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Kotdwar is a tehsil in Pauri Garhwal district in Indian state of Uttarakhand. Its old name was KhohDwar, which means the gateway of the river Khoh: as Kotdwar is located on the bank of river Khoh so it was named Kotdwar. It is situated in the south-western part of state and is one of the main entrance points in the state of Uttarakhand. Kotdwar Railway station, established in 1890 by the Britishers is one of the oldest railway stations of the country. Being the gateway of Himalayan Region, Kotdwar rail route was used for timber transportation from Himalayan Region. First Passenger train ran in the year 1901.Kotdwar is famous for its several temples like the Sidhbali mandir which is situated at a distance of 2kms from Kotdwar. Sidhbali mandir is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is visited by hundreds of believers all round the year. For sikh pilgrims visiting the town, the holy bliss of gurudwara sahib ji can prove to be a perfect destination. http://gurudwara-guru-nanak-singh-sabha.business.siteClimateThe climate of Kotdwar is generally temperate, although it varies from tropical; from hot in summers to severely cold, depending upon the season and the altitude of the specific location. The nearby hilly regions often get snowfall during winter but the temperature in Kotdwar is not known to fall below freezing. Summer temperatures can often reach 43 °C whereas winter temperatures are usually between 4 and 20 °C. During the monsoon season, there is often heavy and protracted rainfall. Kotdwar and other plains areas of Uttarakhand see almost as much rainfall as Coastal Maharashtra. The weather is considered to be good during winter in the hilly regions. Agriculture benefits from fertile alluvial soil, adequate drainage and plentiful rain.Kotdwara is in Pauri Garhwal District. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Kotdwara and add them to your vacation plans using our India day trip planner.
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