The eighth-largest city in Uttrakhand. Its old name was “Khohdwara“, which means the gateway of the river Khoh since it is located on the bank of river Khoh. It is situated in the southwestern part of the state and is one of the main entrance points in the state of Uttarakhand.
13.7 kms / 30 mins
A Siddh Peeth of Rishi Kanva, the holy place of Kanvashram is a historical place to visit near Kotdwara. Located at 14 km from the Gate of Garhwal – Kotdwara, Kanvashram is visited by tourists searching for divine peace and solitude. Kanvashram is also mentioned in many Veda’s and Hindu Manuscripts.
2. Sidhbali Temple
3.2 kms / 15 mins
Entangled at foot by Khoh river of Kotdwara, Sidhbali Temple is a historic temple of Lord Hanuman. Located at the outskirt of Kotdwara city, Baba Sidhbali Temple is the most popular place to visit in Kotdwara. A centre of faith and devotion, Sidhbali Temple have been the place of meditation for many great saints (Sidh).
3. Lansdowne Hill Station
39.9 kms / 1 hr 19 mins
Lansdowne is one of the quietest and unspoiled hill stations of India and has been a popular destination since Britishers came to India. Encircled by the dense oak and blue pine forests, Lansdowne appears like an old painting. Located far away from the maddening crowd of the cities, Lansdowne is an ideal retreat for holidaymakers. Lansdowne is unlike other hill stations, as it is well connected with motorable roads but remote in its own way. It is situated at an altitude of 1780 mts above sea level surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state.
4. St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Located in the midst of Kotdwar, St. Joseph’s Cathedral is the second largest church in Asia at an elevation of about 1500 ft. It is not only known for its beautiful environment and surrounding greenery but also for its architectural grandeur. Therefore, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that St. Joseph’s Cathedral is a site for architecture enthusiasts as well. Here, on one hand, you can relax amid its soothing atmosphere and on the other hand, you can explore its commendable structure which comprises beautiful domes.