Kotdwar is situated on the foothills of Shivalik range of Himalayas & is gateway to Pauri, Srinagar, Kedarnath & Badrinath. It is situated on seasonal rivers-Khoh, Malini & Sukhro. It was also known as Khohdwara or Kotdwara. Its elevation is approx 450 metres. Distance to Lansdowne is approx 40 kms.
Its a small cantonment town in Pauri Garhwal district. Original name of this place was
Kalu-daanda (Black hill) in local lingo. It was founded in 1886 & named after Viceroy of
India, Lord Henry Lansdowne. First battalion of Garhwal Rifles moved into Lansdowne
in 1887. Now it is Training Center of Garhwal Rifles Regiment.Its height is approx 1400 meters quite steep from Kotdwar with height of 450 meters. All photos / videos shot on BlackBerry by Gayatri Wardhan on pillion.
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