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New Tehri

New Tehri

A tour to New Tehri
Introduction about New Tehri

With vast geographical diversities India is adorned with various interesting and exotic location to boast for. The snowy mountain peaks; the pristine sea beach, the vast archipelagos in the deep blue ocean with coral reef and the rich architectural splendor, all have been a part of the country drawing visitors from all over the world. Besides all the famous location frequented by travelers, there are various other smaller location lesser known to others which has gained prominence amongst the visitors to unwind and relax from a hectic schedule. One of them is Tehri located in the district of Garhwal offers a resplendent view of scenic beauty among the green hills and lakes surrounding the location.

History behind New Tehri

The city of Tehri lies in the confluence of Bhilangna Bhagirathi Rivers. It is also the site of famous Tehri Dam. It is during the colonial rule of British that in 18thcentury, the place was regarded as a port. Subsequently with the proposal of Tehri dam, may people have evacuated to New Tehri. Tehri was once a famous location as it was the capital of Kingdom of Garhwal. Tehri Dam which is Asia’s largest man-made lake has put stake on the old town, making New Tehri as headquarter.

Places to visit in New Tehri

Tehri has sources from Ganga and Yamuna making it a religious location for Hindus as they travel every year to pay their homage. Some of the famous locations to visit in Tehri are:

  • Kanatal
  • Chandravadni
  • Koonjapuri
  • Khatling Glacier
  • Panwali Kantha
  • Seshtra Tal
  • Khait Parvat
  • Surkanda Devi
  • Maithiyana Devi.

Other important tourist locations which can be visited from Tehri are Devprayag, Dhanaulti and Ghuttu.
Tehri also offers some finest trekking route and it is indeed a grand location to visit during Indian summer.
In order to reach New Tehri via air one has to reach Dehradun since it is the closest location to the city. However the closest rail head lies at Rishikesh which is one important pilgrimage for the Hindus. One can also avail bus services from Rishikesh to reach the city of New Tehri.
The location of Tehri with its religious importance and scenic beauty has been attracting tourist every year. There are good numbers of availability of accommodation. However it is better to book hotels beforehand if the planning is to visit in the summer season.
Though the location is still not crowded like the other places in Garhwal district, it is still a calm location offering gorgeous view of the lake and green hills to spend some quiet time with your friends or family. Additionally it can also be a good location for honeymooners because of the beauty and calmness.
To know more upon the location you can take a search at the Internet or can visit a local tour operator to know more on the same. Additionally if you have visited Rishikesh or Dehradun, it is wiser to put Tehri in itinerary as you will surely be impressed with the gorgeousness and its simplicity of the location.


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