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Considered as probably the only planned city in the entire state of Uttarakhand, New Tehri is a spectacular town that is blessed with uninhibited natural beauty. The town is located at a dizzying height of 1950 meters above sea level provides a stunning bird's eye view of the magnanimous Tehri Lake and the famous Tehri Dam. Surrounded by the enchanting views of the mountains and the mighty waters of the Tehri dam, this is one picturesque destination. This lovely location is shrouded in incredible natural beauty and is a perfect getaway from the din of regular life.
New Tehri is mainly famous for housing Asia's largest and highest dam- the Tehri Dam. The enormous dam rests at an elevation of 260 meters above sea level and is the 10th tallest dam in the whole world! Naturally, the dam is the star attraction of the town and draws thousands of tourists every year who are enthralled by its enormity and pristine beauty. The town is dotted with many temples- Chandrarabadni Temple dedicated to Goddess Sati, Sem Mukhem Temple dedicated to the snake god and Buda Kedar, where Duryodhana is said to have offered Tarpana. These temples hold great significance to the locals as well many devotees from afar who come here frequently to offer their blessings to the god.
New Tehri is also a popular go-to destination for many when it comes to planning a peaceful and revitalising excursion. The geographical setting of the town is tremendously mesmerising- enveloped in the magnanimous snow clad Himalayas and overlooking the sapphire Tehri Lake. This hill station is perfect for a romantic getaway, a family trip, a holiday with friends or a tranquil escape into nature's comforting hold to reconnect with our own selves.
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