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Garhwal is the most prominent division of the state of Uttarakhand. The entire state is divided into two main divisions, one is Garhwal and another is Kumaon division and the former has a larger area. The place is surrounded by Tibet, Kumaon region, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh on different sides. There are many major cities which lies under this division and the administrative centre is Pauri and people speak Garhwali language. Garhwal kingdom was found by Rajputs nearly about 700 years ago. Garhwali people are known for their kind-hearted and fun-loving nature. It is a beautiful region to explore beauty, enjoy the vibrant and cheerful events and festivals.

There are various ways to reach the Garhwal region depending on where you want to visit specifically. Either by roads, railways or by road, the cities of Garhwal are well-connected to each other. Dehradun, Haridwar, Uttarkashi are few best and known tourist destinations for people from all around the world.

Places to visit in Garhwal


Mussoorie is located at a distance of around 71 km from Garhwal. This beauty of this place needs no introduction as it is frequented by thousands of visitors on a yearly basis to enjoy the natural views of this place. Read More...

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Tehri Dam

It is one of Asia’s largest and highest dams offering amazing scenic views of nature which are both astounding as well as magnificent to watch. This dam also serves as the worlds largest hydro electrical project drawing water from two great Himalayan rivers namely Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. Read More...


Situated at a distance of 18 km from Garwhal, Chamba is one of the major tourist attractions and is quite frequently visited by tourists and travellers alike. And not just the views of Himalayas, but you can also see some majestic and charming views of the holy river Bhagirathi. Read More...

Things to do in Garhwal

Go river rafting. This place is quite popular among the travellers for river rafting activities.

Go for trekking with your friends and loved ones. In Garhwal, you will be finding countless trekking trails along with some of the most breathtaking views which are just suitable for trekking activities.

Visit Devprayag which is a place of holy confluence of the two great rivers which are Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. Alaknanda is also revered as River Ganga in the rest of the country.

Events and festivals in & around Garhwal


This festival is celebrated on a yearly basis during October-November in the picturesque Pauri town. There is no doubt that this festival has become the right place for showcasing local talent in the form of art, culture and music.

Nanda Devi Fair

Organized in the month of September every year this fair is quite popular among the locals. This fair is held in Almora and is also known as the Nanda Devi Mahotsav. If you ever visit Uttarakhand then exploring the charm of Nanda Devi Fair becomes a must. Read More...

Rammam Festival

The Rammam is fundamentally a religious festival and the ritual theatre of the Garhwal region of India. This is basically the festival which the Hindu community celebrates with great zeal and enthusiasm. It is celebrated in the Saloor Dungra village of the Painkhanda Valley which is in the Chamoli district in Uttrakhand.

Best time to visit Garhwal

The summer season is the best time to visit Garwhal as during this time the overall temperature is quite ideal for sightseeing.

How to reach Garhwal?

By Air - Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun is located at a distance of 133 km from Garwhal. From there, you will either have to get a cab or some other means of transportation.

By Road - Garwhal is quite well connected via National Highway 119. So, if you are planning to visit Garwhal via road then it would be an overall convenient experience for you.

By Train - Garwhal is connected has quite a good connectivity via train network. Kotdwara is the nearest railway station to Garwhal and from there you can either get a cab or some other means of transportation to reach your destination.

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