Located in the south-western part of Uttarakhand, Kotdwara is known for its scenic magnificence and numerous temples. It is situated at an elevation of 395 metres above sea level, at the foothills of the mighty Shivaliks. Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Kotdwara. The town is also well connected to the major cities of India by railway networks as well as motorable roads and can be thus reached comfortably. Kotdwara has a number of majestic temples. Located just 2km away from the town, Sidhbali Temple is the most prominent one. Devoted to Goddess Durga, Durga Devi Temple is another major temple in the region. It offers an extremely serene and silent environment. Besides these two most frequented temples of Kotdwara, Kanvarshram is also worth paying a visit to. Situated on the banks of river Malini, it is the ashram of Karnav Rishi and holds utmost historical and cultural importance. Jim Corbett National Park, Lansdowne, Koteshwar Mahadev and Devi Bhagwati Temple – all around an hour's drive away – are the other places of interest worth visiting.
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