lying in the north-west of Uttarakhand comprises of the 5 districts
Pauri, Tehri, Uttarkashi
archaeological remains lying scattered at many places reveal that
a rich civilization flourished here from very early times. The Mahabharata
gives vivid accounts of the land and its people.
Ashoka's domain encompassed a part of the terrain, evidence of
which is "chitrashila" or "chhatrashila", a
quartz rock bearing his edicts, discovered near Kalsi.
tsang, the 7th century Chinese pilgrim traversed a part of the
Garhwal and Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th century Hindu saint and
reformer, visited the remotest regions and to him we owe the establishment
of some of the most sacred shrines of Garhwal.