Pauri Distrct
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Pauri Distrct

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Shashi Bhatt




About Pauri

Pauri Garhwal district is ringed by Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Almora and Nainital districts from three sides. The southern boundary of Pauri Garhwal district touches with the Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh. Its headquarters is at Pauri.


History

Pauri Garhwal district was a part of the erstwhile Garhwal Kingdom ruled by the Shah dynasty. The throne of the King was at Srinagar. In 1803 Gurkhas, after many unsuccessful attempts, finally succeeded in capturing Garhwal by defeating the army of King Pradyumna Shah.

In 1816, Gurkhas got defeated by the Britishers in the Anglo-Nepalese War, and the Garhwal Kingdom was re-established from Tehri. However, the eastern part of Garhwal, named as British Garhwal or Garhwal District, along with Kumaon, was merged with British India as a result of the Treaty of Sugauli.


General Information

Almora District Map

District HeadquartersPauri
Population6,96,851
Area5438 sq km
Altitude1814 mts
Coordinates 30.15°N 78.78°E
Literacy 77.99%
Language Garhwali and Hindi
Clothing Summer: Cottons/ light woolens
Winter: Heavy Woolens

How To Reach

Nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun
Nearest railhead is Kotdwar (108 km.) or Rishikesh (117 km.)
Pauri, the district head quarter of Pauri Garhwal is well connected by road with Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Kotdwar and other towns of the region.

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