Kaladhungi is a town and a nagar panchayat in
Nainital district in the
Indian state of Uttarakhand.
The place is located just on the foothill, a good climate but summers
are hot, located 26 km west of
Haldwani on the Haldwani-Ramanagar
Nainital is at distance of only 30 km to the north and
Bazpur at about 19 km to south. It has a road connecting to Delhi
via Bazpur, Tanda and Moradabad.
4 Local attractions
The blast in Caledonge (Kaladhungi) near the foot of Himalaya.
In this route there are beautiful forests on the northside. Kaladungi
has been a local commercial centre for the surrounding villages in the
plains, for over a century now.
Kaldhungi is a
Tehsil headquarters, has an Intermediate Govt. School,
and Hospital, with normal facilities like, electricity, water,
telephone, banks, post office etc.
Kaladhungi is a very fertile area and a variety of fruits and
vegetables like mangoes, lichi, papaya, guava, bananas, (vegetables -
potato, cauliflower, tomato, cabbage, peas, beans, brinjaul, guards,
lauki, kaddu, karela, dhaniya, haldi, zinger, sarson, methi, palak
etc.). Main crops are wheat, rice, mustard, sugarcane, maiz, soyabean,
gram, arhar, moong, masoor etc.
Kaladhungi is located at 29°17′N 79°21′E / 29.28°N
79.35°E / 29.28; 79.35. It has an average elevation of
393 metres (1,289 feet).
As of 2001[update]
Kaladhungi had a population of
6126. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%.
Kaladhungi has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the
national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy
is 53%. In Kaladhungi, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Jim Corbett, the famous man-eater hunter and a great environmentalist
lived at Choti Haldwani, 2 km west of
Kaladhungi on Ramnagar road
for most years of his life. His house has now been converted into a
museum in his memory by the government, known as '
Jim Corbett Museum',
a must see for the tourist going to
Nainital road. There are also the graves of his two dogs
in the compound of the museum. Another attraction is the
Nainital District The Imperial Gazetteer of
India 1909, v. 18, p.
^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kaladhungi
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villages and towns (Provisional)".
Census Commission of India.
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