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Tehri Lake Festival to be held on 16-17 February 2021 in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Tourism will host the Tehri Lake Festival (Mahotsav) from February 16-17 in 2021 at Tehri Lake, located in New Tehri in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is Asia’s biggest lake festival, and an event which you would not want to miss!

The festival is usually held around this time of the year. The objective behind organising this festival has been to develop the lake as an international tourist spot. The festival promises you a wonderful mix of adventure, entertainment and musical performances.

The Tehri Lake came into existence in 1978 during the time one of the World’s highest dams, Tehri Dam was being constructed. It has been a perfect boating destination for people coming on family vacation just to revel in the relaxing environs and enjoy boating at the lake.

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What does the Tehri Lake Festival 2021 have in store for visitors?

Tehri Lake Tourism Festival

There are several activities that visitors will be able to enjoy at the Tehri Lake Festival from 16-17 February 2021. These include Yoga sessions, cultural dances and musical performances. Photo & jewellery exhibitions are other events that are a part of the festival. The festival will also host several arts and cultural performances, and will see the participation of famous artists from all across the country, including Bollywood.

Furthermore, there are several adventure activities that visitors will be able to enjoy at the Tehri Adventure Tourism Festival. These include paragliding, kayaking and river rafting. Apart from this, visitors will also get an opportunity to witness astounding aerial skills showcased by adventure experts. This year though, the Army, BSF & ITBP will also be participating in adventure sports activities.

The entrance to the Tehri Lake Festival will be decorated with burnt flowers this year. During the course of the festival, visitors will be served tea containing milk from the Badri cow. The Badri Cow is a strong, robust and disease-resistant breed, found in Almora & Pauri Garhwal districts of Uttarakhand. Bhaddu ki Dal, which is a famous dish in Uttarakhand, will also be served to visitors.

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You can enjoy the following outdoor adventure activities during the Tehri Adventure Tourism Festival to name a few:

  • Boating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Banana rides
  • Water skiing
  • Surfing
  • Canoeing
  • Rowing
  • Air show
  • River-rafting
  • Paragliding
  • Kayaking
How to get close to the Tehri Lake Festival?

The best way to reach this tourism destination in Uttarakhand is via road as it is well connected to major attractions like Delhi, Haridwar and Dehradun via bus and cab service. Other ways are listed below:

By Air: Located at a distance of around 87 km, Jolly Grant Airport also known as Dehradun Airport is the nearest one to reach New Tehri. Cabs are easily available from Dehradun to New Tehri.

By Rail: Deboard at Rishikesh railway station to reach New Tehri as it is situated some 73 kms away from your destination. Taxis and buses from the railway station are easily available.

By Road: As New Tehri is well connected via motorable roads it’s easy to reach here via buses and taxis from famous travel destinations of Uttarakhand like Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Devprayag, Srinagar, Uttarkashi and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.What are the dates of Tehri Lake Festival 2021?

The Tehri Lake Festival will be held from 16-17 February 2021.

Q.What are the accommodation facilities in New Tehri for tourists?

A variety of accommodation facilities are available in New Tehri, Uttarakhand for tourists. Tourists can choose from decent 3 star hotels, 2 star hotels or budget hotels. There are also a few government guest houses as well also Airbnb homes.

Q.How to reach the place where the Tehri Lake Festival is being held?

You can reach Tehri Lake, located in New Tehri, by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, located almost 87 kilometers away. Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railway station, located approximately 73 kilometers away. New Tehri is also well connected by roads to other famous travel destinations of Uttarakhand like Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Srinagar, Devprayag and Uttarkashi.

Q.Is the Tehri Lake Festival open for everybody?

Yes, the Tehri Lake Festival is open for everybody, and anyone can attend it.

Q.What are some of the tourist attractions around Tehri Lake?

Some of the tourist attractions around Tehri Lake are Mussoorie, Devprayag, Rishikesh, Dhanaulti, Chamba, Kanatal and Uttarkashi.

Q.How to reach Tehri Lake from Dehradun?

Reaching Tehri Lake from Dehradun is quite easy. You can hire a taxi to reach Dehradun. The trip should take about 3 hours 15 minutes.

Published: 03 Feb, 2021

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Vishwajit Sharma

Writing, for me, is an artistic expression of the countless thoughts flooding my mind. For now, travel content writing is what keeps me going! In my spare time, I like nothing better than immersing myself in a book, along with a cuppa! A classic movie helps too! I define traveling as a process of self-discovery. Hailing from Darjeeling, my ultimate desire is to escape to the hills, with the mountain air and solitude as my constant companions!