Purola is a hill station situated in the north-west region of Uttarkashi district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level.  The Purola village has population of 2394 with a total of 586 families residing here. It is known for being the gateway to Har-ki-Doon as it is located on its way. It is the largest town near Har-ki-Doon and is surrounded by the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and lush green meadows. Har-ki-Doon is located at an elevation of 3666 m, 94 kms from Purola, 34 kms of which has to be trekked. It is one of the most remote places in Uttarakhand and is untouched by the rapid development of other hill stations. It is bordered by Mori Tehsil towards the north , Naugaon Tehsil and Dunda Tehsil towards the south and Chakrata Tehsil towards the west. The cities nearby are Mussoorie, Tehri , Chamba and Dehradun.

Purola is a popular tourist destination due to the beautiful landscapes.

The languages spoken here are Hindi and Gadhwali.

Nearby attractions are Har-ki-doon, Hanol, Barkot and Sankri village.


The best time to visit it is between the months October – February. There is snowfall in Purola during the months of January through March. In summer, the temperature ranges from 21 ° C to 38° C.


By road-

Purola is located 403 kms from Delhi. There are taxis and buses available easily from Barkot, Mussoorie, Uttarkashi, Rishikesh and Tehri. Buses to Rishikesh are available from Delhi.

By air-

Jollygrant airport in Dehradun is the nearest one, located at a distance of 169 kms from Purola. Taxis to the airport are available from Purola.

By rail-

The nearest railway station is Dehradun at a distance of 140 kms. Buses and taxis are available from Purola to Dehradun. Dehradun railway station connects it to most of the major cities of the country.