Pauri is a part of the Pauri Garhwal district of the northern Indian state, Uttaranchal. Snow-covered Himalayan mountain peaks, deep valleys, meandering rivers, dense forests, warm people with a rich culture, define the town of Pauri. This town is located on the northern slopes of the Kandoliya hills. The terrain of Pauri, varies from one corner of the town to the other. Several Himalayan peaks are visible from this town, such as Nanda Devi, Trisul, Gangotri group, Thalaiya Sagar, Neelkanth, Bandar Poonch, Swarga Rohini, Kedarnath, Kharcha Kund, Satopanth, Chaukhamba, Ghoriparvat, Jogin group, Hathiparvat and Sumeru. Tourists, researchers and students visit the town for adventure, as well as learning.
The following are the places of visit in and around the town of Pauri, along with Nag Dev Mandir, Kyunkaleshwar temple, Binsar Mahadev, Adwani, Tara kund, Kandoliya, Kanvashram, Bharatnagar, Kalagarh, Neelkanth, Shankar math, Kishori math, Kanda, Laldhang etc:
The snowy mountains in Khirsu are surrounded by thick oak, deodar and apple orchards, which are in their full bloom, in the spring season. This place is located 15 kilometers from Pauri. The ancient Ghandiyal Devta Temple of Khirsu, is worth a visit. It is an ideal place for a family picnic, providing a picture background of the imposing Himalayas.
Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary
This preserve is located at a distance of 8 kilometers from Haridwar. It lies on the banks of the river Ganga, amidst the Shivalik range of mountains. It is a part of the famous Rajaji National Park. The fauna dwelling in Chilla is elephants, spotted deer, stage deer, Neelgai bull, wild bear, fox, porcupine, jungle fowls and peacocks. One can also watch a collection of migratory birds in this park.
This place is located 19 kilometers from Srinagar. The king of Kangra, Devel had built this place. The three temples of Laxmi Narayan, Gauri Devi and Rajrajeshwari are a part of Develgarh. The Laxmi Narayan temple holds the standing statue of Lord Vishnu known as ‘sthanaka’. There are several ancient stone inscriptions found in the temples, while the temple itself can be dated back to 9-10 Century AD.
Doodhatoli is covered in mixed dense forests. It can be reached by a 24 kilometers trek from Thalisain. The freedom fighter Veer Chandra Singh was enamored by this place. Therefore, a memorial in his memory is built in Doodhatoli, to commemorate him.
Dhikala Wildlife Sanctuary
This wildlife preserve is a part of the Jim Corbett National Park. It is opened to the tourists from the months of November to August. This sanctuary is rich in natural beauty, wildlife and unique bio-diversity.
Trekking, paragliding, river rafting in the river Ganga and fishing in some well-known spots, are the favorite past times of the tourists visiting Pauri. The weather remains pleasant throughout the year, while there is moderate snowfall in the months of January and February, to cover the town in snow. The sunset is unique in Pauri, as one can visualize a riot of colors, while the sun goes down the horizon.