Top 8 attractions to explore in Pauri Garhwal
Located partly in the Gangetic plain and partly in the northern Himalayas.
Bindeshwar Mahadev, popularly known as Binsar Mahadev or simply Binsar, is an ancient rock temple situated in Chauthan region of Thalisain Block in Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand. Situated at an altitude of 2490 metres (8169 ft), it stands at the edge of a dense Deodar (Cedrus Deodara) forest.
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, Jwalpa devi temple offers lush green ambience to tourist from different corners of the world. Jwalpa devi temple is a holy and religious place. It is a renowned Siddhpeeth and is located near the road between Pauri and Satpuli. It is a renowned Siddhapeeth that is located at the hills close to the river and promises to offer peaceful and lush green settings. Many devotees visit this temple from different places to offer their praying to Goddess Jwalpa.
Kandoliya temple, located 2km from Pauri town amidst the picture perfect surrounding is dedicated to Kandoliya Devta. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva and also houses idols of Bhumi Devta. The park around the temple complex with the view of majestic Himalayan Peak and Gangwarsyun Valley is situated in the perfect setting for relaxing and picnics. Asias highest stadium, perched on the top of the peak attracts tourists in large number.
A Siddh Peeth of Rishi Kanva, the holy place of Kanvashram is a historical place to visit near Kotdwara. Located at 14 km from the Gate of Garhwal - Kotdwara, Kanvashram is visited by tourists searching for divine peace and solitude. Kanvashram is also mentioned in many Veda's and Hindu Manuscripts.
Khirsu is a sleepy and peaceful hill village, located at a distance of 15 km from Pauri Garhwal, wrapped with lush greenery and orchards. The place is off the popular tourist trails, yet to gather tourist rush to its refreshingly beautiful surroundings, ideal for a leisurely and relaxing holiday. Amidst wide spreads of beautiful deodar and oak trees, perched at an altitude of 1800 meters.
A suspension bridge across the river Ganges located 5 kilometers (3 mi) north-east of the city of Rishikesh. Lakshman Jhula is a pedestrian bridge that is also used by motorbikes. It is said that the Hindu deity Lakshmana crossed the Ganges on jute ropes where the bridge is built.
Neelknth Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Nilkanth, an aspect of Shiva. The temple is situated at a height of 1330 meters and is located about 32 km from Rishikesh in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India. The temple is one of the most revered holy shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage site. It is surrounded by dense forests and is adjacent to the mountain ranges of Nar-Narayan.
Map of attractions in Pauri Garhwal