14 September 2010

Pauri - A City Where Time Stands Still

Garhwal Himalayas have always been considered as a place where nature seems to have endowed all her innate loveliness.
The land of Pauri Garhwal is blessed with splendid view of snow-bound peaks of Himalayas, scenic valleys, surroundings, meandering rivers, dense forests and quaint hospitable people with rich cultural diversity. Diverse in topography, the district of Pauri Garhwal varies from the foothills of the ‘Bhabar ‘areas of Kotdwar to the soul lifting meadows of Doodhatoli, sprawling at an altitude of 3,000 m and covering as area of 5 sq. kms. There are several places to go and explore in Pauri Garhwal. This remains snow-bounded during the winter months. Filled with places of tourist interest, most locations in Pauri garhwal offer a breathtaking view of snow ladeb Himalayan splendour. The small hill town of Pauri is shaded by oak, deodar and pine forests.
The tourist complex offers a panoramic view of the innumerable known and unknown snow clad Himalayan peaks like Hatiparvat, Nilkantha, Choukhamba, Sumeru Parvat, kharchakujnd, kedarnath, Bhrigupanth, Jaunli, Gangotri group, Thalay Sagar, Bunderpoonch which is really breathtaking during sunrise and sunset. At sunrise the sun seems to be spraying colours on the mountain peaks which appear to be revolving continuously.

Best Time to Visit Pauri

Pauri is best visited between September and April or even all year ro0und. The monsoons cast a misty spell on the town, a sight worth seeing. If you want to see snow, then plan your trip around January.

How to Reach Pauri

Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun
(153 Kms –Via Srinagar; 130 Kms – Via Deoprayag)

Rail: Nearest railway station is Kotdwar (108 Kms)

Road: Pauri is well connected to Dehradun, Rishikesh, kotdwar and other cities of the region.

Where to Stay at Pauri

Tourist Rest House – GMVN                           Ph. 01368 – 222359

Forest rest House, Khirsu Res. Authority

Hotel Umesha                                                   Ph. 01368 – 223989

What to see at Pauri
Kandoliya Mahadev Temple:  A bewitching location, encircled by dense forests and towering peaks. A trek through forests will take you to the temple of the reigning deity kandoliya Devta.

Kyunkaleswar mahadev Temple: It is believed that the temple was constructed during 8th century A.D. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The solemn atmoshphere makes you meditative at this beautiful place.

Tara Kund: Situtaed at a height of 2,200m, tara kund is a picturesque spot amidst lofty mountains in the Chariserh Development Area.


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