Pauri Garhwal Travel Essentials


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Pauri Garhwal Tourism

Pauri Garhwal is a paradise that showcases the varied colors of nature all packed in to this one place. From snow covered Himalayan peaks and thick cover of lush green forests to deep rooted culture of the place and warm hearted people, this place oozes beauty and charm in every aspect.

Perched at an altitude of 1814m above the sea level, Pauri also serves as the headquarters to the district by the same name. It also houses many temples but what fascinates the visitors the most is the sunset here. Ending with the hues of pinks and purple, this most magnificent sight of sunset enthrals everyone with its stunning fusion of colours with the bang of bright orange. Situated on the northern slopes of Kandoliya Hills, visit this beautiful place for an unforgettable experience. Its also receives snowfall during winters.

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The Land of Seclusion

Pauri Garhwal is a district in Devbhoomi Uttrakhand blessed by natural exquisiteness. For those with a religious bent, this place is a bliss with numerous ancient temples. The ancient temple of Ghandiyal Devta in the vicinity is worth a visit. Blessed with nature’s bounty, the place provides an unparalleled panoramic view of central Himalayas. On a clear day, Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Gangotri Groups, Kedarnath, Trisul, and Hathiparvat are distinctly visible from Pauri. Also, the place offers one of the most beautiful sunsets in Uttarakhand.


Popularly known as Devbhoomi meaning the abode of the gods, Garhwal houses some of the revered and important pilgrim centres in India and the world. The place is always associated with spirituality, pilgrimage, holy shrines and religion. At all times, it echoes with the chiming temple bells, chants of the pandits, potter of the devotees and reverberations of the hymns. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Panch Prayag, Gangotri, Yamnotri, Hemkund, Haridwar and Rishikesh are some of the famous temples in the region. The very famous Chardham yatra which is a significant pilgrimage site for the Hindus happens here, in the temples of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Hemkund Saheb is a revered site by both the Hindus and the Sikhs. It is associated with the 10th Sikh Guru- Guru Gobind Singh.


Pauri Garhwal offers astonishing and astounding trekking, hiking and camping opportunities. The route passes through a panoramic landscape, mountain peaks, beautiful valleys and green meadows. The adventure activities also include biking/ rafting tours in addition to the treks, which are divided on the basis of the difficulty level. There are easy treks, moderate treks and tough treks based on the adventure level you’re seeking. Some of the popular tours are Chandrashila Snow Trek, Dodital Lake Trek, Chandrashila Summit Trek etc.

Suggested Itinerary for Pauri Garhwal

Day 1- Visit the ancient temples in the vicinity, viz. Kandoliya Devta, Laxmi Narayan, Nag Dev, Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev and Hanuman mandir. Go for a picnic at Chaukhamba Viewpoint and experience the breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
Day 2- Excursion to Khirsu. Visit the ancient temple of Ghandiyal Devta. Take a long walk in the nearby oak forest and apple orchards.

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How to Reach Pauri Garhwal

How to Reach Overview

Reaching Pauri Garhwal is quite convenient. The nearest airport is located in Dehradun and the nearest railway station in Kotdwara. From both the places, buses and taxis are easily available. Also, it is well connected by roads to the major cities like New Delhi and Chandigarh.

How to reach Pauri Garhwal by flight

Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun lying at a distance of 133 km is the nearest airbase to Pauri Garhwal. The airport is well connected to Delhi by daily flights. You can avail a taxi from outside the airport for a comfortable ride to the destination.

How to reach Pauri Garhwal by road

Well connected to national Highway 119, Pauri has a good connectivity to its neighbouring cities and states as well. A good network of roads makes the journey quite comfortable. You can board state-owned buses or private buses from Delhi till Pauri or Kotdwara.

How to reach Pauri Garhwal by train

Well connected to many major cities of India via frequent trains, Kotdwara is the nearest railway station to Pauri Garhwal. Situated at a distance of 101 km, you can easily commute from station to the town via regular bus service or taxi.

Local transport in Pauri Garhwal

Buses are the best way to travel in Pauri. Cabs are also available.

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Who should visit Pauri garhwal?

Pauri Garhwal is perfect for religious people, who seek to be blessed by the deity. Also for the avid trekkers who love to explore the scenic beauty of the Himalayas.

What are the places near Pauri garhwal?

The top places near to Pauri garhwal are Rishikesh which is 55 km from Pauri garhwal, Lansdowne which is located 6 km from Pauri garhwal, Corbett national park which is located 35 km from Pauri garhwal, Haridwar which is located 57 km from Pauri garhwal, Nainital which is located 84 km from Pauri garhwal

What are the things to do in Pauri garhwal?

The top things to do in Pauri garhwal are Chaukhamba Viewpoint, Kandoliya, Khirsu, Trekking in Pauri Garhwal, Nagdev, Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev. You can see all the places to visit in Pauri garhwal here

What is the best way to reach Pauri garhwal?

Reaching Pauri Garhwal is quite convenient. The nearest airport is located in Dehradun and the nearest railway station in Kotdwara. From both the places, buses and taxis are easily available. Also, it is well connected by roads to the major cities like New Delhi and Chandigarh.
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What is the local food in Pauri garhwal?

Pauri is a small place with very few eating out options. The place mostly houses some street food vendors near ISBT bus stand and few small restaurant and dhabbas serving mouth watering North Indian food.
Mostly meals can be taken only at the in house multi-cuisine restaurants at hotels or guest house.

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What is the best time to visit Pauri garhwal?

Pauri Garhwal experiences pleasant weather throughout the year. The summers are warm but very enjoyable and require light woollens or cotton. The winter season is quite freezing with snowfall and offers a beautiful sight for travellers. Heavy woollens are recommended for the season. The monsoon season calls for heavy rain falls and thus landslides, only becoming more inconvenient, due to poor road conditions.
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What is not so good about Pauri garhwal?

Heavy snowfall during winters can cause roadblocks.

What is famous about Pauri garhwal?

Offers extremely beautiful scenes of Himalayan ranges. Pilgrimage to some of the revered temples of the region.

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Kirti Dass

on Khirsu 5 years ago
Khirsu is a small village located in Uttarakhand. I really enjoyed myself in Khirsu and felt like being nurtured by nature. I visited many apple orchards and viewpoints . One can clearly see the snow (Read More)-capped peaks of Himalayas in Khirsu. There many beautiful hotels which serve hot and spicy dishes in compliance with the chilly weather. I think everyone visiting Dehradun should give this place a shot for a one day trip.

Lochan Rawat

on Kandoliya 5 years ago
An ideal place with the breathtaking view of Himalayan peaks in the front and great view of pauri city.There are many exciting things to do like trekking, picnic,amazing park with Jim facility and gr (Read More)een forests.

Rohit Shroff

5 years ago
- Do wear a life jacket while indulging in activities like fishing and boating and rafting.
- Winters are excruciatingly cold but beautiful at the same time, so carry heavy woolens if travelling d (Read More)uring the season.
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season as the area faces excessive landslide and poor road conditions.
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