Kashipur is an important industrial town in Udham Singh Nagar District
. The town is named after its founder, Kashinath Adhikari, an officer working at the court of the medieval Chand rulers of Kumaon
. According to the records of the traveler Yuan-Chwang (AD 631-641), Kashipur was known as Govishan during the rein of Harshavardhana
(606-647 AD). The ruins of those settlements can still be seen in the city. Hindi
are the major spoken languages here. The town offers a breathtaking view of the Trishul Peak. Girital and Drona Sagar in Kashipur are associated with the Pandavas
. Chaiti temple
is an important shrine in the town.