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

Ironworks in Kaladhungi at the turn of 1862/1863.
Ironworks in Kaladhungi at the turn of 1862/1863.
Kaladhungi is located in Uttarakhand
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Kaladhungi is located in India
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
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UK

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.



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.). 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.[2] It has an average elevation of 393 metres (1,289 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[3] 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.

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.