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Kotdwara (Kotdwar) is located at the foothills of the Shivaliks at a distance of 101kms from Pauri. It is situated at a height of 395m above sea level and literally means '
During Navratras, special puja and offerings are made. Koteshwar Mahadev is thronged by devotees especially by childless couples. The temple is surrounded by the Himalayan ranges to the east, Haridwar to the west, and Sidha Peeth Medanpuri Devi Temple to the south. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is said that if childless couple chant the Mahamritunjaya manta the whole month with faith and devotion are blessed with a child.
Kotdwar is well connected by rail network to places like Lucknow, Delhi and Howrah. It also has an excellent road network. You can buy handicrafts and souvenirs from Malni market, and District Board Shopping Centre.