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Top 10 Tourist Attractions In Haldwani, ‘Gateway Of Kumaon’!



Top 10 Tourist Attractions In Haldwani, India!

Haldwani is a hill station located in the state of Uttarakhand and is surrounded by lush greenery. This place has a lot to offer tourists, especially those who like to explore nature and wildlife.

If you want to make your trip more interesting, here are some things that you should do when visiting Haldwani

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Top 10 Places To Visit In Haldwani

  • Devbhoomi Adventure Land
  • Shitla Devi Temple
  • Guala Barrage
  • Sanjay Van
  • Kali Chaur Temple
  • Naukuchiatal
  • Walkaway Mall
  • Chotti Haldwani Town
  • Haidakhan Ashram
  • The Haldwani Fort

1. Dev Bhoomi Adventure Land

Located near the Haldwani railway station, Devbhoomi Adventure Land is a theme park that offers adventure for all ages. With roller coasters and water rides.

Dev Bhoomi Adventure Land

You can enjoy your day at this place by yourself or with your friends and family members.

2. Sheetla Devi Temple

Shitla Devi Temple is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sheetla Devi. The temple is located in the Sanjay Van region of Haldwani and was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727 AD. The main deity has been installed here by him himself.

Sheetla Devi Temple

It can be seen that he had visited this place often to worship this deity on his own accord.

3. Gaula Barrage

The Guala Barrage is a barrage on the Kali River, located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India. It was built with an initial cost of about Rs. 8 crores (US$ 1 million) by the Haldwani district administration and financed by National Bank.

Gaula Barrage

To Agriculture and Rural Development and the Central Government’s Water Resources Department. The water is used for irrigation purposes in the Pithoragarh and Champawat districts.

The barrage has two main gates: one at Jaunpur and another at Haldar. If you are visiting Haldwani during the winter season, this should be your priority because many fun activities can be done here, and some great photo opportunities! 

4. Sanjay Van

Sanjay Van is a large forested area in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is around 2 km from the city center and has many trees and greenery. There are also some lakes that you can explore if you want to get closer to nature.

Sanjay Van

It is located between the towns of Haldwani and Kashipur in India and named after Sanjay Gandhi (son of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi), who donated it to the Government as a gift.

The area features two major rivers, including one that flows through it: the Bhagirathi River or the Ganges River (the Ganges originates from this river). This place will be perfect if you love traveling by foot or bike!

5. Kali Chaur Temple

The temple is located on the banks of Kali Ganga, which flows through Haldwani. It was built in 1770 and has been maintained by the Government since then. The temple houses a statue of Goddess Durga and has paintings depicting various Hindu mythology scenes.

Kali Chaur Temple

The annual festival at this place attracts thousands of devotees every year because it is believed to be one of the five most important shrines associated with Lord Shiva (the three others being Haridwar, Kashi, and Prayag).

The best time to visit this place is during its annual festival, which takes place during Shravan month (July-August) when pilgrims come here from all over India and abroad so that they may have darshan of their beloved deity at this sacred site.”

6. Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal, also known as Naini Lake, is a beautiful lake in Nainital, Uttarakhand. The lake has a length of 6.5 kilometers with an area of 29 square kilometers, and it is situated at a height of 2,650 meters above sea level.


Mother Nature created the lake thousands of years ago when she dug up the earth around her to build up this beautiful place for people to enjoy their vacations or holidays with their families and friends.

Naukuchiatal has become an important tourist destination because it offers visitors many exciting activities like boating on its calm waters or enjoying the scenic views from its hills surrounding it on all sides during sunrise or sunset only!

7. Walkaway Mall

Location: The mall is located on the main road in Haldwani and can be easily reached from the city.

Walkaway Mall

How to get there: If you are driving, simply follow the signs for “Haldwani” and look for a big sign that says “Walkaway Mall.” You will see many shops along this roadside with parking lots on either side.

The closest parking place is atrium 6, where most stores have their parking area (some even have valet services).

What to do there: You can do so many things at Walkaway Mall, such as shopping or eating out! You could also book tickets online if you want a faster way than waiting at one of these stores’ counters!

8. Chotti Haldwani Town

Chotti Haldwani Town is a small town in Haldwani, Uttarakhand. It is located at a distance of 3.2 km from Haldwani railway station, and it lies on the banks of river Pindar (Hindon). Chotti Haldwani Town is one popular tourist destination in the town.

Chotti Haldwani Town

As it offers many attractions such as museums, temples, and hotels.

9. Haidakhan Ashram

Haidakhan Ashram is a spiritual place located in Haldwani, Uttarakhand. It is located on the bank of the Ramganga River and offers a variety of activities like yoga, meditation, etc. The ashram was founded by Swami Satya Narayan Ji in the 1970s.

Haidakhan Ashram

This had been functioning for over 50 years! The ashram has several guest houses where you can stay overnight if you wish to visit this peaceful haven, also known as “The Gateway to God.” Suppose you’re looking for something more than just sleeping there.

In that case, Haidakhan Ashram has plenty more options, including swimming pools, restaurants (both vegetarian & non-vegetarian), etc., so make sure that you book early because they fill up fast!

10. The Haldwani Fort

This is one of the most important forts in India, and it is located on a hilltop overlooking the town of Haldwani in Uttarakhand. King Pratap Shah built it under orders from his father, Guru Govind Singh, who ruled this region from 1559 to 1572 AD as a part of his kingdom.

The Haldwani Fort

The fort was built using black stone, which has been used in many other forts across India, such as Ajmer and Jaipur. The main entrance to this fort leads into what was once known as ‘Maharaja’s Palace.

But now only remains empty rooms with no windows or doors are left behind after years of neglect by previous rulers; however, there are still some interesting wall paintings inside these rooms which tell us stories about how people lived back then!


So, if you are looking for adventure and relaxation in Haldwani, then these are some of the best things you can do. We have listed all of them so that you can better understand what to do in this beautiful city.

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Ruchika is a “hodophile” who is always on the road. The wanderlust in her often pours out in brilliantly written features and travelogs. When she’s not writing for People Places, you’ll find her in the most obscure of travel destinations, exploring unknown vistas and clicking images in her mind for her next write-up.

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