About Purola

Purola is quaint little town situated at an elevation of 1,524mts. above sea level in north-west region of Uttarkashi district. It is popularly known as the gateway to Har-ki-Doon as it is situated on its way.

Why Visit Purola?

It is the largest town situated near to Har-ki-Doon (Trekking Destination). Purola is surrounded by lush green mountains and Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. The picturesque views and serene environs of makes Purola an ideal destination to rejuvenate. Purola is untouched by the rapid development of the hill stations and is a quaint little place.

Activities in Purola

Trekking: Purola is the getaway to the beautiful Har-ki-Doon valley which is one of the favorite destination for trekkers. The enthralling trek via Purola takes one through surging waterfalls, verdant hills covered with pine and oak trees, gushing river streams. 

Jungle Safari: Purola is situated near Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. Wildlife enthusiasts can visit the sanctuary which is one of the largest national parks in India and home to myriad species of animals like Himalayan snow leopard, bharals, sloth bear, deer, flying squirrel and Himalayan tahr.      

Village Tourism: Mautad is a small hamlet near Purola which is essentially a tourist village which has local guesthouses, tents and eco lodges for tourists. One can explore the region and learn about the rustic way of life in hills.

Purola Travel Tips

  • When travelling in monsoons, make sure to check with local authorities, tour guides or tour operators about the weather and road conditions before you actually start your trip or trek. 
  • There are two ways to reach Purola. First route is Dehradun to Purola via Mussoorie, Barkot and Uttarkashi and second route is Rishikesh to Purola via Narendra Nagar, Chamba, New Tehri, Dharasu and Uttarkashi.

Being a small village, there are only few accommodation options available at Purola. These budget guesthouses and hotels have limited amenities but provide comfortable stay at an affordable price.

Travelers can find few roadside food stalls and local restaurants serving North Indian cuisine and popular Chinese items like noodles, momos. Apart from that these food joints may serve authentic Garhwali cuisines like Gahat Dal, Sisunak Saag, Kappa, and Chainsoo to name a few.

What is Purola famous for?

Purola is famous among tourist as Hill Station, Peaceful Location.

Purola is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Business Hub, Others.

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