Udham Singh Nagar is basically an industrial district. The fertile land
lends itself to different forms of agriculture giving rise to agriculture
related activities and industry making this land a green place which has
resulted into prosperity all around. Pantnagar
is a leading temple of learning in the fields of agriculture and technology
with one of the finest built university all around the world. This place
has rare sight seeing as it is surrounded by Kumaon Himalayas on one side
and Nepal on the other (Tanakpur touches the Khatima border which is in
Visting Places Near Rudrapur
Dronasagar and many other places are worth visiting. Atariya mandir mela
and Chaiti mandir mela is famous where one can find local folk activities
and mingle with local culture and traditions. NanakMatta
is situated about 17 kms from Khatima and is on the Rudrapur -
Tanakpur route. The gurudwara and the place get their name from Guru Nanak
Dev Ji, the first sikh guru, who visited there in 1514 AD.
Mythology of Rudrapur
According to Historians, hundreds of years ago village Rudrapur was established
by a devotee of lord Rudra or by Hindu tribal chief called Rudra, which
has passed through phases of development to take the shape of city Rudrapur.
The importance of Rudrapur has increased as it is the head quarter of
district Udham Singh Nagar. During the reigns of mughal emperor Akbar
this land was handed over to king Rudra Chandra in 1588. The king established
a permanent military camp to free tarai from day today invasions. Totally
neglected village Rudrapur was filled with new colours and human activities.
There is a saying that Rudrapur was named after king Rudra Chandra.
Rudrapur is located in the state of Uttarakhand sharing borders with Uttar
Pradesh. The nearest Airport is at Pantnagar.
Rudrapur is well connected to Kashipur, ,
by rail network. Rudrapur is well connected by road with all the major
cities of the state and region. Delhi is at a distance of 234 km whereas
the distance from Rudrapur to Nainital is just 72 km away. The
place is a junction of roads heading in four directions. One towards Kashipur
and beyond to Haridwar, the other to Nainital, the third towards Kichha
leading to Bareilly & Lucknow and the last one heading towards the national
capital, New Delhi.
has NO Railway Station,
is the nearest Railway
Station only 34 Kms away.
Kathgodam is connected directly by rail with Delhi, Agra, Calcutta and
Lucknow. Ranikhet Express and Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti Express.