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Tehri Garhwal

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Best Time: Throughout the year Read More

Ideal duration: 3-4 days

Nearest Airport: Dehradun Check Flights

Tehri Garhwal Tourism

The Hindu Mythology and legends seemed to have showered Tehri Garhwal with several spiritual significances. It is this place where River Ganga arrives in its real form at Devprayag where River Bhagirathi and River Alaknanda merge. One can also see many temples dotted across the place.

In fact the Tehri Garhwal derives its name from the word 'Triharia' which indicates a place where three kinds of sins can be cleared that are result of Mansa, Vacha and Kamana i.e. thought, word and deed respectively. New Tehri, the headquarters of the district is one of the only planned towns of Uttarakhand. Situated at an altitude of 1550-1950m above the sea level, it overlooks at the massive lake and equally impressive dam also serves as the major attraction of the area. The Old Tehri that was once heavily inhabited today lies under the water in ruins. Visiting this place is an experience that is worth remembering.

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What's Great?

Peaceful atmosphere with natural scenic beauty.

What's Not So Great?

Winters can be excruciatingly cold. Directly accessible only by road.

For Whom?

Tehri serves the purpose of tourists and devotees to a great extent as it is one of the holiest places in the state. It is also a popular tourist spot for skiing and is famous for its marvellous architectural structures. It is ideal for a vacation with family as it has many picnic spots nearby like Dhanaulti and Dev Prayag. It is mostly preferred by travellers from Dehradun and Delhi.

How To Reach Tehri Garhwal

Tehri Garhwal surprisingly is well connected to the rest of India. Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Tehri Garhwal,' the buses being operated both by private and government owners, especially the Uttarakhand State Road Transport Corporation in particular. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity, to Tehri Garhwal. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun, which is around 130 km away from Tehri Garhwal. The nearest railway station is at Rishikesh, around 115 km away.

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Rohit Shroff 1 year ago
- Beware of the monkeys, they may cause mischief even at your accommodation.
- 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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