

If you are looking for some peaceful vibes during your Kashipur vacation, Drona Sagar Lake would be a perfect option to indulge in your itinerary. This particular lake has also got connections with the Hindu mythical figure, Dronacharya.

Drona Sagar Lake

The name of the lake is also derived from the name of the same figure. For the same reason, a lot of mythical beliefs and stories have been circulating the lake centering the connection for so long.

Lotus blooms that can be seen plenty in the lake are also something that enhances the visual appeal of the lake. You can also get to see a lot of temples surrounding the lake emphasizing the divine nature of the same. 

Chaiti Temple 

This is one of the Hindu pilgrim destinations you can consider visiting while touring the city of Kashipur in the state of Uttarakhand. Chaiti Devi Temple is the full name of this temple and just like the name suggests, Devi is the main deity worshipped in this shrine. This is one of the best places to visit in Kashipur.

Chaiti Temple 

Maa Bal Sundari Devi Temple is the other name by which this temple is known among the people both tourists and natives. Some are also seen addressing this temple by the names such as Ujjaini Devi Temple and Jwala Devi Mandir.

A lot of Hindu pilgrims visit the location every year to pay their respects to the deity worshipped here. 

Poornagiri

The prominence of this particular temple comes from its position of being one among the 108 Siddha Peeths found in the Indian subcontinent.

Poornagiri

Tunyas is the exact location of this temple and after reaching the location, you need to trek around 3 km in order to hit the precise location of the temple. Accessibility to Tunyas won’t be a big deal since you would be able to board a lot of direct buses from the Tanakpur region to reach there.

Navaratri is the major festival celebrated in the temple and during this festive time, a greater footfall is witnessed in the location. 

Nanak Mata Dham 

This is a center for worship for the believers of Sikhism in the city of Kashipur in the state of Uttarakhand. You need to travel through the Rudrapur – Tanakpur route in order to reach this destination.

Nanak Mata Dham 

There is also a picturesque dam near the location which is perfect for picnics and birdwatching around the year. 

Atariya Temple 

Another pilgrim destination you can visit while touring the city of Kashipur. From the Rudrapur Bus Station location, you can easily get into the temple with just a distance of 2 km. 

Atariya Temple 

How to reach Kashipur?

Nearest airport: Pantnagar Airport 

Nearest railway station: Kashipur Junction Railway Station (KPV)

Best time to visit Kashipur

Winter months of the year.

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