Nestled on the banks of Gaula River, Kathgodam is located at the height of 554 metres, is part of Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
In Hindi, Kathgodam literally means ‘timber depot’. It is a major collection centre for the forest products, obtained from the Kumaon region, Uttarakhand. Although, Kathgodam was only a small village and it became famous when Britishers brought Railways there.
Being the last Railway Station of the Kumaon region, Kathgodam offers an entry point to the popular destinations such as Nainital, Bhimtal, Ranikhet, Almora, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh.
Although, there are many options to reach Kathgodam which are mentioned below. You can choose any of these according to your pocket.
Delhi to Kathgodam: By Train
Kathgodam Railway Station is nearest railway station to Kathgodam which is located in the heart of the city centre. You can get entire information about Kathgodam Train time table and Kathgodam Railway Station from below:
Kathgodam Train Time Table
There are few trains from Delhi to Kathgodam whose time table mention below:
|Train’s Name||Departure Station||Departure Time|
|Ranikhet Express||Old Delhi||22:30|
|Uttar Sampark Kranti||Old Delhi||16:00|
|Shatabdi Express||New Delhi||6:00|
About Kathgodam Railway Station
Kathgodam is a major railway station to connect the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand to the part of India. You can find the following facilities at Kathgodam Railway Station:
- Waiting Room: There are Waiting Rooms are available at Kathgodam Railway Station for use passengers. These can be booked from the website IRCTC.
- Cloak Room: There are Cloakrooms and Safety Lockers are available at Kathgodam station where you can keep your luggage in safe custody.
- Reservation: You can book tickets of Indian railways at Kathgodam Railway Station through computer reservation facility.
- Help Desk: You can get assistance from tourist help desk on railway station such as train timings, directions, and tourism queries.
Delhi to Kathgodam: By Road
You can take an ordinary bus from Anand Vihar ISBT anytime which has a fare of around 295 INR. You can also take Uttarakhand Parivahan Volvo service from Anand Vihar to Haldwani (5kms before Kathgodam) which has fare around 800 INR and AC buses with fare 547 INR.
You can book a direct taxi from Delhi to Kathgodam in between Rs 4000 to 5000 which depends upon the service provider and of course your bargaining skills.
Delhi to Kathgodam: By Air
Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport to Kathgodam where you can get a flight from Delhi to Pantnagar airport. It is around 32 km from Kathgodam from where you can easily get a taxi for Kathgodam.