Kashipur is one of the oldest and famous city of Tarai region. Kashipur is located at 29.22N, 78.95E. It has an average elevation of 218 meters. The nearest airport is 72 Km.away at Pantnagar. Kashipur is well connected to Ramnagar, Kathgodam, Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow and Delhi by rail network. It is connected by road with all major cities. It is located at National Highway NH 74
Kashipur is city of great Historical and Religious importance. It is the only city of the state whose reference is seen in Mahabharat Period and is confirmed by Archeological Survey of India. According to the chief of Archeological Survey of India Dr.Dharaveer Sharma Kashipur was one of the developed cities of Nothern India during Chalcolithic age. There was trade of copper implements and utencils as far as Central Asia. The first Director General of Archeological Survey of India Lord Cunningham lived in Kashipur from 1861-62 and surveyed the places of historical importance. It is said that Gautam Buddha, Guru Nanak Dev, Tulsidas, Guru Gorakhnath and Dayanand Sarswati had spent some time at Drona Sagar and preached knowledge.
In the early Vedic Age Kashipur was known as Ujjaini and River Dehla was known as Swarnbhadra. But during the time of Harsha (606-647 AD) it was known as Govishan or Govisana, when Hueing Tsang (631-641 AD) visited this region. The ruins of large settlement of those days are still seen near the city. Kashipur was named after Kashi Nath Adhikari, the founder of the city and governor of the pargana, one of the officers of Chand Kings of Kumaun in 16-17 century. Cunningham in his famous book " Ancient Geography of India" gives an account of Huein Tsang. Girital, Drona sagar, Moteswar Mahadev are well known religious spots and are associated with story of Pandavas. The Chaiti Mela is the best known fair of Kashipur. To day Kashipur is an important township. It has also become the new industrial hub in India. The city is ideally suited for Industrial Park Projects. Large industrial houses as HCL,Videocon, India Glycols Limited and several other paper and sugar mills already have a presence in the region. In autumn one can see snowclad peaks of Trishul and its surrounding mountains.