Haldwani is a city, which along with its twin township of Kathgodam forms the Haldwani-Kathgodam municipal Corporation (since May 2011) in Nainital District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Haldwani is the third most populous city in Uttarakhand (after Dehradun & Haridwar), and is known as the "Gateway of Kumaon". In Kumaoni, the local dialect, the place is called "Halduvani", literally "forest of Haldu", after the tree named "Haldu", often referred to as "Kadamb" (Haldina cordifolia), which was found in abundance prior to deforestation for agriculture and settlement. In 1816, after the British defeated Gorkhas, Gardner was appointed the Commissioner of Kumaon. Later George William Trail took over as Commissioner and renamed Halduvani as Haldwani in 1834. Though British records suggest that the place was established in 1834, as a mart for hill people who visited the Bhabhar (Himalayan foothills) region, during the cold season.Wikipedia
A place in India, Haldwani is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Haldwani, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Nainital. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Nainital for its bountiful attractions like Naini Lake, High Altitude Zoo, Eco Cave Gardens on your trip to Haldwani. Also, to reach Haldwani, you'll have to take a flight to Nainital; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Haldwani are of 1-2 days.
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