Pauri

  • District: Pauri Garhwal
  • Altitude: 1,814 m
  • Climate: Cold in winters, Pleasent in summers and heavy rainfall in monsoons.
  • Season: Round the year.
  • Clothing Summers: Cottons / light woolens.
  • Winters: Heavy woolens
  • anguages: Garhwali, Hindi and English
  • Shopping Centres: Upper Bazar, Lower Bazar, Dhara Road.

Pauri is situated the northern slopes of beautiful Kandoliva Hill Ranges of
middle Himalayas at the height of 1650 m above the sea level panoramic view of spow clad Himalayan peaks of Bander Pooch, Gangotri Group. Kedarnth, Chawkhamba, Neelkanth, Hathiparvat, Nandadevi and Trishul can be seen from any point of the city.

The city is blessed with a number of picnic spots surrounded by Deodar forests and filled with natural beauty viz. Ransi, Kandoliya, Nag Dev, Jhandi Dhar etc. The main temples of the city are Kandoliya Devta, Laxmi Narayan Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev and Hanuman Mandir. Every year, a  Bhandara is organized in the premises of the Temple of the Kandoliva Devta and thousands of people from Pauri and nearby villages participate.

Sightseeing

Kyunkaleshwar Temple:

8 th century Shiva temple established by Sankaracharya during his visit to Pauri. The main Deities are Lerd Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha & Kartikeya. Other Deities in the termple are of Lord Rama, Lakshmana & Goddess Sita. One can have a spellbound sight of the magnificent Himalayan ranges along with Alaknanda Valley and the town.

Jwalpa Devi Temple:

Jwalpa Devi Temple is a famous Shaktipeeth of this area dedicated to Goddess Durga and is 33 km. from Pauri on Pauri- Kotdwar motor road. A special worship is offered during Navratras. Temple is located on the Northen bank of River Nayar, Satpuli is 17 km. away.

Kandolia:

Another Shiva temple (Kandolia Devta) is located in the dense forest of Oak and Pine on Kandelia hills. Adjacent to this temple is a beautiful park. The park gives a beautiful view of Pauri town and of Gangwarsyun Valley.

Nagdev Temple:

This much worshipped temple of Snake God (Nag) is situated in a dense forest of Pine and Rhododendron. On the way to the temple an observatory is installed from where one can get a thrilling view of magnificent Himalayan ranges like Chaukhamba. Gangotri Group, Banderpoonch. Kedardom, Kedarnath The temple is located on Pauri-Bubakhal road and is 5 km, from the bus stop. The Last stretch is by a short trek.

Activities

Pauri is a paradise for adventure seekers interested in sports like Trekking, Moonlight Trekking, Cycling, Jungle Camping, Wildlife Adventure, Aero-sports, Angling, Rock-climbing, Rafting etc.

Pauri Weather

Pauri experiences a sub-temperate climate which remains pleasant throughout the year. Pauri also receives snowfall during winters changing the town to its picturesque best.

Where to Stay

Besides the tourist rest house (GMVN) there are many hotels & lodges to suit every budget.

There are few budget hotels in Joshimath-Auli Road as well.

For more information, please visit – www.gmvnl.com & www.uttarakhandtourism.gov.in

Getting there

  • By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Pauri situated at a distance of 133 km.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Kotdwara situated 101 km. from Pauri.
  • By Road: Pauri is well on NH 119 with major destinations of Uttarakhand.