Pauri is situated in the northern slopes of beautiful Kandoliya hill Ranges of middle Himalayas at the height of 1650 m above sea level. A panoramic view of snow clad Himalayan peaks of Bander Pooch, Gangotri Group, Kedarnath, Chaukhanba, Neelkanth, Hariparbat, Nanda Devi and Trishul can be seen from any point of the city. The city is blessed with a number of picnic spots surrounded by Deodar forests and filled with natural beauty – Ransi, Kandoliya, Nag Dev, Jhandi Dhar. The main temples of the city are Kandoliya Devta, Laxmi Narayan, Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev and Hanuman Mandir. Every year, a ‘Bhandara’ is organized in the premises of the Temple of Kandoliya Devta and thousands of devotees nearby villages participate.
Height: 1650 m
Climate: The summer is mild and light cottons and light woolens are suggested. In winter, the sunny days are pleasant – though the nights are cold and fairly heavy clothes are required. Through the rest of the year, light woolens/cottons are suggested.
Getting There & Away: How to reach Pauri
Road: Pauri is on NH-119 and well connected with major destinations of Uttarakhand.
Rail: The nearest railway station is Kotdwara, 101 kms.
Air: Jolly Grant airport near Dehradun is at a distance of 133 kms from Pauri.
Tourist Attractions in Pauri
Pauri is paradise for adventure seekers interested in sports like Trekking, Moonlight Trekking, Cycling, Jungle Camping, Wildlife Adventure, Aero-sports, Angling, Rock climbing and River rafting.
Kyunkaleshwar Temple: 8th century Shiva temple established by Shankaracharya during his visit to Pauri. The main deities are Lord Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha and Kartikeya. Other deities in the temple are of Lord Rama, Lakshman and Sita. One can have a spellbound sight of the magnificent Himalayan ranges along with Alakananda valley and the town.
Jwalpa Devi Temple: Jwalpa Devi Temple is a famous Shaktipeeth of this area dedicated to Goddess Durga and is 33 kms from Pauri on Pauri – Kotdwara road. A special worship is offered during the Navratras.
The Kandolia: Another Shiva temple, polularly known as Kandoliya Devta, is located in the dense forest of Oak and Pine on Kandolia hills. Adjacent to this temple is a beautiful park. The park gives a beautiful view of Pauri town and Gangwarsyun Valley.
Nagdev Temple: This much worshipped temple of Snake God, Nag Devta is situated in a dense forest of Pine and Rhododendron. On the way to this temple, an observatory has been installed from where one can get a thrilling view of magnificent Himalayan ranges like Chaukhamba, Gangotri Group, Bander Pooch, Kedarnath and Kedardome. The temple is located on Pauri – Bubakhal road and is 5 kms from the bus stop. Last stretch to this temple is by a short trek.
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