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Pauri Garhwal- The district of beauty!

Pauri Garhwal is sanctified with view of snow-covered Himalayan peaks, picturesque valleys & winding rivers, thick forests and friendly gentry with a prosperous culture to adorn. It has a diverse topography where at the foothills lies the beautiful ‘Bhabar’ areas part of Kotdwara also there are scenic meadows in parts of Dhudatoli located at a height of 3,000 mts. The other neighbouring

The ten tehsils of the district are

  • Pauri
  • Lansdown
  • Kotdwar
  • Thalisain
  • Dhumakot
  • Srinagar
  • Satpuli
  • Chaubatakhal
  • Chakisain
  • Yamkeshwar

How to reach Pauri Garhwal

The Jolly Grant Airport is about 133 km from Pauri Garhwal. The airport is well connected to major cities of the country. You can get a taxi for an easy ride to your destination. The district is well connected to NH 119, the roads are well maintained and are only a trouble during the monsoon season. As far as the buses are concerned, you can get the state-owned buses as well as private buses too. The nearest rail head is at Kotdwara which is about 100 kms, you can easily commute from the station to the town via a regular bus service or taxi.

Hotels in Pauri Garhwal

The district has many tourist spots to attract people from across the world. There are many small cities which have scenic views and a trajectory of peace to follow. People are realistic and close to nature, their life is low lying and they fee at simple and homogeneous food. The major economic stand hold is the tourism here, accommodation is also easily available that too at affordable rates. The various names which are popular in the service industry are V Resorts, Pauri Hotel, Shail Shikhar Hotel, Taj Himalaya, Swasteek Resort, Hotel Frontier, Hotel Narayana Kunj, Hotel Surya, Hotel Snow Cliff, Hotel Sunshine, Hotel Sun n Snow, Mumukshu Resort, Fairydale Resort, Hotel Urvashi, Hotel Ambey, Hotel hill view, Hotel Suryodaya, Riverside Resort and Ramkund Resort. These hotels offer well furnished cosy rooms within the serenity of the mountain retreat. Some of them even have breakfast and dinner facilities also. Few of them also have the terrace restaurant option, which looks ultimate.

Things to do in Pauri Garhwal

There are many options for tourism in the district of Pauri Garhwal. People are attracted for its through its beautiful environment, mountain peaks, forests and valleys. There are some of the many important ancient temples.

Chaukhamba View Point

It is located at only 4 kms from Pauri. The place overlooks the majestic Idwal Valley.

Khirsu Park

Khirsu offer scenic and breathtaking views of the Himalayas, it is at 19 kms from Pauri. It is known for being pollution free and serene. The ancient temple, namely the Ghandiyal Devta is located in close proximity to the place.

Kandoliya Devta Temple

Every year, a food Fest is organized within the large premises of this temple. Devotees from far and wide visit here to participate in the grand Fest!

Laxmi Narayan

An ancient temple with many stories around it, is one of the most visited shrines of Pauri.

Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev

The temple is devoted to the local avatar of Lord Shiva. This is also the wish granting temple.

Hanuman Mandir

Almost all the holy cities have a Hanuman temple, it is more of a custom to have a Hanuman Mandir. It is an ancient heritage of the locals.

Danda Nagraja Temple

This shrine is a famous pilgrimage of the Garhwali community. The name is derived from Garhwali language where the word Danda stands for "peak". As the temple is located in a dense forest, localities began calling it the Danda Nagraja – which means "Nagraja on the Peak". The main feature of the temple is the number of bells hanging in there, tied by the devotees whose wishes are fulfilled by the power of their prayers raised to this temple.

Jwalpa Devi Temple

This is a famed Shakti Peetha which is devoted to the Devi Jwalpa. It is located on the banks of the river Nawalika which is at 34 kms from Pauri. Every year the Chitra and Shardiya Navratri fairs are held here.

Shoonya Shikhar Ashram

This is one of the most sought after spiritual centre. It is located near Kotdwara. You can easily reach it through 7 kms of trekking from the village Balli.

Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev

This is an 8th-century temple. The shrine is devoted to the Lord Shiva.

Tarkeshwar Mahadev, Tarkeshwar Dham, Ekeshwar Mahadev and Binsar Mahadev are all dedicated to Lord Shiva only, these are located in various parts of the Pauri districts.


This is the place for all the adventure seekers and trekkers. It is located in t5eh dense forest and the reachability is tough.


Kanvashram is near Kotdwara. It is an important location from an historical point of view. There are legends attached to the place and holds a lot of significance in our mythological stories.

There are many places which are yet unexplored in the district. You can take help of the locals and get to know the place better.


Food in the area is simple and close to nature. There are variety of leafy green vegetables, which makes the staple food of the region. But as tourism is at its best here, the variety of food zones are multiple. Some of the popular names are Midway Resort, Pumpernicle German Bakery, Mayur Restaurant, Imran Cafeteria, My Choice, Mannath, Cafe & Kiosk Srinagar, Relish Hot-Shoppe, Knife & Fork, Asian-Tibetan outlet, Boofia" The Fast Food, Midway Resort, Oaktown's Flavor, Zayka Restaurant, Kalundanda Café, Rj's Pizza Express, Surya Plaza Hotel, Midway Govindam and Tarkeshwarm Hillview Resort are some of the upscale food outlets. They offer not just local food items, but also International as well as national cuisines.

Trend and Culture in Pauri Garhwal

The whole of the Garhwal region, especially this part, keeps up with its traditional value. The folk music, songs and dance plus the attire, jewellery and customs, everything are preserved by every generation. The vibrant colours of the culture and the folk activities keeps the people engaged throughout the year. The songs are especially taken from the serenity of mother nature and from the tranquility all around. The folk tradition is inspired from the uncomplicated emotions and simplicity of life. The folk songs like "Jhoda", "Thadya", "Khuded" are much popular in the region. While the Folk dances speak less of materialistic emotions, it is a loud echo of the eternal bliss of the creator and in the praise of His creation. Thadiya, Chauffulla, Sarron, are the famed folk dances of the region.

Education in Pauri Garhwal

The education in Pauri is upscale and no matter what, they keep up with the quality education at higher level also. There is yet another set of need to enhance more requirement, but still the spree is satisfying for now.

Schools in Pauri Garhwal

Some of the famous names among the education sector in Pauri Garhwal are:

  • Adarsh Vidya Niketan
  • Bal Bharati School
  • DAV Public School
  • Happy Home School
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya
  • Maharishi Kanva Vidya Niketan
  • R.C.D. Public School
  • Shri Bhagat Ram New Modern School
  • Sarswati Vidhya Mandir Kyunkaleshwa
  • Sarswati Vidya Mandir Timli Pauri
  • Sharda Bal Academy
  • Sri Guru Ram Rai Public School
  • St Thomas
  • The Ockwood School
  • Thobarn School Pauri

Colleges in Pauri are some of the old and most trusted names. Some of them are:

  • Leelawati Govt. College
  • Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College
  • Institute of Hospitality Management & Sciences

Weather in Pauri

The weather in the region is not much fluctuating. It is mostly pleasant in both summers and winter days. Though the nights during the winters are quite chilly. The landscape looks amazing in the monsoon. The summers in the plain region may become hot in the day time, the nights remain calm and composed with a beautiful breeze.

List of Banks and hospitals in Pauri

The unfortunate incidents do not have a warning system, thus you should remain ready with urgent things like the locations of Banks, ATMs and hospitals in the regions. For that we are here to give you a listing of Banks, Hospitals and ATMs in the Pauri district.

List of Banks in Pauri Garhwal

  • IDBI Bank Ltd Pauri
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Kurmanchal Nagar Sahkari Bank Ltd (KNSB)
  • Central Bank of India
  • Bank of India
  • Punjab National Bank
  • State Bank of India (SBI)
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Almora Urban Cooperative Bank Ltd
  • The Nainital Bank Ltd (NBL)
  • Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)
  • State Bank of India (SBI)
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • ICICI Bank Ltd
  • Union Bank of India
  • Canara Bank

List of Hospitals in Pauri Garhwal

  • HNB Base Hospital
  • District Hospital
  • Shyam Mother & Child Care
  • C.M.S Combined Hospital
  • Joshi Clinic & Hospital

There are many more health care centres too. You can always take the guidance of the locals.

The place is beautiful, and remains unadulterated due to less population. Go and see the beauty of Pauri with your own eyes, which no camera can capture and no words can write.

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