Ghatgarh (Hindi: घटगड़) is a village on Kaladhungi-Nainital highway at an altitude of 1020 meter from MSL (29°19’51.67”N and 79°22’54.41”E) and 255 kms away from Delhi. There are two nearby rail-heads to approach to Ghatgarh. Haldwani is 35 kms and Ramnagar is 40 kms away from this place. There are regular buses from Haldwani/Ramnagar to Kaladhungi. It takes about 30 minutes from Haldwani to Kaladhungi and 40 minutes from Ramnagar to Kaladhungi by bus. Once one reaches at Kaladhungi, it will take another 30 minutes to reach at Ghatgarh.
By Bus from Delhi There are regular buses from Inter State Bus Terminus, Anand Vihar to Haldwani. Bus takes around 08 hrs to reach Haldwani. There are general, semi-deluxe, deluxe, hi-tech and AC buses available for Haldwani. You can choose with your comfort. There is no need of advance booking and you can get tickets from the bus itself in case of general buses but for hi-tech and AC buses, you need to book your ticket in advance.
By Car from Delhi Drive yourself to Ghatgarh from Delhi (approx - 275 Kms). Depending on the traffic situation, it can take you 5 to 6 hours to reach.
By Train from Delhi There are three trains to reach Ghatgarh from Delhi:
Nainital is a popular hill station of India. Situated at an altitude of 2,084 metres (6,837 ft) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina (2,615 m (8,579 ft)) on the north, Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)) on the west, and Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft)) on the south. One can do several activities like boating in the lake, shopping in and around the mall road, visiting several view points, etc.
Activities like birding, nature & wildlife photography, wildlife tracking and nature walk etc. are must do for nature lovers and enthusiasts when one gets into Ghatgarh. One can also enrich his knack for primitive rural lifestyles and organic farming.
Eco-camp in Ghatgarh named as Camp Milieu- A Birding Paradise, is a very good place to stay and get soaked in the surroundings to rejuvenate oneself.