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Kaladhungi is a town and a nagar panchayat in Nainital district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Kaladhungi
town
Ironworks in Kaladhungi at the turn of 1862/1863.
Ironworks in Kaladhungi at the turn of 1862/1863.
Kaladhungi is located in Uttarakhand
Kaladhungi
Kaladhungi
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Kaladhungi is located in India
Kaladhungi
Kaladhungi
Kaladhungi (India)
Coordinates: 29°17′N 79°21′E / 29.28°N 79.35°E / 29.28; 79.35Coordinates: 29°17′N 79°21′E / 29.28°N 79.35°E / 29.28; 79.35
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Nainital
Elevation 493 m (1,617 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,126
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration UK
Website uk.gov.in

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 road. 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.

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OverviewEdit

 
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.[1]

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.). The main crops are wheat, rice, mustard, sugarcane, maiz, soybean, gram, arhar, moong, masoor, etc.

GeographyEdit

Kaladhungi is located at 29°17′N 79°21′E / 29.28°N 79.35°E / 29.28; 79.35.[2] It has an average elevation of 393 metres (1,289 feet).

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census,[3] Kaladhungi had a population of 6,126. 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.

Local attractionsEdit

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 taking Kaladhunigi-Nainital road. There are also the graves of his two dogs in the compound of the museum. Another attraction is the Bajauniyahaldu village.

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