Pauri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand at a Glance

Lok Sabha Constituencies in Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand (MP Constituencies) Garhwal
MLA Assembly Constituencies in Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand Chaubattakhal

About Pauri Garhwal District :

Pauri Garhwal, a district of Uttarakhand state encompasses an area of 5230 sq. km and situated between 29° 45’ to 30°15’ Latitude and 78° 24’ to 79° 23’ E Longitude. This district is ringed by the districts of Chamoli, Rudraprayag & Tehri Garhwal in North, Bijnor & Udhamsingh Nagar in South, Almora & Nainital in East, Dehradun & Haridwar in West. The District is administratively divided into ten tehsils, and fifteen developmental blocks. Pauri is the administrative centre for the whole of Pauri Garhwal region and is situated at an altitude of 1650 m. and has a population of 6,87,271 as per the 2011 Census. The district as part of the Western Himalaya presents a unique set of ecological characteristics over a complex variety of systems that incorporate forests, meadows, savannah grasslands, marshes and rivers, as well as wildlife, geology and several other phyto-geographically distinctive peculiarities. The places of tourist interests in the Districts are Khirsu, Doodhatoli, Binsar, Adwani, Tara Kund, Kandoliya, Kanvashram, Bharat Nagar, Kalagarh, Neelkanth, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhikala, Develgarh, Shankar Math, Keshori Math, Binsar Mahadev, Kanda, Deval, and Laldhang

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Tourist Places :


The snow-covered mountains of Khirsu offer

a panoramic view of the Central Himalayas and attract a large number of tourists. From here one can get a clear view of many named & unnamed peaks. Located 19 kms. Away from Pauri at an altitude of 1,700 mts., khirsu is a peaceful spot, free from pollution. Only the chirping of birds breaks the tranquility of the adjoining thick Oak and Deodar forests and apple orchards. The ancient temple of Ghandiyal Devta in the vicinity is well worth a visit. Accommodation is available at the Tourist Rest House and Forest Rest House.


Doodhatoli situated at an altitude of 3100 mts., is covered with dense mixed forest. Thalisain is the last bus terminus (100 kms from Pauri), from where Doodhatoli is at a distance of 24 kms by trek. One of the most picturesque places, it commands a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges and the surrounding area. The indomitable freedom fighter of Garhwal, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali, was enamoured by the place. As was his last wish, a memorial in his name has been erected here after his death. A humble but bold memorial in his name creates a ‘never say die’ atmosphere under the tall Oak trees.


Binsar is situated at an altitude of 2480 m and is at a distance of 114 kms from Pauri. Set amidst dense forest of Oak, Deodar and Rhododendron, it is a celebrated place of worship and natural beauty. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is of archaeological significance. Thalisain, 100 kms from Pauri, is the last bus stop. From here a 22 kms bridle path leads to Binsar.


Connected by a well-maintained 17 kms long road from Pauri, Adwani is an ideal picnic spot, as it is surrounded by thick forest and devoid of the hustle & bustle of the town. There is a Forest Rest House where one can stay.

Tara Kund

Situated at a height of 2,200 m, Tara Kund is a picturesque spot amidst lofty mountains in the Chariserh development area. A small lake and an ancient temple adorn the place. The Teej Festival is celebrated with great gaiety when the local people come here to worship and pay homage to God.


At a distance of 2 kms from Pauri, Kandoliya is a spectacular spot surrounded by dense forest. The temple of Kandoliya Devta, the local Bhumi-Devta, is located here. One can have a panoramic view of Himalayan peaks and Gangwarsyun valley. A walk along 4 kms long road from Kandoliya to Buwakhal through oak and pine forest is really refreshing.


Situated on the bank of river Malini at a distance of 14 kms from Kotdwar, Kanva Rishi Ashram is an important place from the historical and archaelogical point of view. It is believed that Sage Vishwamitra meditated here. Indra, the king of Gods, was scared by his intense meditation, and sent a beautiful heavenly damsel named Menka to disturb him. Menka finally succeeded in diverting Vishwamitra’s attention. After giving birth to a girl she went back to heaven. This girl later became Shakuntala who got married to the prince of Hastinapur and gave birth to Bharat, the prince after whom our country is called Bharat. Accommodation is available at Tourist Complex, Kanvashram.

Bharat Nagar

22 kms away from Kotdwar and at a height of 1,400 m, Bharat Nagar abounds in immense natural beauty. It is mentioned in the ancient Hindu texts that once this place was full of life giving herbs. From here one can have a beautiful view of the Balawali bridge of Ganga, Kalagarh dam and Kotdwar town.


Situated at a distance of 48 kms from Kotdwar, Kalagarh is an ideal place for nature lovers. The dam across Ram Ganga River is also worth visiting. Accomodation is available at the Irrigation & Forest Rest houses.


As the name suggest this place is dedicated to Lord Shiva .It is believed that this is the place where Lord Shiva consumed venom which emanated during the Samudra Manthan.This place is 32 Kms. from Rishikesh via Barrage and has a great religious , mythological significance among the devotees of Lord Shiva. picturesque surroundings.

The place is surrounded by the dense forest of Oke and Deodar and offers a panaromic view of mother nature

Chilla :

Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, a heaven for animal watchers is just 8 kms from Haridwar and 21 kms from Rishikesh. Located on the banks of the Ganga River in the heart of Shivalik hills, Chilla is a part of the famous Rajaji National park. The fauna include Elephants, Spotted Deer, Stag Deer, Neelgai Bull, Wild Bear, Fox, Porcupine, Jungle Fowls and Peacocks. Beside these, migratory birds are also seen on the river Ganga. There is a Tourist Rest House in addition to a Forest Rest House.

Dhikala :

Dhikala tourist place is a part of famous Jim Corbett National Part, the first national park of India. The entrance in this place can be made as per rules of Jim Corbett Park during opening season of the part from mid November to mid August. This part is famous for its bio-diversityand wildlife. Jim Corbett Park has a total area of 1318.54 square km. Out of which 912.67 square km. comes in district Pauri Garhwal. Dhikala is generally overloaded on New Year day, Holi, Bhaisakhi and weekends by tourists from all over India, which come here to natural beauty, wild life and bio-diversity.

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