A city and municipal board in Udham Nagar District of Uttarakhand, Kashipur is named after Kashinath Adhikari, the founder of the township and one of the officers of the Chand rulers of Kumaon in the Middle Age. Kashipur is a town where remnants of the past survive cheek-to-jowl with the present-day sprawling modern settlements .
Kashipur is a town of profound religious, cultural, historical and archaeological significance, its history dating back to the 'Mahabharata' period. Haver writes that around 5000 years ago the city of Kashipur was a revered Hindu pilgrimage centre. The Chinese traveller Heun-Tsang has described this city as 'Govishan' in his travelogue.
The foundation of present day Kashipur was laid by Pandit Kashinath who was an office bearer under Raja Devi Chand of the Chand Dynasty of Kumaon. The town is said to have been the temporary abode of such enduring religious and spiritual icons as Sant Tulsidas, the famous author-poet of the Ramcharitamanas and Swami Dayanand, the founder of Arya Samaj.
All in all, the town of Kashipur has lots to offer to a visitor in terms of history, mythology, spiritualism and sight seeing. Some places of interest are the Chaiti Temple, Panchaytan Temple and Drona Sagar.
Drona Sagar Lake
The water of Drona Sagar Lake is believed to be as sacred as the River Ganga. The lake is associated with Guru Dronacharya.
Priya Plaza Mall
Priya Plaza Mall is a popular shopping mall in Kashipur.