About Dwarahat

 Dwarahat lies at a distance of 37 km from Ranikhet on the way to Karnaprayag or Badrinath road. Dwarahat is located at 29°47′N 79°26′E/ 29.78°N 79.43°E . It has an average elevation of 1,510 metres (4954.068 feet). Dwarahat has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86% and, female literacy is 78%. In Dwarahat, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. This small town is home to a group of 55 ancient temples, tucked into the mountainside. The temples, whose presence was forgotten for a long while, were built by the Katyuri kings. At one time, they were renowned for their beautiful architecture and the temple design hews closely to the motifs in the Gurjari School of art.

Dwarahat lies in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and like the region itself, is surrounded by thick green forests and gently rolling hills. The region seems to have been a pilgrimage hub of sorts in the past. Just 15 km away from Dwarahat lies the Maa Doonagiri Temple. Legend holds it that the mountain on which the temple stands was brought to the region by Lord Hanuman.
Though Dwarahat is not a very popular education center of the region but still it houses a government engineering college, a post graduate college, one polytechnic college three intermediate colleges, two public schools and many other schools. It is the center for near about 15 intermediate colleges and many high schools within 20 km of periphery.