Enjoy 3 days of non-stop fun at the Tehri Lake Festival!
Time to make more travel plans as Asia’s biggest Lake Festival – Tehri Lake Festival with non-stop action, adventure, entertainment, fun & frolic and excitement event is scheduled on 17th to 19th March 2020 at Koti Colony Tehri Lake, Tehri Garhwal Uttarakhand.
Every year Uttarakhand Tourism organizes Tehri lake festival where one can rejuvenate himself! It is the much-awaited 3 days water sports and cultural event where one can experience the thrills of boating, jet-skiing, banana rides, water skiing, surfing, canoeing, river-rafting, paragliding and scintillating celebrity performances.
Stunning fireworks, aerial sports and other adventure activities along with a number of water based sports will be the main attraction here. One can enjoy the dazzling aerial skills of adventures experts, grand fireworks and spectacular folk dance and music performances and watch incredible aerial skills of adventures experts. One can also enjoy a number of interesting adventure sports such as boating, banana rides, river rafting, paragliding, kayaking, paragliding, water surfing, canoeing and so much more.
It’s one of a kind event where experts and participants get to showcase their aerial skills too. Also, there would be some awesome performances by Bollywood artists for the entertainment of the visitors. At this cultural event, one will also get to witness a different side of the Tehri region in Uttarakhand.
Tehri Dam in Tehri region is one of the largest hydroelectric projects in the world. Today, the ruins of old Tehri lie underwater while the New Tehri is all about modernization and latest technologies. Set at an altitude of 1750 m, Tehri is home to the gigantic Tehri Dam Reservoir, where a number of activities take place.
Give a treat to your eyes while enjoying the breathtaking picturesque, indelible water sports, culture events all together in Tehri Lake Festival.
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How to Reach Tehri
By Air : Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Tehri situated at a distance of 91kms. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Tehri. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Tehri is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport.
By Rail : The nearest railway station to Tehri Garhwal is situated in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh Railway station are frequent. Tehri Garhwal is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Tehri.
By Road : Tehri is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern states of India. Luxury and normal Buses to Tehri are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Tehri are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Devprayag, Srinagar, Uttarkashi, etc.
Nearest Places of interest
Located in the picturesque settings of the Garhwal Himalayas, the charming hill station of Kanatal is a perfect weekend getaway for the weary souls. Encircled by the sun-kissed peaks and the velvety coniferous trees, Kanatal still remains relatively unexplored.
Kanatal is a serene and picturesque suburb of Mussoorie, snuggled on the Chamba Mussoorie road. Though not so popular, Kanatal is picture perfect and boasts of the heavenly scenery, luxuriant vegetation, and bountiful adventure activities . If you are looking for a holiday with solemn peace but are disturbed with a bit of fun & thrill at times, take a trip to Kanatal – away from the urban hassles. Besides stunning natural beauty, there are a number of interesting things to do in Kanatal. Here’s a list of the must-try activities in Kanatal.
Dhanaulti is fast emerging as a gem among the major travel destinations in Uttarakhand. It is on Mussoorie – Chamba road, at an altitude of 2,250 m.It comes as a pleasant surprise for the enthusiastic weekend travelers, who find it peaceful, relaxed and laid-back. It’s a different experience altogether.
Dhanaulti is away from the crowds, busy market places and pollution. Set amidst thick virgin forests of Deodars, Oaks and Rhododendrons, it is an ideal location that ensures absolute peace of mind and soul. The green meadows, towering trees, breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks, make Dhanaulti an enticing hideaway for tourists.
Surkanda Devi Temple
Amidst clouds of fog and haze and abundant greenery and colourful flowers lies the Surkanda Devi temple, situated atop a hill near Dhanaulti hill station (about 8 KM) and Chamba (22 KM) in Tehri district of Uttarkhand is a peaceful religious abode attracting throngs of followers everyday.
The temple provides a breathtaking panoramic 360 degree view of the Garhwal region. In the north, snow capped mountains of Himalayas can be seen (on a clear day). On the other side, you will see Rishikesh and the Dehradun valley. A variety of beautiful flowers and herbs are grown in abundance here. Also marvel at the variety of aieral species of the western Himalayas in this region.
The Kunjapuri temple can be seen on the top of the hill from Rishikesh town. There are many local devotees, who start their new year visiting the temples to receive the blessings of Goddess. Every year a gang of bikers from Rishikesh,
Kunjapuri Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Sati (the wife of lord Shiva, before she took birth as Goddess Paarvati). The Kunjapuri temple is located on the top of a Kunjapuri hill and is located about 27 KM from Rishikesh in the Tehri district of Uttarakhand, India.
The temple provides very beautiful panoramic view of snow capped mountains in Garhwal Himalayas. The peaks like Gangotri, Swarga Rohini, Chaukhamba, Banderpunch can be seen from here (on a clear day). On the other side, you will see Rishikesh, Haridwar and Doon Valley.
Chandrabadani is a mountain on the border of Tahsil and Pratapnagar. The Chandrabadani inhabit the well-known temple of Chandrabadani Devi. It is believed that the torso of Sati fell here and the weapons got scattered all around the place. It is also believed that Sati; wife of Siva, gave her lifestyle in Yajna, and Siva was carrying her burnt body to Kailash.
The Chandrabadani Temple is a temple of Shakti Piths and holy shrine of Goddess Sati. No idol of Goddess Sati is found in the main shrine but Shree Yantra curved on the flat stone is being worshipped. The Chandrabadani Temple delights the tourists with a beautiful view of Surkanda, Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks.
The distance between Debprayag and Chandrabadani Temple is 22 KM away. The temple located at an elevation of 7500 ft. above sea level. The period between Junes to October is the best months to visit such enthralling place.
Sem Nagraja Temple
The Sem Mukhem Nagraja is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Krishna (who is also known as Nagraja) and is located in Tehri Garhwal of Uttarakhand. The Sem Mukhem Nagraja or the temple of the king of snakes is one of the famous Nagatirthas or snake pilgrimage sites in the whole of Indian sub continent. According to the followers this is the original layer of the Nag raja. The temple complex is very sturdily built and quite old. The style used in the architecture of Sem Mukhem Nagraja temple is very familiar with the style adopted to build the revered seat of Lord Shiva, the Kedarnath Temple. The door of the temple is very religiously built. It portrays the mythological scenario in which the Nag raja is spreading out his fan while the great proprietary god, Lord Vishnu is playing his flute atop the Nag raja.
After entering the sacred sanctum through this grand gate the travelers will see the self appeared or swambhu idol of the Nag raja. The natural beauty around the temple is very alluring. It pleases the travelers and the devotees alike. The verdant natural garden and the high mountain peak all around the temple valley making the sacred temple an embodiment of peacefulness and spirituality.
The remarkable Tehri Dam or Tehri Dam Reservoir is the tallest dam in India and also one of the tallest in the world. The Tehri Dam is a multi-purpose rock and 260.5 metres (855 ft) earth-fill embankment dam build on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri Garhwal in Uttarakhand. The Tehri Dam is a vital dam of the THDC India Ltd. The Tehri Hydroelectric Complex Phase 1 was completed in 2006. It withholds a reservoir for irrigation, municipal water supply and generates 1,000 megawatts, about (1,300,000 hp) of electricity along with an additional 1,000 MW of pumped storage hydroelectricity.
The length of the Tehri Dam is about 575 metres (1,886 ft), crest width 20 metres (66 ft) and base width 1,128 metres (3,701 ft). The dam creates a reservoir of 4.0 cubic km about 3,200,000 acre feet, having a surface area of 52 square kilometers. Pratapnagar village is the nearest settlement from this dam.
Organizer : Uttarakhand Tourism and District Administration Tehri Garhwal.