Mehalchauri

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Mehalchauri
Village
Mehalchauri is located in Uttarakhand
Mehalchauri
Mehalchauri
Location within Uttarakhand
Mehalchauri is located in India
Mehalchauri
Mehalchauri
Mehalchauri (India)
Coordinates: 29°59′02″N 79°19′20″E / 29.9838°N 79.3223°E / 29.9838; 79.3223Coordinates: 29°59′02″N 79°19′20″E / 29.9838°N 79.3223°E / 29.9838; 79.3223
Country India
StateUttarakhand
DistrictChamoli
TehsilGairsain
Elevation
345 m (1,132 ft)
Demographics
 • LanguagesHindi and Garhwali
 • Sex ratio1000m : 926f
 • Literacy rate60%
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Pincode
246431
Telephone code01363
ISO 3166 codeIN-UT
Vehicle registrationUK 11
RiverRam Ganga
Temperature25° - 30° C
Websitewww.mehalchauri.in

Mehalchauri (Hindi) or Milchori (Garhwali) is a village in Gairsain Tehsil located in Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.[1] It is situated in Garhwal mandal nearby the center of the Garhwal and Kumaon mandal.

Mehalchauri is 1,750 metres (5,741 ft) above sea level and is the source of the Ramganga River. It is located 125 km from the state capital of Dehradun. It is a religious place and the main market for the villages of Harshari, Pharso, Aagarchatti, Latoogair, and many others. The RamGanga Pul bridge was built in 1963 and connects Chaukhuttiya and Maithan Road to Gairsain.

According to an old tale, the name Mehalchauri comes from the Garhwali language, mehal meaning "little" and chauri meaning the mehal is situated in chauraha, a valley.

Cricket[edit]

Every January the Mehalchauri people host a cricket tournament. Participating teams include Muradabad, Ramnagar, Kashipur, Rudrapur, and Chukhuttia.

Temples[edit]

Nearby Temples include Bhairavgadhi in Pandwakhal, Hanuman Mandir in Mehalchauri, Jhankaar in Latoogair and Shivalay in Dhoonarghat.

Nearby towns are Gairsain (12 km), Maithan (18 km), Chaukhuttiya (22 km), Dewal (6.5 km), Tharali (20.5 km), Karnaprayag (60 km) and Ghat (29 km).

Himansshu Vastra Bhandar

Infrastructure[edit]

Station of Mehalchauri

Mehalchauri is about 5 km from the Almora border at the National Highway 87 extension. The nearest railway station to Mehalchauri is Ramnagar .which is 175 km (108.74 Miles) and Haldwani which is 160 km (99.4 Miles) away. The nearest airport is Gaucher, about 54 km (33.55 Miles) away.

Demography[edit]

No. of households: 150 (000?)

Total population: 500 (000?); male 32, female 25

Sex ratio: 70 females per 100 males

Literacy rate: 80.39%; male 96.29%, female 62.5%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State: Uttarakhand – District: Chamoli – Block: Gairsain". Census Data Updation Status. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. Retrieved 23 March 2013.

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