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About Kathgodam

Kathgodam is the entry to numerous tourist spots in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand including Nainital. Like many parts of the state, it’s incredibly scenic and taking a walk through the town is the best way to explore it. Tourist places in Kathgodam doesn’t have a long list of attractions and for most visitors, it’s a transit point before heading off to other destinations. However, it has wonderful views of the hills, is located along the banks of the Gola River, and if you head out a little you can visit the famed Nainital Lake that’s located in the center of Nainital town.

If you’re planning a holiday in the Kumaon region, whether it’s Nainital, Bhimtal, Ranikhet or Almora, Kathgodam is the last railway station. As you enter town, you get a feel for what to expect in the rest of Kumaon. This place will never disappoint you instead it will make you feel mesmerised. Kathgodam will give you so many memories which will remain etched in your heart forever.

With a climate that’s pleasant almost all year-round, temples that draw devotees, picturesque locales and numerous attractions a short distance from town, Kathgodam is where you should head to on your next holiday. The tourist places in Kathgodam will leave you spell bounded and make you yearn for the place even more. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning and packing for the trip of a lifetime. We are sure that you will make lot of happy memories to be cherished forever.

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Kathgodam FAQ's

What is the best time to visit Kathgodam?

Kathgodam enjoys pleasant weather all year-round like much of Uttarakhand. Even so, July to November is the ideal time to visit as the weather is cool. Winter can get cold with temperatures dipping to below 5 degrees Celsius. However, the town takes on a fresh, crisp look and the chilly weather is rejuvenating.

How to reach Kathgodam?

Kathgodam is well-connected to tourist destinations in Uttarakhand. It’s about 24 kms from Nainital and can be reached by air, road and trail.

Air: Kathgodam does not have its own airport. However, Pantnagar Airport is located just 32 kms away. Flights are available from Delhi.

Road: Bus services are available from major cities of the country to Kathgodam. However, the easiest way to get here by road is to catch a bus from Delhi. It takes approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes via NH9.

Rail: Kathgodam has its own railway station known as Kathgodam Railway Station. It’s connected to cities like Dehradun, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata and Kanpur.

Which are the best places to visit in Kathgodam?

Kathgodam has a few tourist hotspots but the majority lie at a short distance from the town. If you’re in Kathgodam, these are the places to head to –
- Jim Corbett National Park
-Gola River
-Gola Dam
-Nainital Lake
-Bhimtal Lake
-Jama Masjid Kathgodam
-Kalichaud Mandir
-Sheetla Mandir

What things can I do in Kathgodam?

For many visitors, Kathgodam is a stopover before heading to other towns in Nainital and neighboring regions like Pangot, Sattal and Ramgarh. However, it does have its own attractions and before heading to any of these places, take a time to explore this pretty town.

You can go on a picnic to the dam over the Gola River, which is a popular spot for the same, and visit temples such as the Sheetla Devi and Kali Chaud mandirs as well as the lovely Jama Masjid Kathgodam. The town is best known for its scenic beauty and a walk through the streets is a great way to appreciate it.

Which are some best resorts to stay in Kathgodam?

While luxury resorts are few in Kathgodam, there are several resorts that provide good service and facilities at reasonable prices. They include –
-KMVN Tourist Bungalow Kathgodam
-Relax Inn
-Lemon Park Hotel & SPA
-Lords Eco Inn
-Dolmaar Resort
-Fiesta
-Leena Holiday Home

Which are the best places to experience local cuisine in Kathgodam?

Kathgodam has numerous eating joints including popular restaurant chains like Domino’s Pizza and Pizza Hut. However, when in town, you can’t miss out on delicious local cuisine that you won’t find elsewhere. There are a few places you can sample it such as Woodpecker Restaurant, Royal Spice Restaurant and Vatika Restaurant.

What are the best public transport modes to commute around Kathgodam?

A taxi is the best way to get around Kathgodam. You can take your time visiting places and don’t have to contend with the crowds. However, buses are cheaper and are a great option when cutting travel costs.

Which are the best places for shopping in Kathgodam?

Kathgodam has a few malls where you can pick up fashion items and brand name products. Walkway Mall located in Haldwani is the main shopping center here. Aside from shops, it features a multiplex and a food court.

Vishal Mega Mart is another shopping point. Like many of other stores in the chain, it sells a mix of items like clothing, accessories, household items and electronics.

Which are the famous treks in Kathgodam?

Being the gateway to popular trekking destinations, visitors need to travel farther to access these places. Famous treks include the likes of –
-Nanda Devi East Base Camp
-Roopkund Trek
-Brahmatal Trek
-Panchachuli Base Camp Trek
-Pindari Glacier Trek
-Om Parvat Trek
-Brahmatal Trek

Which are the famous camping destinations in Kathgodam?

Uttarakhand’s natural beauty lends itself to some terrific camping spots, a few of which are located near Kathgodam. They include Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, villages along the banks of the Kali River and Dolmaar Riverside Camp.

Kathgodam Reviews

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Anupam Goswami
Reviewed: 14 Jan 2023
5.0/5
A lifetime experience.....I enjoyed a lot in this trek!! Thanks to all team members!!And thanks to thrillophilia!! Cheers!!
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Vinod Achar
Reviewed: 23 Feb 2024
4.0/5
The trek was amazing, starting from our coordinator vishesh, who took special care and organised each and very prospect. Then our trek guid who was professional enough to understand what we were expecting and delivered the same. Overall the experience with thrillophilia. Were looking forward for fu... Read More
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Shivam Kumar
Reviewed: 05 Jan 2024
4.0/5
everything was good, the food, the stay, location,and the best part was sunset and star gazing from tilandi top. you can clearly see milkyway as well as andromeda galaxy if youknow things. mukul from thrilophila was supportive
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MAINAK KANTI BISWAS
Reviewed: 31 Jan 2024
5.0/5
Starting from transportion till completion the arrangements of fooding, lodging was excellent. The arrangements were appropriately as far as possible. The support staffs were very co-operative and a special mention must be made for the trek leader, Surya. Mr. Surya took care of everything and did ev... Read More
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Kumaresh Saha
Reviewed: 14 Jan 2023
5.0/5
A memorable trek for lifetime... Actually it was my first himalaya trek....All thanks to thrillophilia for this amazing experience of Brahmtal trek!! Cheers!!🕉️❤️
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Yadu Krishnan S
Reviewed: 22 Jan 2023
5.0/5
The ground staff ot The Searching Soul team was amazing
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