Pauri Garhwal District

Pauri Garhwal District | PLACES TO SEE
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  • Kandoliya: Kandoliya is a beautiful place 2Km away from the headquarter Pauri of Pauri Garhwal district with deodar forest that attract visitors throughout the year. It is also a major picnic spot in Pauri. You can visit Kandoliya devta, Laxmi Narayan, Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple and Hanuman Temple. Every year in winter, Bhandara is held at Kandoliya devta and locals of Pauri Garhwal participate in the Jagrat in the preceding night and Bhandara the next morning.
  • Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple: Among numerous Shiva temples in Garhwal Himalayas, Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple lies in Pauri of Pauri Garhwal district. This temple was established in Adi Shankaracharya- the founder of Advaoit Vedant, in 8th century. With major diety lord Shiva, idoles of goddess Parvati, Ganesh (Ganapati), Kumar (Kartikeya), Ram, Sita and Laxman are also established and worshipped in Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple. This holy place in Pauri yearly attracts thousands of tourists besides devotees for the spectacular views of the snow bound Himalayan ranges, panoramic view of the whole town and Alaknanda Valley. During festivals and festive celebrations locals visit the temple and queue up for darshan of and blessings from lord Shiva.
  • Chaukhamba View Point: 4Km from Pauri of Pauri Garhwal district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand, Chaukhamba viewpoint provides the fascinating beauty of snow clapped Himalayan peaks and glaciers- the root of sacred river Ganga. A popular picnic spot among locals of Pauri Garhwal, Chaukhamba attracts thousands of visitors with its abundant beauty- landscapes and the forests with oak and rhododendron in Dwarikhal. If you visit the place between February to April, the beautiful shades of green dense oak and lovely red petals of rhododendron will fill you with immense pleasure.
  • Jwalpa Devi Temple: Jwalpa Devi temple is the shaktipeeth dedicated to goddess Parvati on Pauri-Kotdwar road. Each year in Chaitra and Ashwin Navaratri of Hindu calendar, Navaratri fair is held in the temple premise and thousands of devotees participate in the fair.
  • Jai Danda Nagraja Temple: Legend says, lord Krishna came to this place in the form of snake, crawled the hills and finally reached this place, thus the temple is named as Jai Danda Nagraja Temple. The temple famous for its healing power is worshipped widely by people all over India and mostly the Garhwali people. You should trek for 10 Km from Maroda Village where you can reach by bus through Devprayag.
  • Shoonya Shikhar Ashram: Shoonya Sikhar Ashram, 7Km trek from village Balli and 35Km uphill from Kotdwara is the cave where Sri Sadguru Sadafaldeo ji Maharaj- the founder of Vihangam Yoga, meditated for years. Today, Shoonya Shikhar Ashram is one of the major spiritual centers in Pauri Garhwal district. Followers of Vihangam Yoga who are seeking high level of meditation go to the Ashram for meditation. You will be enchanted to visit the cave and Ashram developed surrounded by the snow capped Himalayan ranges and green forests where wild animals like lions, elephants can be seen. You will enjoy the journey and love to be at the spiritual place.
  • Khirsu: Accommodated with tourist rest house and forest rest house for those thousands of visitors who spend their weekends or an yearly family trip or friends gathering for refreshment for a couple of days, Khirsu is 19Km away from Pauri of Pauri Garhwal district in Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand, 1,700 meters above the sea level. Loved for the peace and tranquility it is blessed with, you will reach Khirsu through the thick oak and deodar forests and apple orchards. You will find Ghandiyal Devta temple in Khirshu. Like other places in Pauri Garhwal district, Khirsu provides the clear, panoramic view of beautiful Himalayan peaks.
  • Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple: Surrounded by dense deodar and pine forests, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple attracts devotees and non-devotees equally with its beauty and liveliness. Situated 36Km from Lansdowne, the Shiva temple is at the height of 1800 meters and provides panoramic view of the grandiose Himalayas. Every year in Shivaratri, special worship occurs and the temple committee provides dharmashala for the devotees and tourists who visit the temple and pass their time dwelling with nature.
  • Ekeshwar Mahadev Temple: Sidhpeeth dedicated to lord Shiva, Ekeshwar Mahadev temple is 22 Km from Satpuli of Pauri Garhwal district in Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand, jeweled with natural beauty. On your way to Ekeshwar Mahadev Temple from Satpuli, you will see the amazing beauty of snow capped Chaukhmba Peaks.
  • Binsar Mahadev Temple: 114Km away from Pauri of Pauri Garhwal district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand, Binsar Mahadev Temple is 2480 meters above sea level surrounded by the thick green forest of birch, deodar and rhododendron. King Prithu whose story can be read in the holy epic Mahabharata, is believed to build this temple in memory of his late father Bindu and Bindeshwar Mahadev Temple is another name of Binsar Mahadev Temple. During Baikuntha Chadurdashi every year, a popular fair is held at th temple premises. You need to trek 24Km to Binsar Mahadev from Thalisain.