Excursion In Tehri

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Swati Singh




The district of Tehri Garhwal is one of the largest districts in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. New Tehri is situated 110 Kms from Dehradun and 300 Kms from New Delhi. New Tehri itself is a modern town now spread over an altitude from 1,550 mts to 1,950 mts above sea level. Tourists come to New Tehri to see the Tehri Dam which is one of the World's largest hydroelectric projects harnessing waters of two important rivers of the Himalayas namely Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. Lake which has now come up provides a hundred opportunities to the adventure lovers and employment to local people. Government is planning to have all sorts of water sports like Scuba Diving, Angling, Canocing, Rowing, Boating, Water scooter, speed Boating, Rafting, Kayaking, House Boat, Cruise boating at Tehri Lake.



Chamba

Chamba

Chamba is situated 60 Kms from Mussoorie at an elevation of 1676 mts above the sea level. It is located at a junction of roads connecting Mussoorie and Rishikesh with the Tehri Dam reservoir and New Tehri. Chamba is one of the brightest spots of Tehri Garhwal offering one of the most spectacular views of snow capped Himalayas and the enchanting Bhagirathi valley. There are pleasant forests of pine and Deodar trees, with some good views. This place is fairly quiet and picturesque, hence an excellent place to relax and wash off the city blues.
One can reach Chamba in about 7-8 Hrs from Delhi via Hardwar, Rishikesh and Narendranagar (290 km).

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Chandrabadni Temple

Chandrabadni Temple

Chandrabadni Temple is situated 9 Kms from Tehri and 117 Kms from Narendra Nagar at an elevation of 2277 mts above the sea level. Chandrabadni Temple is devoted to Goddess Sati, the consort of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology the torso of Goddess Sati accidentally fell here and her weapons got scattered all around the place. Even today these weapons (huge number of iron trishuls/tridents) and some old statues can be seen lying around the temple. The temple is one of the Siddhpeeth's holding great religious importance amongst Hindus.

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Dehradun

Dehradun

Dehradun city is the capital of Uttarakhand and the headquarters of Dehradun district. Dehradun is surrounded by the Himalayas in the north, the Shivalk Hills to the south, the Yamuna to the west and the Ganga to the east.
Dehradun has lots of tourist places like Lacchiwala, Rober's cave, Sahastradhara, Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Buddha Temple, Shiv Mandir (Rajpur Road), MDDA Amusement Park, Deer Park, FRI etc. Dehradun is also the gateway to the famous hill station of Mussoorie and the pilgrimage spots of Haridwar and Rishikesh.

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Devprayag

Devprayag

Devprayag is a small town situated 81 Kms from New tehri at an elevation of 472 mts above the sea level. The term Devprayag stands for 'Holy Confluence' in the Sanskrit language. This is the confluence of two holy rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. From where the point of these two rivers ends, Holly Ganges emerges from. Devprayag is one of the five confluences (Panch Prayag) of Alaknanda River and the origin of Ganga River. Religiously, the site is very sacred and of immense significance among the Hindu followers. Devprayag is also hugely blessed with natural beauty. Tourist, saints, pundits and munies visit the temple throughout the year from across the country.

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Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti is situated 44 kms from Tehri Garhwal at an elevation of 2286 mts above the sea level. Dhanaulti, situated on the Mussoorie-Chamba route is covered with thick alpine forests of deodar, rhododendron (burans) and oak which offers an atmosphere of perfect peace and tranquility. You will witness relaxed outdoors, cool caressing breeze, warm and hospitable inhabitants, lovely weather and fabulous view of snow covered mountains ideal for a relaxed holiday. Due to scenic beauteousness Dhanaulti is now emerging as a travel destination.

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