Danya is a small scenic town which is popular among the passengers traveling between Almora and Pithoragarh or Haldwani to Pithoragarh. The town is situated midway between Almora and Pithoragarh in Almora district of Uttarakhand state. It falls under Dhaula Devi Block of Almora district. Dhaula Devi Block of Almora has 232 villages, this town is one of them.
The tiny hamlet of Danya lies in the midst of Almora and Pithoragarh. It is a major stopover for people traveling from major destinations of Kumaon region such. The buses and taxis that play from Almora or Haldwani to Pithoragarh or Dharchula (and vice versa) in the morning and reach here by afternoon. The passengers halt here for having lunch, which has made this place a popular station to halt.
The town has many general shops, restaurants, and a few sweet shops. Restaurants offer typical North Indian food with Kumaoni touch such as Paratha, Roti, Chawal, Dal, Sabzi, Rayta etc. Bal mithai and Singauri are two popular Kumaoni sweets easily available in Danya, which tourists take to their homes.
According to 2011 Census, Danya’s total population is 515. Out of which, 251 are males and the remaining 264 are females. There are 74 children in this town between the age of 0 to 6 years. Out of 74, 40 are boys and 34 are girls.
|Census Parameter||Census Data|
|Total No of Houses||111|
|Female Population %||51.3 % ( 264)|
|Total Literacy rate %||70.9 % ( 365)|
|Female Literacy rate||33.4 % ( 172)|
|Scheduled Tribes Population %||0.0 % ( 0)|
|Scheduled Caste Population %||35.7 % ( 184)|
|Working Population %||47.2 %|
|Child(0 -6) Population by 2011||74|
|Girl Child(0 -6) Population % by 2011||45.9 % ( 34)|
|Boys Below 6 years||40|
Danya lies in the midst of Almora and Pithoragarh on Almora – Pithoragarh road. Danya is 51 km from Almora and 64 km from Pithoragarh. Taxis and buses to this town are available from Almora, Haldwani, and Pithoragarh. The nearest railway station to this town is Kathgodam railway station near Haldwani. Kathgodam is 131 km away from this town via NH109. The nearest airport is Pantnagar airport, at a distance of 165 km. Pantnagar is 26 km away from Haldwani.