Kathgodam is a mesmerizing town entrenched at a height of 1,483 feet in the foothills of Kumaon Himalayas. It is the twin of Haldwani town in Uttarakhand. The etymology of Kathgodam means 'Godown of Timber'. Previously, it was the residence of Dan Singh Bist, the timber king of India in British era. Kathgodam was known as Chauhan Patta but, after the establishment of timber godown its name was changed to Kathgodam.
The temperatures of Kathgodam change subsequently according to the weather. The summer season brings an unbearable heat wave and the temperatures can rise till 40° Celsius during the day. The summer nights are also warm as they measure between 25°-30°. The days and nights remain cool throughout winters and temperature scales between 5°-15° Celsius. The monsoons in Kathgodam bring along them a pleasant weather. The showers drop the temperatures but increase the chances of landslides.
Kathgodam also houses various temples & the locals can be spotted offering their prayers to the deities. Sheetladevi Temple and Kalichaud Temple are prime attractions in Kathgodam as they draw hundreds of devotees from nearby towns as well.
The locals of Kathgodam speak Kumaoni on a wide scale but English and Hindi languages are also understood by them.