Diverse in topography, the district of PAURI GARHWAL varies from the foothills of the TARAI of KOTDWAR to the soul-lifting meadows of DHANAULTI, sprawling at an altitude of 3,000 m, which remains snowbound during the winter months. PAURI GARHWAL is surrounded by the districts of CHAMOLI, NAINITAL, BIJNOR, HARIDWAR, Dehradun, RUDRAPRAYAG and TEHRI GARHWAL.PAURI provides a panoramic view of the snow clad Himalayan peaks of BANDER PUNCHH, SWARGA-ROHINI, JONLI, GANGOTRI Group, JOGIN Group, THALAIYA-SAGAR, KEDARNATH, KHARCHA KUND, SUMERU, SATOPANTH, CHAUKHAMBA, NEELKANTH, GHORIPARVAT, HATHIPARVAT, NANDADEVI and TRISUL. Filled with places of tourist's interest, most locations in PAURI offer a breath-taking view of the snow-laden Himalayan splendour.
PAURI City Is situated at an elevation of 1814 m above sea-level on the northern slopes of KANDOLIYA hills, PAURI is the head quarter of the district PAURI GARHWAL and the GARHWAL Division.
PAURI is a paradise that showcases the varied colours 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.
1. KANDOLIYA -
This temple is actually dedicated to lord SHIVA and located only at a distance of 2kms from PAURI town. KANDOLIYA temple is visited by hundreds of national as well as international tourist every year as it holds majority of magnificent destinations. Asia’s highest stadium is located very near to this place which is the major attraction of UTTARAKHAND and visited by the thousands of tourist every year. Besides, this place is also popular for sunset views.
2. KHIRSU -
KHIRSU, a well-known tourist hub & hill station is known for their exceptional natural beauty and outstanding view of imposing Himalayan range. It is situated in the PAURI GARHWAL district of UTTARAKHAND state and has reorganization as the most religious place of UTTARAKHAND. Starting from one corner to other, a majority of tourist spots is here to visit. KHIRSU is located just 15kms away from PAURI, thus good transportation facilities are available to reach this place. Apart from the transportation facility, numbers of temples available here that are dedicated to GHANDIYAL DEVI and adds the tranquillity of the place.
3. CHAUKHAMBA VIEW POINT -
Dense oak and rhododendron forest are other attractions of this place. Another popular tourist destination in PAURI, CHAUKHAMBA view point is located only 4kms away from PAURI and recognized as the best picnic spots in PAURI
. 4. NAGDEV -
NAGDEV temple is situated on PAURI-BUBANKHAL road and dedicated to snake god ‘nag’. This temple has immense religious significance and thus you can experience massive crowd throughout the year. NAGDEV temple is situated only 3 km away from PAURI and easy to reach.
5. KYUNKALESHWAR MAHADEV TEMPLE -
It is an oldest temple dedicated to lord SHIVA and situated amid PAURI town. It is an historical temple that was visited by ADI SHANKARACHARYA in the past.
6. SITA MATA TEMPLE -
This temple is popular for SITA MATA fair which is organized at this place every year. The rock available in this temple is assumed as SITA MATA and thus visited thousands of tourists all across the world. One of the famous temples of MATA SITA located only at a distance of 15kms from PAURI town.
7. BUDA BHARSAAR TEMPLE -
It Is One Of The Oldest Temples Situated Only At A Distance Of 12 Km From PAURI Town. This Temple Is Not Created By Human But Nature Itself.
8. BHUVNESHWARI DEVI TEMPLE -
This Temple Is Assumed As The Most Sacred Destination Of UTTARAKHAND For Mass Of Devotees. This Temple Is Situated Very Near To KOTSADA Village. The Distance Between BHUVANESHWARI Devi Temple And KOTSADA Is Only 15Kms.
By Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 155 km via RISHIKESH-SRINAGAR.
By Rail: Nearest railway station is at KOTDWAR (108 km).
By Road: PAURI is well connected to Dehradun, RISHIKESH, KOTDWAR and other cities of the region.