Kumaon or Kumaun is one of the two regions and administrative divisions of Uttarakhand, a mountainous state of northern India, the other being Garhwal. It includes the districts of Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat, Nainital, Pithoragarh, and Udham Singh Nagar. It is bounded on the north by Tibet, on the east by Nepal, on the south by the state of Uttar Pradesh, and on the west by the Garhwal region. The people of Kumaon are known as Kumaonis and speak the Kumaoni language.
Historically ruled by the kings of Katyuri and Chand Dynasties, the Kumaon division was formed in 1816, when the British reclaimed this region from the Gorkhas, who had annexed the erstwhile Kingdom of Kumaon in 1790. The division initially consisted of three districts, Kumaon, Terai and Garhwal, and formed the northernmost frontier of the Ceded and Conquered Provinces in British India, that later became North Western Provinces in 1836, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh in 1902, and United Provinces in 1937.
It is home to a famous Indian Army regiment, the Kumaon Regiment. Important towns of Kumaon are Haldwani, Nainital, Almora, Pithoragarh, Rudrapur, Kichha, Kashipur, Pantnagar, Mukteshwar and Ranikhet. Nainital is the administrative centre of Kumaon Division and this is where the Uttarakhand high court is located.
Best Travelling places in Kumaon:
- Nainital,Kaushani,Almora,Patal Bhubeneswar.
Kumaon best time to visit:
- October to December and March to May are the best months to visit Kumaon. While January and February are good for those who wish to experience snowfalls. June is quite hot, while July onwards, Kumaon receives lots of rains which makes commuting quite difficult in the area.
Day 1-Pickup From Lalkuan/Kathgudam station & Transfer to Nainital hotel,Distance 50km(approx 2hrs).Night stay at Nainital.
Day 2-After breakfast visit Bhimtal, Naukuchia Tal and Sat Tal, Afternoon free for leisure, Night stay at Nainital.
Day 3-After breakfast start for Kousani Via ranikhet Distance 125km(approx 4hrs). Reach Kousani and night stay.
Day 4-After breakfast visit Goualdam, lunch at Hotel and night stay at Kousani.
Day 5-After breakfast proceed to Munsiyari via Chaukori. On the way visit Baijanath Temple lunch will be served on the way,Distance 175km(approx 6hrs). Night stay at Munsiyari.
Day 6-After breakfast visit Nanda Devi Temple. Night stay at Munsiyari.
Day 7-After breakfast start for Patal Bhubaneswar on the way visit Patal Bhubaneswar Cave,Distance 130km(approx 5hrs) Night stay at Patal Bhubaneswar.
Day 8-After breakfast start for Lohaghat, reach Lohaghat at Noon, after lunch visit Mayawati Ashram,Distance 100km(approx 3.30hrs). Night stay at Lohaghat.
Day 9-After breakfast proceed to Almora on the way visit Jageswar Dham Temple and Chaitai Temple,Distance 120km(approx 4hrs). Night stay at Almora.
Day 10-After breakfast visit Binsar Forest (Optional tour at your own cost) after visit back to hotel for lunch. Night stay at Almora.
Day 11-After lunch proceed to Kathgodam Railway Station,Distance 100km(approx 3hrs)
By road u can cover Kumaon.
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