Around Pauri

Kyunkaleshwar Temple

8th century Shiva temple established by Sankaracharya during his visit to Pauri with the view of, revival of Hinduism. The temple is well renowned in Pauri and nearby areas, people has a very strong belief in the temple with main Deities- Lord Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, Kartikeya. Other Deities in the temple just behind the main temple are of Lord Rama, Lakshmana & Goddess Sita. One can have a spellbound sight of the magnificent Himalayan ranges along with Alaknanda Valley and town itself from here.

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Another Shiva temp[le (Kandolia Devta) is located in the dense forest of Oak and Pine on Kandolia hills. Adjacent to this temple is a beautiful park, sports complex and a few mts ahead is Asia’s highest Stadium Ransi. During summers Kandolia Park Witnesses the cheering, laughing and funfilled families from the locale. One side of the park gives a beautiful view of Pauri town and other side of it gives a beautiful view of Gangwarsyun valley. The place is one kilometre ascend on foot from bus stand or 2km from motorable road. Professional or amateur photographer can capture a lot in their camera to cherish.

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Much worshipped temple of snake God (Nag) and situated in a dense forest of Pine and Rhododendron. On the way to the temple an observatory is installed from where one can get a gigantic and thrilling view of magnificent Himalayan ranges like Chaukhamba, Gangotri Group, Banderpoonch, Kedardom, Kedarnath etc. The temple is located on Pauri- Bubakhal road and is 5km from bus stop. One can reach there by a trek of 1and 1/2 kms.

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Jwalpa Devi

Famous ShaktiPeeth of this area dedicated to Goddess Durga is around 33kms from Pauri on Pauri- Kotdwar motor road. A special worship is offered during Navratras’ people come from far and wide to pray for the fulfillment of their desires. Accommodation units like Tourist rest House (4 beds) and Dharamshala are available here. Temple is located on the Northern bank of river Nayar, nearby station is Satpuli some 17 km.

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Binsar Mahadev

Amidst the dense forest of Birch, Rhododendron and Deodar. Deodar is located the temple of binsar Mahadev at an altitude of 2480 mts . Sanctum Sanctorum of temple consists of deities, Hargauri, Ganesh and Mahisasurmardini. Temple is believed to be constructed by Maharaja Prithu in memory of his father Bindu. This temple is also known as Bindeshwar temple.

A big fair takes place here on the occasion of Baikunth Chaturdashi every year. Women taking lamp (deepak) on their palms pray for blessing of a baby for night long, with the strong belief of their desires to be fulfilled. A 12 km trek from here leads to Dudhatoli (3001 mts). One amongst the most beautiful treks in Pauri and on the way trekkers are rewarded by the sight of wonderful flowers, waterfalls and bugyals (pastureland). View of clear blue sky and white spread peaks from here is magnificent. Dudhatoli was the dreamland of great freedom fighter Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali. Every year on 12th June a big cultural fair is organised here in his memory. 2km. away from Dudhatoli is a place called Brahmadungi where a big stone statue of Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali is placed. Binsar is 114km from Pauri. Last motorable road is Thalisain Tehsil 96km away from Pauri. Forest Rest House, PWD Rest House, Dharamshala are the accommodation units their.

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Situated at a height of 2200 mts Tarakund is a small Picturesque spot amidst lofty mountains in the Chariserh Development Area. A small lake and an ancient temple adorn the place. The Teej festival is celebrated with great gaiety when the local people come here to worship and pay homage to God.