Pauri Garhwal Touist Places in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

Pauri Garhwal Touist Places in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

Pauri Garhwal is a district in the Indian State of Uttarakhand. Pauri town is the district headquarters of Pauri Garhwal District. The district occupies an area of 5,399 sq. km. and is located between 29.80° N latitude and 78.74° E longitude. Pauri Garhwal is situated about 210 km southeast of state capital Dehradun.

Pauri Garhwal is surrounded by Rudraprayag district in the north, Almora district to the east, Haridwar district on the west, Dehradun district towards northwest, Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh to the southwest, Nainital district on the southeast and Chamoli district towards northeast.

Agriculture is the main economy source of Pauri Garhwal and also the district houses few small and medium scale industries. Pauri Garhwal is one of the major educational hubs in the district home to Hemvati Nandan Bahugana Garhwal University, Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College and Veer Chandra Garhwali Government Medical College.


Major towns in Pauri Garhwal:

  • Srikoat
  • Ufalda
  • Srinagar
  • Digoli
  • Bhilleshwar
  • KhanduKhal


History of Pauri Garhwal:

Earlier Pauri Garhwal district was a division of Garhwal Kingdom ruled by the famous Pal dynasty. Gurkhas conquered the lands of Garhwal by defeating the King of Paul Dynasty ‘Pradyumna Shah’ in the year 1803. Later British Empire took over Gurkhas in 1816 and ruled Garhwal till the Independence of India. Pauri Garhwal was formed as a district in the year 1960 carving out from Garhwal District.


Food, Culture and Shopping in Pauri Garhwal:

Pauri Garhwal is populated with most numbers Hindus along with equal of Muslim and Christian communities. The official and widely spoken language in Pauri Garhwal is Garhwali and also a few people communicate with Hindi and English.

The staple foods of the natives of Pauri Garhwal include rice, wheat and maize. The special and daily usable dishes include Bhatt Ki Churdkani, Phaanu, Rus, Gulgula, Kandalee Ka Saag and Arsa.

Pauri Garhwal is developing district houses numerous handicraft shops and archeological item shops along with modern shops like cloth stores, Jewellery shops, drug houses and super markets.


How to reach Pauri Garhwal?

Pauri Garhwal is well connected with its nearby regions and major cities of the state through road and railway mode of transport. USRTC and other private organizations namely Garhwal Motor Owner Union (GMOU) Ltd, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) Ltd operates bus services all around the district.

Kotdwara Railway Station is the only railway station in the district situated in Kotdwara Town about 107 km away from Pauri Town. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Pauri Garhwal located 185 km away.


Places to see in Pauri Garhwal:


Jai Danda Nagraja Mandir:

Jai Danda Nagraja Mandir is a holy temple dedicated to God Danda Nagraja. It is situated in Kandwalsyon Patti. There is annual fair ‘Kauthig Festival’ celebrated in the month of April every year with great fervor. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees across the world especially from UK and USA.


Jwalpa Devi Temple:

Jwalpa Devi Temple is a prominent temple devoted to Goddess Jwalpa located on the bank of River Nawalika and is situated about 35 km away from Pauri Town. Navratri fair is the main grand event held in this temple. It is said that Jwalpa Devi Temple is very favor region for unmarried girls.


Shoonya Shikhar Ashram:

Shoonya Shikhar Ashram is a sacred place situated near Kotdwara Town. Sadguru Sadafaldeo Ji Maharaj’s meditation cave is the main attraction of the Ashram. The lovers of Vihangam Yoga visit this temple in great numbers.


Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev:

Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev is a renowned temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is said that the temple was constructed during 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya. The temple include Shiva Lingam, figurine of Nandi and an old drum. One can also see the deities of Ganesha, Karthikeya, Lord Ram, Lakshman and Parvat here.


Binsar Mahadev:

Binsar Mahadev Temple also called as Bindeshwar Temple is positioned at a height of 2480 meters from the mean level of sea, about 115 km away Puri Town centre. It is said that the temple was built by Maharaja Prithu in the remembrance his father Bindu.


The list of other tourist places in Pauri Garhwal is:

  • Kandoliya Temple
  • Chaukhamba Viewpoint
  • Adwani
  • Khirsu
  • Gaumukh River


Best time to visit Pauri Garhwal:

From March to November is the ideal time to visit Pauri Garhwal because of its tourist friendly environment.


Accommodation options in Pauri Garhwal:

The luxury Hotels and resorts in Pauri Garhwal District are as follows:

  • Riverside Resort
  • Bee Jee Inn Hotel
  • Snow View Inn
  • Surya Plaza Hotel
  • Samrat Hotel
  • Gangotri Plaza Hotel
  • Lavanya Hotel
  • Shri Ram Ratan Hotel
  • Rana Guest House
  • Pawar Guest House
  • Dalveer Hotel
  • Deep Dinky Dine Hotel

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