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The Land of Pauri Garhwal is blessed with splendid view of snow-bound peaks of Himalayas, scenic valleys, surroundings, meandering rivers, dense forests and hospitable people with a rich culture, Diverse in topography, the district of Pauri Garhwal varies from the foothills of the 'Bhabar' areas of Kotdwar to the soul-lifting meadows of Doodhatoli, sprawling at an altitude of 3,000 meter and covering an area of 5 square km. This remains snow-bound during the winter months. Filled with places of tourist interest, most locations in Pauri Garhwal offer a breathtaking view of the snow laden Himalayan splendour.

The Garhwal Himalayas have always been considered as a place where nature seems to have endowed all her innate loveliness. The small hill town of Pauri is shaded by the oak-deodar and pine forests.

The tourist complex offers a panoramic view of the innumerable known and unknown snow clad Himalayan peaks like Trishul, Hatiparvat, Nilkantha, Kamling, Choukhamba, Sumeru parvat, Kharchakund, Kedernath, Bhrigupanth, Jaunli, Gangotri group, Bhagirathi valley, Bunderpunch which is really breathtaking during sunrise and sunset, At sunrise the sun seems to be spraying colours on the mountain peaks which appear to be revolving continuously.

Pauri is best visited between September and April or even all year round. The monsoons cast a misty spell on the town, a sight worth seeing, if you want to see snow, then plan your trip around January.

How to Reach

  • By Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (153 km. - via Srinagar, 130 - via Deoprayag).
  • By Rail : The nearest railway station is Kotdwar, 106 km.
  • By Road : Pauri is well connected to Dehradun, Risikesh, Kotdwar and other cities of the region.

What to See

Kandoliya Mahadev Temple : A bewitching location, encircled by dense forests and towering peaks. The majestic Gagwarsuin valley, lies beneath. A trek through forests will take you to the temple of the reigning deity Kandoliya Devta.

Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple : Ancient 8th century temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It's a popular spot. The solemn atmosphere makes you meditative at this beautiful place, encircled by mighty Himalayan peaks.

Tara Kund : Situated at a height of 2,200 meter, Tara Kund is a picturesque spot amidst lofty mountains in the Chariserh Development Area, A small lake and an ancient temple adorn this beautiful place, the Teej Festival is celebrated with great gaiety when the local people congregates here in a large gathering to worship and pay homage to God.

Nag Devta Temple : Located in dense forest of pine and oak. It is a 45 minutes trek form commissioner's residence.

Jwalpa Devi Temple: Jwalpa Devi Temple is a famous Shaktipeeth of this area dedicated to Goddess Durga and is 33 Kms. form Pauri on Pauri - Kotdwar motor road. A special worship is offered during Navratras. Templ is located on the Northern bank of river Nayar, Satpuli is 17 Kms. away.

Beyond Pauri

Adwani: Connected by a well-maintained 17 km. long road from Pauri, Adwani is an ideal picnic spot, as it is surrounded by thick forest and devoid of the hustle & bustle of the town. There is a Forest Rest House where one can stay.

Khirsu : 19 km. away from Pauri, a sleepy hamlet in the mountains. A dream location within the Pine forest and Apple orchards, with fragrant herbs and blooming flowers all around. Accommodation is available at GMVN Tourist Rest House.

Srinagar : The former capital of Garhwal royalty, Srinagar is situated at a distance of 30 km. from Pauri, on the banks of the river Alaknanda. Its at the crossroads of Pauri, Kotdwar (137 km.), Rishikesh (105 km.) and Badrinath. A well developed township with many educational institutions is also the campus of HNB Garhwal University.

During the Mahabharata era, it was the capital of King Subahu.

Binsar : From Pauri, Peersain is at a distance of 120 km. From Peersain the trek to Binsar is 20 km. and trails through a rich forest of deodar, Silver fir, Pine and Oak, full of wildlife beauty. At Binsar the magnificent ancient temple of Lord Shiva is the centre of attraction and thousands of devotees visit here every year. Enroute the trek, one can offer homage at the great Indian Freedom Fighter Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali's Samadhi, built in the midst of the Dudhatoli.


Pauri is a paradise for adventure seekers interested in sports like

  • Trekking
  • Moonlight Trekking Cycling
  • Jungle Camping
  • Wildlife Adventure
  • Aero-sports Angling
  • Rock-climbing
  • Refting etc.

Pauri Weather

Pauri experiences a sub- temperate climate which remains pleasant throughout the year. Pauri also receives snowfall during winters, Changing the town to its Picturesque best.