Pantnagar Attractions/Tourist places/Local Sightseeing
Pantnagar is a town and a university campus in Udham Singh Nagar district, Uttarakhand. Nainital, Rudrapur and Kiccha, Haldwani are the major cities surrounding Pantnagar.The town is famous for having the first agricultural university of India which was established on 17 November 1960.Previously the university was called the Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University or Pantnagar University, since it has been rechristened G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology.In recent years, an integrated industrial estate has been established near the campus which houses companies such as Tata, Bajaj, Nestle, Dabur and Vedanta Resources.
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Haldwani is a city, which along with its twin township of Kathgodam forms the Haldwani-Kathgodam municipal Corporation (since May 2011) in Nainital District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.Haldwani is the third most populous city in Uttarakhand, and is known as the "Gateway of Kumaon". In Kumaoni, the local dialect, the place is called "Halduvani", literally "forest of Haldu", after the tree named "Haldu" often referred to as "Kadamb" (Haldina cordifolia), which was found in abundance prior to deforestation for agriculture and settlement.
Nanakmatta is a historical town named after the Sikh pilgrimage site, Gurdwara Nanak Mata Sahib, in the state of Uttarakhand. The town is associated with Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Hargobind. It is situated on the bank of Deoha stream, which has since been dammed into a reservoir named Nanak Sagar. The Gurudwara is located 15 kilometres west of Khatima Railway Station on road to Tanakpur. The holy shrine is near the town of Sitarganj. It is one of three Sikh Holy places in the state, with others being Gurdwara Hem kunt Sahib and Reetha Sahib.
It is situated at a distance of 79kms from Pantnagar at an elevation of 1,938mts above sea level. Nainital is given the epithet of â€œLake Districtâ€ 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 Pantnagar 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.