The place is well known as the gateway to the Kumaon region in the state of Uttarakhand. It is a famous tourist destination with pleasant climate and beautiful views of the surrounding hills. People know it as the forest of Haldu trees because it has flourished with these trees for a very long time. The town is popular amongst trekkers, hikers and photographers. It not only lures the domestic travelers but also a number of foreign tourists. Haldwani shines as a glittering jewel surrounded with lakes and nature's bounty.