Gauchar is famous for the historic fair Gauchar Mela, which is one of the largest fairs that are organized all over Uttarakhand. It is one of the largest pieces of flat land in the mountainous region of Uttarakhand. There is also an Air strip here in the Gauchar, which is operational under UDAN Yojana. UDAN is a Government’s regional airports and routes development scheme with capped-airfares that will be subsidised where uncompetitive. You can reach Gauchar from Dehradun via helicopters. The heli service from Gauchar to Dehradun and vice versa are operational from last 1 year.
You can book a helicopter from Gauchar to Dehradun online from the official website of Pawan Hans Pvt. Ltd.
There are not much to see in Gauchar, but there are 2 popular places in Gauchar you can visit there which are Gauchar Airport and Gauchar Mela ground. There are few villages and picnic spots near Gaucher you can also visit with your friends or family.
Gauchar town lies on NH7, which was before NH58. This town serves the halt for the travellers and yatris on the way to Bardinath Temple. Gauchar airport played a very important role at the time of Kedarnath flood, 2013 to rescue pilgrimages.
Cultural Importance of Gauchar Ground
Gauchar could be a great attraction to the dwellers of the Garhwal region and the tourist who travel from here. If you are a solo traveller then you must Stay in Gauchar for atleast 1 day and explore Gauchar. You can hire our travel agents if you want to visit Gauchar or the places near Gauchar. We recommend you to visit Gauchar in November month because Gauchar Mela is held from 14th of November, so that you can enjoy the cultural fair of Gauchar.
Gauchar Mela is being hosted from decades. In 1943, it got the opportunity to host the largest trade fair of Uttarakhand which was hosted by the Bhotias and every year they come with their hand made products. Such as woolen clothes and sweaters, spices and other items. Inhabiting from the border areas, Bhotia’s are the traditional experts in making hand made woolen garments and other materieals. One famous spice they grow in their villages, which is known as Faran. Gauchar mela is a great attraction and most exciting fair for the people of Chamoli district.
There are not a large number of places to see near Gauchar, but the few ones have their own importance such as Hariyali Devi temple, Karanprayag(visit Karna Temple), Dhanpur village where Britishers time Copper mine is situated and one of their Bunglow is located near the Baula village. You can also visit riverbank of river Alaknanda near the Bhattnagar village near Gauchar.
Staying in Gauchar
1 – Hotel Wooden Umbrella
2 – GMVN Gauchar
3 – Sahara Lodge Gauchar
4 – Hotel Mohini Gauchar
5 – Hotel Arjuna and Restaurant
6 – Hotel Taj Palace