The serpentine Kuthal Gate road near Shiva Temple is one of the swiftest roads of Dehradun. Decorated with lofty trees on each side, the Kothal Gate is positioned on the old Mussoorie road about 12 km from the city centre, Clock Tower.
The highly revered Shiva temple also known as ‘Prakasheshwar Mahadev Mandir’ located near the Kothal Gate is the star attraction of this place. Many youngsters can be seen strolling around the Kothal Gate as the views from here are amazing and you can also enjoy the cool weather.
Why you must explore the Kothal Gate road?
The Kothal Gate road is famous among the youngsters as they can tread on the meandering road and can slurp a hot bowl of Maggi from the nearby Maggi Points. Few hawker shops located here make the best tea in the town. Since the views are amazing from here, you can also enjoy photography and can visit the Prakasheshwar Shiv Mandir. Some of the famous tourist places to visit from Kothal Gate are the Malsi Deer Park, MDDA Park, Sai Darbar temple, Pacific Mall, Tibetan Buddhist temple, Robbers Cave, Khalinga War Memorial, Shikhar Falls, Bhatta Falls, and Astley Hall.
There are many local food joints, Maggi points and theme restaurants located near Kothal Gate, where you can treat your jaded palates.
How to reach Kothal Gate:
Kothal Gate is located on the old Mussoorie road, near Shiv Mandir. It can be easily accessed by the city bus to Rajpur. Kothal Gate is positioned at a distance of 12 km from Clock Tower and about 18 km from ISBT Dehradun. It is about 56 km from Rishikesh, 64 km from Haridwar and about 256 km from Delhi. Dehradun railway station at 14 km away is the nearest rail connectivity and Jolly Grant airport at 40 km away is the closest airport to Kothal Gate.