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New Tehri
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New Tehri

New Tehri

A new discovery in the midst of hills and hillocks. New Tehri is a newly established sprawling township, the district headquarter of Tehri Garhwal and situated at an elevation between 1550 to 1950 mt above the sea level. A modern and well planned township overlooking a massive artificial lake and aTehri dam, which will go into the annals of time as a colossal engineering feat in the Himalayas and town planners dream in the whole world. It is fast emerging major tourist destination inTehri district.

How to Reach

  • Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (93 km)
  • Rail : Rishikesh is the nearest railway station (76 kms)
  • Road : New Tehri is well connected by road to all important stations of Garhwal Division like Uttarkashi, Barkot, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Rishikesh, Srinagar and Rudraprayag.

Private Taxies and Jeeps are available for trips to nearby towns of Chamba. Bus services connect New Tehri to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun, Mussoorie and all major shrines.

Where to Stay (STD Code - 01376)

  • Tourist Rest House : Ph 234192
  • THDC Guest House, Top Terrace (Bhagirathi Puram)
  • P.W.D Inspection House for Reservation contact : Supt. Engineer, FWD (New Tehri)
  • Anamika Tourist Lodge
  • Hotel Gaurav Palace : Ph 234013
  • Hilltop Tourist Lodge
  • Tourist Hotel
  • Tehri Club Resort, Badsahithaul (New Tehri) : Ph 234981/82

What to see

The Town : This newly constructed hill station is all set to showcase the splendours of modern town planning amidst the challenging nature of the Himalayas. Crisscrossing & Zig Zag fresh new roads, beautifully built housing blocks, sprawling shopping malls, a friendly weather, Iascivious greenery and a breathtaking view of the snowy peaks, amicable people, clean surroundings and the pure air makes it one of the most unique hill destination of Uttarakhand.

Beyond New Tehri

Chamba : 11 km from New Tehri. Chamba is a fascinating town nestling at the height of 1.676 mt. A sleepy hill station in the background of the snowy peaks, overlooking the breathtaking Bhagirathi valley, situated at the crossroads of Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Tehri and New Tehri. Chamba is an orchard country and a major apple growing centre in India.

Surkhanda Devi : This holiest mountain top shrine is at an altitude of 2.903 mt, in the midst of a dense deodar forest. It is said in Hindu mythology that Surkhanda Devi is one of the incarnations of Goddess Parvati. The temple was originally built in 13th century. Its unique architecture depicts the distinct hill-style of construction. Every year, a fair is held in the month of May - June, during Ganga Dusshera.

Dhanaulti : Located amidst thick virgin forests ot Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak, this tiny hamlet has an atmosphere of uninterrupted peace and tranquility. The long wooded slopes, unbridled outdoors, caressing breeze, the warm and hospitable people and a fascinating view of snow capped mountains make it an ideal retreat, a relaxed hideaway. Situated on the Mussoorie- Chamba route, Dhanaulti is 40 km away from New Tehri.

Mussoorie : 1971 mt above the sea level, the Queen of the Hills in the north India, Mussoorie is holding multiple attractions. A salubrious place with well appointed hotels, numerous educational institutions and a Raj era charm makes this hill station unique.