Situated at an altitude of 1815 metres above the sea level is Pauri. Sleeping on the slopes of Kandoliya hills, Pauri is an essential headquarter of the Pauri Garhwal province and the division of Garhwal, Pauri is among the less explored places to holiday in Uttaranchal
. Pauri Garhwal diverges from the foothills of Tarai of Kotadwar to the heart invigorating meadows of the Doonhatoli sprawling at an elevation of 3000 meters! The lands of Pauri are clad with snow during the months of winter and the mountains appear golden during summer. Pauri Garhwal is encircled by the districts of Nainital, Chamoli, Bijnor, Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri and Rudraprayag. Pauri is endowed with the panoramic view of snow clad Himalayan peaks of Bander Punchh, Jonli, Gangotri Group, Swarga-Rohini, Neelkanth,Chaukhamba, Jogin Group, Nandadevi, Kedarnath, Kharcha Kund, Sumeru, Satopanth, Thalaiya-Sagar, Ghoriparvat, Hathiparvat, and Trisul.
Imagine the snow clad mountains and the changing of their color from white to golden yellow when the morning sunshine pours over them. Ah! That’s splendorous treat to the eyes. Climbing snow clad terrains is altogether a different experience! Throwing snow on each other, skiing and building snowman are favorite activities of most of the tourists visiting Pauri. The tourism government of Uttaranchal conducts Pauri trekking and adventure sports tours in North India
every year. People from all over the world come here to witness and take part in this exciting event.
Planning your Trip
Pauri won’t take much off your touring time. Two days is all you need to relish Pauri. You can gaze at the sun lit mountains and give a try for adventure sports on the first day. Pauri is not only for adventurers, it houses many pilgrimage sites. On the next day you can visit few of the temples in Pauri like the Siddhibali Temple, Kamleshwar Durga Devi Temple, Medanpuri Devi Temple, Shankar Math and DevalgarhDhar Devi Temple. The temples depict the uniqueness of Pauri in terms of its structure and customs. If time permits you can visit some of the excursion sites like Khirsu Doodahtoli, Jwala Devi Temple, Binsar Mahadev, Adwani, Tara Kund, Kanvashram, Bhart Nagar, Neelkanth and Kalagarh Chila.
The climate during the summer season is pleasant and is probably the best time to visit Pauri, so book your Pauri tour packages from Delhi
. This is because this is the time of the year when you can enjoy the flora and fauna of the place the most. However, if you are traveling during winter season make sure you carry plenty of woolen clothes. Garhwali, English and Hindi are spoken in Pauri. Despite being a remote locality, reaching Pauri is not that difficult. Jolly grant airport is the nearest airport and Kotwar is the nearest railway station. Cabs are available from airport and railway station till Pauri. Pauri is well connected by an array of roads. Moreover, Cabs and rickshaws are available within the city. This makes Pauri an easy reach tourist spot!
Staying There & Shopping
Hotels in Pauri are very economical, stay for a day in a budget hotel costs around 600 INR. It’s best to approach the tourism department of Pauri for hotels or lodgings. Shopping freaks won’t be let down! Pauri has shops for all types of pockets. Some of the shopping centers are The Upper Bazaar, The Lower Bazaar and Dhara Road. These places are great for souvenir shopping.
All in all a trip to Pauri for a couple would cost around 5000 INR. That’s economical! So what are you waiting for? Grab your woolen clothes and leather boots and head to Pauri!