RAMNAGAR (Hindi : रामनगर) is a small town and municipal
board in the
Nainital district of
India . It is located
approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) from
Nainital , the headquarters
of the district.
Ramnagar is the gateway to the
Corbett National Park , the oldest
national park and a famous tourist destination of
India . Garjiya Devi
Temple and Sitabani temple located nearby also attracts many visitors.
* 1 Geography
* 2 History
* 3 Visitor attractions
Corbett National Park
Garjiya Devi Temple
* 3.3 Sita Vani Temple
* 3.4 Tumaria Dam
* 3.5 Accommodation
* 4 Transportation
* 4.1 Air
* 4.2 Rail
* 4.3 Road
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Ramnagar is located at 29.40°N 79.12°E.
It has an average elevation of 345 metres (1,132 feet). Ramnagar is
located at the foothills of the Himalayas on the bank of river Kosi.
Kashipur located approximately 18 km away from this town. The town is
well-known for being the gateway to
Corbett National Park and draws
lot of tourist attention because of its geographical location. Its
Nainital which is a famous hill station of Northern India
makes it even more popular. Ramnagar is the gateway to western Kumaon
and Garhwal. It is also the commencement point of Kumaon Hills with
the nearby town of Haldwani. Ramnagar is also famous for International
"LITCHI FARMING". There is a Kosi Barrage in Ramnagar where lot of
migratory birds arrives in winter. Being a small town its culturally
diverse, most of the people in this town are either Kumaoni's or
Garwali's. The town has got several public and private schools along
with a college for higher education offering diverse, professional
courses which makes the town complete from the education point of
view. Primary source of income of this town is tourism, government
jobs, individual shops and small-mid size businesses.
The town was re-established and settled by king Lela dhar joshi in
1856–1884.His grand son Shubham joshi rejected the throne to let the
city be part of independent India. During the British Rule tea
gardens were developed in Ramnagar and nearby villages in Uttarakhand.
But these tea gardens have been closed since a long time. Ramnagar is
most visited for
Corbett National Park named after the hunter turned
Jim Corbett who played a key role in its
establishment. It is the oldest national park in
India which was
established in 1936.
CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
Sambar deer in
Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park Main article:
Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park is 10 km from Ramnagar. It is spread across 86
km north of Ramnagar. Established in 1936 as the Hailey National Park,
Corbett National Park is the oldest and one of the most sought after
national parks in
India . It is India's first sanctuary to come under
Project Tiger . The park was named after the hunter-naturalist turned
author and photographer,
Jim Corbett who lived in the region and
contributed in setting up this park. Visitors can move about in
vehicles (only local jypsies with the permit) inside the park area
after making entries at the respective gates. Tourists now cannot
drive their own cars inside Corbett. They have to hire jypsies with
permits from Ramnagar. Permits are necessary for entering Corbett
Tiger Reserve. Permits are issued at the CTR Reception Office at
Ramnagar. Other places worth visiting in the region are the Crocodile
Pool, Dhikala Machaan, Getheryo Library (Dhikala), Corbett
Museum(Dhangadi gate), Corbett falls.
GARJIYA DEVI TEMPLE
Garjiya Devi Temple on the
Kosi River Main article: Garjiya
Garjiya Devi Temple is located in the Garjiya village near Ramnagar,
Uttarakhand, India. It is a sacred Shakti shrine where Garjiya Devi is
the presiding deity. The temple is situated over a large rock in the
Kosi River and is one of the most famous temples of the Nainital
district visited by thousands of devotees during Kartik Poornima, a
Hindu holy day celebrated on the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik
(November – December). It is also known as the festival of lights of
the gods. The Kartik Purnima festival also coincides with the Sikh
festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
SITA VANI TEMPLE
Seeta Bani Temple is dedicated to Devi Sita, consort of Lord Rama. It
is believed that she entered into the lap of Mother Earth here. Every
year, a fair is held here during
Ramanavami . It is located at a
distance of 20 km from Ramnagar.
The Tumaria Dam is located about 17 km from Ramnagar in Maldhan
village on Kosi river bank and is a major tourist attraction.
Ramnagar is also popular for having so many resorts for the tourists
to accommodate. More than 100 resorts are located here.
The nearest airport is
Pantnagar Airport , 81.6 km away via UT SH 41
and 77.3 km away via NH 87 in the town of
Pantnagar in Udham Singh
Nagar district . However
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi
is the nearest international airport which is 269 km away.
In 1907, during the
British Raj the railway line in
Moradabad to Ramnagar. Ramnagar railway station is
under the administrative control of the Izzatnagar division of the
North Eastern Railway zone of the
Indian Railways . The station is
located about 65 km from
Nainital . It has direct rail links to
Varanasi .Code of
Ramnagar railway station is RMR
Ramnagar bus station is located near to the Railway station. There
are regular buses from Ramnagar to
Dehradun , Kashipur ,
Delhi . Bus
services are also available to
Jaipur . National Highway 121 which
starts from Kashipur and ends at Bubakhal,
Uttarakhand passes through
* ^ "Geography".
* ^ "History".
* ^ Sharad Singh Negi (1995). Uttarakhand: land and people. M.D.
Publications Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 978-81-85880-73-0 .