Panoramic Pauri is perched at an altitude of 1830 meters on the northern slopes of Kandoliya hills. The peaceful resort affords a fine view of the snow Himalayan peaks.
Area5438 sq km
Total Population698,000 approx
Climate: The .climate of Pauri Garhwal is very cold in winter and pleasant in summer. In rainy season the climate is very cool & full of greeneries. However, in Kotdwar and the adjoining Bhabar area it is quite hot reaching high 40ss Celsius during the summer.
Places to Visit in Pauri
Kandoliya (2 kms): The temple dedicated to Kandoliya Devta, a folk deity is located on the Lansdowne road amidst scenic surroundings.
Chaukhamba Viewpoint (4 kms): The ridge overlooks the splendid Idwal valley and Chaukhamba Peak.
Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev: The 8th century Shiva temple affords stunning views of the snow-clad peaks.
Khirsu (19 kms): The serene site at a height of 1,700 meters affords a fine view of the snow-clad mountains. The ancient temple of Ghandiyal Devta is worth visiting. Located nearby are oak and deodar forests and apple orchards.
Jwalpa Devi Temple (34 kms): The pilgrim site lies on the main Pauri Kotdwar road. During 'Navaratras', a special festival is held here which is attended by large number of devotees
Tarakund: The charming site has a small lake and an ancient temple. It is also known for the Teej Festival.
Kotdwar: Kotdwar 108 kms from Pauri is one of the rail terminus for Garhwal region.
Siddhibali Temple: Famous temple of Lord Hanuman.
Durga Devi Temple: It is one of the important shrines of the town, situated near Duggada on Kotdwar-Pauri road.
Lansdowne: Lovely Lansdowne, set at an altitude of 1,706 meters about 81 kms from Pauri is one of the quietest hill station in the country. It was very popular among the Britishers and is named after Lord Lansdowne, the Viceroy of India from 1888 to 1894. The charming resort surrounded by thick oak and pine forest is a perfect place for a peaceful holiday in the lap of mother nature. More about Lansdowne
Srinagar: This erstwhile capital of the Garhwal kings is set on the banks of Alaknanda river about 30 kms from Pauri. Srinagar was an important centre for art and architecture. The Garhwal University is located here.