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 aÛÏTrihariaÛ� 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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- 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.
Peaceful atmosphere with natural scenic beauty.
Winters can be excruciatingly cold. Directly accessible only by road.
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.
Tehri Garhwal is a place which can be enjoyed a lot in one day. Wake up early morning to enjoy the solitude of the site following with a healthy breakfast. The first destination of the trip is the Tehri Dam, the most sought after attraction in the area. Enjoy the early morning sight of the dam along with the boating and fishing in the lake. From there head on to Surkanda Devi Temple which is an easy trek of 2 km. If you are up to visit some more temples, then Sem Mukhem temple and Gautam Rishi Temple are the options. Make sure you break for lunch in between and if possible carry food along.
The place holds many options to eat outside the hotel, although you may not find and fancy and luxury restaurant. The food served is mainly vegetarian and North India cuisine is quite obviously dominant. Street food and small dhabas serves food that is delicious and worth tasting.
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