Nanakmatta is an important Sikh pilgrimage centre that lies on the Rudrapur-Tanakpur route. Known as the abode of the yogis, this place has many devotees of Guru Gorakhnath and was earlier known as Gorakhmatta. When Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru, visited this place in the 16th century, its name was changed to Nanakmatta. Guru Nanak is said to have meditated here and it believed that he even taught the yogis the true path of meditation.
Guru Nanak was enchanted with the serene surroundings and divinity of the place and is said to have bestowed his blessings on it, which resulted in its growth. Nanakmatta is 17 kilometres from Khatima and is situated in the Udham Singh Nagar district in Uttarakhand. Another attraction here that adds to the popularity of the place is the Nanakmatta Dam built across the Saryu River. It serves as an ideal fishing and angling destaination.
The renowned shrine of Goddess Atariya is 2kms from the bus stand off Rudrapur-Haldwani route. According to a famous folktale, when King Rudra was passing through his chariot, it got stuck in the marshy land after which he decided to build a temple and well at that spot. The Atariya temple is the same; a ten-day fair is held here during the Navratras. Large number of pilgrims visits this shrine during this occasion.
Drona Sagar Girital and Drona Sagar are well known spots and are associated with the story of the Pandevas. The Chaiti Mela is the best known fair of Kashipur. Today Kashipur is an important industrial township. In autumn (after monsoon) one can see the snow clad peaks of Trishul and its surrounding.
Giri Sarovar This charming lake is about 2kms from Kashipur bus stand located on the Kashipur-Ramnagar route. This is an ideal picnic spot for spending time.
Chaiti Devi Temple
This temple is located at a distance of 2.5kms from Kashipur bus stand and lies on the Kashipur-Bajpur route. Large fair is held during the sacred Navratras and flocks of devotees visit this shrine during the festival.
Pantnagar Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
G.B. University is the first ever agricultural university of India. It was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on the 17th of November, 1960 as the Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University (UPAU). Later the name was changed to Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in 1972 to memorialize the great freedom fighter Govind Ballabh Pant. It is located at a distance of 5km from Rudrapur. This university lies in the town of Pantnagar in the district of Udhaam Singh Nagar in the state of Uttarakhand, India.
Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport which is located at a distance of 55 kms from Nanakmatta. Taxis are easily available from Pantnagar airport to Nanakmatta. Pantnagar is connected to Delhi with four round flights every week.
The nearest Railway station to Nanakmatta is Khatima which is well connected by railway network with major destination of India. Taxis and buses are easily available from Khatima railway station to Nanakmatta.The distance from Khatima Railway station to Nanakmatta is 15 kms.
Nanakmatta is well connected by motorable roads with major destination of northern India. Taxis and buses are easily available to Nanakmatta from major destination of Uttarakhand. Buses to Khatima and Rudrapur are available from ISBT Anand Vihar,Delhi. A cab can also be hired easily.