The district of Udham Singh Nagar was named in the memory of Sri Udham Singh who was a great freedom fighter, famous for slaying General Dyre after the brutal Jaliyanwala Bagh massacre. It is the entry door to the beautiful Kumaon hills
. The total geographical area is 2,910 sq km. Udham Singh Nagar is industry oriented and many industry related professions generally exist. Agriculture is a major activity.
and English are the major languages.
The people practice different cultures, religions and life styles. The Pantnagar University is a leading temple of learning in the fields of agriculture and technology. The Atariya Mandir mela and Chaiti Mandir mela are famous where one can find local folk activities and mingle with local culture and traditions. The Nanak Matta is a great pilgrimage center of Sikh religion.
Udham Singh Nagar is connected to Delhi,
Lucknow and Kolkata by direct rail broad gauge line. The Pant Nagar Airport is 11 km from the district headquarters, Rudrapur.