Pauri Garhwal District

Pauri Garhwal District | PLACES
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  • Doodhatoli: Through dense forest to reach 3,100 meters high Doodhatoli of Pauri Garhwal district you will have to trek 24Km from Thalisain. Beautiful in itself throughout the trek and after reaching at the peaceful area, you will be more delighted with the picturesque views it provides to capture in your camera. The breathtaking Himalayan ranges and beautiful surrounding will keep you spellbound.
  • Tara Kund: As per its name, Tara- the beautiful, self combusting- star that attracts people with its twinkling beauty, Tara Kund is a small beautiful lake in Charisirh Development Area surrounded by green mountains 2,200 meters above the sea level. It is believed that natural lotus grow in Tara Kund which only the pure souls that god chooses can see and other general people cannot see. Besides the lake is an ancient temple and fresh water well (popularly called kuwa in hindi) to quench your thirst. Locals visit the Kund and temple every year during Teej festival. The mesmerizing Tara Kund is one of the major tourist attractions. You should trek 5Km from either Palli village or Sirtoli.
  • Kanvashram: Kanvashram is the place in Hindu mythology which says sage Swami Vishwamitra was disturbed by beautiful angel Menka while he was deeply meditating. 14Km from Kotdwar, Kanavashram is a beautiful town on the bank of river Malini with an Ashram of Rishi Kanva. You will certainly enjoy a walk to Malini barrage. Trek to the Kanava Ashram and Chilla park will be refreshing tour with fascinating landscape and picturesque scenery. You would love to visit different temples in Kanvashram Siddhabali and Durga Devi temple to name a few.
  • Siddhabali Temple: Only a few miles away from Kanvashram town, 2Km from Kotdwara, Siddbali temple is dedicated to lord Hanuman- incarnation of lord Shiva to support lord Ram in Hindu holy epic Ramayana. Bounded by beautiful hills and rivers with enchanting serenity, Siddhabali temple is devoted to power as lord Hanuman is famous for his enormous power.
  • Durga Devi Temple: Situated a few miles from Kanavashram town, in Kotdwar-Lansdowne at Dugadda, 10Km from Kotdwara and 30Km from Lansdowne, Durga Devi Temple is mostly visited by devotees during Hindu festivals. Durga being the form of Parvati, is highly worshipped with love and devotion. There are special celebrations in Navratri each year with local’s active and energetic participation.
  • Medanpuri Devi Temple: 37Km from Rishikesh of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand, Medanpuri Devi Temple is 1,657meters above the sea level and is in Marora village of Pauri Garhwal district. Locals believe that goddess Durga roam around the temple during Navratri sitting upon her lion. Thus the flow of local tourists increase during Navratri each year, on the 8th day of Navratri a fair is held on the temple premise. Word ‘medan’ means curd as devotees believe that goddess Durga fulfill her devotees with milk, curd and whey.
  • Srinagar: Situated 560 meters above the sea level on the left bank of Alaknanda river, Srinagar is the largest city of Pauri Garhwal district. 32.5Km from Devprayag, Srinagar is on the way to Badrinath from Rishikesh.
  • Devalgarh: Devalgarh village 19Km from Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand is renowned for the archaeological temples of Laxmi Narayan, Gauri Devi, Rajrajeshwari with stone inscriptions.
  • Neelkantha Mahadev Temple: Surrounded by thick Oak and deodar forest, Neelkantha Mahadev Temple is situated 32Km away from Rishikesh and lies in Pauri Garhwal district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand at the place where people believe that lord Shiva had consumed the Venom that had emited during the Sumandra Manthan. The Deva-Asura sculpture depecting the samundra manthan on top of the temple is symbolic. Devotees take bath in the natural spring in the temple complex before entering the temple premises.
  • Major tourist destinations in Pauri Garhwal district are – Lansdowne | Dhari Devi Temple