Pauri is headquarters of Pauri Garhwal District
and the Garhwal Division of Uttaranchal
. Located at an altitude of 1,814 m, the city offers a panoramic view of snow clad peaks of the Himalayas
. The climate is usually moderate with heavy rainfall during monsoon. Winter is cold while summers are pleasant. Garhwali and Hindi
are the major languages spoken here. The city has some interesting tourist destinations such as Asia's highest stadium at Ransi, Kandoliya Shiva temple
, Kandolia Hill, Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev and Hanuman Mandir.
is the nearest airport and the nearest railway station is at Kotdwar