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This historic railroad town in Uttarakhand is a gateway to the Kumaon Himalayas and known for its interesting temples, scenic beauty and vibrant festivals.

From sacred monuments and spiritual retreats to scenic rivers and waterfalls, Kathgodam has a varied collection of attractions. Kathgodam began as a sleepy hillside village on the west bank of the Gaula River. It grew after the British introduced a railway station in the early 1900s, transforming it into a transport hub. Today, the town serves as an important link to destinations set in the Kumaon Himalayas.

Around Kathgodam’s town center you’ll find restaurants and affordable accommodation options. Go to Kathgodam Railway Station to see an example of British colonial architecture. Visit the Hindu temples Sheetla Devi Mandir and Kalichaud Mandir. These temples provide the main setting for elaborate festivals, including Holi and Diwali. Check out the Jama Masjid Kathgodam, the town’s historic mosque. 

Walk to the Gaula River to breathe the fresh mountain air and enjoy views of hilly slopes and rocky ravines. Join locals at the Gaula Dam, which is one of the town’s most popular picnic spots.

You can discover more attractions within a short drive of Kathgodam. Spend a day amid the tranquil confines of Haidakhan Ashram. Take part in Hindu-inspired activities, such as yoga and meditation, or explore your inner spirit during a multi-day retreat. 

Less than a 3-hour drive from town is the Jim Corbett National Park. Go in search of the elusive Indian tiger on a safari. Learn about the park’s colorful plant species and wildlife as you hike with knowledgeable guides. Take a refreshing swim at the 66-feet (20-meter) tall Corbett Falls

Kathgodam is about a 5-hour drive from New Delhi and has regular train links with the city in addition to Kolkata and Lucknow. Each season brings something new to Kathgodam. Mild spring and autumn months are great for picnics while the monsoon rains of the summer create a breathtaking green landscape. Kathgodam is a jumping-off point for Bhimtal, Nainital and Sattal, the picturesque lake towns set in the foothills of the Kumaon Himalayas.

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