Gairsain is a town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. It holds significance as it’s  the summer capital of the state. Gairsain is situated in the Chamoli district, nestled amidst the Himalayan ranges.

Gairsain, Uttarakhand
Famous ForSummer Capital of uttarakhand
Altitude 1650 mts
Nearest Railway Station or AirportKathgodam 173km/ 200 Km  From Airport
Best time to visit Round the Year

Gairsain Name

The name “Gairsain” is created by combining two words from the Garhwali language: ‘gair,’ which means at some depth, and ‘sain,’ meaning plains. While this combination may seem incorrect in Garhwali, in Kumaoni, it forms a proper term referring to ‘deep plains.’

Gairsain :-  Future Capital of Uttarakhand

Gairsain, strategically located in the heart of Uttarakhand, is pivotal for Garhwal and Kumaon. Boasting ample space for capital construction and tourism growth, it sits on a crucial route connecting the regions. Despite controversies, Gairsain is proposed as Uttarakhand’s future summer capital, offering proximity to both regions and an elevated hill setting.

Near place to visit Gairsain

  1. Karnaprayag: Located at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Pindar rivers, Karnaprayag is known for its scenic beauty and the Karna Temple dedicated to Karna from the Mahabharata.
  2. Rudraprayag: Another significant confluence town, Rudraprayag is where the Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers meet. The town is known for its spiritual significance and the Rudranath Temple.
  3. Kausani: A hill station known for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, Kausani offers a tranquil escape with its tea gardens and serene atmosphere.
  4. Ranikhet
  5. Known for its pleasant climate and beautiful landscapes, Ranikhet is a charming hill station with attractions like the Jhula Devi Temple and Chaubatia Gardens.

How To Reach

It is a town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. Here are some common ways to reach there

From Rishikesh/Haridwar:
It is accessible by road from Rishikesh or Haridwar. You can hire a taxi or use public buses that ply on the route.
The journey from Rishikesh to there takes approximately 8-10 hours by road.

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.
From the airport, you can hire a taxi or use public transportation to reach Gairsain.

The nearest railway station is Kathgodam Railway Station.
From Kathgodam, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Gairsain.

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