ABOUT GARHWAL                                                                                                                    <<Back
Garhwal is truly called as Devbhoomi- the Land of Gods. The place is believed to be the home of gods. Garhwal is a place synonym with temples, spirituality, holy shrines, pilgrimage, and tourism. There are many famous pilgrimage shrines in the state of Garhwal

Garhwal is a scared land situated at the height of 356 meters, which is blessed with a magnificent beauty of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, beautiful valleys, and divine rivers all over. The natural beauty of the place is further enhanced with dense woods and friendly people, and a rich heritage. The state boasts of many places of tourist interests which remain snow-bound even during summers. Come here to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks.

Garhwal has many beautiful districts -Haridwar, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Dehradun, and Tehri Garhwal. Thus you can enjoy a splendid view of Himalayas even from remote towns and villages of the district of Garwhal. Rishikesh (24kms) is connected by rail via Haridwar. You can visit Garwhal throughout the year.

Chamoli:
Chamoli is a scared shrine of Lord Shiva, which houses hundreds of shrines with Badrinath being the most important of all shrines. Badrinath, a famous pilgirmage of Hindus, the well known " Valley of Flower" and Auli Bugyal are situated here. Today, this snow clad peaks which are a delight for adventure loving tourists. Gopeshwar is the district headquarter of chamoli and is situated at a height of 1308 mts .

General Information:
Altitude: 995 mts.
Distance from Rishikesh: 203 Km
Language: Garhwali, Hindi & English

Rudraprayag:
Rudraprayag is named after Lord Shiva. The place is located at a distance of 34 kms. from Srinagar at the holy union of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. Rudraprayag boasts of immense natural beauty, sacred shrines, magnificent lakes, and glaciers.

General Information:
Altitude: 610 mts.
Distance from Rishikesh: 139 Km
Language: Garhwali, Hindi & English

Dehradun:
Dehradun is a beautiful place that is located lies in a wooded valley surrounded by the Himalayan ranges to the north, the Shivalike hills to the south and the rivers Ganga and Yamuna to eastern and Western sides. You can reach all religious places from Dehradun including Kedarnath, Gangotri, Badrinath Yamunotri , and Hemkund Sahib.

General Information:
Altitude: 640 mts.
Distance from Rishikesh: 46 Km
Language: Garhwali, Hindi & English

Haridwar :
Haridwar is the gateway to most important pilgrimages of the state of Garhwal such as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, and Mokshadwar, Haridwar holds a religious significance as a major Shaktipeeth for millions of devotees worldwide.

General Information:
Altitude: 292 mts.
Distance from Rishikesh: 24 Km
Language: Hindi & English

Rishikesh :
Around 24 Kms from Haridwar, Rishikesh is located in the laps of lower Himalayas. The place is an access point to world famous pilgrim sites of Chardham- Badrinath - Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.  Surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three of its sides, and Holy Ganga flowing through it, the place offers perfect setting to attain nirvana or salvation.

Rishikesh has many attractions including Gita Bhavan, Lakshman Jhula, Swarga Ashram, Mahadev Mela, Neelkanth Nilkanth Mahadeo, and Triveni Ghat.

General Information:
Altitude: 340 mts.
Distance from Rishikesh: 0 Km
Language: Garhwali, Hindi & English

Devprayag :
Devprayag is around 95 kms from Hardwar. It is located at the Holy Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers. Situated at the height of 1700 feet above sea level, Devprayag is a pilgrimage centre of great religious significance.

General Information:
Altitude: 613 mts.
Distance from Rishikesh: 71 Km
Language: Garhwali, Hindi & English

Karanprayag :
Karna Prayag is one of five sites where the sacred rivers converge. These five prayags are Nandprayag, Vishnuprayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag. You can also visit the temple dedicated to mythical hero Karna. Karna Prayag lies on the central highway between Rishikesh and Badrinath.

General Information:
Altitude: 730 mts.
Distance from Rishikesh: 172 Km
Language: Garhwali, Hindi & English

Joshimath :
Joshimath houses the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Joshimath is one of the most sacred places for Hindus as it is believed that Lord Badrinath (Or God Vishnu) reside here during winter. There are numerous temples here dedicated to Lord Narshimsha, Haniman, Surya, Ganesha, Gaurishankar and Naudevi.

General Information:
Altitude: 1892 mts.
Distance from Rishikesh: 254 Km
Language: Garhwali, Hindi & English

Dhanaulti :
Located amidst the virgin forests of deodar, rhododendron and oak, Dhanauti boasts of pleasant weather and impressive view of snow covered peaks. Situated on the Mussoorie - Chamba route, just 25 kms. from Mussoorie it offers a perfect holiday.

General Information:
Altitude: 2600 mts.
Distance from Rishikesh: 107 Km
Language: Garhwali, Hindi & English

 

 
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