Haldwani is a busy city in Uttarakhand state. Named the Gateway of Kumaon, Haldwani is home to many Kumaoni people and you can see examples of their handicrafts and architecture throughout the city. However Haldwani is culturally diverse and there are many different festivals and religious holidays celebrated there throughout the year. Local attractions which might interest visitors include the Gaula Barrage, Hedakhan Ashram and the picturesque Sanjay Van. There is a good selection of accommodation available in the city.