Enriched with the natural beauty of hills, sunset and picturesque panoramic views, Pauri is a town/hill station and a municipal board in Pauri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located 1814 metre above sea level.
Pauri is the headquarters of the district Pauri Garhwal and also the Garhwal division. The town is one of the most famous tourist attraction in Uttarakhand. People from all across the world love to visit this beautiful place. The place is a paradise for tourists, nature lovers, photo enthusiasts and fun lovers.
People visit this place especially during summers to get rid of the scorching sun. The beautiful town is located at a distance of 154 km from the state capital Dehradun and 325 km from the national capital New, Delhi. The city is a hidden treasure, with one of the most beautiful sunsets in Uttarakhand. The sunset at Pauri occasionally manifests a riot of colours with the tang of fiery orange.
WHY VISIT PAURI ?
The beautiful place offers a spectacular view of the snow-covered Himalayan peaks such as Kedarnath Kharcha Kund, Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Nandadevi, Trishul, Hathiparvat, Gangotri group, Jogin group and many more.
The beautiful town/hill station also offers delightful treks to the scenic spots. Few of the popular treks that are started by many adventure enthusiasts lead through the Nagadev forests, the other starts from Kandoliya to Ransi stadium, offering a spectacular view of the pristine valley.
The half an hour trek to Kyunkaleshwar temple also offers spectacular scenery of Lwalli ghati. If you visit this beauutiful place for once, its virgin beauty will surely captivate you.
PLACES TO SEE IN PAURI
There are many places of interest that one can visit in and around Pauri. Here is our list of top places that you should visit while being in Pauri.
Khirsu is a small village, located 11kms from Pauri. Situated at an altitude of 1700m, Khirsu offers panoramic views of the imposing Himalayan range.
From Khirsu one can see spectacular 300 km wide panoramic view of the Himalayas. While being in Khirsu you can refresh your mind with the fragrance of nameless wildflowers, go on trekking and can listen to the beautiful sound of birds.
Situated at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, Ransi stadium is the second-highest stadium in Asia.
The stadium is located at a distance of 2.5kms from the town where games and tournaments are held frequently. The stadium is surrounded by dense forests of Oak, Pine and Deodar trees. The place is a hub for tourists, fun enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Temple of the almighty Lord Shiva, also known as Kandoliya Temple is located at a distance of 2 km from Pauri.
The Temple is surrounded by Kandoliya Park with Pine and Oak forests. The place is in a scenic setting, peaceful which gives a wonderful view of mountains and Pauri city. If you are in Pauri, then don’t miss this beautiful old-style build temple.
4.CHAUKHAMBA VIEW POINT
Chaukhamba viewpoint is a vantage point located about 4kms from Pauri city. A large chunk of the Himalayan range is visible from this place.
The mighty Chaukhamba peak lies in the middle of the whole visible range of Himalayas. This place is a hub for photographers, nature lovers and tourists.
5.KYUNKALESHWAR MAHADEV TEMPLE
Located at a distance of 3 km from the town, Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev is an ancient 8th century built a temple dedicated to the almighty Lord Shiva.
The architecture of the temple is somewhat similar to that of Kedarnath’s.
It is believed that Adi Shankaracharya who was the founder of Advaita Vedanta built the temple. Nestled in the lap of Alaknanda Valley the temple offers soul-rejuvenating views of the snow-covered Himalayan range.
6.NAG DEV TEMPLE
Located on Pauri-Bubakhal road, Nagdev temple is a temple dedicated to Snake God (nag) in the dense forest of pine. One can reach the temple via a trek of 1.5 km.
A beautiful observatory on the way to temple can be visited to view the snow-covered Himalayan range.
THINGS TO DO IN PAURI
Pauri is one of the most popular travel destinations in Uttarakhand and attracts a large number of tourists every year. Apart from the abundant beauty that is a treat to the eyes, one can also enjoy various activities in Pauri that are sure to make a
trip to this town a memorable one.