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Haldwani Haldwani is an Important Commercial Hub of Kumaon
Haldwani Haldwani area has a lot to offer by the way of quaint villages, rolling deciduous forests & open spaces outside the urban sprawl

Haldwani has historically been a trading post and then a hub between the hilly regions of Kumaon

Haldwani, Haldwani Railway Station, Haldwani Weather Forecast, Haldwani Nainital Haldwani also known as Green City, which along with its twin township of Kathgodam forms the Haldwani-Kathgodam municipal board in Nainital District. Haldwani to Nainital distance is only 40 Km.

Haldwani is the third most populous city in Uttarakhand, and is known as the "Gateway of Kumaon". In Kumaoni, the local dialect, the place is called "Halduvani", literally "forest (vana) 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.


Geography of Haldwani Geography of Haldwani

Haldwani is located at 29.22 N 79.52 E. It has an average elevation of 424 metres (1,391 feet). Geologically, Haldwani is settled on a piedmont grade (called Bhabhar) where the mountain rivers go underground to re-emerge in the Indo-Gangetic plain. It has historically been a trading post and then a hub between the hilly regions of Kumaon and the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

History of Haldwani History of Haldwani

Kathgodam as a part of the United Province, 1903 Mughal historians mention that in 14th century, a local ruler, Gyan Chand of Chand Dynasty, visited Delhi Sultanate and received the regions of Bhabhar - Terai up to the Ganges as a grant from then Sultan. Later, the Mughals tried to take over the hills, but their attempts received set back due to the difficult terrain.

In 1856, Sir Henry Ramsay took over as the Commissioner of Kumaon. During the Indian Rebellion of 1857, it was briefly seized by the rebels of Rohilkhand, soon martial law was declared in the region by Sir Henry Ramsay, and by 1858, the region was cleared of the rebels.

Later, Ramsay connected Nainital with Kathgodam by road in 1882. In 1883-84, the railway track was laid between Bareilly and Kathgodam. The first train arrived at Haldwani from Lucknow on 24 April 1884. Later, the railway line was extended to Kathgodam.

In 1901, with a population of 6,624, Haldwani was the headquarters of the Bhabhar region of Nainital District, in the United Province, and it also used to become the winter headquarters of the officers of the Kumaun Division and of Nainital District. The Arya Samaj Bhavan was built in 1901 and Sanatan Dharm Sabha in 1902. The Tehsil office was opened here in 1899, when it became the tehsil headquarters of the Bhabhar, one of four division of Nainital district, and included 4 towns and 511 villages; and had a combined population of 93,445 (1901), spread over 1,279 sq. miles. Though before the formation of Nainital district in 1891, it was part of the Kumaon District, which was later called Almora district.

In 1904, it was consitituted as a 'notified area' and in 1907 Haldwani got the status of town area. Gora Padao, 4 km south of Haldwani was named after a British camp/post at that location in the mid-19th century, Gora being a slang for the British. Haldwani-Kathgodam Municipal Council was established on 21 September 1942. Currently it is the third largest Municipal Council in the state of Uttarakhand after Haridwar.

Overview of Haldwani Overview of Haldwani

Eight kilometres north of Haldwani at Ranibagh is Chitrashila Ghat, the venerable Hindu cremation ground. A fair called Uttarayani (also called Ghughutiya in Kumaoni) is held here on Makar Sankranti (on 13-14 of January) every year. To the south of Haldwani lies Pantnagar famous for its Pantnagar University. The Gaula river runs to the east, and to the west is the fertile agricultural region of Lamachaur and Kaladhungi merging into the world-renowned Corbett National Park.

Economy of Haldwani Economy of Haldwani

Well connected with the Indo-Gangetic plain by road (to New Delhi, Dehradun and Lucknow) and rail (New Delhi, Lucknow and Agra), Haldwani is an important commercial hub. It is home to one of the largest vegetable, fruit and foodgrain markets in Northern India i.e. Kumaon. Being the gateway to most of Kumaon and parts of Garhwal, it is an important revenue center of Uttarakhand based on its advantageous location as a base depot for goods in transit to the hills. The Gaula river is exploited for a large quantity of boulders, sand and gravels every year, and forms an important revenue source for both the government and local business.


Shusila Tiwari Medical College Shusila Tiwari Medical College

A medical college - Sushila Tiwari Memorial Medical College (Uttarakhand Forest Hospital Trust) established by former Chief Minister Shri N.D. Tiwari. Swami Rama Cancer Hospital and Research Institute is an affiliated institute which was envisioned to provide state-of-the-art treatment to cancer patients of Uttarakhand. The Medical college is now undertaken by government in 2009. So its now GOVERNMENT SUSHILA TIWARI MEDICAL COLLEGE.

Future Plans of Haldwani Future Plans of Haldwani

There are various developmental plans for Haldwani as the city owing to its importance in the state of Uttarakhand.

These include :-

Future Plans of Haldwani Building of additional infrastructure like an International Stadium.
Future Plans of Haldwani Flyovers
Future Plans of Haldwani Bus Terminus and
Future Plans of Haldwani Industrial Complex

Haldwani Railway Station Code
:- HDW


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Hopitals in  Haldwani Hopitals in Haldwani  
Name Of Hospital Phone Number (O)
Soban Singh Jeena Base Hospital, Haldwani Haldwani Area Code (05946) 250141, 251088
Female Hospital, Haldwani 220127
Sitapur Eye Hospital, Haldwani 220209
Veterinary Hospital, Haldwani Nainital 221014, 235636
Sushila Tiwari Forest Hospital/Medical College, Haldwani 234397, 234104, 234423, 234430

Important Phone Numbers - Haldwani
Office Address Phone Number (O) Phone No (R)
Commissioner ( Nainital)
(Camp - Haldwani)
235750 FAX-236041
225589
235044
Addl. Commissioner 237084               237085                         -
Director, Uttaranchal Academy of Administration, Nainital 233477, 236141,237642,
235011,136149, 236068
236217
Labour Commissioner, Haldwani 222032 -
Joint Director (Industries) 236113 -
Joint Director (Agriculture), Haldwani    
Deputy Director (Statistics), Haldwani 222465 -
Addl. Director(Treasuries)
(At Haldwani)
250577, 253572 -
G.M. Jal Sansthan 235382 235460
R.M. State Transport Corp. 235298 266083
S.E. Irrigation 235665 235157
S.E. Minor Irrigation, Haldwani 264061 -
Addl. Director (Health) 236114 -
S.E. RES 235670 239911
S.E. PWD 235728 235217
R.T.O. (At Haldwani) 260207 -
Chief  Engr. (Electricity) 267289 -
Chief Conservator Forest, Kumaon, Nainital 236218 235410
Chief Conservator Forest, Workplan, Nainital 236136  


Office Name Phone Number(O) Phone Number (R)
District Magistrate
(At Nainital)
(Camp - Haldwani)

235684 FAX-236305
220120

235265
223592
Addl. Distt.Magistrate 235766 236112
City Magistrate, Haldwani 221565 221715
Chief Development Officer, Bhimtal 248311 248397
District Development Officer, Bhimtal 248301 248496
Project Director(DRDA), Bhimtal 248300 248279
S.D.M. (Nainital) 235688 235131
S.D.M. (Haldwani) 220458 221831
S.D.M. (Ramnagar) 252437 225560
S.D.M. (Kosiya Kutauli) 245766 -
S.D.M. (Dhari) 246223 235706
Tahsildar (Nainital) 235459 235843
Tahsildar (Haldwani) 250138 250138
Tahsildar (Lalkuwan) - -
Tahsildar (Dhari) 246057 -
Tahsildar (Kaladhungi) 242222 242222
Tahsildar (Ramnagar) 251349 -
Tahsildar (Kosiya kutauli) 245543 -
Tahsildar (Betalghat) 241636 -
District Election Officer 235284 -
District Information Officer 235605 236004
District Supply Officer 235170 -
District Excise Officer, Nainital 239374 -
District Education Officer (DEO) , Bhimtal 248469 -
Addl. District Education Officer (Basic), Bhimtal 248469
235240
232520
-
Chief Treasury Officer, Nainital 235016 236021
Treasury Officer, Haldwani 255999 -
Divisional Forest Officer 221354 -
District Tourism Officer 235337 -
DPRO , Bhimtal 248368 -
District Statistics Officer, Bhimtal 248414 -
P.D. UREDA 221537 -
District Social Welfare Officer, Bhimtal 248431 -
District Programme Officer (ICDS), Bhimtal 248322 -
District Probation Officer, Haldwani 255465
255077
263867
District Saving Officer, Bhimtal 248303 -
District Horticulture Officer, Bhimtal 247266 -
Astt. Director (Soil Conservation), Bhimtal 248404 -
District Youth Welfare Officer, Bhimtal 248481 -
Assistant Director, Sports, Haldwani 220883 -
GM, DIC, Haldwani 220669 263672
Chief Medical Officer 235285,235235 239281
Chief Vetenery Officer (CVO), Bhimtal 248367 -
Ex. Engr. Hydel 235524 -
Ex. Engr. Jal Sansthan 235428 237082
Ex. Engr. PWD Haldwani 223352 -
Ex. Engr. PWD Construction Div,Nainital 235079 -
Ex. Engr. PWD Prantiya Khand, Nainital 235572 -
Ex. Engr. PWD Temp. Division, Bhowali 220029 -
Ex. Engr. PWD Ramnagar 254591 -
Ex. Engr. RES, Bhimtal 248396 -
Ex. Engr. (MI), Haldwani 248323 -
Zila Panchyat 235014 239043
Secy., Jheel Vikas Pradikaran 236042
232800
-
Field Director(Tiger Project) Ramnagar 253977,251489,251376 -
B.D.O. Haldwani 05946-261064 -
B.D.O. Bhimtal 05942-247096 -
B.D.O. Bethalghat 05942-241614 -
B.D.O. Dhari 05942-246009 -
B.D.O.Kotabag 05947-285064 -
B.D.O Ramnagar 05947-251472 -
B.D.O. Okhalkanda 05942-243331 -

Office Name Phone Number(O) Phone Number (R)
I.G. Kumaun( Nainital)
(Camp - Haldwani)
235456
221010
235323
-
S.S.P. Nainital (Nainital)
(Camp - Haldwani)
235730
223595
235586
-
A.S.P., Haldwani 221538 221541
C.O. Nainital 235730 236126
C.O. Haldwani 220797 220797
C.O. Ramnagar 254673 -
P.S. Mallital 235424 -
P.S.Tallital 236470 -
P.S.Bhowali 220023 -
P.S.Bhimtal 247044 -
P.S.Mukteshwar 286178 -
P.S.Kaladhungi 242233 -
P.S.Ramnagar 251343 -
P.S.Chorgalia 243400 -
P.S.Lalkuwan 268036 -
P.S.Kathgodam 266744 -
P.S.Jeolikote 241414,244414 -
P.S.Mukhani(Haldwani) 222370 -
P.S.Mangal Paraw(Haldwani) 252062 -
District Jail Nainital 235198 -
Sub Jail Haldwani 220109 -
Fire Services
Nainital
Haldwani
Ramnagar

235626
266121
255861

-
Supdt. District Jail 236997 -


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