The lovely district of Tehri Garhwal is located at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. The name Tehri comes from ‘Trihari’, a place that is believed to wash away the three types of sins – sins born from thought (Mansa), word (Vacha) and deed (Karmana).
The Tehri Dam is the primary dam of the Tehri Development Project, a major hydro-electric project centered near Tehri Town. Located on the Bhagirathi River, the Tehri Dam stands tall at 855 feet, making it the fifth highest dam in the world.
HOW TO REACH
- Air : The Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (93 km)
- Rail : Rishikesh is the nearest railway station (76 km)
- Road : New Tehri is well connected by road to all important stations of Garhwal Division like Uttarkashi, Barkot, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Rishikesh, Shrinagar and Rudraprayag.
- Local Transport : Private Taxies and Jeeps are available for trips to nearby towns. Bus services connect New Tehri to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun, Mussoorie and all major shrines.
PLACES TO SEE
This newly constructed hill station is all set to showcase the splendours of modern town planning amidst the challenging nature of the Himalayas. Crisscrossing new roads, beautifully built housing blocks, sprawling shopping malls, a friendly weather, rich greenery and a breathtaking view of the snowy peaks, amicable people, clean surroundings and the pure air makes it one of the most unique hill destination of Uttarakhand.
BEYOND NEW TEHRI
11 km from New Tehri, Chamba is a fascinating town nestled at the height of 1,676 m. A sleepy hill station in the background of the snowy peaks, overlooking the breathtaking Bhagirathi valley, situated at the crossroads of Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Tehri and New Tehri. Chamba is an orchard country and a major apple growing centre in India.
This holiest mountain top shrine is at an altitude of 2,903 m, in the midst of a dense deodar forest. It is said in Hindu mythology that Surkhanda Devi is one of the incarnations of Goddess Parvati. The temple was originally built in 13th century. Its unique architecture depicts the distinct hill-style of construction. Every year, a fair is held in the month of May- June, during Ganga Dusshera.
Located amidst thick virgin forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak, this tiny hamlet has an atmosphere of uninterrupted peace and tranquility. The long wooded slopes, unbridled outdoors, caressing breeze, the warm and hospitable people and a fascinating view of snow capped mountains make it an ideal retreat and a relaxed hideaway. Situated on the Mussoorie-Chamba route, Dhanaulti is 40 km away from New Tehri.
1971 m above the sea level, the Queen of the Hills in the North India, Mussoorie holds multiple attractions. A great place with well appointed hotels, numerous educational institutions and the charm of the Raj-Era make this hill station unique.