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