Srinagar

General Information
Area : 9.695 sq. kms.
Altitude : 579 mts.
Season : Round the year.
Language : Garhwali, Hindi and English.
Clothing : Summer - Cotton & Woolens.
Winter - Heavy woolens.
Accommodation :
Rest Houses (Municipal Board, Jal Nigan, P.W.D., Garhwal University, Private Hotels & Dharamshalas are available.
30 kms. from Pauri situated on the bank of Alaknanda river Srinagar was once the capital of the Garhwal Kings before the arrival of British. Even today it is the biggest township of the district and is the seat of the Garhwal University. It is located of the junction of roads from Kotdwar, Rishikesh, Tehri Garhwal and Badrinath. The name Srinagar is derived from Srixantra slab of stone where men were sacrificed to pleased devine power. Adi Guru Sankaracharya stopped this tradition and thrown out this slab in Alaknanda river.

Accessibility

Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant 163 km.
Rail : Nearest Railhead is Rishikesh 146 kms.
Road : Well connected by motorable roads to all the major towns of the region.
Kamleshwar Temple
Srinagar abounds in ancient temples and Kamleshwar is the most prominent among them. It is said that Lord Rama had worshipped Lord Shiva here with a thousand lotus flowers. One flower fell short and Rama compensated this loss by offering one of his eyes. That is the reason why he is also known as 'Kamal Nayan', meaning lotus eyed. Every year on the occasion of 'Vaikunth Chaturdashi', women come here to worship Lord Shiva whole night with lighted lamps.
Keshorai Math
This temple is of great significance for its architectural beauty. The temple has been made of huge stones and the inscription on the stone of the main door reveals that around 1682 A.D., a person by the name of ' Keshorai ' got this temple constructed.
Shankar Math
This temple is at a distance of 3 kms. from the main town of Srinager and is believed to have been constructed by Adi Guru Sankaracharya. The temple has a unique architectural beauty. The central room of the temple has the idols of God Vishnu & Godess Laxmi.
Devalgarh
Situated at a distance of the 19 kms. from the main town of Srinagar via Chamdhar, Devalgarh was established by the king of Kangra named Deval. The Laxmi Narayan temple, Gauri Devi Temple & Rajrajeshwari temple are the main attaraction here. Inscription on the stones of the temples make them important from the archaeological point of view.
Dhari Devi Temple
Situated at a distance of 16 kms. from Srinagar on Srinagar Rudraprayag motor road, is one of of the popular religious center of Garhwal. People from far and wide come here round the year, to pay homage to Godess Dhari. Special worhip is held here during festival.

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