Pauri is a beautiful town located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Located at the centre of Uttarakhand it is also called as the ‘Heart of Garhwal’. The town has intact natural beauty, dese forest, clear rivers, rich heritage culture & authentic Garhwali lifestyle which tempts many travellers and tourists throughout the year. Also, there are many ancient temples, towns, hill stations which are quite popular among the backpackers.
Places to visit in Pauri
Kyunkaleshwar Shiv Temple - Just 3 km from the main town, this 8th-century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a popular spot. From here one can see the clear view of lofty Himalayan peaks, Srinagar valley and nearby places.
Lansdowne - Lansdowne is a beautiful tranquil hill station located at a 2 hours distance from the main town. Lansdowne is one of the nearest & best weekend getaway from Delhi. Those who want to escape from the city chaos and want to spend time in a tranquil environment with their family, then this is the best place for them.
Chaukhamba Viewpoint - Chaukhamba Viewpoint is a mesmerizing place which offers the panoramic view of snow-covered Himalayan peaks and nearby hills. The viewpoint is located approx 3-4 km from the main town, which is surrounded by the dense Oak & Rhododendron forest.
Khirsu - Khirsu is a blissful, tranquil, hamlet that offers one of the most breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks; located just 19 km from the main Pauri Town. The village offers an enchanting view of village lifestyle, unique architecture and the essence of Garhwali culture & tradition.
Srinagar - This beautiful historic town lies in the foothills of the Himalayas located approx 35 km from the Pauri, on the bank of Alaknanda River. This largest city of Garhwal region is known for its pristine natural beauty, locally crafted handicrafts & culture shows.
Dhari Devi Temple - Dhari Devi is an ancient Devi temple located on the bank of Alakananda, at a distance of 14 km from Srinagar. Many religious believers come here to get their wishes fulfilled and pay obeisance to it on the way to Badrinath. Many religious followers believe that the Dhari Devi temple’s displacement was the reason for the 2013 Kedarnath flash flood.
Activities at Pauri
Hiking - Hiking is the best option for those who are fed up from the city's fast life and want to spend time around nature. The lush green hills, snow-covered peaks makes your walk more rejoice and soothing.
Village Tourism - Here tourists can explore the beautiful villages and learn about their rustic way of life, customs and beliefs of the hill folks.
How to Reach
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport 128 Km and the railhead is Kotdwar 105 km. The road route to Pauri is well connected via Rishikesh, Kotdwar and other cities.
Best Time to Visit Pauri
March to November is the best time to visit Pauri Garhwal.