Kotdwara, located at an altitude of 650 meters, has carved a niche for itself as the biggest center of trade and commerce in the district. Kotdwara acts as an entrance to the hills. All the items of daily use for the neighboring areas pass through this place. So, it goes without saying that this place has a tremendous industrial potential. Amidst the beautiful 'Bhabar' section at the foothills of Himalaya, Kotdwara positioned on the bank of 'Khoh' river will bring out the poet in you for sure!
The emergence of Kotdwara as a commercial center does not date back to an ancient era. In fact, the place was nothing but a small market till 1953 A.D. as the key business center was Duggada. However, in 1953 A.D., a major change came when Kotdwara became connected to the railway route. This saw a radical shift amongst the business groups, a majority of which shifted base from Duggada to Kotdwara. This was beginning of Kotdwara's phenomenon rise as a hub of trade and commerce, which is still continuing.
Kotdwara can be reached via air through the airport of Jollygrant, which is the nearest one from this place. Jollygrant lies close to Deharadun, 115 kms away enroute to Haridwar. Kotdwara is also quite well connected via rail and road to all the key towns and cities of India.
Apart from soaking the natural beauty of the place, you may also target some of the famous places of tourist attraction in and around Kotdwara. The prominent religious locations around the city like Durgadevi and Siddhbali Temple are a huge draw among the tourists. Some other places of interest in Kotdwara are the shrine of Medanpuri Devi, Kanvashram, Chila, Bharat Nagar, Kalagarh and the temple of Shri Koteshwar Mahadev.
So, make sure to book yourself for a Tour to Kotdwara so that you can enjoy the natural brilliance of the area to the optimum.