Places near Gairsain

ChaukhutiyaIt is situated 32kms from Gairasain and is on the Ranikhet-Badrinath highway. Chaukhutiya is popular for its temples as the religious significance can be seen basking in its glory in nearby areas. Kali temple, Vaishno Devi's temple, ancient forts and ruins of Katyuri dynasty makes Chaukhutia traveller's paradise.

Ranikhet: Ranikhet is a hill station perched at an altitude of 1,869mts in Almora District of Uttarakhand state. Ranikhet is also the home for Kumaon regiment and Naga regiment of Indian Army.

KarnaprayagKarnaprayag is situated at a distance of 48kms from Gairsain at an elevation of 788mts above sea level. It is situated on the confluence of Alaknanda River coming from Satopanth and Pindar River coming from Pindar Glacier in Kumaon. Karnaprayag is one of the five confluences of Alaknanda River the mythological connection with Karanprayag is thet as it is the place where Karna of Mahabharata worshipped Sun God to acquire impregnable shield and an ancient temple dedicated to Uma and Karna is also situated here.

Kausani: It is one of the most popular hill stations of Kumaon perched at an elevation of 1890mts above sea level, situated 93 kms from Gairsain this charming hill resort set amidst several snow-capped peaks is endowed with extraordinary natural beauteousness. Mahatma Gandhi and was absolutely fascinated by the scenic grandeur of Kausani while a visit in year 1929. Sumitra Nandan Pant, a renowned Hindi poet was born in Kausani.

Dwarahat: 52kms from Gairsain, Dwarahat is located enroute to Karnaprayag and is popular for a group of 55 ancient temples. As the name suggests, Dwarahat means way of Heaven where Dwara means way and Hat means Heaven. Dwarahat is famous for its ancient temples which were constructed mainly by the Katyuri kings and its architecture resembles the Gurjari School of Art. Maa Doonagiri temple located at a distance of 20km from Dwarahatsits atop the mountain brought by Pavandev (God of Wind).