Kumaun is believed to have been derived from "Kurmanchal", meaning land of the Kurmavatar ,i.e the tortoise incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It consists of higher ranges of hills descending towards south ,being succeeded by a narrow stretch of low broken country called the Bhabar ,and then by a gradual slope towards the great plain of Upper India , which is called the Terai . 


Come here to villages which are clean and welcoming, having an air of prosperity and contentment. The place where the people are very friendly and seemed to have enough. The place which was not only Corbett’s hunting ground, which was his home .   

Come to explore vast forests of Chir Pine, Himalayan Cypress, where Pindrow Fir, alder, sal or iron-wood are found in abundance.    


Haldwani (District Nainital )is the like the entrance door to Kumaun,Uttarakhand and is one of the most populous city in Uttarakhand, which plays an important role in Uttarakhand Tourism.     

Haldwani is surrounded by dense forests and the Gaula River. The name Haldwani or "Halduvani"(in Kumauni language) means "forest of Haldu" as the region once had an abundance of Haldu (Kadamb, botanists know it as Haldina cordifolia) trees.    

Haldwani is located at a key location, between the hilly terrain of the Kumaun regions and the Indo-Gangetic plain and has a Railway station, Bus station & Taxi stand. Kathgodam which also has a Railway station, is North of Haldwani, 8km/15min away and is part of the twin township of Haldwani-Kathgodam.    



Uttarakhand Tourism |Kumaun , Uttarakhand


On the foothills of the Himalayas, Kumaun region of Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful regions of northern states of India that enthrals everyone with its spectacularly scenic landscapes. Uttarakhand holds an essence of a divine presence, popularly referred to as Devbhumi - Land of the Gods .

In Uttarakhand there is something for everyone – Vacations, holiday destinations, Offbeat Destinations, Pilgrimage, Temples, Trekking, Paragliding, Camping, Yoga, Bird watching etc. 

Whether on spectacular trails, endless hiking paths, winding mountain pass roads or a bicycle tour across Kumaun, Uttarakhand: views of the Himalayas, trendy cities, lakes and relaxation in cosy accommodation (Homestay /Hotel etc) are guaranteed.

Essenceofkumaun is a medium ,an effort to promote art & culture ,various locations  of kumaun region of Uttarakhand, India ,we are promoting it on social media too.

For the visitors and tourists we have tried to give the best & true information about Uttarakhand ,with an aim is to promote Uttarakhand and Uttarakhand tourism. 

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Holiday Destinations - आरामदायक गंतव्य

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest on what nature has to teach us .It's all about exploring places like


Offbeat Destinations - अप्रचलित गंतव्य

There are hidden gems in Kumaun region, Uttarakhand India, that can capture your heart and mind with their exquisite beauty and rich heritage .


Adventurous Destinations - साहसिक गंतव्य

Mountains instead of meetings, wildlife instead of Wi-Fi, Mall roads  instead of Mobiles: follow the call in your heart and head back to nature!


Art & Culture कला,संस्कृति एवं सभ्यताof Kumaun Uttarakhand


Culture encompasses all learned and shared, explicit or tacit, assumptions, beliefs, knowledge, norms, and values, as well as attitudes, behavior, dress and language. All social units develop a culture; thus, it is the inhabitants of a specific region that collectively contribute to form that extraordinary cornucopia of life we call culture .

The rich culture of Kumaun is a blend of influences from the indigenous as well as from the immigrants to this region. The ancient cultural traditions of Uttarakhand are deep rooted primarily in religion , music , dance and arts are a manifest for the firm religious bonds of the people with the awe-inspiring Himalayas. 

Myar Himala

Artist : Gaurav Pandey

Lyrics : Girish Tewari 'Girda' 

Uttarakhand Map

Uttarakhand, India