Kathgodam- Suburb of Haldwani city
Kathgodam in Haldwani is a suburb in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state of India. This is the main Center to Travel in Kumaon Region.
Kathgodam is a suburb of Haldwani in the Nainital district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located immediately north of Haldwani and was once part of the twin township of Haldwani-Kathgodam. It is a significant collection center for forest products obtained from the Kumaon Himalayas.
History of Kathgodam in Haldwani
Kathgodam, which literally means “timber depot,” was a small village with a population of 375 in 1901, but its importance grew rapidly after the railway line was extended here in the late nineteenth century after it reached Haldwani in 1884.
It was previously known as ‘Chauhan Patta,’ and it is still mentioned in land records. The arrival of Dan Singh Bist’s residence nearby in Beer Bhatti, Jeolikote, and the establishment of his major timber depot as the ‘Timber King of India’ as Chauhan Patta led to the name ‘Kathgodam.’ Similarly, Beer Bhatti was named after the British India Corporation Limited, which pursued a Beer Brewery there until 1924, when Dan Singh Bisht purchased it from them via deed registered in his name.
The town now has a terminus station on the Indian Railways line. From here, one must take a car to the Kumaon region of the Himalayan Mountains. Mountain roads connect Kathgodam to tourist destinations such as Nainital, Bhimtal, Sattal, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet, Binsar, Kausani, Naukuchiyatal, and Almora.
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