August 26, 2015

Kashipur – home to the holy Drona Sagar lake and historic Govishan Fort

Kashipur is an upcoming town in the state of Uttarakhand. It is also a highly revered spiritual town located in the midst of lush green surrounding. It is most noted for Drona Sagar Lake,  Chaiti temple, and Govishan Fort. Visit the town for a peaceful and unspoiled vacation and pick from the best Kashipur hotels.drona sagar lake

Uttarakhand is popularly known as the “abode of gods”. It is one of the most spiritual states in the country with being home to multiple revered Hindu cities and towns. Located on the southern borders of the state is yet another revered Uttarakhand town known as Kashipur. It is a holy place where exists a tranquil lake, which is believed to be highly auspicious and is known as Drona Sagar Lake. It is said that the lake was constructed by the Pandavas as guru dakshina (fee) to their guru Dronacharya. The water of the lake is said to be as holy as the water of River Ganges, which is perhaps the holiest river in India. In the meantime, modernization has also set foot in the region. The recent past decades brought the introduction of several new industries in the area which led to growth of the place. Industrial estates like Omega Industrial Estate, Bheem Nagar Industrial Estate, Balaji Industrial Estate, IDEB Industrial estate etc. have their firmly established branches/headquarters in the region. Industrialization also resulted in the development of the place as a popular entertainment and recreational centre in the region. Today, there exists a good number of restaurants serving the best of culinary cuisines, shopping hubs, and hotels in Kashipur offering the genuine hospitality of in kashipur

The close proximity of the hamlet to national capital Delhi makes it a perfect getaway destination. It is about 300 k.m. from Delhi, taking nearly 6 hours to cover the distance on a vehicle. Besides, there are two direct trains from Delhi to the hill town. The nearest airport is the Pantnagar Airport, which is about 22 k.m. away and has direct flights from Delhi, Chandigarh, and Agra.

Although the place is rapidly transforming into a chief industrial town, it still preserves the essence of its long tradition of culture, art, religion, folklore, and food. It is a tranquil place to spend a restful and pictorial vacation while washing off the city blues. The place also sees a large influx of tourists who are visiting Jim Corbett National Park and the lake districts of the famous Kumaon region namely, Bhimtal, Nainital, Sattal etc. These are the popular nearby destinations to the town and are easily accessible.uttrakhand travel

In the meantime, there are a couple of interesting attractions in the town itself. ┬áThe Tumaria dam is a great spot for bird watching as migratory birds from all over the world flock the place. Chaiti temple is one of the popular landmarks of the region. It is dedicated to a local goddess Chaiti Devi and situated about 2.5 k.m. from the town on the Kashipur-Bajpur route. Locals see the temple with utmost reverence. Especially during the festival of Navratri the temple is visited by lakhs of pilgrims. Additionally, the history buffs will find a visit of Govishan Fort a worthwhile experience. It is an old fort built somewhere in the 7th Century and provides great references to the place’s past.

There are certain other attractions in the town and things to do that the tourists can look forward to. Simply visit the fast developing town to explore the different aspects of it for real and pick from the best Kashipur hotels; they are available in plenty.