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ABOUT DISTRICT

From nature lovers and spiritual seekers to those looking to escape the daily grind – the district of Udham Singh Nagar has something for every kind of traveller. Be it pilgrimages to one of the numerous revered sites of worship, enjoying a fun-filled picnic with family and friends at one of the lakes or just taking in the serene beauty of the surroundings – there is never a dull moment here. The district headquarter is located in Rudrapur, which is said to have derived its name from king Rudra Chandra, a tribal chief. According to history, in 1588, Mughal emperor Akbar handed the land to king Rudra, who set up a military camp with the intention of ridding Terai of frequent invasions.

A largely industrial and agricultural district, Udham Singh Nagar was a part of the Nainital district before it gained the identity of a separate district in October 1995. Known as the ‘food bowl of Uttarakhand’ and ‘chawal ki nagari’, the district was named in the memory of Late Shri Udham Singh, a great freedom fighter.

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Mr. Uday Raj Singh District Magistrate