Pauri (Pauri Garhwal) is one of the most popular town of Garhwal region, blessed by natural exquisiteness. It is abundantly blessed with natures bounty like snow-capped Himalayan peaks, dense forests and warm people rich in culture and tradition. Pauri is the headquarters of Pauri Garhwal District and the district is named after the popularity of this town.
The Land of Pauri Garhwal is blessed with splendid view of snow-bound peaks of Himalayas, scenic valleys & surroundings, meandering rivers, dense forests and hospitable people with a rich culture. Diverse in topography, the district of Pauri Garhwal varies from the foothills of the ‘Bhabar’ areas of Kotdwara to the soul-lifting meadows of Dhudatoli, sprawling at an altitude of 3,000 meters which remains snow-bound during the winter months. Filled with places of tourist interest, most locations in Pauri Garhwal offer a breathtaking view of the snow laden Himalayan Splendour.
District Pauri Garhwal which is surrounded by the districts of Chamoli, Nanital, Bijnor, Haridwar, Dehradun, Rudraprayag and Tehri Garhwal, offers a panoramic view of the great Himalayas form it's towns and villages. The majestic Himalaya and its mountain range can be seen from anywhere in the district.
Places of Interest
Located at top hill in Pauri, Kandoliya Temple looks like as giving protection to the Pauri town. From the temple premises one can witness a panoramic view of Pauri market area and far away hills with snow capped mountains. Kandoliya Park surrounded the temple with pine forest. Devotees often enjoys the park after darshan of the deity. There are some slides are also there for kids.
Kandoliya park is best place for picnic due to its soothing environment. Visitors also like to visit nearby area of the temple. One can see scenic Gagwarsuin valley and Asia's Highest Sports Ground is some distance from Kandoliya Temple.
Danda Nagraja Temple
One the lap of mountains, Danda Nagraja temple is visible from far away places and many pilgrims from across the country visit this holy place every year. As per the legends, Lord Krishna came here for the first time in the snake form. he crawled all way up the ridge to reach at top of hill, where temple is now standing.
Priests and locals still beliefs about Lord Krishna presence in the temple and if prays sincerely, it fulfils all wishes of devotees. On 13-14 April of every year, a big fair is organised at Danda Nagraja temple known as 'Danda Nagraja Fair' which is attended by a large crowds of devotees.
According to the custom, devotees offers Jaggery (gur) as prasad before the deity of the temple and take a round (parikrama) of the temple after the darshan. There are some restaurants and shops offers refreshment and prasad outside the premises of the temple.
Chaukhamba View Point
Chaukhamba View Point is a vantage point located about 4 km from Pauri Garhwal. One can have a breathtaking view of the misty Himalayas from this point. The dense oak and rhododendron forests sprawling over the Chaukhamba View Point allures many tourists to elope in nature. The surreal landscape and the varied flora and fauna found at this place attract the tourists for picnicking here.