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Introducing Pauri

Best time to visit : March to June and September to November
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Distinct from the crowded hill resorts of Uttarakhand, Pauri maintains a character of its own. The popular hill town is located in the state’s Pauri Garhwal District and is known for its exquisite natural beauty. Charismatic Himalayan peaks overlook the town, which accommodates attractions like dense forests, serpentine rivers, natural walking trails and ancient temples. Diverse attractions of Pauri pull mature lovers, honeymoon couples, wildlife travellers as well as pilgrims from all over. With some exciting sports and adventures, the town is also a preferred destination among adventurers. Culture and traditions are an inseparable part of the town, making it popular for cultural tourism as well.


Asia’s highest ground called Ransi is located in Pauri. Occupying position on the slopes of Kandoliya Hills, Pauri is admired for its secluded presence amidst natural bounties. At the height of about 1814 m., the town experiences pleasant summers and extremely cold winters that confer the region with snow. The 180 degree panorama of lofty mountain peaks is among the most enthralling visual treat one can ever witness. Many fairs and festivals in the town are worth attending in case you admire the extremely entertaining culture of North India. Obtain tourist information to be a part of Mahashivratri, Bhandara, Gindi Mela, Sharadotsav and other grand celebrations.

Multi-cuisines in-house restaurants at several hotels in Pauri are the best options to enjoy food at. The town lacks independent restaurants, except few offering North India cuisines. Street stalls offering different types of snacks and street food are available across the town.

Souvenir shopping is an exciting experience in Pauri. Dhara Road, Upper Bazaar and Lower Bazaar have good shops to buy brassware and items of decoration. Woollen garments can also be found in huge variety. Most of the items are cheap and it is easy to bargain with the sellers.

Nearby Places:
  • Srinagar (about 30 km.): The city is popular for many holy Hindu temples like Kamleshwar Mahadev, Kilkileshwar Mahadev, Chopra Mandir and the nearby Dharidevi Temple. 
  • Jwalpa Devi (about 33 km.): The place is famous for Jwalpa Devi Temple (a Shakti-peeth) dedicated to Goddess Durga. 
  • Khirsu (about 44 km.): Popular for panoramic views of Himalayas, bird watching, apple orchards and Ghandiyal Devi Temple.
  • Devprayag (about 46 km.): The holy town where River Ganga shapes after Rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi meet, Devprayag is popular for enticing beauty and popular temples. 
  • Rudraprayag (about 65 km.): Located near another holy confluence (of Alaknanda and Mandakini Rivers), the town has many reputed temples, like Rudranath and Koteshwar, to its credit. 
  • Lansdowne (about 83 km.): Riches of oak and blue pine forests dominate the town which is famous for Tim n Top vintage point, Regimental Museum, St. Mary’s Church, War Memorial, Lover’s Lane and charming sceneries.
  • Rishikesh (about 115 km.): A well-known adventure destination and also the Yoga capital of the world, Rishieksh on the bank of River Ganga is a pilgrimage hub with many temples and ashrams. 

Pauri is in the close proximity of many other tourist places like Kalagarh, Haridwar, Chamba, Chila Wildlife Sanctuary, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Rajaji National Park and Valley of Flowers among others.

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