Pauri Garhwal District

Pauri Garhwal District | Tourism
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Uttarakhand Guide

Major towns that you would love visiting in Pauri Garhwal are- Banghat, Devprayag, Dogadda, Kashirampur, Kotdwar, Lansdowne, Pauri, Satpuli and Srinagar. Villages that help you explore a world of their own in Pauri Garhwal are- Amaldu, Bagar, Bharsar, Binsar, Chaitur, Ganga Bhogpur, Kimsar, Krishu, Matkunda, Pabou, Paithani, Raidul, Saknyana. Other major places to visit in Pauri Garhwal are- Kandoliya, Chaukhamba view point, Shoonya Sikhar Ashram, Doodhatoli, Tara Kund, Kanvashram and Devalgarh.

To explore Uttarakhand villages and study general people’s lifestyle, Pauri Garhwal is the perfect destination. If you are social science student, the villages of Pauri Garhwal must be in the ‘must visit’ list. The polite and friendly villagers will not only help you know village life but also make you feel good and probably change your attitude towards village life. Besides, like other districts, Pauri Garhwal has numerous temples worshipped with immense faith and having traditional significance.

Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev, Jwalpa Devi, Jai Danda Nagaraja, Tarkeshwar Mahadev, Ekeshwar Mahadev, Binsar Mahadev, Siddhabali, Durga Devi, Medanpuri Devi, Dhari Devi and Neelkanth Mahadev temple are the major temples in Pauri Garhwal district.

History of Pauri Garhwal District

Garhwal region was divided into 64 principalities after the downfall of Katyuri dynasty who ruled over unified Uttarakhand. Chandpurgarh of Garhwal became a powerful principality during the rule of King Jagatpal (1455 to 1493AD). Descendent of Jagatpal, King Ajaypal, transferred the capital to Srinagar. In  In 1803, Gurkhas captured the independent Garhwal Kingdom. In 1816, Gurkhas were defeated in the Anglo-Nepalese War with British. British ruled half part of the kingdom- the region that is in east of Alaknanda and Mandakini river and rest of the part was restored in Tehri village where King Sudarshan Shah ruled. In 1960, two districts Pauri Garhwal and Chamoli were taken out from Garhwal district. In 1997, Rudraprayag district was formed with a part of Pauri Garhwal detached from it.

Pauri Garhwal District | Best Time to Visit

Summer and Spring in Pauri Garhwal district favors those tourists who want to enjoy the pleasing weather and clear landscape. Those tourists who love to dance in the rain or play with snow can choose monsoon or winter for Pauri Garhwal tourism.

Pauri Garhwal District | Weather

Summer months March to June are pleasing with warm weather making the Pauri Garhwal district ideal for visit.

Monsoon months in Pauri Garhwal district are cold and full of greeneries with heavy rainfall. Nature lover tourists are recommended not to miss the green life of Pauri Garhwal.

Spring months October and November are pleasing with lovely weather and clear environs. The climatic condition like that of summer favors tourists to make out the most of their Pauri Garhwal district in Spring season.

Winter months are very cold and often experience snow fall in the hilly area of Pauri Garhwal district which the adventurers willing to play with snow will love to enjoy at Pauri Garhwal.

Pauri Garhwal District | How to Reach?


  • By Air: Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest airport, 185 Km away from the district headquarter Pauri, from where you can take taxi, jeep or use other means of transportation available.
  • By Rail: Kotwara is the nearest railway station, 80.9 Km Away from Pauri Garhwal. The inconsistent Himalayan ranges of Shivalik range have created difficulty in extending the railway network in Pauri district.
  • By Road: Pauri Garhwal is well connected by road networks. Garhwal motor owner union (GMOI) Ltd., Garhwal Mandal Vikash Nigam (GMVN) and state run Uttarakhand roadways provide bus service to and in Pauri Garhwal. There are also many taxi unions in most of the towns of the district which provide service throughout the district.
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