Kotdwar or Kotdwara is a town and tehsil in the Pauri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand India.It is now growing business and tutoring hub, and also one of the leading town in Uttarakhand. It was also recognized as the ‘Gateway to the hills’.one of the most reputable Railway stations in Kotdwar, which was built in 1890 by British for timber transportation from Himalayan district. Kotdwara was ruled by Mauryan Empire under the enormous leader, Ashoka since years. After that, the Katyuri empire took over the charge and then the Panwar family of Garhwal. The impressive outlook of the impend mountains of Himalayas and the woody forests with multitude of lofty trees bestow a unbelievable appeal to this land. Small villages, Intense Forests, Sylvan Trees, Tortuous River, Intense Forests, Charming Valleys, Pilgrimages and sociable locals with rich traditions, Kotdwar is a pleasure for travelers.
It offer amazing opportunities for climbing, trekking and other various activities.
Best place in Kotdwar
- Siddhabali Temple
- Devi Bhagwati Temple
- Durga Devi Temple
- Tarkeshwar Temple
- St.joseph church
- Peer Baba Mazar
- Shivallya Temple
- Umrao-Nagar Temple
- Jagdeva Baba Temple
Sidhbali Temple is a historic temple of Lord Hanuman in Kotdwara. Temple is the most popular place to visit in Kotdwara. Sidhbali Temple Situated at a small mount on the banks of Khoh river of Garhwal,distirct of Uttarakhand, which is just 230 km from Delhi and 76 km from Haridwar.The hill forest at the background of the temple makes Sidhbali more beautiful for tourists.
Durga Devi Temple
Durga Devi Temple is One Of The most Famous Places in Kotdwar. This temple is devoted to Goddess Durga.
Durga Devi is a very older shrine, there are lots of caves which are so beautiful. This temple situated in Dugdda which is around 9 Km away from Kotdwara. The shrine Is Also Known As The Best Picnic Spot In Kotdwar. The specialty of this temple is people think that “if devotee through coin from their true heart in the roof of this temple God complete there wishes” which is true yet in current time.. Apart from this, water falling and Forests make creates an unbelievable scene.
Kanvashram is historically place to visit.It is situated on the bank of river Malini about 14 km from Kotdwara. Kanvashram is an essential destination from archaeological point of sight. It is visited by tourists thorough for delightful calm and loneliness. Kanvashram is a holy ground where Rishi or Sages like Vishwamitra and Kanva mediates for a very long time.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev is a town at a distance of 36 km from Lansdowne and at a height of 1,800 m and 70 km from Kotdwara , Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple is an prehistoric temple placed in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.It is situated a top a mount at an elevation of 2092 m,The place is known for its shrine devoted to Lord Shiva. Surrounded by thick forests of pine, it is an perfect place for those who try to find for magnificence in nature. During Shivratri, a special devotion is held. The shrine board provides a dharamshala for stay.
Shivallya shrine is devoted for Lord Shiv its also called shiv Shankar, in prehistoric time people think that shiv ji’s blessing are there that’s why its famed in Durgapur.In Shivratri festival, Every year thousand of devotee comes with bhelpatri and doing pray for there glad life. This shrine is 7 km away from Kotdwara. It is very small shrine, but that does not substance to devotee because their love is from their true heart not from the size of the shrine.
Best time to visit kotdware
The perfect time to visit is between the months of “October – February.” During The season is very icy and the temperature ranges between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius. This is the best time to visit Kotdwar.
How to reach the kotdwar
By Air “Kotdwar” by air doesn’t have any direct air connectivity in town. There is Jollygrant airport located, near Dehradun . It is the nearest Airport to Kotdwara located at a distance of 110kms.
By Bus:Kotdwara enjoy a outstanding bus connectivity to noteworthy destinations in “North India”. Some visit operator operate on a daily basis bus service from “New Delhi to Kotdwara”, which includes some options like “AC, non-AC, sleeper and Volvo buses”. Taxis to Kotdwar are accessible from major destination of Uttarakhand state. It is associated with National highway 119.
By Train:Kotdwara is well associated by railway networks with major cities of India as it is the gateway to the hills of the Garhwal district. There are usual trains running to Kotdwar from major destinations of north India.
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