Pauri Garhwal District of Uttaranchal
has a geographical area of 5,440 sq km. It is bounded by the districts of Chamoli
and Tehri Garhwal
in the north, Udham Singh Nagar
in the south, Almora
in the east, and
in the west. Pauri is the headquarters.
The climate of the region remains pleasant throughout the year. The Alaknanda and Nayar are the main rivers. The major languages are Garhwali, Hindi and English. The various customs and traditions are founded on the Hindu religion. The folk songs, music, and dances reflect the traditional cultural richness of the people. In the villages, women sing folk songs while working in the fields or collecting fodder in forest. The folk dances are mainly for entertainment, recreation and praising the local Gods. The major fairs and festivals are the Jadaukhand festival, Salta Mahadev, Devi fair, Patoria fair,
Bhaun fair, and Subhnath fair. The major tourist destinations are Mussoorie, Khirsu, Adwani,
Doodhatoli, Corbett National Park, Lal Tibba, Binsar and Kalagarh.
Pauri Garhwal is well connected to Dehradun,
Kotdwar by road. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport. Kotdwar Railway Station is within Pauri Garhwal District.