Rudrapur is a town that is located in the Udam Singh Nagar district of the state of Uttarakhand. The town has become a hub of commerce in recent years. It is 500 year old city and has a rich history as well.
There are many tourist spots that are located in the city. The Atriya Temple that is located in the place has many legends surrounding it and it is a popular tourist destination in the region. One can also visit the nearby hill station of Nainital that is located around 72km away.
There are many old monuments that are still surviving and these are good places to visit. The main attraction of the hill town is its rustic atmosphere and the peaceful location. The town is surrounded by lush green hills and excellent scenery and there are many vantage points that are located in the place.
The Chaiti Devi Temple is another tourist site in the town and the temple is considered extremely sacred by the local population and is a must see site while visiting the place. The Giri Sarovar Lake is also a popular place and it is located around 2 km from the Kashipur Bus Stand.
District: Udham Singh Nagar
Famous for/as: Historical
Languages: Pahari, Hindi, English
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 35-40°C,
- Delhi to Rudrapur 239 km
- Lucknow to Rudrapur 343 km
- Kanpur to Rudrapur 415 km
- Pune to Rudrapur 1546 km
- Haridwar to Rudrapur 239 km
Best Season / Best time to visit
The cool and pleasant conditions make the place a popular destination throughout the year. The town is set amidst mountains and the air is always crisp and fresh. Summers are hot and it is uncomfortable for a short period. The winters can be chilly and one has to carry protective clothing while travelling during this period. The place gets rainfall during the monsoon season.
The summer season is from March to June and the temperatures range from a minimum of 26°C and a maximum of 46°C. The month of May is especially hot and the highest temperatures are experienced during this period. However this is a popular time to visit the place as well.
Rainfall can be expected for a short period from July to September. The place receives rain from the South West monsoon. The months of October and November are mild and comfortable. This is good time to visit, before the onset of the winter.
The winter season is from the month of December to February. The conditions are much milder and the temperatures can vary from a minimum of 8°C to a maximum of 15°C. Many visitors can be seen during the winter season.
The deity of Atariya temple is Goddess Atariya. This sacred shrine is situated 2km from the bus stand of Rudrapur. A 10 day fair is held here during the sacred Navratras. Large numbers of devotees visit the shrine on this occasion.
It is situated at a distance of 79kms from Rudrapur at an elevation of 1,938mts above sea level. Nainital is given the epithet of “Lake District” because it dotted with five lakes Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, and Sattal. Nainital is a glistening pearl of the panoramic Himalayan Range blessed with spectacular natural splendors and varied flora and fauna. The lake is on its majestically height during the night time when the light of the houses, cottages and hotels situated on the mountains covering Nainital reflects upon it and makes the view invigorating. Nainital is an ideal destination for families, honeymooners, poets and writers, nature lovers and adventure lovers as well.
It is situated at a distance of 64kms from Rudrapur at an altitude of 1,375mts above sea level. The main attraction in Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake which has a small island at its centre. Bhimtal is an ancient place named after the legendary Bhima of Mahabharata when Bhima visited the place during the exile period of pandavas. Bhim Tal is older than the town of Nainital and is considered as one of the best excursions of Nainital. Bhim Tal is well connected with Kathgodam and all Kumaon regions and Nepal. It is an unsolved mystery but this place might have been the part of the ancient silk route of China.
Jim Cornett National Park:
It is the oldest national park of India named after Jim Corbett a British hunter who gave up hunting. Corbett national park was founded in 1936 as Hailey national park in the Nainital district of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The park covers an area of 521sqkms. There are 488 different types of plants and over 585 types of birds and many species of animals. But the most important reason why tourists visit this place is tigers and herds of elephants. Jim Corbett National Park is situated 80kms from Rudrapur
Pantnagar airport is the nearest airport which is located around 14kms from Rudrapur. Taxis are easily available from Pantnagar airport to Rudrapur. Pantnagar is connected to Delhi with daily flights. Pant Nagar Airport is well connected by metalled road with Rudrapur. It is a domestic airport and its nearest International airport is New Delhi.
Rudrapur is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India like Kashipur, Lucknow, Rampur, Moradabad, Bareilly, Kathgodam, Dehradun and Delhi. Rudrapur Railway Station is situated 2kms from Rudrapur city. Trains to Rudrapur are frequent with major destinations of India. Taxis are easily available from Rudrapur Railway station to Rudrapur City.
Rudrapur is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of northern India. Taxis are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand to Rudrapur. Many private bus service providers operate luxury buses between Delhi to Rudrapur. Buses to Rudrapur are easily available from ISBT Anand Vihar. Rudrapur is well connected by road through NH 74 (Delhi-Nainital Highway) and NH 87 (Khatima-Panipat Highway)
Last Updated: February 13, 2014