Kotdwar is a tehsil of Pauri Garhwal district which is located in the Uttarakhand state of India. This area is also known as Bhabar, which is located at an elevation of 400m above sea level. Kotdwara is also known as the Gateway of Garhwal Mandal. This city is famous for Kvarnsharam and Sidhbali Mandir. Kotdwar is situated on the bank of Khoh river that is why the ancient name of this city was Khohdwar.
This town is famous for the business hub. The only railway station in Pauri Garhwal district is located in Kotdwar. Kotdwar is also famous for Charek Danga and Kanvashram. Famous BEL is also located in Kotdwara. The birthplace of beautiful Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela is Kotdwara.
Best time to visit Kotdwara
The traveler can visit Kotdwar throughout the year. But the best time to visit Kotdwar is in the months of Aug-March. In winter the weather here is pleasant. Due to being situated on the banks of the river, the weather here is very hot in summer. Although in the summer travelers can visit Hill Stations near Kotdwar like Lansdowne and Pauri.
Things to do in Kotdwara
- Temple Visit: The traveler can visit Sidhbali Mandir and Durga Devi Mandir the famous temple of Kotdwar.
- Jungle safari: The Corbett national park is spread to the Kotdwar. Jungle safaris here is an exciting experience with the permission of the Forest Department.
- Camping in Dugadda: There is a camping site 16 km away from Kotdwar on the way to Lansdowne. This place is best for camping near Kotdwar and Lansdowne.
- Shopping; Kotdwar market is famous for its best price range.
How to reach Kotdwar
How to reach Kotdwar by air
Travelers cannot directly reach Kotdwar by flight. The nearest airport from Kotdwar s Jollygrant Aiport which is 100 km away from Kotdwara. Travelers can hire a taxi from Jollygrant airport taxi stand to Kotdwara or the traveler can take public transport from Rispana Taxi stand.
How to reach Kotdwar by train
Kotdwar is well connected with the railway line. The travel can reach directly to Kotdwar by Train.
Delhi to Kotdwar trains
Delhi Garhwal Express
|Delhi S Rohilla Mussoorie||Delhi S Rohilla||9:30||Kotdwara|
How to reach Kotdwar by Road
The travel can take the bus from Delhi Kashmiri Gate to reach Kotdwar. From Dehradun, the traveler can take a bus from ISBT or can take the taxi from Rispana Bridge to reach Kotdwar.
Delhi to Kotdwar distance
Delhi to Bijnor (152 km) - Bijnor to Najibabad (36 km) - Najibabad to Kotdwara (25 km)
Haridwar to Kotdwar distance
Haridwar to Kotdwar 68 km from the eastern Ganga canal road. The Second way to reach Kotdwar is from Lal Dhang.
Dehradun to Kotdwar distance
Dehradun to Haridwar (58 km) - Haridwar to Kotdwara (68 km)
Places to visit in Kotdwar
The temple is located 2.5 km away on the left side of Khoh river on Pauri-Kotdwar road. A huge fair is organized every year by devotees in the temple.
Durga Devi Mandir
This temple is located 13 km away from Kotdwar on the Pauri-Kotdwar motorway. There is a cave at the bottom of this temple in which the Shivling is installed.
Raja Bharat was born at this place. This place is 13 km from the Kotdwara railway station.
Lansdowne is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Uttarakhand. This place is located 4o km from Kotdwar. This is one of the most famous weekend destinations of Delhi peoples.
Corbett National park
The Corbett National park is extended from Nainital to Kotdwar of Pauri Garhwal.
St. Joseph church
Another tourist attraction in Kotdwar located in the industrial area, Manpur 1.2 km from Kotdwar railway station.
Pauri is a hill station located 107 km away from Kotdwar.