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Pauri

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Pauri is situated in the northern slopes of beautiful Kandoliya Hill Ranges of middle Himalayas, at the height of 1650 meters above the sea level. Pauri became the headquarter of the district Garhwal in 1840 A.D., and the headquarter of the Garhwal Division in 1969 A.D. A panoramic view of snow clad Himalayan peaks of Bander Pooch, Gangotri Group, Kedarnth, Chawkhamba, Neelkanth, Hathiparvat, Nandadevi and Trisul etc. can be seen from any point of the city.

Pauri city is well connected by roads to all the major places within & outside the district. The nearest railway terminus is at Kotdwar at a road distance of 108 km., and the nearest airport is Jollygrant, a place near to Deharadun at a distance of 155 km. via Rishikesh – Srinagar. Area of the city is about 5 sq. km. Total populations as per 2001 census is 24743,397 with 13,238 male population and 11,505 female population. The literacy percentage of the city is 90.2. Topography of the city is mountainous. The climate of the city is pleasant in summer, very cold in winter and heavy rainfall in monsoon.

The main temples of the city are Kandoliya Devta, Laxmi Narayan, Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev and Hanuman mandir. Every year, a ‘Bhandara’ is organized in the premises of the Temple of the Kandoliya Devta and thousands of people from Pauri and near by villages participate in it. The city is blessed with a number of picnic spots surrounded by ‘Deodar’ forests and filled with natural beauty viz. Ransi, Kandoliya, Nag Dev, Jhandi Dhar etc. The excursions from the city can be made to Khirsu, Adwani, Dewalgarh, Dhari Devi, Jwalpa Devi etc. Every year ‘Sharadotsav’ is celebrated in the city since 1974, in which different culture programmes and games are organized.

List of the peaks that can be sighted from Pauri is given below

S.No. Name Altitude
1. Banderpoonchh 6316 mts
2. Bhagirathi I, II, III 6856, 6512, 6454 mts. (respectively)
3. Bharte Kunta 6578 mts.
4. Bhrigupanth 6772 mts.
5. Changbang 6864 mts.
6. Chaukhamba I, II, III 7138,7068
7. Gangotri I, II, III 6672,6590,6529 mts.
8. Gauri Parvat 6727 mts.
9. Hathi Parvat 6727 mts.
10. Jonli 6632 mts.
11. Kedardome 6831 mts.
12. Kedarnath 6940 mts.
13. Kharch Kund 6612 mts.
14. Kirti Stambh 6270 mts.
15. Nanda Devi 7817 mts.
16. Trishuli 7074 mts.

Facilities: -

Accommodation:

Name Telephone Number
Tourist Rest house 222359
Hotel Madhuban 223322
Hotel Sun & snow 222242
Hotel Himalaya 222626
Hotel Frontier 222270
Hotel Shivalik 222442
Shri Hans Dharamshala  
Badri Kedar Dharamshala  

Supplementary Accommodation facilities: Circuit House, Forest Rest House, Soldier’s Board Rest House, PWD Rest House.

Restaurants: Madhuban (Phone-223322), Frontier, Chaukhamba, Relish, Shivalik, Garhwal Sweet House.

Post office: Head Post Office Tel: 222230.

Banks:

Bank Name Telephone Number
State Bank of India 222220, 222875
Central Bank of India 222261
Punjab National Bank 222344
District Co-operative Bank 222243
Alaknanda Gramin Bank 222351

Markets: Upper Bazar, Lower Bazar, Dhara Road, Laxmi Narayan Mandir Marg.

Hospitals:

Hospital Name Telephone Number
Distt. Hospital 222425
Govt. Women’s Hospita 222232
Nautiyal Nursing Home 222361
Rajandra Homeo-Clinic 222368
Gusain Clinic 222007
Bahuguna Clinic 222435
Pudir Dental Hospital 222585
National Dental Clinic 222832
Other Hospitals and Clinic
Eye Hospital Janta X-Ray Clinic Thapliyal Clinic

Medical Stores:

Medical Stores Name Telephone Number
Bharat Medical Store 222252
Dev Medical Store 222740
Himalayan Medical Store 222933
Life Line Medical Store 222824

Education: One University Campus College, One Engineering College, Seven Intermediate Colleges, Five High schools and Thirty Junior & Primary Schools, Five private computer training institutes.