Rudrapur Vacation Packages
Ancient Hindu folklore, sacred temples and traditional Indian shopping districts await in Rudrapur. This busy town sits among picturesque hills in the Udham Singh Nagar district of the state of Uttarakhand. Trace Rudrapur’s religious importance to the legend that explains how the Hindu god Lord Rudra established the town after his chariot became trapped in a swamp. The town is also a jumping-off point for trips to the hill stations situated in the captivating Kumaon Himalayas.
Rudrapur’s town center is a compact and bustling jumble of streets lined with shops, restaurants and a range of accommodation options. Its commercial heart is the lively Gole Market. Shop for anything from textiles and jewelry to fresh produce, herbs and spices. Find more retail outlets on nearby Galla Mandi Road, otherwise known as Main Market. Escape the busy environment at Gandhi Park.
Historic landmarks and sacred temples abound in Rudrapur. Check out the pretty Panch Mandir, a Hindu temple complex that houses five temples dedicated to various deities. Catch a rickshaw or taxi to the centuries-old Atariya Temple, the place where Lord Rudra is said to have founded the town. Visit the temple for a 10-day fair during the Hindu Navratri festival in October, when pilgrims come to lay offerings and ask for blessings.
On a sunny day, do as the locals do and head to The Lake Paradise. This artificial lake is an ideal place for family-friendly activities and to enjoy picnics on lush green lawns. Find safe swimming areas and explore the tranquil water on rented paddleboats and motorboats.
Rudrapur is well connected by public buses and trains to major Indian cities such as Agra, New Delhi and Lucknow. Rudrapur is a destination for all seasons, although expect extreme heat in the summer and some winter snowfall. The town is a great base for exploring the breathtaking lake towns and hill stations of India’s Kumaon Himalayas. In under a 90-minute drive you can reach Bhimtal, Nainital and Naukuchiatal. Alternatively, join a safari at Jim Corbett National Park.