Diverse in topography, the district of Pauri Garhwal varies from the foothills of the Tarai of Kotdwar to the soul-lifting meadows of Dhanaulti, sprawling at an altitude of 3,000 m, which remains snowbound during the winter months. Pauri Garhwal is surrounded by the districts of Chamoli, Nainital, Bijnor, Haridwar, Dehradun, Rudraprayag and Tehri Garhwal. Filled with places of tourist’s interest, most locations in Pauri offer a breathtaking view of the snow-laden Himalayan splendour.

Pauri City Is situated at an elevation of 1814 m above sea-level on the northern slopes of Kandoliya hills, Pauri is the headquarter of the district Pauri Garhwal and the Garhwal Division. Pauri provides a panoramic view of the snow clad Himalayan peaks of Bander Punchh, Swarga-Rohini, Jonli, Gangotri Group, Jogin Group, Thalaiya-Sagar, Kedarnath, Kharcha Kund, Sumeru, Satopanth, Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Ghoriparvat, Hathiparvat, Nandadevi and Trisul.

City Facts

Population: 6,96,851 ( 2001 census).
Area: 5 sq km.
Altitude: 1,814 m.
Climate: Cold in winters, pleasent in summers and heavy rainfall in monsoons.
Season: Round the year.
Clothing Summers: Cottons / light woollens.
Winters: Heavy woollens
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi and English.
Shopping Centres: Upper Bazar, Lower Bazar, Dhara Road.


  • Delhi to Pauri 293 km
  • Chandigarh to Pauri 335 km
  • Nagpur to Pauri 1326 km
  • Rishikesh to Pauri 126 km
  • Dehradun to Pauri 169 km

Best Season / Best time to visit

The climate of Pauri is characterized by cold winters and pleasant summers. Summers during March to June are pretty enjoyable in Pauri with pleasant climate and winters during December to February are extremely cold with minimum temperature falls subzero level. Snowfalls through out winters are a spectacular characteristic of Pauri.

Celebrations associated with Maha Shivarathri during February – March are very attractive and are conducted with much devotion and enthusiasm.

Best season to visit Pauri is March to November avoiding freezing winters.