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Garhwal

Garhwal

Weather

The weather of Garhwal remains salubrious and pleasing all through the year apart from the winter season when it can get too cold for comfort. The summer season from March to May is pleasant offering a typical Hill resort climate with maximum temperatures reaching thirty degrees Celsius. The monsoon months from July to September bring adequate rainfall making the resort pleasantly chilly and windy. Winters in Garhwal run through the months of November to February with minimum temperatures dropping as low as minus fifteen degrees Celsius in some places. Most trekking excursions and temples are closed during the winter season and travel is not advisable.

How To Reach

By Road:

Garhwal is well connected by motor able roads with major destinations in Uttrakhand and northern states of India including New Delhi, Punjab and Harayana. Garhwal is connected by buses to Uttarkashi, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Gangotri. Varanasi is located at a distance of 103 Kms from Garhwal while travelling distance between New Delhi and Garhwal is close to 849 Kms.


By Air:

Garhwal does not have an airport facility and the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest domestic airport. Located at a distance of 144 Kms from Garhwal, the airport is well connected to all major Indian cities with regular flights from New Delhi and Mumbai. Taxis are easily available to Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Ukhimath and Chopta from the Jolly Grant Airport.



By Rail:

Garhwal does not have a dedicated railway station and the adjoining railhead to Garhwal is Rishikesh situated 250kms away. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major cities of India. Buses and Taxis to Garhwal and nearby regions of Chamba and New Tehri are easily available from Rishikesh.


Overview

Garhwal or Gurwal located in the Uttrakhand state of Northern India is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Known for its magnificent Himalayan Peaks with snow capped mountains and picturesque valleys; Garhwal region attracts a large number of tourists. Natural prince tine surroundings with snow capped Himalayan Ranges to abundant and mystical shrines and temples to adventure sports excursions make Garhwal the ideal holiday destination for the young and old alike.

 

Garhwal region is characterized by rugged mountain ranges running in multiple directions, narrow valleys, deep gorges and plateaus. The region is renowned for the versatile lifestyles of the different types of aborigines and hill people. Many popular religious shrines including Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Badrinath, Gangotri and Hemkund Sahib are all located in the Garhwal Hills.

 

The forests of Garhwal are home to a number of endangered animal species offering natural beauty at its very best. Garhwal Himalayas area is remote and mountainous, filled with oak forests and alpine meadows. The region is renowned for its versatile lifestyles of aborigines and hill people.

 

Shopping enthusiasts can try the wide range of Garhwali handicrafts available in local stores and shops. Various typical hill handicraft designs made with a blend of silk and cotton are easily available. The people of Garhwal are warm and friendly and Garhwali is the most popular language although Hindi and English are also widely used. Away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded hills, Garhwal offers a unique blend of historic temples, beautiful landscapes and exciting trekking escapades for the adventures lovers.