Kashipur – Historic City with Army Public School & Sixth Century Settlement Ruins
Kashipur is a historic city dating back to the emperor Harshavardhana’s period who reigned during 606-647 AD. It is situated at Udham Singh Nagar district ,Uttarakhand state, India.
This historic city was known as Govishan, during the preiod of emperor Harshavardhana or Harsha. The Great Chinese Traveler, Monk, scholar, and translator, Yuan-Chwang, on his seventeen year long visit to India, visited this place. The ruins of the buildings and other structures of those days are still to be seen near to this historic city. Ruins of the ancient 6th century Panchayatan temple can be seen at Kashipur.
The city is named after Kashinath Adhikari. He was the governor of the region under the Chand Kings of Kumaon Dynasty. He is the founder of the current township, which was laid in the 16th century. In 1801, Kashipur ceded to The British. In 1815, after the Anglo-Gorkha war, the Treaty of Sugauli was signed between the Kumaon and the British, which resulted in Kumaon ceding to The British .
Kashipur is now an important industrial township. HCL Technologies, Flexituff International Ltd, Videocon Pasupati Arcylon Limited, IGL, etc, are located here. Many Paper and sugar mills are also located here. The city is now famous for its seed plants, supplying High quality seeds to country.
Army public school is situated at Hempur, Kashipur, at around 15 kilometers distance from the town.
How Do I Go To Kashipur?
Kashipur is well connected by roads. NH 74 and NH 121 passes through the city. The city is connected to all major nearby cities like Bajpur, Bareilly, Delhi, Gadarpur, Haldwani, Jaspur, Moradabad, Nainital, Ramnagar, Rudrapur, etc, by roads.
Kashipur Junction railway station connects the city with the rest of the country by rail network. Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport, at around 72 kilometers away. New Delhi International airport is at around 215 kilometers distance from Kashipur town.