Kanda is a beautiful and historic town and tehsil in Bageshwar district, in Uttarakhand, India. It is 26 kms from Bageshwar. Kanda includes over 30 villages. Located at a height of 1500-1900 m above sea level, Kanda is surrounded by terraced fields and mountains.
History of Kanda:
From the 7th to the 13th century Kanda was under the Katyuri Kings. In 13th century after the disintegration of the Katyuris, Kanda came under the rule of Mankoti kings of Gangoli. During the 16th century, the Chand king Balo Kalyan Chand, invaded the area of Mankot and annexed Kanda and included it to his Kumaon Kingdom.
R.O.S.E (Rural Organization for Social Elevation):
ROSE is a small self-help group founded in Kanda, which encourages rural tourism by providing a total Kumaoni experience to the tourists. It was founded by the local resident Jeevan Lal Verma.
The organaization provides accommodation at the traditional guest houses to the visitors. They serve local Kumaoni cuisine to the tourists.
How to Reach Kanda:
Kanda is only 26 kms away from the headquarters of Bageshwar district. Once you reach Bageshwar, there are counless taxis and local buses, which will take you to Kanda.
Closest airport is Pantnagar Airport, which is about 205 km from Bageshwar.
Kathgodam railway station is the nearest railhead. It is 171 kms from Bageshwar.
Bageshwar is a district and well connected to all the major cities of Uttarakhand as well as Delhi.