Pauri excursions consist of some of the finest places near the city. Excursions around Pauri, Uttarakhand are a must see for those visiting the city. Some of the famous places to visit around Pauri are:
Doodhatoli is situated at an altitude of 3,100 metres above sea level. The place is surrounded by some dense forests. It is located at a distance of about 124 kms. from Pauri. Doodhatoli is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the Pauri-Garhwal district. It provides a wonderful, panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges.
Jwala Devi Temple
The Jwala Devi temple is one of the most well known places of worship in the entire division of Pauri Garhwal. Large numbers of devotees come to the place for darshan, each year. It is located at a distance of 34 kms. from Pauri, on the main Pauri - Kotdwar road. During the festival of Navaratri each year, a special religious festival is held at the Jwala Devi temple.
The beautiful, small town of Binsar is located at an altitude of 2,480 metres above sea level. It is about 114 kms. from Pauri. Binsar is surrounded by beautiful and dense forest of Oak, Deodar and Rhodendron. There is a temple in Binsar, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is of great archaeological importance. The central room of the temple is beautifully decorated by the idols of Ganesh, Gauri and Mardini.
Adwani is an ideal picnic spot, located about 17 kms. from Pauri. It is free of any hustle-bustle of a town and is surrounded by thick forests as well. One can have a real good time at Adwani.
Kanyashram is located at a distance of 14 kms. from Pauri. It is an ashram where Sage Vishwamitra is believed to have meditated. According to mythology, Indra, the king of Gods was scared by the intense meditation of Vishwamitra and hence sent a beautiful heavenly angel named Menka to distract him. Menka, after many attempts, finally succeeded in distracting Vishwamitra. After she gave birth to a girl, she went back to the heavens.
The girl was Shakuntala who, later got married to the prince of Hastinapur and gave birth to Bharat, after whom the country is called Bharat.