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Do You Know The History of Kathgodam Railway Station, Haldwani – Uttarakhand?

In the 1800s when Britishians were ruling on India, they founded the railway station of Kathgodam Railway Station. Their contribution was also useful for Uttarakhand’s railway development. Basically, Lord Dalhousie who was the father of Indian Railway at that time. British government started to cut the dense forest of kathgodam and established the railway tracks.

To extend the track from kathgodam isn’t possible, because the hilly area starts from there. So, Britishian’s decided to develop the last station of Kathgodam. One unknown fact also exists in the development of Kathgodam which is that people were also got frightened when they saw the running steam engine first time on the track slowly-slowly. They felt that this heavy & large iron vehicle may be run on to the plain land.

Inauguration of Kathgodam Railway Station in 1884

And the time came when the very first train ran from Lucknow to Kathgodam on 24th April 1884. This date is also celebrated on the occasion of the establishment of Kathgodam Railway Station, Haldwani.

David Richardson saw many wild animals tiger, deer, etc. on the way of Rudrapur to Lalkuwa, the British government decided to establish this station in the queen valley of the United Province. British Government already developed various railway routes in India such are Mumbai, Kolkata, Agra, Lucknow, and Hyderabad. In 1851 Roorkee to Piran Kaliyar first steam engine started and nowadays which runs every Saturday & Sunday. Now, various railway routes are connected to Kathgodam such are Delhi, Agra Jaisalmer, Lucknow, Dehradun.

Railway Routes for Kathgodam in 20th Century

In 1952, the bell on kathgodam was established which you can see on the platform. And, it makes much more historical this station. The first long route was connected to Kathgodam from Guwahati in 1908 and the train name is Avadh Tiruhat. In 1920, Kathgodam to Agra connected via Kumaun Express. In 1994, Kathgodam to Delhi via Ranikhet Express. In 1999, Kathgodam to Ramnagar via a Passenger train service.

Railway Routes Extension in 21st Century for Kathgodam

In the 21st Century, the Indian Railway started some more routes. In 2004, Kathgodam to Dehradun via Doon Express. In 2007, Kathgodam to Delhi via Sampark Kranti train. On 21st March 2012, Kathgodam to Delhi via Shatabdi Express. Many trains are functioning from Kathgodam to Lalkuwa, Moradabad, Jammu, etc.

Most Popular Hill Stations Connectivity from Kathgodam

Kathgodam also connects with Uttarakhand’s various hill stations via road which is: Nainital, Bhimtal, Khutani, Sattal, Khurpatal, Jim Corbett, Naukuchiatal, Ghorakhal, Bhowali, Padampuri, Dhari, Dhanachuli, Bhatelia, Mukteshwar, Ramgarh, Sitla, Nathuakhan, etc. [Property in Nainital]

There are lots of taxis available from Kathgodam station’s main gate to various hill stations. You can easily hire any taxi as per your requirements. And, you will also get good hotel accommodations in Kathgodam as well as also on your desired hill station.

Himalayan View in Mukteshwar

Tourist Places Near By Kathgodam

Uttarakhand’s places are full of adventurous and memorable for everyone. It’s also known as Devbhoomi. If you go to Bhimtal from where you can enjoy the paragliding as well as also in the Mukteshwar. Cave Garden, Lovers cum Suicide Point, Naini Lake are located in Nainital. But, if you want to see the Himalayan ranges then you would have to go onto the height like Mukteshwar, which has a height of 7,500 feet above sea level while the height of Nainital is around 6,500 feet. You should also visit the Tea Garden & Ghantiwala Temple in Ghorakhal, Bhalu Gaad Waterfall, Chauli Ki Jali, Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple in Mukteshwar.

Indus Valley Cottage in Mukteshwar

Whenever you make a plan to visit Uttarakhand, you should plan your trip via train or your own transport then you can explore many more places deeply. If you want to see Apple orchards and deodar trees, it’ll available in Mukteshwar. So, book your own holiday home permanently means your own independent villa or cottage in Mukteshwar then you can contact Indus Valley Mukteshwar. Or on rent, you can search via various hotel booking sites.


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