(Last Updated on : 04/07/2017)
Pauri Garhwal District is an administrative district in the north Indian state
. Pauri city
which is situated at an altitude of 1814 metres above the sea-level on the northern slopes of Kandoliya hills is the headquarters of the district and the Garhwal Division
. The headquarters of all government departments are located in Pauri.
Location of Pauri Garhwal District
Pauri Garhwal District is surrounded by Chamoli District
, Rudraprayag District
and Tehri Garhwal District
in the north, Bijnor and Udham Singh Nagar District
in the south, Almora District
and Nainital District
in the east, Dehradun
in the west.
History of Pauri Garhwal District
Pauri Garhwal District was initially formed as a part of Garhwal kingdom. At the time of Independence of India
, Pauri Garhwal District, Almora District and Nainital district were administered through the commissioner of Kumaon Division
. In 1969 Garhwal division was formed with its headquarters at Pauri. After curving out of seventy-two villages of Khirsu
block of Pauri Garhwal District in 1998 for creation of new district of Rudraprayag
, the district reached in its present form.
Geography of Pauri Garhwal District
Pauri Garhwal District encompasses an area of 5230 sq km. Pauri Garhwal District is situated between 29 degree 45 minutes to 30 degree 15 minutes latitude and 78 degree 24 minutes to 79 degree 23 minutes east longitude. Pauri Garhwal District is blessed with a splendid view of the snow-bound peaks of the Himalaya Mountains
, scenic valleys and surroundings, meandering rivers, dense forests and hospitable people with a rich culture. Pauri Garhwal District varies from foothills of the 'Bhabar' areas of Kotdwara to the soul-lifting meadows of Doodhatoli, sprawling at an altitude of 3,000 metres, which remains snow-bound during the winter months. Filled with places of tourist interest, most locations in Pauri Garhwal District offer a breathtaking view of the snow laden Himalayan splendour.
Demography of Pauri Garhwal District
According to the Population Census in the year 2011, the total population of Pauri Garhwal District is 6, 97,078 with male population of 3, 31,061 and female population of 3, 66,017. The majority of the population lives in villages as indicated by the rural population of 6, 07,203.
Administration of Pauri Garhwal District
Pauri Garhwal District is administratively divided into nine tehsils, namely Pauri, Lansdown, Kotdwar, Thalisain, Dhumakot, Srinagar, Satpuli, Dhumakot and Yamkeshwar. There are 15 developmental blocks, and these are Kot, Kaljikhal, Pauri, Pabo, Thalisain, Bironkhal, Dwarikhal, Dugadda, Jaihrikhal, Ekeshwer, Rikhnikhal, Yamkeswar, Nainidanda, Pokhra and Khirsu.
Culture of Pauri Gharwal District
Culture of Pauri Garhwal District includes various forms of folk dances
, drama and the festivals
. The folk music of Pauri Garhwal District is generally rhythmic. It is reflected in the dynamic style of folk dances. The songs related to "Sansakaras" and seasons are melodious and the rest are musical as they are played on the rhythm of the musical instruments
Tourism in Pauri Garhwal District
Pauri Garhwal District is one of the popular tourist places of Uttarakhand
of Pauri Garhwal District attract travelers from different parts of the country. Khirsu, Doodhatoli, Binsar, Adwani, Tara Kund, Kalagarh, Kyunkaleshwar Temple, Kandolia and Tarakund are some of the major sites of Pauri Garhwal District. All of these are worth exploring. Pauri also provides a panoramic view of the snow covered Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi
and Trisul peaks
, Gangotri Group of mountains
, Neelkanth, Bandar Poonch, Swarga-Rohini, Kedarnath
, Satopanth, Ghoriparvat, Hathi Parbat and Sumeru, etc.