Excursion In Pauri

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Swati Singh




Pauri Garhwal is ringed by the districts of Chamoli, Nainital, Haridwar, Dehradun, Rudraprayag and Tehri Garhwal. Due to diverse in topography, the district of Pauri Garhwal varies from the foothills of the Tarai of Kotdwar to Srinagar valley, Lansdowne & the soul- lifting meadows of Doonhatoli, sprawing at an altitude of 3,000mts. Most locations in Pauri offer a breathtaking view of the snow - laden Himalayan splendour.

Pauri excursions consist of some of the finest places near the city. Excursions around Pauri, Uttarakhand are a must see for those visiting the city. Some of the famous places to visit around Pauri are:



Binsar

Binsar

Binsar is a beautiful, small town located at an altitude of 2,480 mts above sea level. It is about 114 kms. from Pauri. There is a temple in Binsar which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is of great archaeological importance. The central room of the temple is beautifully decorated by the idols of Ganesh, Gauri and Mardini. Binsar is surrounded by beautiful and dense forest of Oak, Deodar and Rhodendron.

This is the perfect place to be if you are looking to be away from city's noisy life. Binsar has some of the best homestays situated in the Himalayan ranges. It offers best trekking spots, safaris to wildlife sanctuary, sightseeing.

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Bunkhal Kalinka Devi Temple

Bunkhal Kalinka Devi Temple

Bunkhal Kalinka Devi Temple is a famous temple located at Pabou-Paithani road. This temple Is dedicated to Goddess Kalinka and is popularity known For Balee Pratha Or Pashubali during Bunkhal Kalinka Fair. This fair is held in between November - December months every year. With the intervention of Administration, animal sacrifice or Balee Pratha has been stopped.

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Dhari Devi Temple

Dhari Devi Temple

Dhari Devi Temple is situated 45 kms from Pauri on the Srinagar Rudraprayag road and is located on the banks of Alaknanda River. Dhari Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. One must trek down 1km from the Srinagar Rudraprayag road to reach the Dhari Devi Temple.

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Doonhatoli

Doonhatoli

Doodhatoli is situated at an altitude of 3,100 metres above sea level and is located at a distance of about 124 kms. Thalisain is the last bus terminus which is 100 kms from Pauri and from where Doodhatoli is at a distance of 24 mks by trek. Doonhatoli is surrounded by some dense forests and is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the Pauri-Garhwal district. One can witness a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges and the surrounding area from Doonhatoli.

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Ekeshwar Mahadev Temple

Ekeshwar Mahadev Temple

Ekeshwar Mahadev Temple is located at about 26 km from Satpuli town in Pauri Garhwal and is at a height of 1,820 mts. Ekeshwar Mahadev Temple is a sidhpeeth which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The fairs and festivals of Ekeshwar is much popular amongst people of Uttarakhand as well as tourist comes from India and across the world. One of the festivals: 'Chondkot Mahotsav' started from couple of years before and now celebrates in every year. During Shivratri, a special worship is held. The road from Satpuli to Ekeshwar offers views of the snow-covered Chaukhmba peaks.

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