Kashipur is a city and a municipal board in Udham Singh Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
Kashipur was known as Govishan or Govisana, during the time of Harsha (606–647 AD), when Xuanzang (631–641) visited this region. The ruins of the large settlement of those days are still to be seen near the city. Kashipur was named after Kashinath Adhikari, the founder of the township and governor of the pargana, one of the officers of the Chand Kings of Kumaon in the 16th and 17th centuries. Girital and Drona Sagar are well known spots and are associated with the story of the Pandavas. The Chaiti Mela is the best known fair of Kashipur. Today Kashipur is an important industrial township. In autumn, after the monsoon, one can see the snow-clad peaks of Trishul and its surroundings.
The nearest airport is 72 km away at Pantnagar. Kashipur is connected to Ramnagar, Kathgodam, Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow and Delhi by rail network. Kashipur is connected by road with all the major cities of the state and region. kashipur is well connected with big cities like Haridwar, Dehradun, delhi, moradabad etc. It is located at national highway NH-74. Delhi is about 225 km away and Haridwar is about 176 km away from Kashipur.
Kashipur is a door to The beautiful hills of Nainital. Located near Jim National Corbett Park famous for tiger and elephant
Drona Sagar Lake: Drona Sagar is believed to be associated with Guru Dronacharya, teacher of the Pandavas and the Kauravas in the epic Mahabharata. Many believe that the Drona Sagar was created by the Pandavas as a Guru Dakshina (fee) for Dronacharya. The Skanda Purana states that the water of Drona Sagar is as holy as that of the Ganges. At present a huge pond with lotus flowers is situated here. The pond is surrounded by temples of various deities. Earlier, there were 32 temples around the periphery of this pond. The excavated site at Drona Sagar is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Central Government recently announced several benefits. With a government eager to promote trade and industry by providing extensive benefits and incentives, Kashipur has become the new industrial hub in India. With Kashipur fast becoming a thriving industrial center, the city is ideally suited for Industrial Park projects with cost of living compared to metros. Large industrial houses such as India Glycols Ltd (IGL), HCL, Videocon, GAMA IFRAPROP (P) LTD 225MW Power Plant and several paper and sugar mills already have a presence in the district.
Kashipur is fast growing city in Uttarakhand where industries have sprung up at a great pace. The city is in developing stage in terms of education. ITI Kashipur is regarded one of the best ITIs in Uttarakhand and provides only Diploma Courses. Government Polytechnic Kahsipur is providing great engineers for the country. It is the biggest and oldest polytechnic in Uttarakhand.
- Shree Bheema Shankar (Moteshwar) Mahadev: Shree Moteshwar Mahadev also known as Shree Bheem Shankar Mahadev is an abobe of Lord Shiva in Kashipur, this place was known as the Dakini State in ancient days.
- Maa Bal Sundari Mandir: Bal Sundari Mandir also known as Chaiti Mandir, is the most famous temple in Kashipur.
- Shri Bhole Baba Pathari Wale Temple: This temple is situated around 10 kilometers away from Kashipur Station next to Kundeshari in Village Dhakiya No. 1.
- Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib: Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib is located in the city of Kashipur, in Mohalla Pakka Kot, near Nagnath Mandir. Gurdwara is the main attraction for Sikhs in this region, Kashipur is filled with good population of Sikh community.