About Netwar

Located along the Sankri range of Uttarkhand, Netwar is a serene hamlet surrounded by pine and deodar trees at the origin of Tons River, one of the most important tributary for Yamuna River. 

The beautiful wooden architecture, the lively chirping of birds, lush green paddy fields, diverse flora and fauna, and the gentle confluence of Rupin & Supin River, makes Netwar a captivating and compelling spot. Netwar is the starting point for Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and is 11kms before Sankri village.

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Govind Ballabh Pant National ParkEntry Gate & Checking Point of Govind Ballabh Pant National Park
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Netwar in Sankri

Netwar is a land of rich cultural heritage and mythology. The people of Netwar are warm and hospitable. A stroll around the village will let you see the lifestyle of the people, the beautiful houses and their architecture, a wide variety of birds, and the famous temples of Netwar. There are three temples in Netwar. One is dedicated to Duryodhan, the other to Karna, and the third to Pokhu Devta. All the three temples are located in close vicinity. The Pokhu Devta mandir stands at the confluence of Rupin and Supin rivers. Pokhu Devta is worshipped as the god of law and justice and people in the village are fearful of him. Pokhu Devta is said to be ruthless to people who break the law and order. Hence, the village sees minimal violence, theft, and crimes.

To reach Netwad from Dehradun, you follow the route to Mori and Sankri. Netwar is the mid-check point of both these hubs of adventure and natural abundance. You can trek from Sankri to Netwar too as the route towards Netwar is scenic and full of wonderful surprises. You can also reach Netwar via Purola. Purola is just 50kms from Netwar and transport from Dehradun to Purola is easily available.

Mythology about Netwar :

Pokhu Temple is the guard of Shailaj Maharaj who was the saarthi of Karna during the epic war of Mahabharata. There is another temple dedicated to Karna at Gaichwan Village near Netwar. Kedarkantha peak is accessible through Gaichwan Village as well, though it is a fairly longer route to complete.  

Activities to do near Netwar:

  • Camping : Camp alongside the majestic mountains and enjoy the scenic beauty of Netwar. Experience the starry night sky and indulge in the moment unlike any other. 
  • Hiking and bird watching : Hike across the jungles of Netwar. Explore the flora and fauna and revel in bird watching.
  • Photography : The picturesque views of Netwar and the abundant flora and fauna is ideal for photography. Dive in and capture the essence of Netwar through your pictures.
  • Recreational activities : Netwar offers interesting recreational activities like water rafting and fishing. In case you’ve never tried them before, you’re in for an amazing adventure.
  • Trekking : Netwar is just 10kms from Sankri which serves as a base camp for the best treks in Uttarakhand like Har ki Dun trek and Kedarkantha trek. Both of them are ideal for beginners and offer fantastic views and experience.
  • Cultural exchange : The people of Netwar have a rich cultural heritage. Their traditions can be seen in the clothes and jewelry they wear. Taste their local cuisine, listen to their folklore and stories, and know about their daily life.

Netwar Forest Gate & Check Post for Govind Pashu Vihar National Park

Fee and Tariff board for Govind Ballabh Pant National Park at Netwar
Govind Ballabh Pant National Park - Code of Conduct board at Newar.

Location of Netwar

Netwar is located in Govind Ballabh Pant National Park ( Entry Gate & Checking Point of Govind Ballabh Pant National Park).

Location & How to Reach Netwar

To reach Netwar from Dehradun, you have to take a transport till Sankri. Netwar is about 180 kms from Dehradun if you travel via Mussoorie, Purola and Mori. Netwar is 11kms before Sankri village. 

Every morning at 8am and 9am direct bus to Sankri Village and Mori operate from Dehradun Bus Stand. You can also drop in a query for personal cab booking for your tour to Netwar. 

Read How to Reach guide for Sankri.

What is Netwar famous for?

Netwar is popular place for following activities/ interests - Village Tourism.

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