Kanatal is located in Uttarakhand, very scenic setting surrounding by mountains and rivers, with breathtaking views and scenery. This is mainly because the town of Kanatal lies near Mussoorie, which is a popular tourist hotspot. Tourists mainly flock to Mussoorie, and the town of Kanatal is mostly left untouched.
Kanatal serves mainly as a weekend getaway for the local populace. It is located at an altitude of 2,590 m and is around 45 km from Mussoorie. There are many places that you can visit during your trip to Kanatal, and the Surkhanda temple is the most popular religious destination.
You can also take a walk through Kodia Jungle, which is a dense forest area located at a distance of around one kilometer away from Kanatal. You can spot a few wild animals by taking a ride through the jungle in a jeep, and you can also see Tehri Dam and many natural springs that are quite prevalent in the region.
District: Tehri Garhwal
Famous for/as: Scenic
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 25-38°C,
Altitude: 1814 m
STD code: 01376
Following is the list tourist places in Kanatal. These are some of the popular tourist spots in Kanatal.
Kodia Jungle (Kaudia Forest)
A route diverts to the left after 1km from Kanatal towards Chamba. An easy trek of 5-6kms amidst dense forests will end up at vast expanse of undulating hills and valleys. Many natural springs can be seen during the trek. Kakar (the barking deer), Wild Boar Ghorals and musk deer can be seen in Kodia Jungle. It is an ideal place for bird watching and nature’s photography. The track is jeepable and do carry lunch with you.
Chamba is one of the best excursion of Dehradun as the place offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range and the sacred view of the Bhagirathi River. Chamba is situated 17kms from Kanatal at an altitude of 1676mts above sea level. Chamba is unlike Mussoorie as the place provides peace and tranquility. The place is quite and serene with pine and deodar trees everywhere
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Kanatal. It is situated 92kms from Kanatal with well metalled roads. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Kanatal. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. The distance from Jolly Grant Airport to Kanatal can be easily covered within 3 hours of time.
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The two nearest railway station connected with Kanatal are Dehradun and Rishikesh. Dehradun is situated 85kms from Kanatal and the distance from Rishikesh to Kanatal is 75kms. Taxis and buses are available from both these destinations to Kanatal. Kanatal is well connected by motorable roads with both these destinations. Dehradun and Rishikesh are well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India.
Kanatal is well connected with motorable roads situated on Mussoorie – Chamba road. Luxury and normal Buses to Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Chamba are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Kanatal are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Tehri, Chamba and Mussoorie, etc.