Kathgodam is the entry to numerous tourist spots in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand including Nainital. Like many parts of the state, it’s incredibly scenic and taking a walk through the town is the best way to explore it. Tourist places in Kathgodam doesn’t have a long list of attractions and for most visitors, it’s a transit point before heading off to other destinations. However, it has wonderful views of the hills, is located along the banks of the Gola River, and if you head out a little you can visit the famed Nainital Lake that’s located in the center of Nainital town.

If you’re planning a holiday in the Kumaon region, whether it’s Nainital, Bhimtal, Ranikhet or Almora, Kathgodam is the last railway station. As you enter town, you get a feel for what to expect in the rest of Kumaon. This place will never disappoint you instead it will make you feel mesmerised. Kathgodam will give you so many memories which will remain etched in your heart forever.

With a climate that’s pleasant almost all year-round, temples that draw devotees, picturesque locales and numerous attractions a short distance from town, Kathgodam is where you should head to on your next holiday. The tourist places in Kathgodam will leave you spell bounded and make you yearn for the place even more. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning and packing for the trip of a lifetime. We are sure that you will make lot of happy memories to be cherished forever.

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  1. What is the best time to visit Kathgodam?

    Kathgodam enjoys pleasant weather all year-round like much of Uttarakhand. Even so, July to November is the ideal time to visit as the weather is cool. Winter can get cold with temperatures dipping to below 5 degrees Celsius. However, the town takes on a fresh, crisp look and the chilly weather is rejuvenating.

  2. How to reach Kathgodam?

    Kathgodam is well-connected to tourist destinations in Uttarakhand. It’s about 24 kms from Nainital and can be reached by air, road and trail.

    Air: Kathgodam does not have its own airport. However, Pantnagar Airport is located just 32 kms away. Flights are available from Delhi.

    Road: Bus services are available from major cities of the country to Kathgodam. However, the easiest way to get here by road is to catch a bus from Delhi. It takes approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes via NH9.

    Rail: Kathgodam has its own railway station known as Kathgodam Railway Station. It’s connected to cities like Dehradun, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata and Kanpur.

  3. Which are the best places to visit in Kathgodam?

    Kathgodam has a few tourist hotspots but the majority lie at a short distance from the town. If you’re in Kathgodam, these are the places to head to –
    - Jim Corbett National Park
    -Gola River
    -Gola Dam
    -Nainital Lake
    -Bhimtal Lake
    -Jama Masjid Kathgodam
    -Kalichaud Mandir
    -Sheetla Mandir

  4. What things can I do in Kathgodam?

    For many visitors, Kathgodam is a stopover before heading to other towns in Nainital and neighboring regions like Pangot, Sattal and Ramgarh. However, it does have its own attractions and before heading to any of these places, take a time to explore this pretty town.

    You can go on a picnic to the dam over the Gola River, which is a popular spot for the same, and visit temples such as the Sheetla Devi and Kali Chaud mandirs as well as the lovely Jama Masjid Kathgodam. The town is best known for its scenic beauty and a walk through the streets is a great way to appreciate it.

  5. Which are some best resorts to stay in Kathgodam?

    While luxury resorts are few in Kathgodam, there are several resorts that provide good service and facilities at reasonable prices. They include –
    -KMVN Tourist Bungalow Kathgodam
    -Relax Inn
    -Lemon Park Hotel & SPA
    -Lords Eco Inn
    -Dolmaar Resort
    -Leena Holiday Home

  6. Which are the best places to experience local cuisine in Kathgodam?

    Kathgodam has numerous eating joints including popular restaurant chains like Domino’s Pizza and Pizza Hut. However, when in town, you can’t miss out on delicious local cuisine that you won’t find elsewhere. There are a few places you can sample it such as Woodpecker Restaurant, Royal Spice Restaurant and Vatika Restaurant.

  7. What are the best public transport modes to commute around Kathgodam?

    A taxi is the best way to get around Kathgodam. You can take your time visiting places and don’t have to contend with the crowds. However, buses are cheaper and are a great option when cutting travel costs.

  8. Which are the best places for shopping in Kathgodam?

    Kathgodam has a few malls where you can pick up fashion items and brand name products. Walkway Mall located in Haldwani is the main shopping center here. Aside from shops, it features a multiplex and a food court.

    Vishal Mega Mart is another shopping point. Like many of other stores in the chain, it sells a mix of items like clothing, accessories, household items and electronics.

  9. Which are the famous treks in Kathgodam?

    Being the gateway to popular trekking destinations, visitors need to travel farther to access these places. Famous treks include the likes of –
    -Nanda Devi East Base Camp
    -Roopkund Trek
    -Brahmatal Trek
    -Panchachuli Base Camp Trek
    -Pindari Glacier Trek
    -Om Parvat Trek
    -Brahmatal Trek

  10. Which are the famous camping destinations in Kathgodam?

    Uttarakhand’s natural beauty lends itself to some terrific camping spots, a few of which are located near Kathgodam. They include Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, villages along the banks of the Kali River and Dolmaar Riverside Camp.

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02 February 2019
19th to 23rd January 2019 can’t forget, can’t explain the experience in my life !! The Brahmatal trek is unforgettable in this lifetime!! Yes, we faced some mighty powers of mountains and skies , when we were at Brahmatal camp at 12000feet severe snow storm was hit !! Yea we wanted live snowfall we were praying for it since we booked for the trek but the holy nature gave us so much snowfall that’s enough for one lifetime!! It was almost 4 to 5 feet snow outside our camps !!! we experienced temp of around -15 to -20 degree !! we took shelters in chacha ki dhukhan (small shop with wooden roof covered with tarpol)! The best part was our guides when all others trekking companies like India hike, trek the Himalayas team went down in snow storm our team stayed back up until the 36hours storm was gone and descended with a view that can be remembered every day in this lifetime !! Thinking about the hike up the mountain, right before the peak, the pain is unbearable. The trek has been long and the journey has been uphill against snow filled rocky terrain. Just before you reach the top, you feel as if you’ll never be able to take another step, yet you do. You forget ahead and just as the desire to give up becomes strongest, you reach the top. The light, the view is incredible, and you can finally see clearly what you’ve been fighting for. Suddenly, the next part of your journey is clear. It's beautiful, and its all laid out in the sight ahead and below. You are renewed, you know now where you are going. Today, if you are in a season where you are heading uphill and all you see is the mountainous terrain ahead, I hope to inspire you to keep going. Take small steps, but don't stop and don't dare go backwards. When it feels like you can't move, take a deep breath, and cry out for strength to just take the very next step. You will reach the top of your mountain and your joy will be great!! You are moving forward and your destiny awaits! After this trek, my confidence has boosted for sure !! I would like to thank my trek guides from bottom of my heart Raju bhayia, Praveen bhai who took very good care of us overnights and days in that severe snow storm and motivating on each and every step which was very difficult on the way back !! Again I Repeat this experience “Cannot be explained and cannot forget” in this lifetime!! Guys from experience I recommend you to carry all the trekking gears without fail or u gonna suffer REAL bad in those mighty mountains especially must if u are doing in peak winter ... (don't forget to see the forecast ) imp gears are Minus temp waterproof outer jacket, down jacket .thermal inners, lots of t-shirts at least 4, thermal pants, trek pants 2 , track pants , walking poles , WATERPROOF SHOES ( very imp ), 4 pairs of thermal socks , GATERS u can't walk without it in snow, in safer side carry one meter of tarpol that can be used in heavy snow as gaters (telling with experience) , woollen caps, glove inners, waterproof gloves .. Be mentally prepared for the worst !!!u will really enjoy it and ur confidence will be much more then what you were !! MUST DO TREK!
Abhijeet Saxena Roopkund Trek
"Roopkund is a beautiful trek with heart-filling views throughout the trek. You travel from forests to meadows to rocky areas to snow in a matter of 4 days with landscape changing every day. Trek though tiring is worth trying even for beginners & first timers (like me). You just need to follow the trek leaders' guidelines and nothing can stop you from reaching the summit. Everything was decently arranged by Thrillophillia & UTT (local agency whose part we were). The only downside was that our group size was large around 28 people and we were mostly running behind the schedule. Food was okay, you can really not expect a lot when in mountains.Prepare for the trek in advance and if possible keep a day extra in reserve. Carry spare clothes and prepare for rain extensively because the weather in the bugyals & beyond is very unpredictable and you should be ready for everything. Must do trek. All the Best...."
16 June 2018
Pradeepta Mohanty Roopkund Trek
The awesome journey started from the station Kathgodam itself where we could see the ubiquitous Pine and Fir trees that we had seen previously only in TV. We had a warm welcome from the UTT staff in Lohajung where we plucked some peaches and relished along with the briefing. We met the trek leaders, cook, support staff and fellow group members with whom we were to live like a family for the next 7 days. Along with the heavenly environment, the people with their simple ways won permanent place inside us. On the 2nd day we trekked to Didna village via Kuling - 12 kms stretch, half road and other half mountains and valleys. The family who had given us home stay in Didna village welcomed us with Rhododendron drinks. By this time natural spring water had been inveterate to us. Next day trek was to Bedni Bugyal via Ali Bugyal, the most beautiful and largest meadows of Asia - 12 kms stretch. For the first time I saw real snow before my eyes when Mount Trishul and Nanda Ghunti came in front of us. We faced heavy rainfall along the way where the ponchos and waterproof shoes became handy and saved us the whole trek. Next day was a 4 km trek to Pathar Nachauni. Each place has its own fascinating fable and folk lore described to us by the Trek leaders - Raghu, Rajat, Pradeep, Uday, etc. Next was another 4 km trek to Bhagwabasa where a little AMS started to peek in and temperature dropped steeply. Folowing early morning 0300 hrs, we started on the steep 3km trek to Roopkund crossing land, waterfalls, snow and ice; and it was all heavenly out there when we could see the ice covered lake with snow surrounding it like a white glass. We returned to Bhagwabasa the same day by evening. And next day descended to Lohajung via Wan village - 12 kms. Now having returned it feels, some part of our lives could never come back from those mountains.
Ashutosh Dubal Brahmatal Trek
"perfect trek to starters , helps gain confidence really enjoyed lot ,management was perfect nothing to suggest. . . Thanks Thrillophilia\n"
15 March 2016
Himadri Bhat Roopkund Trek
The trekking experience was great. I had a really really fun filled trek. The beautiful surrounding, the bird’s eye view of the place, and everything else added more beauty to the travel experience. the roopkund was mostly frozen, and when we went close you could actually see the skeltons on the bed of the lake. oThis trip is something that I can never ever forget the final climb to roopkund was very difficult and tedious but it was worth it. I totally loved this trek. I wish I could take more such treks in the future.
14 March 2020
Nimit Bandopadhyay Roopkund Trek
I did this trek with my friends and we all enjoy this very much, the view was superb, the guide and food were fantastic, the adventure activity was amazing, but the best part was the Roopkund Lake. The very beautiful whole covered with ice. Mesmerizing. camping was very comfortable and I never forgot this adventure. Worth doing it.
05 March 2020
Gajadhar Gandhi Roopkund Trek
It was a unique experience when I was surrounded by the snow so we friends start playing with it and we trek nicely. camping was good and we take many pictures for memories, the guide was professional but the food was a little bit spicy but overall we can say this was one of the best vacations I spent.
11 March 2020
Mukul Ahluwalia Roopkund Trek
When I was in Uttarakhand with my friends so one of them suggest me to do roopkund trek so I book the trek from Thrillophilia and this gives me lifetime experience, the location was good relaxing, the guide was funny and polite in nature and food was ok-ok but we had a memorable experience.
07 March 2020
Adhrit Menon Roopkund Trek
The guesthouse was the best to stay, the food was ok on all the times. The guide was good and well experienced, this place is for those people who seek for adventure. I was there with 3 other solo travelers, try to go with bigger groups.
01 March 2020
Deeptanshu Achari Roopkund Trek
I have done many treks but this one has a different exposure. Totally amaze and with such a good food on trek was unexpected. I would suggest that adventure lover people must try this one as it will give you thrilling experience.

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