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About Kaladhungi

The quaint little town of Kaladhungi in Choti Haldwani region at the foothills of Himalayas has a special significance. Jim Corbett, the famous hunter cum conservationist transformed this village into an ecological friendly village. The town is situated at a distance of 26 kilometers from Haldwani in Nainital district of Uttarakhand on Haldwani-Ramnagar road. Kaladhungi town is located very close to Corbett National Park in Ramnagar of Uttarakhand. With the gigantic mountains in the backdrop and lush green fields flanked by dense forests; Kaladhungi is a paradise for a nature lover as well as a natural habitat for several species of flora and fauna in the region.

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History of Kaladhungi

Kaladhungi derives its name from Dunga or black stone or proportion of iron found in the stone which is abundant in the region. The region was once a popular iron foundry factory which was made from forest charcoal and iron ore found in Kaladhungi and surrounding regions.

Corbett lived barely 2 kilometers away from Kaladhungi in Choti Haldwani and had a very emotional anchor attached to the village.

Geography of Kaladhungi

Kaladhungi is located at an angle of 29.28° N and 79.35° E with an altitude measuring 393 meters above sea level. The region is very fertile and a renowned commercial centre thriving on agriculture with fruits/vegetables available in great quantities; namely Litchi, Papaya, Banana, Guava, Mangoes, Potato, Cauliflower, Tomato, Cabbage, Beans, Brinjal, Peas, Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Ginger, Turmeric, Fenugreek, Spinach, Maize, Sugarcane, Gram, Pulses, Wheat, Rice etc.

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Kaladhungi’s weather is tropical with hot summer months and chilly winter months. The region receives average rainfall during monsoons.

Tourism in Kaladhungi

Kaladhungi has been immortalized due to the stark presence of hunter and conservationist Sir Jim Corbett who lived very close to the village. In his memory a village eco trail has been created in Kaladhungi that stretches almost several kilometers through the forestland at the foothills of the Himalayas in the plains. Choti Haldwani where Jim Corbett uses to stay is a thrilling place to pursue several activities like bird watching and listening to the chirping melody of several avian species, trailing pug marks left by tigers inside the eco trail, tracking deers’; it’s once in a lifetime opportunity. The trail continues up to 2 hours in duration spanning 3.5 kilometers.

The Heritage Trail is conducted and supervised by village folks and expert commentators who shed light about Corbett’s experience, adventures and contribution to develop this village in the Kumaon range.

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While meandering through the Saal and Teak forest covered in dense greenery, look out for spotted deer, wild boar, pythons, leopards, tigers, elephants, barking deers, sambhar deers and several species of flora and fauna which inhabit here. There are home stays within Corbett eco village where tourists can interact with villagers, get to know about their lifestyle.

Interested tourists can also participate in conservationist and volunteering activities, attend cooking workshops, listen to Kumaoni folk music, cultural exchanges and embark on forest and heritage trails during their stay in the eco village.

Also make it a point to visit Jim Corbett’s house now transformed into Jim Corbett Museum enroute Nainital off Kaladhungi-Ramnagar road. The two graves of Corbett’s dogs within the museum premises are also noteworthy.

Corbett Falls in Ramnagar at a distance of 32 kilometers from Kaladhungi and Jim Corbett National Park are also highly recommended for tourists on a trip to Kaladhungi.

Best Time to Visit Kaladhungi

The ideal time to visit Kaladhungi is between February - June in summer months and October- February in winter months. The summers are hot and dry whereas the winter months are pleasant and very cold.

Hotels in Kaladhungi

Kaladhungi village does not have much accommodation facilities apart from the eco village home stays and KMVN rest house. However, there are plenty of hotels in Nainital and Haldwani which are pretty close to Kaladhungi.

Given below is a list of hotels in and around Kaladhungi:

KMVN Tourist Rest House
Address: Kaladhungi, Nainital, Uttarakhand
Ph no: 05942-231436/08650002520
Tariff: NA

Dynasty Resort
Address: Khurpatal, Kaladhungi
Nainital, Uttarakhand-263001
Ph no: 05942-240258
Tariff: INR 2337 onwards

The Naini Retreat
Address: Ayarpetta Slopes, Mallital
Nainital, Uttarakhand-263001
Ph no: 05942-235105
Tariff: INR 4475 onwards

Corbett Village Eco Tour
Address: Corbett Gram Vikas Samiti
Jim Corbett’s Heritage Village –Choti Haldwani
Kaladhungi, Uttarakhand-263140
Ph no: 05942-242723
Tariff: NA

Camp Milieu – A Birding Paradise

Address: Kaladhungi Range, Uttarakhand-263002
Ph no: 08979037355
Tariff: NA

Hotel Maharaja
Address: Zoo Road, Tallital, Nainital
Ph no: 05942-235281
Tariiff: INR 1423 onwards

Hotel Aroma
Address: Ayarpetta Slopes, Nainital
Ph no: 05942-235354
Tariff: INR 2076 onwards

Himalaya Hotel
Address: Near Bus Stand, Mallital
Nainital, Uttarakhand-263002
Ph no: 05942-235258
Tariff: INR 2354 onwards

Suman Paradise

Address: Armadale Compound, Mallital
Nainital, Uttarakhand-263623
Ph no: 09997255933
Tariff: INR 3863 onwards

Alka- The Lake Side Hotel
Address: The Mall, Nainital
Ph no: 05942-236626
Tariff: NA

Hotel Krishna

Address: Mall Road, Nainital
Ph no: 09927944473
Tariff: INR 2419 onwards

How to Reach Kaladhungi

The nearest airport to Kaladhungi is 22 kilometers away at Pantnagar in Udham Singh Nagar district while Haldwani railway station is the closest railhead to Kaladhungi at a distance of 26 kilometers connecting all major cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Mumbai etc.

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The possible road route to Kaladhungi is via HH 58 through Delhi, Moradabad, Ramnagar, Pawalgarh, Rudrapur and Haldwani.

ISBT buses from Haldwani, Anand Vihar in New Delhi and Nainital regularly ply to Kaladhungi. Besides, Uttarakhand State Transport buses and private taxis /cabs are also available from these destinations which ply to and forth from Kaladhungi.

Distance of Kaladhungi from major cities and towns

Haldwani- Kaladhungi: 26 kilometers
Nainital- Kaladhungi: 34 kilometers
Moradabad- Kaladhungi: 83 kilometers
Delhi- Kaladhungi: 245 kilometers
Kathgodam- Kaladhungi: 30 kilometers
Ramnagar- Kaladhungi: 32 kilometers
Bazpur- Kaladhungi: 30 kilometers
Bageshwar- Kaladhungi: 172 kilometers
Haridwar- Kaladhungi: 191 kilometers
Corbett Park- Kaladhungi: 58 kilometers
Lucknow- Kaladhungi: 370 kilometers

Tourist Places near Kaladhungi

There is no dearth of tourist places near Kaladhungi -the most notable places of all is Corbett National Park in Ramnagar which is renowned for being India’s first national park and forest reserve with innumerable species of flora and fauna and of course the prime attraction being the Royal Bengal tiger.
Kathgodam is also located quite close to Kaladhungi and serves as an ideal weekend getaway from the village town in Uttarakhand.

Nainital, the city of lakes located just above Kaladhungi village in the mountains is a major weekend getaway with enchanted beauty and lush greenery.

The holy city of Haridwar and the dreamy hill station of Ranikhet are also two popular sightseeing spots near Kaladhungi town.

Emergency Services in Kaladhungi

Kaladhungi is equipped to deal with all kinds of emergencies; i.e. it has a police station, ambulance service, a fire station close by, chemists etc.

Given below is a list of emergencies:

Police Station in Kaladhungi

Kaladhungi Police Station
Address: Haldwani Road, Kaladhungi
Nainital, Uttarakhand-263140
Ph no: 05942-242233

Ambulance Service in Kaladhungi

Air Ambulance Aviation
Address: 308 G 5 T 1, IGA Airport
Kaladhungi, Uttarakhand
Ph no: 09540-16-13-44

Fire Service in Kaladhungi

Address: Mallital, Nainital
Ph no: NA

Blood Banks in Kaladhungi

Base Blood Bank
Address: Banbhoolpura, Haldwani
Ph no: NA

Healthcare in Kaladhungi

Besides a government hospital, there are several hospitals located close to Kaladhungi and its vicinity for better treatments.

Given below is a list of hospitals:

Sai Hospital

Address: Kaladhungi Road, Heera Nagar
Haldwani, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: 09759414887

Central Hospital
Address: Haldwani, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: NA

Krishna Hospital & Research Centre

Address: 3-136, Guru Nanak Pura, Subhash Nagar
Nainital, Uttarakhand-263141
Ph no: 05946-222426

Bombay Hospital
Address: Thapa Colony, Haldwani
Ph no: 05946-284949

Chemists in Kaladhungi

Sourabh Medical Store
Address: Kaladhungi Road, Haldwani
Ph no: 05946-254811

Manoj Medicos
Address: 3, Kaladhungi Road, Raman Market
Haldwani, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: 09412034477

Suvidha Medical Store
Address: Kaladhungi Road, Haldwani
Ph no: 09412101960

City Central Medicos
Address: Kaladhungi Road, Kusumkhera
Haldwani, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: 09997944999

Nithesh Medicos
Address: Kaladhungi Road, Chauraha
Chorgalia, Haldwani, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: 09719256043

Kavita Medical Store
Address: Kaladhungi Chauraha, Haldwani
Ph no: 05946-254001

Utilities and Services in Kaladhungi

Kaladhungi offers basic public services like post offices, gas service, banks and petrol pumps etc.
Given below is a list of utilities and services:

Post Offices in Kaladhungi

Kaladhungi Post Office
Address: Nainital, Uttarakhand-263140
Ph no: 05942-242740

Gas Service in Kaladhungi

Bisht Gas Service
Address: Kaladhungi Road, Haldwani
Ph no: 05946-281764

Banks in Kaladhungi

Bank of Baroda
Address: Kaladhungi, Nainital
Ph no: 05942-242225
Branch Code: KALADH

Bank of India
Address: Aishbag, Kaladhungi Road
Haldwani, Uttarakhand
Ph no: 05946-254294
IFSC Code: BKID0007051
MICR Code: 263013002
Branch Code: 007051

Syndicate Bank
Address: Shakti Motors Complex, Kaladhungi Road
Mukhani, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: 05946-252809
IFSC Code: SYNB0008739
MICR Code: 263025102
Branch Code: 008739

State Bank of India
Address: Kaladhungi, Nainital
Ph no: NA
IFSC Code: SBIN0011327
MICR Code: 263002305
Branch Code: 011327

Union Bank

Address: Kaladhungi Road, Haldwani
Ph no: 05946-254357
IFSC Code: UBIN0541168
Branch Code: 541168

Nainital Bank
Address: Pilikothi, Kaladhungi Road
Haldwani, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: 05946-263008
MICR Code: 263184050
Branch Code: HAL050

State Bank of India
Address: Main Market, Kaladhungi
Nainital, Uttarakhand-263140
Ph no: 09412908387
IFSC Code: SBIN0014141
Branch Code: 014141

Corporation Bank
Address: 6-1685, Ratnalay Bhavan, Kaladhungi Road
Nainital, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: 05946-280130
IFSC Code: CORP0001277
MICR Code: 263017002
Branch Code: 001277

State Bank of Hyderabad

Address: Ratnalaya, Kaladhungi Road
Nainital, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: 09219715554
IFSC Code: SBHY0021478
Branch Code: 021478

Address: Kaladhungi Road, Nainital
Ph no: 09412054886
MICR Code: 263554002
Branch Code: 0USCBH

Allahabad Bank
Address: Kaladhungi Road, Nainital
Ph no: 09720382219
IFSC Code: ALLA0213100
MICR Code: 263010003
Branch Code: 213100

Yes Bank
Address: Kaladhungi Road, Haldwani
Ph no: 09412087722
Branch Code: NDCB02

Petrol Pumps in Kaladhungi

Indian Oil Petrol Pump
Address: Nainital-Kaladhungi Road, Ayarpetta
Nainital, Uttarakhand-263002
Ph no: NA

Abdullah Petrol Pump
Address: Kaladhungi Road, Pilikothi
Haldwani, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: NA

H P Petrol Pump

Address: Kaladhungi Road, Shiv Puram Phase -1
Haldwani, Uttarakhand-263139
Ph no: NA

Kaladhungi Fact Files

Name: Kaladhungi
District: Nainital
State: Uttarakhand
Population: 6,126
Altitude: 393 meters
Weather: Hot in summer, cold and chilly in winter
Languages Spoken: Garhwali, Kumaoni, Hindi
Pin Code: 263140
STD Code: 05946

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