Nearby places include Kausani, Baijnath, Gwaldam and Bageshwar. After Kausani, Garur is midway between Gwaldam and Bageshwa r and is a major bus station for KMVN buses and is close to 490 kilometres away from Delhi on route to Delhi-Gajraula-Muradabad-Bhawali-Khairna-Almora-Someshwar-Kausani-Garur-Baijnath - Gwaldam. The neighbouring villages also include Gagrigol, Chitrapal, Tilsari, Salani, Mattee, Bheta, Lobanj, Dangoli, Wajula, Garhsher, Wajula, Lobaj. Garur is about 14 km away from Kausani. From Garur about 25 km is Gwaldam which comes in Garhwal. Some of villages nearby Garur are Silli, Darsani, Paye, Jijoli, Garsher, Wajula, Baijnath. Between 1955 and 1985 the Uttaranchal Hills including Garur experienced a substantial[quantify] exodus to major cities. There is very good bus service from Anand Vihar Bus Terminus in New Delhi and there are plenty of air conditioned as well as non air conditioned buses travelling between Delhi to Bageshwar via Garur or Delhi to Tharali via Garur all plying in the evening. Also train services are available up to Kathgodown from Lucknow, Jaipur, Old Delhi Railway Station and Kolkatta.
Around 5–6 km from Garur there is a temple of Bhagwati Mata (Kot Ka Mandir), which once was a fort owned by the Katyuri Kings. Also there is a myth that Adiguru Shankaracharya stayed on this temple overnight while enroute to Badrinath. There is widespread belief among the local populace that the goddess, (after whom the temple is named) Kot Bhramri Devi's, Goddess face should not be shown to anyone except the priest of the temple if not followed this advice the entire Katur Valley will face ill luck and massive disaster will follow hence backside of the goddess is worshipped, except during the annual festival of Nandaashtmi in September (the state government declares as State holiday) or when the Raj Jaat Yatra which takes place once in twelve year. There is a famous Baijnath Mandir (Lord Shiva) on the bank of the river which is said to have been built by the Kumaon Katyuri king in around 1150 A.D. and it was Capital of the Katyuri dynasty of kings who ruled Uttaranchal during 12th and 13th century, Baijnath was once known as Kartikyapura. One of the most important places to visit in Baijnath is the historically and religiously significant Baijnath Temple constructed in the twelfth century. The temple holds significance because, according to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Parvati were married at the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga. Dedicated to SivaVaidyanatha, the Lord of Physicians, the Baijnath temple is actually a temples’ complex built by the Katyuri kings with the idols of Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Chandika, Kuber, Surya and Brahma.There is a beautiful mosque in Baijnath. A very renound and highly respected muslim family of Late Hifzur Rehman established large scale business centre in Garur. St.Adams Public School is established by his grand son and grand daughter in law.This family’s afforts for maintaining communal harmony and brotherhood among all the communities are always appreciated by the administration and the people of the area.