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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Dehradun Check Flights

Kanatal Tourism

Once a deserted land, today Kanatal is a usual haunt for those travelers who seek peace and solitude. Kanatal is said to be named after a lake that once existed there. Apart from peace, the place exhibits a charm in form of majestic hills, fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests.

This quaint hamlet sprinkled with plethora of wild flowers and small temples lies in the proximity to other major hill stations of the state like Dehradun (78 kms), Chamba (12 kms ahead) and Mussoorie (33 kms). Perched at the height of 8500 ft above the sea level, the salubrious weather and the untouched beauty of this place is well connected via well maintained roads unlike its other counterparts.

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Camping in Kanatal

Kanatal, literally means 'one-eyed-lake'. The place is given this name after a lake located in Kanatal which has now been dried up. Kanatal is famous for its unexplored and maiden beauty of the hills. The little hamlet of Garhwal hasn't been touched by the tourist commercialisation and hence offers a peaceful vacation. With very few options of accommodation in Kanatal, camping on the Himalayan hills is one exquisite experience.
There are few famous camping resorts in Kanatal which are known for their hospitality and jaw-dropping scenes of the hills and starry nights. Camp Carnival, Little Jaguar, Kanatal orchids are the most famous camping accommodation in Kanatal. If you want to stay at the authentic Pahadi house, then make your stay with the Pahadi houses, which offers a unique experience of accommodation to the tourists.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kanatal

Kanatal is a small village still basically untouched by visitors in large term. So it is no wonder that one does not find any restaurants or eating joints outside the hotel or guest house. The in house restaurants, though, are well equipped and offer from Indian cuisine to Chinese and Continental.
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One Day Itinerary

Kanatal is a small hamlet that can be covered well in a single day. An early morning walk in the wilderness of the area will definitely be an ideal kick start to a trip in a completely joyous mood. After a breakfast at the hotel, start your journey with a trip to Kodia Jungle and enjoy the rich flora and fauna. Next, head on to Chamba and break for lunch. New Tehri should be your next stop to view the magnificent dam there. The next place on your list should be Dhanaulti. Explore the mystical territory of the area that has never been explored. Head back to the hotel for warm dinner and end your trip on the brilliant note of tranquillity.

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What's Great?

Perfect for off-beat travelling and peaceful vacations. Easily accessible and well-connected with the nearby cities.

What's Not So Great?

Very few options of accommodation.

For Whom?

Kanatal is perfect for people who love to explore offbeat places. Also great for camping enthusiasts.

How To Reach Kanatal

The best way to travel to Kanatal is by road. Being a very small town, it does not have an airport or railways station of its own. The nearest airport is the Dehradun Airport, while the nearest stations are located in Dehradun and Rishikesh. Kanatal is connected to the nearby places in Uttarakhand and you can easily find a taxi or bus from any of the major towns in the State.

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Kumar Kislay 1 year ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.
- Winters are excruciatingly cold but beautiful at the same time, so carry heavy woolens if travelling during the season.
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season as the area faces excessive landslide and poor road conditions.
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