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Gauchar, a picturesque destination cradled in pristine Himalayan environs, is a small town on the banks of river Alaknanda, lying en route Badrinath.


Location: In Chamoli district of Uttarakhand
Altitude: 800 meters ASL
Attractions: Temples like Raul Devta Mandir; Bhairavnath Mandir; Mata Kali Temple
What To Do: Pilgrimage
Best Time to Visit: All round the year (avoid monsoons)

Raul Devta Mandir, ChamoliGauchar is a small town located in Karnaprayag tehsil within Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state in India. Gauchar is situated on the left bank of river Alaknanda and is en route the celebrated holy destination of Badrinath.

Situated at an altitude of 800 meters above the sea level, Gauchar is well known for its historic trade fair. This quiet little town is unique in terms of its geographical location and topography. Gauchar is located on one of the largest pieces of flatland in this mountainous region of Uttarakhand. This places Gauchar at an advantage of having the potential of hosting an airport in future. Already, an airstrip is under construction here that promises to propel development of this place which has immense potential in terms of tourism.

Interesting Places To Visit
Apart from serving as a halt for yatris on their way to Badrinath, Gauchar itself has some ancient Hindu temples that you can visit like:
  • Raul Devta Mandir
  • Bhairavnath Mandir
  • Mata Kali Temple

Places To See Near Gauchar
  • Rudraprayag
  • Karnprayag
  • Hariyali Devi Temple

How To Reach
By road, Gauchar is well connected with major destinations like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Delhi and so on by NH 58 that passes through the town. The nearest railhead is Rishikesh (235 Km) and nearest airport is Jolly Grant of Dehradun.