Gwaldam is a hill station perched at an altitude of 1700 mts above sea level in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. It lies on the route which connects Garhwal region with Kumaon.
Gwaldam is a sleepy little town, on the border of Garhwal & Kumaon hills located amidst green jungles and apple orchards. Gwaldam offers a fascinating view of Himalayan peaks Nanda Devi (7817 mt), Trishul (7120 mt) and Nanda Ghuti (6309 mt).
Gwaldam with its salubrious weather and unspoilt serenity is a little heaven, nestling in the woods. The entire area up to Talwari is full of orchids. A 3 km trek amidst bewitchingly beautiful nature in the company of nameless flowers, endless springs and countless birds will take you to Badhangarh temple, perched on a narrow ridge. From here you can have a glimpse of the never seen marvels of the Himalayas.
The famous Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra goes through Gwaldam. Trek to the mysterious Roopkund Lake is the most renowned trekking excursion of Gwaldam. It is situated just 38 kms away from the famous hill station, Kausani. The beauty of Gwaldam is still quite untouched and less known travel destination.
From Gwaldam, the road winds its way through dense forests and terraced fields dotted with cottages of Tharali and Narain Bagar upto Ranikhet-Pandukholi road.
The people and culture of Gwaldam is an amalgamation of Kumaon and Garhwal region. The quaint hamlet of Gwaldam is surrounded by pine forests and looks down upon the valley which stretches for miles and the Pindar River flowing through it.
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Gwaldam is 464 kms from Delhi by road. One can find buses or taxis to either Rishikesh (237 kms) or Haldwani (288 kms) from Delhi. From Rishikesh Gwaldam is 241 kms and from Haldwani it is 173 kms. Buses and taxis are easily available from here to Gwaldam.
Kathgodam railway station (Haldwani) is the nearest railhead 168 kms from Gwaldam. Taxi or jeeps are available to Gwaldam from Kathgodam railway station.
Jolly Grant airport Dehradun is the nearest airport 280 Km from Gwaldam through Rishikesh. Tourists find taxi or jeep or buses to Gwaldam from Jolly Grant airport.