Kumaon Travel Destination
Kumaon is a beautiful travel destination
of Uttaranchal State (India). Kumaon consists of districts
of Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Almora, PithoraGarh, Champawat
and Bageshwar. The area is in the
lap of the Central Himalayas. Kumaon offers the best snowscape
panoramas of the Greater Himalayan peaks in the north. God Vishnu's
Kurmavatar was taken here in
Kurmu hill and due to the reason the area is known as Kurmanchal
and later on it became Kumaon. Wildlife sanctuaries, fruit orchards,
religious sites and a
beauteous landscape are the different beauties of the region.
The Lake District Nainital is full of beautiful lakes. Its name is upon beautiful Naini
Lake named after Goddess Naini.
Almora District, is a beautiful hill
district and is very nice for exploring beauty of hills. Almora is the old city
with a series of temples all over the District. Ranikhet, Kausani, Bageshwar
etc. are other famous places to view in the district.
Ranikhet is known for its tremendous panoramic delights of the
high Himalayas. The Famous Baba Hedakhan Temple is also here near
Dwarahat, place near to Ranikhet is famous for its sequence of
temples. It is believed that all Gods decided to stay in this area and ordered
Ramganga river to flow from this place. The tree of a "SEMAL" (name of a tree)
was ordered to tell the way to the river but the tree slept before arrival of
the river and was not able to tell the way to the river. So river went on
different route. Due to the reason the Gods were not able to stay in Dwarahat.
The temples are very old and according to some people they are made by
'Pandavas' during there exile. The area of king VIRAT is also here where
'Pandawas stayed during there last year of exile named as 'Ajyatwaas'. There is
one place in the area, which is known as bed of Bhima (One of the Pandawas). At
this place if you hit on the ground it will sound very nice (like DHUM-DHUM).
The area is full of memories of Pandawa's. The old capitol of Kumaon 'PALI'
(after Champawat) is also in the same area and known as 'SARAKAARI PALI' is
still having signs of Gorakha attacks and their stay in Kumaon. After
Independence it was a 'Tahseel' (subpart of a district) but now it has been
shifted to Ranikhet and now known as Tahseel Pali-Ranikhet. In the area a
beautiful place Dunagiri (Formally known as Dron-Giri) is there and is famous
for Yoga and natural medicines. It is believed that when God Hanumaan was
flying towards Lanka after taking Sanjeevani Bootee one part of the hill broke
and fell here and this is the place which is now known as Dunagiri. Many famous
people came here for Yoga and Samaadhi.
The people of the Kumaon are
very peace loving and patriotic. There are lot persons in Indian Army from the
region. Who do not know about Capt. Somnath Sharma, The first person who got
the highest Indian army award Param Veer Chakra, was also from Kumaon
The hills are the best place to spent holidays and for
The nearest airport for Kumaon is Pantnagar, 71 kms from
Nainital, 118 kms from Ranikhet and 127 kms from Almora. The newly developed
Naini Saini Airport at Pithoragarh shall also start, connecting Kumaon in near
future with other parts of the country through commercial flights. The last
railhead for Kumaon is Kathgodam on the rail line from Delhi and Lucknow. From
Kathgodam regular bus services are provided by UP Roadways and the Kumaon Motor
Owners Union, to Nainital (55 kms). Almora (90 kms) and Ranikhet (84 kms)