Lovely Hill Stations from Kotdwara to Visit 07 Places

This list contain 07 hill stations that are close by Kotdwara and known for best places to visit. From tall mountain to temple – find best time to visit & how to reach. Kotdwara is a small yet beautiful hill town on the foothill of Shivalik, in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. The town has one of the oldest railway stations of India, which created by British in the year 1890 for timber transport.  Situated 1700 meter above from sea level, this town encircled by oak and blue Pine forests. This town is also the base of The Garhwal Rifles of Indian Army. There are so many incredible places in and around Kotdwara to visit, which will amaze you. Here are the lists of few hill stations near Kotdwara to remember.

07 Best Hill Stations near Kotdwara

If you are planning to spend your holiday time in Kotdwara, then below list of hill station and temple will be the best holiday destination.

Ramnagar

Ramnagar

A small but very beautiful town of Nainital district. The town is in Kumaon region on the Kosi River  bank. You can see the Great Kumaon range from here. It is 345 meters high from sea level. Commissioner H. Ramsey of British-India builds this town in 1856 during British rule. One can see the beautiful Terai forest surrounded by the town. Ramnagar is also internationally famous for Litchi farming. This small town is very famous and always gets tourist because of Corbett National Park. This town is called the gateway to Corbett National Park and Nainital. This amazing hill station is always a famous tourist attraction which is just 84 km away from Kotdwara.

Landmark Place :
Corbett National Park, Garjiya Devi Temple,Sita Vani Temple, Tumaria Dam, Great Kumaon range

How to Reach?
Ramnagar is just 65 km from Nainital. you can get tourist bus or taxi from Nainital to reach this place .

Best Time to Visit:
Ramnagar can be visited throughout the year .

Pauri  

Pauri hill station

101 km away from Kotdwara, this small hill town is situated in the foothill of Kandoliya Hills of Garhwal region. You will get a pleasant weather during summer also due to its height. The town is 1814 meter above sea level. The main attraction of this place is the wonderful snow peaks of Himalayan range in winter. You will find lots of tourists always, during all over the year because of its climate. Lots of tourists come here during winter to enjoy the snowfall.

Landmark Place :
Nag Dev Mandir, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Dhara Road

How to Reach?
This place is 101 km away from Kotdwara

Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit this place is during summer season

Tarkeshwar Mahadev

Tarkeshwar Mahadev

The place is just 70 km far from Kotdwar and 1800 meter above sea level. The place is named after Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple devoted to Lord Shiva. If you are looking for a tranquil place to relax your soul in nature’s lap, this is it. The place is surrounded by a lush green forest of pine and cedar.

How to Reach?
This place is 70 km from kotdwar and 37 km Lansdowne market. You will get taxi from here

Best Time to Visit:
Mahadev temple can be visited throughout the year .

Haridwar

Haridwar

From 76 km from Kotdwara on the bank of holy Ganges, the city Haridwar is situated. The city is 295 meters above sea level and known to be the gateway of ‘Char Dham’ – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The name Haridwar means “Gateway (Dwar) to Lord Vishnu (Hari). This is one of the most sacred places for Hindus. Millions of Hindu devotees and pilgrims gather here from around the world to take a sacred dip into the holy Ganga. There are so many temples in and around Haridwar to visit and also the beauty of the place.

Landmark Place :
Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar, Sureshvari Devi Temple, Pawan Dham, Bhimgoda Tank

How to Reach?
It is 76 km from Kotdwara you will get taxi or tourist bus from here .

Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit this place is in the month of April and October.

Lansdowne

Lansdowne hill station nearr by Kotdwara

This hill station is known as one of the quietest in India, also known as Kaludanda ; Kalun (Black) and Danda (Hill) in the local language.  Lansdowne is only about 40 km away from Kotdwara, 1700 meter above sea level. Though you can reach there by the motor but the place itself is quite remote. If you want to spend some time quietly in peace, away from rushed life, pollution, population, in the lap of nature; this is the best place to be. You will forget all your pain, anger, envy and your soul will be purified with calmness. You will rediscover true yourself in the greenie surroundings of nature.  It is also a cantonment area as there is an Army base nearby, of The Garhwal Rifles. You can also take parts in adventurous activities like trekking, bird watching, boating etc.

Landmark Place :
Trekking, bird watching, boating

How to Reach?
Lansdowne is only about 40 km away from Kotdwara. You can get tourist bus or taxi from Nainital to reach this place

Best Time to Visit:
Lansdowne can be visited throughout the year

Durga Devi Temple

Durga Devi Temple which is close to Kotdwara

 just 9 km away from Kotdwara. Here devotees worship Devi Durga, a sacred place situated on the bank of Khoh River. A temple of Goddess Durga is the main attraction for tourist. There is a small cave having a ‘Shiva Linga’ near to the temple.  This place is very popular with the tourists as a picnic spot.  Hill forest and some small waterfalls also make the place more wonderful. There are taxis and bus service available to reach the spot. It is advised to avoid the place during rainy season.

How to Reach?
It is Just 9 km from Kotdwara

Best Time to Visit:
Durga Devi Temple can be visited throughout the year

Jwalpa Devi

Jwalpa Devi Temple Khirsu

One of the renowned sidhpeeth of Garhwal, a famous temple devoted to Devi Jwalpa, situated on the bank of river Nawaloka. The area is surrounded by greens. You will be mesmerized by the peaceful environment of the surroundings. Devotees from different places come to worship Devi Jwalpa and the locals said if you pray by heart, Goddess will fulfill your dream. There is a traditional school runs the temple. During ‘Navratri’ and “Janmashtami” there is always a large gathering of devotees, who come to celebrate and a huge fair has to organise due to that every year.

Here we try to sketch few landscapes of hill stations and spots in and around Kotdwara. If you are aware of any other tourist spot Kotdwar which are not listed here then do share using below comment section.

How to Reach?
This temple is located between Pauri to Kotdwar. You can reach there by Taxi or bus

Best Time to Visit:

Jwalpa Devi Temple can be visited throughout the year

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