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Rifleman Gabbar Singh Negi of Garhwal Rifles was the first Indian awarded Victoria Cross. Naik Darwan Singh Negi of this Regiment also got Victoria Cross during first World War.

Earlier called Kaludanda and founded by 10th British Viceroy Lord Lansdowne in 1887 as an Cantonment to shift the Headquarters of Garhwal Regiment  from Almora. It is a quiet and clam hill station. Also famous for variety of birds and their chime ring, a paradise for bird watchers. It is a perfect place for enjoying the natural beauty and charming walks over silver fir , Oak and pine laden slops. Recently Garhwal Rifles has also created an artificial lake where boating is allowed. Garhwal Rifles's Officer Mess is rated to be one of the finest in the country where banquet dinners start with a toast raised to the 'Major's Ghost' under the grand crystal chandelier. The small main market is a neat collection of shops and dhabas. Limited accommodation is available with the GMVN Tourist Bunglow and few hotles.

    Height                  -  5600ft

    STD Code            -   01386

    Pauri                   -   90 km

    Kotdwar Rly Stn    -   37 km

   Jolly Grand Airport  -   125 km

   Delhi                    -   295 km

   Dehra Dun             -  150 km

PLACES OF INTEREST
SPOTS Km ATTRACTION
TEMPLES 0-5 300 year old Kaleshwar Temple, Durga temple of Garwal Rifles and Santoshi Mata Mandir.
SITES 0-5 Tiffin Top, Rathi Complex,  G R War Museum and Snow View.
BHAIRAV GARHI 20 Temple of Lord Bairav
TARKESHWAR TEMPLE 40 An ancient temple where fairs are held 3 times a year.
SIDHBALI TEMPLE 40 Temple of Sidhbali
JWALPA DEVI 50 Famous temple of Goddess.

KANAVA ASHRAM


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Situated on the bank of Malini River, it is said that Sakuntala gave birth to Bharata here. India is named Bharat after him.