Little Spirituality, Tehri Garhwal

The deep roots of Hindu mythology seemed to link to Tehri with great importance.

Located at an altitude of 1550 to 1950 meters (above the sea). It is the place where River Ganga takes its real form at the meeting point where river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi merge. One can also visit the nearby temples located across this place.  Tehri is one of the planned towns of Uttarakhand.  This town has a beautiful lake and an immense dam both of them serves as the major tourist attraction. once a heavily inhabited town of Old Tehri today it lies under the water in ruins. In conclusion this place could be a perfect weekend gateway for tourist looking for nature delight. For navigating in the city, one could hire a taxi or take a bus ride.

For food lovers:  Visitors could expect various accommodations offering North Indian cuisine. But there are no luxury or fancy restaurants. One may try the local street food from local stalls and dhabas.

Here are some top places to explore in Tehri: 

  • Tehri Dam:

    Tehri Dam is the major tourist attraction in Tehri. Magnificent and stunning sights are the major features of this dam. This dam is also famous as the world’s largest hydro-electrical project. It draws water from Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. It is the tallest dam in India. Moreover, this dam is located in the remote foothills of the Himalayas. It is a must visit place in Tehri, there are picturesque views around the dam.

  • Trekking:

    There are countless Trekking spots in Tehri. Furthermore, the spots are full of streams, rivers, and some breathtaking views. Trekkers consider Tehri as one of the best trekking destination. The popular spots for trekking are: Khatling Glacier, Pawanli Kantha, Sahastratal, Masartal, Sem-Mukhem and more.

  • River Rafting:

    In the recent years, river rafting has become a major sport in Tehri Garhwal. Therefore adventurers often seek the most difficult routes to fulfill their adventure.

  • Chamba:

    Located 18km from the town of Tehri. Chamba offers one of the most stunning views of the Himalayas along with the holy river Bhagirathi. It is a perfect place to relax at a height of 1676m above the sea level.

  • Mussoorie:

    Located 71km from Tehri Garhwal near Dehradun District. Mussoorie needs no introduction, widely known for its variety of Flora and Fauna.The Kempty Falls, Bhatta Falls, Gun hills etc attract tourists like honey bees.

  • Dhanaulti:

    Located just 44km away from Tehri Garhwal. As a result, It remains almost untouched due to a low number of tourists. One could explore the forests of Oak and Deodar with a glimpse of snow covered peaks. Ultimately you can explore hundreds of hidden treasures in Dhanaulti  

  • Rock climbing:

    Tehri is located at an altitude of 1550 to 1950 m above the sea level. Therefore Mountain trekkers and adventurers prefer this location for their adventures. The city is surrounded by the ancient remains of old Tehri making it a perfect place for rock climbing.

  • Surkanda:

    Located near Sukanda Devi Temple at an altitude of 3030 m.Goddess Sati is the main focus of Surkanda Temple. Visitors need to climb a hill to approach this temple. Throughout the year a large number of devotees are attracted towards this temple. In addition,   The trek to this temple features some of the most spectacular flora and fauna