Pauri Garhwal Uttarakhand
Pauri Garhwal is a district of Uttarakhand state located in the north of India. In 1922, this town was declared as a hill station. The beautiful old buildings of the British period built on this place are the first choice of tourists. The folk songs and centuries-old culture here have had a profound influence on the people here. There are several such tourist places in Pauri Garhwal, which people have not yet heard about.
This place is an unmatched sample of Nature workmanship. It is impossible to say the beauty of this place in words. The snow-covered Himalayan peaks, the magnificent valleys and the art and culture of this place are the major attraction of this place. Ransi Stadium Located in Pauri, is Asia’s second largest stadium.
This beautiful place is an emerging Hill Station of Uttarakhand. Due to being adjacent to the highway, the tourist does not know about this place yet. But now the tourists are showing interest in this place and prefer to spend their holidays in Pauri.
History of Pauri Garhwal
The history of this place is also described in many mythological stories like other districts of Uttarakhand. According to scholars, the mountains of Pauri are first witnessed by the Katyuri Dynasty (8th century). They also constructed many temples and inscriptions here.
Even after this many kings have ruled here but Panwar Dynasty ruled here around the 15th century. In the 15th century, Raja Ajaypal had shifted his capital from Chandra Garh to Dewal Garh of Pauri and then from Dewalgarh to Srinagar.
But during the early 18th century, the Gorkha ruled here too. Later the British ran the Gorkhas from here and then started to rule themselves. This place was the main center for collecting the revenue during British rule.
British Garhwal’s capital was in Srinagar till 1518-40. In 1840, the capital of British Garhwal was brought here and it was made a district. Pauri Garhwal was made headquarters of Garhwal Mandal in 1870.
Tourist places in Pauri Garhwal Uttarakhand
There are many tourist places in Pauri garhwal. Some of them are quite far from the town some are close. Below are the list of tourist places in Pauri garhwal.
Khirsu is located less than 20 kilometers away from Pauri town. It is located at a height of 1800 meters from sea level. This place is on of the famous places to visit in Pauri Garhwal. This is a very beautiful place. There is a big park where there are sliders and swings for children. The park is surrounded by Burans, pine and, oak trees. On one side Khirsu offers a panoramic view of the Himalaya mountains and in another side, it offers the dense forest view. There is also apple and walnut orchard in this place.
Lansdowne is located in Pauri district of Uttarakhand, it is a very beautiful and popular hill station in Uttarakhand. It is located at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. The local name of this place is Kaludanda means Dark Hill. Lansdowne is a popular tourist places to visit in Pauri garhwal. This place is a best weekend destination for Delhi people. Bhulla tal, Tip N Top, Garhwali Mess, Tarkeshwar Mahadev are some tourist attraction in Lansdowne. Lansdowne is 83 km away from Pauri.
Srinagar is a well-known city of Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state. It is situated on the left side of the Alaknanda River. It is a major education and tourism hub of Garhwal area. Srinagar is situated at a distance of 30 km form Pauri. Kamleshwar Mahadev Mandir, Kikleshwar Mandir, Maletha, Chauras Campus, Dhari Devi are Some Famous tourist places in Srinagar. This place is a must visit tourist places in Pauri Garhwal. HNBGU university is also located in Srinagar Garhwal.
Satpuli is located on the banks of the Eastern Nayar River, 54 kilometers away from Pauri Uttarakhand. This place is situated at an elevation of 657 above the sea level. This place is very famous for fishingand the fish curry of this place is popular all over the Garhwal region. Local people and people from nearby villages come here for fishing every day. Jwalpa Devi Mandir, Bhairav Garhi Mandir, Kotdwar, Lansdowne are some nearby tourist places in Satpuli. It is believed that due to the seven bridges here this place was named Satpuli.
It is believed that idol of Lord Shiva was brought by the locals from Kumaun region to Pauri district, in a basket (i.e “Kandi”, in local language). And therefore the temple is named “Kandoliya Mandir”. Another name for the temple in Kumaun district is “Golu Devta Temple“. This temple is situated at an elevation of 1700 meters from sea level and is located 1.7 km from Pauri Bus Station. The Himalayan Paranomic view can be seen from any part of Pauri. A park is also there for the children to play near the temple.
In the list of tourist places in Pauri Garhwal next is Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Mandir which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The look and Architecture if this temple is somewhat similar to that of Kedarnath Temple. This temple is situated at the height of 2000 meters above sea level in Alaknanda Valley. The idols of Lord Shiva, Mata Parvati, Lord Ganesha, Kartikeya, Lord Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman Ji have been placed in the inner part of this temple. This temple is located at a distance of 4 km from Pauri bus station.
This temple is dedicated to Nag Devta. This peaceful locality is ideal for mediators. It is one of the local’s favorite places, in summer the temperature here is mind-grabbing. There will hardly be such places where the summer season would be like this. A peace-loving place away from the city’s crowd. Nag Devta is considered to be the god of Dobhal dynasty. Dobh (Dobh-Shrikot) is a village on Pauri-Srinagar road, in which people of Dobhal caste live. Nagdev Mandir Pauri is located 5 kilometers from Pauri bus station.
This temple is situated on the left bank of the Nayar River. It is believed that the daughter of demon Pamola had done penance at this place, on the bank of Nayar River to get Indra as her husband. Pleased with the penance of Sachi, Jagadhatri Shakti flame emerged and Sachi got a boon for fulfilling her desire. This temple came to be known as “Siddha Peeth’ afterward. A continuous blaze has been lit in the temple since that time. This temple is located 36 km from Pauri.
Danda Nagraja Temple is about 140 years old. This temple is the best tourist places in Pauri garhwal located 38 kilometers from Pauri, in Laserra village of Banelsyun Patti. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. According to mythology, it is believed that Lord Krishna had transformed the form of a snake at this place. As the name suggests, ‘Danda’ means ‘Hill’ and ‘Nagaraja’ means ‘Snake’, from that time the temple started to be known as Danda Nagaraja. As a feast, the devotees offer Jaggery (Gur) to Danda Nagraja Devta.
This place offers a panoramic view of Chaukhamba and other Himalayan ranges like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Bandarpunch, Kedarnath etc. There is an amazing view of Chaukhamba from this place during the day, at the same time, this place also offers an ideal view of the sunset and Gagadsyun Patti from the place. It is one of the most beautiful places of Pauri. Local people also like this spot very much. At the time of winter, the local people come to this place for sunbath and for beautiful sunset view.
This stadium is situated at an altitude of 2133 meters above from sea level. Ransi stadium is 2.9 km far from Pauri bus Station. This stadium an Asia’s second largest stadium situated at elevation. The environment here is very fresh in comparison to the environment of the cities. In the rainy season, this place is covered with fog. When the snow falls in the January-February month, this stadium is covered with snow cover. This place is also a must visit tourist attraction in Pauri Town.