Earned the status of State in the year 2000, which was earlier a part of Uttar Pradesh, is famous for its scenic beauty and pilgrim centers. If you are associated with religious beliefs, you may be keen to visit the place for its divinity and if you are a nature lover, you will find divinity in the rich expanse of endless natural beauty here. Wherever your faith is placed, be it in god or in the powers of nature to inspire you into living a life of fulfillment, Uttarakhand is the perfect destination.
Sidhbali Temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is located in the enchanting valleys of Kotdwar. It is the most frequented place in the region and is visited by thousands of Hindu devotees every year. As it is built wonderfully on the banks of the river Khoh, it harbours a serene and tranquil environment which lets visitors feel the essence of divinity and calmness. If you are looking forward to taking a break from the main town of Kotdwar and soothing your nerves, then you cannot find a better place than Sidhbali Temple.
Lansdowne If you wouldn't mind exploring beyond the boundaries and the outskirts of Kotdwar, then Lansdowne is your calling. It is a cantonment town at a distance of about 39 km from Kotdwar and is home to beautiful lakes, hills, trekking trails and camping sites. If you are a snowfall lover, then this beautiful town will certainly interest you to the core. Yes, during the winter season, Lansdowne experiences heavy snowfall. The major places once can witness here include Lover's Lane, Bhulla Tal, St. Mary's Church and Santoshi Maa Temple. So, what do you think about a visit to this enthralling expanse while in and around Kotdwar?
The oldest of them all, Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most popular protected areas in the country. It was established in the year 1936 with a motive of preserving the beauty of the endangered Bengal Tiger. If you are a wildlife lover, then Jim Corbett National Park is nothing less than heaven for you. As it houses hundreds of rare species of flora and fauna, no traveller can afford to miss this beauty. It is located at a distance of about 43 km from Kotdwar and is easily accessible. The region is also perfect for landscape photographers.
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.
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
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.