Pauri Garhwal Travel Guide

Pauri in Uttarakhand is one of the most scenic places in the Garhwal Region. This place is known for its natural uniqueness and exclusiveness. A treasure trove of nature’s bounty, visitors love to enjoy its picturesque beauty manifested in the form of verdant forests, snow-capped mountains, gushing waterfalls and sacred religious sites. This place is just like a hidden treasure that beckons the tourists to explore and enjoy its immense beauty. The Pauri District is one of the prominent districts in Uttarakhand. Perched at an altitude of 1814 m above the sea level, on the slopes of the Kandoliya Hills, Pauri attracts a large number of tourists. One of the prominent hill stations in Uttarakhand, Pauri offers a glimpse into daunting Himalayan Peaks like Swargarohini, Bander Poonchh, Thaliyasagar, Sumeru, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Chaukhamb, Nandadevi, Hathiparvat, and Trishul. Watching the sun setting over the horizon behind these imposing mountain peaks is a sight to behold. There is no dearth of attractions in Pauri.

Amongst the top places to visit in the town of Pauri are the Danda Nagraja temple, the Kandoliya temple, and the Buda Bharsaar temple and Kandoliya.

Some other major attractions in the district of Pauri Garhwal are Khirsu Village, Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Chaukhamba Viewpoint and Ramganga Dam. Some of the other top attractions include Binsar Mahadev, which is a popular religious site located almost 114 km away from Pauri. Kanvashram is yet another prominent place located on the banks of River Malini that keeps the visitors truly engaged. Apart from these, Adwani, a small village located at a distance of 17 km away from Pauri is a perfect place to relax and laze around. Visitors love to enjoy picnics in this rural areas, surrounded by picturesque attractions. Apart from sightseeing, Pauri district is ideal for trekking and camping. There are numerous short and long treks like Binsor-Gairsain trek and the Doodhatoli trek that offer thrill to the adventure junkies. The Beas ghat in the district is a very attractive fishing area for the visitors who like to indulge in recreational activities in Pauri.

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Best time to visit Pauri Garhwal

Pauri is a beautiful travel destination located in Uttarakhand. This stunning destination enjoys pleasant weather all-round the year. The summers are not so far but when exploring the destination during the evening, wearing light woolens is the best idea. Winters are quite cold and freezing. Monsoons must be avoided as this is the time when the chances of landslides increases. The best time to visit Pauri is from March-June and September-October.

  • Summer

    Pauri is located at an altitude of 1650 m above the sea level hence it does not get too hot in summer and temperature in summers ranges between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

  • Monsoon

    Pauri experiences moderate rainfall in monsoon. The destination nestled within nature’s bounties receives periodic rain showers during this season. Temperature ranges between 15-25 degrees Celsius.

  • Winter

    Winters of Pauri is freezing cold. Temperature in winters ranges between 0 and 15 degrees Celsius. This too is a good time to visit Pauri. Sometimes, the winters may extend up till February.

Top Tourists Attractions around Pauri Garhwal

Pauri Garhwal offers a variety of attraction for its visitors to see and indulge into. The district and the town are replete with interesting activities and sightseeing places that a holiday here is full of excitement all the time. Witness the rich wildlife, seek blessings at the famous sacred temples and enjoy recreational activities like fishing and adventure activities like trekking.

  • Tarkeshwar Mahadev Mandir

    Situated in the midst of the tall cedar and pines, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Mandir is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known for its tranquil natural setting. It is situated in Lansdown which is 82 km from the Pauri City.

  • Garhwali Museum

    An important attraction to visit in the district is the Garhwali Museum in Lansdowne. It is famous for its collection of the elements of Garhwal Regiment of the Army.

  • Kaleshwar Temple

    About 41 km from Kotdwar, Kaleshwar Temple is another Lord Shiva’s temple in the district that is a must visit. It is known to house Samadhis of many sages in its vicinity.

  • Jim Corbett National Park

    The Jim Corbett National Park that sprawls between Nainital and Pauri district is famous for its diversity in Flora and fauna. It is known for the famous Royal Bengal Tigers...Read more

  • Rajaji National Park

    Rajaji National park which is spread over 820 sq. km is known for conserving a large number of elephants and tigers. It covers 3 districts, Dehradun, Haridwar and Pauri Garhwal and is a perfect place for wildlife tour in Uttarakhand...Read more

Top Things to Do in Pauri Garhwal

  • Trekking

    If you are an adventure lover then this place will give you immense happiness. You can choose treks like Dudhatoli and Gujrugarhi, both of which are worth all the efforts.

  • Fishing

    One of the best recreational activities that you can enjoy in Pauri region is fishing, which is able to soothe and relax one's mind. You can get to indulge in fishing in the Nayar River, which is a tributary of Ganga River. It flows through Pauri Garhwal.

  • Picnic in Khirsu

    Situated about 43 km from the Pauri is a small hilly village named as Khirsu. It is quiet and peaceful and people come here for enjoy with their family and friends. The most exciting activity done here is holding a picnic. Amidst of the widespread Oak trees and Deodar trees, it is a small paradise for nature lovers and those romantic at hearts.

Where to Stay in Pauri Garhwal?

Pauri Garhwal has a wide range of accommodations for its tourists. Ranging from luxury to budget and resorts to lodges, you can choose from different types of accommodations that suits you the best. You can find 1 star to 3-star hotels on Badrinath Highway, Kandoliya Road. There are also, tent houses, homestay, guest houses and even bungalows available for making your stay comfortable.

How to Reach Pauri Garhwal?

Pauri Garhwal is well connected with major cities via roads, it has railway connection and flights can also take you to this place. Apart from buses, you can use taxi service in order to reach Pauri. The best way to reach Pauri remains roadways as it has brilliant connectivity with other major cities and towns of the state.

  • By Air

    The nearest Domestic Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun which is approximately 133 km from Pauri city. One has to hire a cab or take a state-run bus from Dehradun to reach here.

  • By Rail

    The nearest railway stations from Pauri is located at Kotdwara. The Kotdwara Railway Station is located almost 101 km away from Pauri and to cover the rest of the distance, visitors can hire a cab or take a bus.

  • By Road

    Pauri lies on NH 119 and is served by a lot of public and private buses. These buses ply from the major cities of the state and Delhi. People travelling by train can board buses from Haridwar to reach Pauri.

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