Tehri District


Tehri District

About Tehri

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Tehri district is surrounded by Rudraprayag District in the east, Dehradun District in the west, Uttarkashi District in the north, and Pauri Garhwal District in the south. It is one of the largest districts in the hill state of Uttarakhand, India. Its administrative headquarters is at New Tehri. Major towns of Tehri district are New Tehri ,Narendra Nagar ,Chamba ,Lamgaon ,Ghansali.


History

In 1803, Gorkhas invaded Garhwal region after killing King Pradumn Shah. At that time his son Sudarshan Shah was minor. After reaching his youth age he managed help from East India Company and got his Kingdom back. East India Company in return asked him for Kumaon, Dehra Dun and East Garhwal and gave him West Garhwal to rule. King Sudarshan Shah established his capital at Tehri town and afterwards his successors Narendra Shah, Pratap Shah and Kirti Shah established their capital at Narendra Nagar, Pratap Nagar and Kirti Nagar respectively.


General Information

Tehri District Map

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District HeadquartersNew Tehri
Population6,04,608
Area4421 sq. kms
Altitude1000 mts +
Latitude 30.3 and 30.53 North
Longitude 77.56 and 79.04 East
Literacy 67.04%
Language Garhwali and Hindi
Clothing Summer: Cottons/ light woolens
Winter: Heavy Woolens

How to reach

Nearest Airport is at Jollygrant which is 159 Km away.
Nearest Railway station is at Rishikesh, 142 Km away.
Well connected by road to all the important places of Garhwal Division. Regular bus services are available.

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