Pauri is a small city, located in the Pauri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand. It is situated at an elevation of 1814 metres above sea-level on the northern slopes of Kandoliya hills. Pauri also acts as the headquarters of the Pauri-Garhwal district The Pauri Garhwal district is surrounded by Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Almora and Nainital. Bijnor is located towards the southern side of Pauri Garhwal.
The Pauri Garhwal district was a part of the Garhwal region, which was ruled by the Pal (Shah) dynasty. During the year 1880, the Gurkhas, after many unsuccessful attempts, finally succeeded in capturing Garhwal by defeating the army of Kind Pradyumna Shah. Later, in the year 1816, the British defeated the Gurkhas in the Anglo Nepalese war and the kingdom of Garhwal was re-established from Tehri.
After India's independence, it was known as the Garhwal district and was further divided into Pauri Garhwal and Chamoli districts. Every year, tourists from all over India visit Pauri for the beauty that the place has to offer, and also to see the various other places in the vicinity like Rajaji National Park, Kalagarh, Baikunth, Binsar, etc.