Jaiharikhal can undoubtedly be rated as one of the most coveted destinations in Uttarakhand given its proximity to Lansdowne, a beautiful cantonment town and a popular hill station. 5 km away from Lansdowne it is a small peaceful hamlet situated on the Lansdowne-Gumkhal road in district Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. Surrounded by thick Oak and Blue Pine forests, Jaiharikhal is a very charming and scenic place for a quiet holiday as it is devoid of the usual hustles and bustle of hill stations. During summers and rains, it is covered with a breathtakingly amazing variety of flowers and green grass cover, while snow cover in the mountain line characterizes winters. One can enjoy the enchanting views of the Himalayas, with majestic sunrise and sunset from different viewpoints of Jaiharikhal. On a clear day, see a breathtaking view of 300 kms long Himalayan range and a vast valley view with lower Himalayan ranges, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers, trekkers, and the likes.
Spread over an area of 190 sq kms and located at Latitude 29.83°N: Longitude 78.68°E and situated at an altitude of 1400 mts or 4600 feet at a distance of 40 kms from Kotdwara referred to as “ Gateway of Garhwal” it is the easiest destination to reach during weekends and other days of the months. It is a delightful drive of about 6 hours from the National Capital of India, New Delhi, and 4 hours from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The climate is pleasant in summer and very cold in winter. Summer starts in March and lasts till June. Temperature ranges from a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius to a minimum of 15 degrees Celsius. Summers are hot and humid but air conditioners are not required. Rainfall starts from the month of July till mid-September. Jaiharikhal receives heavy rainfall. Surroundings become very pleasant and green during monsoons. Winter is the Best Season to visit Jaiharikhal. One needs heavy woolen clothes during this time. The temperature during winters is maximum of 24 degrees Celcius to a minimum of 0 degrees Celsius. One can also experience snowfall during these days.