TEHRI GARHWAL
NEW TEHRI-An engineering wonder
The district of Tehri Garhwal stretches from the snow clad Himalayan peaks of Thalaiya sagalr, jonli and the Gangotri group all the way to the foothills near Rishikesh. The gushing Bhagirathi which runs through seems to divide the district into two, while the Bhilangna, Alaknanda, Ganga and Yamuna rive border it on the east and west. Its immediate neighbouring district are Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pauri, Rudraprayag and Dehradun. History has it that the king of Garhwal expressed his gratitude to the British for liberating Garhwal from the Gorkhas, by giving away half of his kingdom. Consequently, Pauri garhwal, including today's Chamoli and Rudraprayag (partly) district came to be called British Garhwal until India's independence in 1947. tehri,at the meeting point of the rivers Bhagirathi and Bhilangna, became the new Capital of Tehri Garhwal, Srinagar having been the old capital.
Old Tehri
Tehri town is situated at an elevation of 770 mts.and 84 kms. from Rishikesh. Tehri is situated at the holy confluence of Bhagirathi and Bhilangna rivers and is the important halting station enroute to Yamunotri-Gangotri and Kedarnath-Badrinath.
Accessibility
By Air
Nearest airport is Jollygrant 93kms.

By Rail
Rishikesk is the nearest railway station,76 kms.

By Road
Tehri is well connected by road to Dehradun, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Pauri, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Budkot, Shrinagar, Rudraprayag and other parts of the region.
Private Taxies and Jeeps are available for trips to nearby towns of Chamba & Tehri. Bus services connect to New Tehri, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun, Mussoorie.
General Information
Altitute
1550 mts. to 1950 mts.

Climate:
Min. Temperature: 4 Degree C
Max. Temperature: 30 Degree C

Season:
Round the year.

Clothing:
Summer - Cotton & Winter- Woollen

Languages:
Garhwali, Hindi & English

Accommodation

  • P.W.D Inspection House
  • River View Hotel
  • New Krishna Hotel
  • Tourist Hotel
  • Paryatak Vishram Grih
    Info Center
    Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd.
    74/1 Rajpur Road, Dehradun
    Tel: 746 817, 744408
Excursion
Chamba
One of the brightest spots of Tehri Garhwal, t 1676 mts, Chamba is just 60 kms from Mussoorie. This quaint town offers one of the most sepectacular views of snow capped Himalayas and the enchanting Bhagirathi vally. Being the center point of routes to Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Tehri & New Tehri, Chamba is fast changing into the ideal interlude.
Dhanaulti
Dhanaulti, located amidst thick, virgin forest of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak, has an atmosphere of the long wooded slopes, relaxed outdoors, cool caressing breeze, warm and hospitable inhabitants, lovely weather and fabulous view of snow covered mountains makes it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday. Situated on the Mussoorie - Chamba route, Dhanaulti is 24 kms. from Chamba. For accommodation, Tourist Rest House, Forest Rest House, Hotel Drive-in Dhanolti and a couple of guest houses are available.
Nagtibba
For those who are interested in trekkiing and adventure, Nagtibba, at an altitude of 3048 mts. offers one of the most captivating view of the majestic Himalayas as well as Mussoorie, Doon Valley and surrounding areas. The area is full of dense fortest and natural beauty. Nagtibba is the most unspoilt wonder round the year. To reach Nagtibba, one has to come to Pantwari via Nainbagh from Mussoorie or Vikas Nagar by direct bus service. Pantwari is the base camp for visiting the place,from there, it is 8kms. trek to Nagtibba, through dense forest. There is no accomodation at Nagtibba and one has to carry tents or come back to the picturesque village of Pantwari-gay with life and presenting the culture of Jaunpur. The second route is via Thatyur, which is connected by road to Mussoorie & Chamba, and is 66kms. from Thatyur to Nagtibba is a 21kms. trek via Devalsari. Devalsari is the last place where a Forest Rest House is available for accommodation on this route.
Kempty Fall
15kms. from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri road having an altitude of 1215mts. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest water fall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. A bath at the foot of the fall is refreshing and enjoyable for children and adults alike.
Kaudiyala
It is 37 kms. from Rishikesh on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway at an altitude of 389 mts. Here, the mighty water of Ganga is ideal for white water rafting.GMVN conducts river rafting courses at Kaudiyala. They provide rafts, river side camping items and trained guides who make the sport a pleasure. Safety precautions are also stressed on. There is ample opportunity ti view wildlife in its natural habitat.
Narendra Nagar
14 kms. away from Muni-ki-Reti at an altitude of 1,129 mts. lies this capital of the formar king of Garhwal. Until a few years ago it was the headquarter of the District Tehri Garhwal, but now the New Tehri Town is the headquarter. Here, the palace of the tehri Raja, is situated amidst o forest. Situated on the main Rishikesh-Gangotri-Yamunotri route Narendra Nagar offers a fine view of the Ganga and the beautiful Doon Velly. The Sun set view from here is particularly

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