About Kotdwar

Kotdwar is located on the banks of Khoh River in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is sited at a distance of 55 km away from its district Headquarters Pauri Garhwal, 85 km away from the state capital Dehradun and 199 km away from the national capital Delhi. Kotdwar on the south west border of Uttarakhand forms one of the major gateways to its state.

About KotdwarKotdwar is referred as “Abode of God” as pilgrims from all over their nation starts their holy journey to Badrinath and Kedarnath from Kotdwar. The city is also one of the popular meditation spot for many saints. The city by itself got its own beautiful view as it is located in Khoh River banks it is locked by Shivalik mountain range on its three ranges. 

People of all religions and communities reside in Kotdwar who mostly speak Hindi and a local Kotdwar regional language Garhwali.

The city was initially called as “Khohdwara” representing this city as the gateway to River Khoh on time the name changed to Kotdwar. At present the city is one of the commercial hubs for supplying goods to most of the hill stations like Srinagar, Pauri, Badrinath and Kedarnath.  

History of Kotdwar

Kotdwar is a historic city which was initially ruled by Emperor Ashoka the Great from Mauryan dynasty proceeded by Panwar dynasty from Garhwal and then by Nepal Gorkhas for 12 years after which the city came under the control of British rule as a part of British Garhwal. Upon independence the city became a part of Pauri Garhwal district of Uttar Pradesh until 2000 when new Uttarakhand district formed it came within the border of Uttarakhand.

E. T. Atkins recorded many details of this city in his “The Himalayan Gazetteer” published in 1882 mainly about the commercialization of Kotdwar. He mentioned Kotdwar as a small city with many commercial establishments close to River Khoh. It is mentioned there was a fort on hill end of the city to keep away robbers form Kotdwar. As mentioned the Kotdwar market was very popular in its neighbourhood as customers from many regions purchase many goods like pulses, spices, garments, fibres and many more at a cheaper rate than Srinagar market. The forest regions in the city had timber and bamboo cutting. The Tuesday and Friday fairs in Kotdwar are attended by huge number of people. 

Geography of KotdwarGeography of Kotdwar

Kotdwar is elevated at a height of 454 meters above sea level. The city is surrounded by Ekeshwar Tehsil in the East, Rikhnikhal Tehsil in the East, Yamkeshwar Tehsil in the west and Pokhra Tehsil in the East. The city is located close to its state border which makes Kotdwar close to its neighbouring state Uttar Pradesh.

River Khoh forms the east boundary of the city and a tributary of Khoh River flows very close to the west boundary of the city. The banks of River Malini and River Sukhro also flow very close to Kotdwar border.
Also the city rests on the foothills of Himalayan mountain Range Shivalik. Fertile alluvial soil is observed in Kotdwar.  

Climate in Kotdwar

Temperate temperature prevails in Kotdwar. Summers are hot while winters are very cold in the city. The city also experiences snowfall during winters. The city had experienced a maximum of 43 degree Celsius in summers and in winter from 4 to 29 degree Celsius. Although the winters are very cold in Kotdwar the temperature had not dropped below freezing till date. During monsoon the city experiences heavy rainfall.

Areas and Localities in Kotdwar

The popular areas and localities in Kotdwar are Sitabpur, Vikas Nagar, Kashirampur Talla, Mandakini Nagar, Robert Colony, Johnpur, Manpur and Ganesh Vihar Colony. The Vikas Nagar, Kashirampur Talla and the Ganesh Vihar Colony localities are sited on the banks of River Khoh. The Sitabpur locality forms the top end of Kotdwar. 

Localities nearby Kotdwar

The localities surrounding Kotdwar are Ratanpur and Grastan Ganj localities in the east, Rajpur Kot and Shankerpur localities in the south, Ekta Puram Colony and Shibu Nagar localities in the west and Gaujura and Dugadda Range localities in the north. 

Administration in Kotdwar

Kotdwar city in Pauri Garhwal district constitutes a Nagar Panchayat with 12 wards for which elections are conducted once in 5 years to elect 12 ward members to Kotdwar Nagar Panchayat to form the local body. The city operates under Garhwal administrative division of Uttarakhand state administration which is headed by a division commissioner.

Kotdwar city is one of the nine sub districts or Tehsils in Pauri Garhwal district apart from Pauri, Lansdowne, Thalisain, Srinagar, Dhumakot, Satpuli, Yamkeshwar and Chaubatta Khal. Kotdwar is a Tehsil Headquarters. The city is also one of the fifteen developmental blocks in Paui Garhwal.

The city belongs to Garhwal Lok Sabha constituency and the current MP of the constituency is Shri Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri elected to Indian parliament in the year 2014. The city comes under Kotdwar Vidhan Sabha constituency and the current MLA of the constituency is Shri Surendra Singh Negi elected to Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha in the year 2012.

Places of Interest in Kotdwar

Places of Interest in KotdwarThe city is very popular for its places of interest as it homes ancient temples, shopping centers, beautiful parks and River Ghats within in boundary. Boating and bathing in River Khoh is fun. Also numerous devotees visit the places of worship in Kotdwar each year.

Devi Mandir
Address:
Balasaur
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149

Shree Balaji Mandir
Address:
Gokhle marg
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149

Shree Sidhbali Mandir
Address:
Kotdwar Pauri Rd
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149

Hindu Temple
Address:
B E L Residential Complex
B E L Campus
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149

Mahabgarh Mahadev
Address:
Mawasha Lagga Vagibari
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149

Masjid
Address
: Kotdwar Pauri Rd
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149

Parks in Kotdwar

The Buddha Park on the banks of River Khoh is a very beautiful green park in Kotdwar and an excellent picnic spot for its visitors.

Buddha Park
Address:
NH 119
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149

Travel Agents in Kotdwar

The travel agents in Kotdwar help in booking travel tickets and arranging accommodation.

Sharma Travels
Address:
Najibabad Road
Jhanda Chowk
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149
Phone no: 8755046097

Uttranchal Hotel
Address:
Devprayag Road
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149
Phone no: 01382-221900

Balaji Travels
Address:
Laxman Jhula
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149
Phone no: 9897208837, 9897949700

Sidhbali Enterprises
Address:
Station Road
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149
Phone no: 9997064002, 01382-229980

Sidhbali Tour & Travels
Address:
Convent Road
Negi Electronics, Tadiyal Chowk
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149
Phone no: 9837654103

Tourist Places nearby Kotdwar

The city is located close to many popular tourist destinations like Lansdowne at 18 km away, Haridwar at 47 km away, Devprayag at 49 km away, Corbett National Park at 50 km away and Rishikesh at 51 km away.

Business in Kotdwar

Business in KotdwarThe city has few well-known industrial units functioning in its grounds like Simpex Pharma private limited and Shree Sidhbali industries limited providing employment to huge number of people from in and around the city. The Simpex pharma industry in Kotdwar is a young manufacturer of pharmaceuticals formulations on a huge quality for its national and international health care units. 

Simpex Pharma Pvt Ltd
Address:
Plot No.C-7 to C-13 & C-59 to C-67, Sector 1
Sigaddi Growth Centre (SIDCUL)
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149
Phone no: 09568008744, 09568008740

The Shree Sidhbali industry in Kotdwar established in the year 1998 are manufacturer and suppliers of tmt rod, ctd bar, tmt saria, tmt bar, high & mild tensile steel tmt bar and many more products.

Shree Sidhbali Industries Limited
Address:
Kandi road
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149
Phone no: 91-1382-231041

Healthcare Centers in Kotdwar

The city homes numerous healthcare centers in its grounds by means of hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.

Shyam Mother & Child Care Hospital
Address:
Jhonpur
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-225950

Joshi Clinic & Hospital
Address:
Ragho Majra
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-2309798

Dr S C Bhatia Fateh Clinic
Address:
Najibabad Rd
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-222294

Chemist in Kotdwar

To provide sufficient drugs to the people on time many chemists operates in the city on all its prime localities.

Garhwal Medical Store
Address
: Badr Nath Mg
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-222300

Vaishali Ayurvedic Ashadhia
Address:
Devi Rd
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-223098

Anmol Distributors
Address:
Badri Nath Mg
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-251215

Deepak Medicals
Address:
Najibabad Rd
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-222140

Dhyani Medical Store
Address:
Badri Nath Mg
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-226854

Durga Medicos
Address:
Badri Nath Mg
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-224343

Juyal Medical Store
Address:
Devi Rd
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-228429

Kanthola Medicos
Address:
Bari Nath Mg
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-222363

Moulik Medicos
Address
: Badri Nath Mg
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-222027

Parvatiya Medicals
Address:
Najibabad Rd
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-222017

Priyanshu Medical
Address:
Najibabad Rd
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-223418

Sagar Medicos
Address:
Devi Rd
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-226274

Sanjay Medicos
Address:
Devi Rd
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-228055

Shivam Medicos
Address:
Badri Nath Mg
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-224004

Restaurants in Kotdwar

The city homes a large number of restaurants in its grounds serving hot and tasty foods for its customers.

Restaurants in KotdwarRanjeet Restaurant
Address:
Badrinath Marg
Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-223251

Hot & Cold
Address:
Najibabad Road
Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-222480

Aangan Restaurant
Address:
Badrinath Marg
Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 9837356940, 9557214815

Love All Serve All
Address:
Teen Dhara
Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 9456114888, 9634458307, 9795866887, 9997761072

Deep Restaurant
Address:
Plot No 12a, Dhara Rd
Ngr Palika Shopping Cmlx
Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 8126260836, 9410445754, 8859535647

Sudh Bhojnalya
Address:
Srinagar Road
Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 9879306473

Mid-Point Restaurant
Address:
Gola Market
Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 9627402627

Garhwal Sweet Restaurant
Address:
Mall Rd
Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 9897597415, 01382-222319

Sidhbali Baba Sweet Shop & Restaurant
Address:
Kotdwara Chowraha
Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 9837361714

Gaurav plaza
Address:
Kala garh road
Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 8923111481, 9058661111

Eats
Address:
Jhanda Chowk
Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal - 246149
Phone no: 01382-222412

Sweets Stalls in Kotdwar

The sweet stalls in the city sell all popular North Indian Sweets like Gulab Gamun, Rasgulla, Halwai, Laddu and many more.

Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar
Address:
Sadar Bazar
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149
Phone no: 9410525375

Garhwal Sweet Restaurant
Address:
Mall Rd
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149
Phone no: 9897597415, 01382-222319

Sidhbali Baba Sweet Shop & Restaurant
Address:
Kotdwara Chowraha
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149
Phone no: 9837361714

NGO in Kotdwar

The Sai foundation in Kotdwar is a well-known non-profit organization in the city which works against social issues.

SAI Foundation Ngos
Address:
Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal- 246149
Phone no: 8527466589

Quick Facts about Kotdwar

State: Uttarakhand
District: Pauri Garhwal
Division: Garhwal
Altitude: 454 m
Latitude: 29° 45' 0° N
Longitude: 78° 31' 48° E
Population: 28859
PIN Code: 246149
STD Code: 01382
Local Languages: Hindi and Garhwali

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