Kathgodam, Uttarakhand

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Kathgodam is a town in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state of India. It is part of the twin township of Haldwani-Kathgodam, and is immediately north of Haldwani.

Literally meaning timber depot, it was a small village in 1901 with a population of 375,[1] though its importance grew rapidly after the railway line was extended here in late 19th century, after it reached Haldwani in 1884.
Today, it is the last station on its Indian Railways line; from this point, one must travel by automobile to the Kumaon region of the Himalayan Mountains. From this place, mountain roads lead to tourist destinations like Nainital, Bhimtal, Sattal, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet, Naukuchiyatal and Almora.

Situated close to Kathgodam are beautiful temples called ‘Sheetla devi’ and ‘Kalichaud’ which attract large numbers of devotees from the surrounding region during festivals. Kathgodam also leads a way to one of the beautiful ashram called as Hairakhan.
There is a beautiful dam which is built on the Gola River.