Kashipur, Uttarakhand

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Kashipur
काशीपुर
ਕਾਸ਼ੀਪੁਰ
Nagar Nigam
Nickname(s): Ksp
उज्जैनी नगरी
Kashipur is located in Uttarakhand
Kashipur
Kashipur
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 29°13′N 78°57′E / 29.22°N 78.95°E / 29.22; 78.95Coordinates: 29°13′N 78°57′E / 29.22°N 78.95°E / 29.22; 78.95
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Udham Singh Nagar
Government
 • Mayor Mrs. Usha Chaudhary (Independent politician)
Area
 • Total 5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Elevation 218 m (715 ft)
Population
 • Total 121,623 (388th)
 • Density 22,275.2/km2 (57,693/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 244713
Telephone code 915947
Vehicle registration UK18
Sex ratio 911 /
Website kashipur.in

Kashipur (Hindi: काशीपुर, Urdu: کاشیپر) is a city and a Nagar Nigam[1] in Udham Singh Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Kashipur was declared as Nagar Nigam on 26 January 2013. Kashipur is located at 29°13′N 78°57′E / 29.22°N 78.95°E / 29.22; 78.95.[2]

History[edit]

Kashipur was known as Govishana, during the time of Harsha (606–647 AD). The ruins of the large settlement of those days can be still seen near the city.[3] The famous chinese pilgrim Xuanzang also travelled the city in 7th century. Kashipur is believed to have a good historic trade of clothes and metal vessels.

Etymology[edit]

Kashipur was named after Kashinath Adhikari, the founder of the township and governor of the pargana, one of the officers of the Chand Kings of Kumaon in the 16th and 17th centuries.[4]

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

The nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport which is 72 km away at Pantnagar whereas, the nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi which is 214 km away.[5]

Rail[edit]

Kashipur is connected to Ramnagar, Kathgodam, Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Jaisalmer and Delhi by rail network. Kashipur Railway Station is under the administrative control of the Izzatnagar division of the North Eastern Railway zone of the Indian Railways which currently serves the city.

Road[edit]

Kashipur is well connected to major cities such as Moradabad, Ramnagar, Jaspur, Bajpur, Rudrapur, Bareilly, Delhi, Gadarpur, Nainital, Haldwani with road network. Major roads that cross the city limits are -

  • NH 74
  • NH 121

Major roads within the city are -

  • Aliganj Road
  • Station Road
  • Mata Mandir Road
  • Ratan Cinema Road
  • Tehsil Road

Bus[edit]

Buses are one of the major source of transportation for the city. There are two major Bus station in Kashipur -

  • Kashipur Depot (Roadways Bus Station)

E-Rickshaw[edit]

E-Rickshaw also known as Mini Metro have now estabilished themselves as the leading source of travelling within the city.

Rickshaw[edit]

Rickshaws have been clearly the leading source of travelling to look for within the city.

Auto Rickshaw[edit]

Auto Rickshaws serve during the fairs and fates in large numbers.

Education[edit]

Kashipur has got some good Schools and Colleges, that are affiliated with either of these five bodies - C.B.S.E, I.C.S.E., C.I.S.C.E, Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad and Uttarakhand Board of School Education.

Major Schools and Colleges in Kashipur are -

  • Army Public School
  • Chhauni Children Academy
  • DAV Public School
  • Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School
  • Kendriya vidyalaya
  • Little Scholars School
  • Samar Study Hall
  • St. Mary School
  • Templeton College
  • Tularam Rajaram Saraswati Vidhy Mandir Inter College
  • Vision Valley School
  • Udayraj Hindu Inter College
  • Shriram Institute of Management and Technology
  • Radhe Hari Govt. Post. Graduate. College.
  • Chandrawati Tiwari Girls Degree College

IIM Kashipur[edit]

The Indian Institute of Management Kashipur also known as IIM Kashipur, is a public business school located in Kashipur, Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the thirteen Indian Institutes of Management the government has set up during the Eleventh Five-year Plan. The foundation stone was laid by the HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on 29 April 2011.

Demographics[edit]

As per provisional data of 2011 census Kashipur had a population of 121,610, roughly equally to the nation of Kiribati, out of which males were 63,625 and females were 57,985. The literacy rate was 83.4%.[6] In Kashipur, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions[edit]

According to 2011 census distribution of religions in population of Kashipur were -

  • Others - 1.3

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Kashipur is divide into 20 wards for election purposes.

Heritage[edit]

Drona Sagar Lake[edit]

Drona Sagar is believed to be associated with Guru Dronacharya, teacher of the Pandavas and the Kauravas in the epic Mahabharata. Many believe that the Drona Sagar was created by the Pandavas as a Guru Dakshina (fee) for Dronacharya. The Skanda Purana states that the water of Drona Sagar is as holy as that of the Ganges. The excavation site at Drona Sagar is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Shree Moteshwar Mahadev Mandir[edit]

Shree Moteshwar Mahadev, also known as Shree Bheem Shankar Mahadev, is an abode of Lord Shiva in Kashipur. This place was known as the Dakini State in ancient days. This is where Lord Shiva is situated in his full face as a Jyotirlingam known as Bheem Shankar. This is the Bheem Shankar Jyotirlingam.

Maa Balsundari Mandir[edit]

Bal Sundari Mandir, also known as Chaiti Mandir, is a temple located in Kashipur.

Chaiti Mela[edit]

During Navratras in March a grand fair is held here every year. The fair draws thousands of pilgrims and devotees from far-flung areas.

Gurudwara Shri Nankana Sahib[edit]

The Dhela river used to cause havoc in the city by flooding each year. When Guru Nanak Dev ji reached this place, the local people were on the verge of leaving this place for safer grounds. Guru Nanak Dev ji told them to be patient and advised them to remain there only. Thereafter, on the riverside, he started singing kirtan. As the kirtan was in progress, the river rose. Guru Nanak Dev ji performed the ardas and the river, after touching Guru Nanak Dev ji feet, receded, moved to a distance away from the town. It is said that since then, the river has never flooded the city again. Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib is located in the city of Kashipur, district Udham Singh Nagar, in Mohalla Pakka Kot, near Nagrath Mandir and Uday Raj College. It is about one km away from the bus stand and the railway Station of Kashipur and located on the Ramnagar - Manpur bypass road.[7]

Twin Towns[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

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