Pauri Garhwal is a beautiful district in the garhwal region of Uttarakhand India. Pauri city is the headquarter of the district. It is situated at an altitude of 1814ft above sea level on the Kandoliya hills of the garhwal mountains. Pauri Garhwal was a part of British Garhwal till the year 1970 when it was later merged in the Garhwal region. Rudraprayag district and Chamoli district were both carved out of Pauri Garhwal.
Pauri Garhwal is a beautiful hill district with lush green valleys, varied flora and fauna and the majestic view of the Chowkhamba Mountain ranges. Thousands of tourist visit this beautiful hill station every year.
It is a beautiful and quite place, surrounded by Oak, Deodar and Pine forests to visit during the weekends. These majestic mountains, lusty green forests with panoramic views help you forget your worldly tensions and make you one with nature.
The population of Pauri Garhwal according to the 2011 census, was 687,271 of which male were 326,829 and female were 360,442 respectively. The average literacy rate is around 82 percent. Hindus form the majority of people in Pauri Garhwal and Garhwali is the major languages spoken by the people. Other languages spoken in the region is Hindi and Kumaoni. People of all religion live together in peace and close harmony with each other.
Almost all Hindu festivals are celebrated here in Pauri Garhwal. The Garhwal festivals and celebrated here in full traditional methods. The people follow the Garhwali culture and traditional values in their way of life.
Pauri lies in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand and the district is surrounded by Haridwar, Rudraprayag, Almora, Chamoli and Tehri Garhwal. It is around 290km from Delhi, 180 kms form Dehradun, 145 kms from Haridwar and around 145 kms from Rishikesh. It can also be easily reached from the mentioned places.
Pauri Garhwal in the peaks of the Garhwal mountains is has magnificent views of the mountains, valleys and a serenity of this beautiful place will surely make you feel one with nature.
Pauri Garhwal has a lot of ancient temples, wildlife sanctuaries, panoramic views of high snow covered peaks of Swargarohini, Bandar Poonch, Jogin Group, Satopanth, Kedarnath Group, Neelkanth, Gangotri Group, Nanda devi, Chaukamba Group, Trisul and Hathi Parvat, beautiful valleys of Nahar and scenic surroundings. It is a nature's paradise and it attracts tourist from all over the world.
Pauri Garhwal has a favourable climate so summers are cool and winters colder. Pauri Garhwal receive snowfall during the winter during the months between December and February. Pauri Garhwal can be visited any time of the year..
Pauri also has a a lot of hotels and resorts which provide modern amenities and can easily take care of the travellers needs.
Please keep Pauri Garhwal neat and clean during your visit here.
Kandoliya Devta ( 2kms from Pauri town ) located on the Lansdowne road. This temple is dedicated to Lord Kandoliya. The temple is amidst dense Deodar and Pine forest and is surrounded by beautiful scenic surroundings. The Kandoliya Park and the Kandoliya Devta Temple are just next to each other. A small trek of around 500 mts is needed to reach the temple. Enjoy the trek and the views from the top is simply memorable.
Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located around 1kms from Kandoliya. This 8th century temple looks similar to the Kedarnath Temple. The views around are very panoramic and scenic. Keep your cameras handy. One the way to the temple lies the Ransi fields a local football and cricket stadium. The Temple is situated amid dense forest and you have trek a steep to reach the temple. Worth every effort. Jai Mahadev, Jai Garhwal !
Chaukhamba ViewPoint ( 4 kms from Pauri and 1 kms from Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple ) is a beautiful scenic spot from where we get a breathtaking view of the Idwal Valley and the snow covered mountain peaks of Chowkhamba. It also provided a splendid view of the Pauri town and nearby villages.
Adwani ( 17 kms from Pauri on the way to Lansdowne ) It is a beautiful picnic spot surrounded by Oak and Deodar forests with picturesque surroundings.
Danda Nagraja Mandir is 35 km from Pauri, Danda means mountain and Nagraja means Cobra snake. It is one of the famous temple here. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is flocked by lots of visitors from all over the country. One has to take an uphill trek of 10kms to reach the temple.
Jwalpa Devi Temple ( 34 kms from Pauri on the Kotdwara Rd ) is one of the revered Shakti Peeth Temple of the 64 Shaktipeeth temples in India . The temple is dedicated to goddess Durga and is on the banks of the Nawalik river. The temple is flocked by devotees from all over India.
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Nature Walks and village Walks trips can be undertaken to any small nearby village in Pauri Garhwal. You can also educate yourself of the simple yet tough life of the hilly people of Garhwal.
Photography - Views Views and Views and nature at its best in Pauri Garhwal. The Nayar valley has splendid natural beauty and have the potential to spell bound you with its charms. It is a very good place to sharpen your photography skills.
Trekking - For the trekking enthusiast Pauri Garhwal is a great place to trek through.
The treks are through the dense alpine forests that take you to Tara Kund, Binsar and Doodhatholi.
TaraKund is a small and beautiful lake surrounded by huge mountains. The lake is situated at an altitude of almost 2200 ft above sea - level.
From Pauri - Pathani 49 km ( Drive ).
- 4 kms trek to Sirtoli.
- 5 kms trek to Tara Kund.
Doodhatholi ( 136 kms from Pauri ) One of the most picturesque hillstation in Pauri garhwal. One has to undertake a trek of almost 25kms from Thalisain to reach here. One can also trek via Binsar to reach Doodatholi. A memorial of the great Veer Chandra Singh Gadhwali is erected here.
Pauri - Thalisain 104 kms ( drive ) - Lodge, Hotels
Thalisain - Piersain (11km trek) Camping
Piersain - Binsar ( 11km trek ) - Camping
Binsar - Doodhatoli (12 km trek) - Camping
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