One of the oldest kingdom of Uttarakhand, the princely state of Garhwal was founded in 888 A.D. It was ruled by a Garhwali Rajput dynasty.
During the time of British India it was one of the States of the Punjab Hills which became part of the Punjab Hill States Agency although it was not under the Punjab Province administration.
The Garhwal Kingdom consisted of the present day Tehri Garhwal district and most of the Uttarkashi district. This former state acceded to the Union of India in August 1949.Know more about Chamoli Garhwal