New Tehri Travel Guide

Reckoned to be the only planned city in Uttarakhand, New Tehri boasts one of the world's largest hydroelectricity projects. Adorned by an emerald reservoir that is formed by the cascading of Bhagirathi and Bhilangana rivers, New Tehri is a beautiful place to see in Uttarakhand. The city is also the headquarters of the Tehri Garhwal District, and thus, seems of more importance to the state. For tourists, apart from its imposing dam, the city offers watersports like jet skiing. There are a few Hindu temples that dot the city and add an aura of spirituality.

The Old Tehri town also lies a short distance away from the city, fully submerged in the water though.

Our New Tehri travel guide is overflowing with information on best places to visit and amazing things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for an impeccable travelling experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied holiday packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

Best Time to Visit New Tehri

Commence your inner journey to the scintillating land of Tehri where the whole year is perfect to make vacation plans with your friends, family or for solo travel.

  • Summer

    Like every summer has its own story make yours here in the mild weather of Tehri. The temperature in the months of April to June rise up to 38°C which is ideal enough to enjoy all the nearby tourist attractions like Devprayag, Chamba, any many more.

  • Monsoon

    Listen to the rhythm of the pouring rain as July to September are coming with the monsoon season in New Tehri. The season carries with it high to moderate rainfall making it ideal for you to spend your vacation here while enjoying the scenic beauty of the land.

  • Winter

    How about some scrummy food of Tehri in the snowy winters months of October to March. The temperature in these months range between 15°C and 1°C, and its the best time to visit.

Top Places to Visit in & around New Tehri

If you have a craze for exploring new places and capturing new dimensions then a visit to New Tehri would be the perfect option as the place envelopes a number of temples, villages and some rare but beautiful attractions.

  • Tehri Dam

    Tehri dam is renowned as the largest and highest dam in Asia and is considered as the 10th tallest dam in the world harnessing water from Bhilangana and Bhagirathi, the two essential rivers in the Himalayas. The dam is located 13 km away from New Tehri and generates more than 1000 MW of electricity. It is also a tourist attraction as the dam reservoir is a must visit for boating expeditions.

  • Chandrabadni Temple

    Devoted to Goddess Sati, Chandrabadni is one of the most revered Shaktipeethas and spiritually blessed temples of the divinity. The temple is carved with white marbles and tiles and is set at an elevation of 2277 m from where one can witness an all-round view of the mountains.

  • Sem Mukhem Temple

    Making its place in the heart of the devotees and New Tehri is the Sem Mukhem Temple situated at a height of 2903 m. The temple is dedicated to the snake god, and to reach the temple set on the hilltop, one has to trek 7 km from Khamba Khal which is 64 km away from New Tehri.

  • Dhanaulti

    Another place where you can find yourself in if you are looking for peace is Dhanaulti. The hill station is situated 40kms away from New Tehri and has recently become a popular tourist attraction as it offers the view of the icy mountains and the dense forests... Read more

  • Chamba

    Rooted amidst the dense forest, lies the town of Chamba, just 11 km away from New Tehri. The town which is set an elevation of 1600 m is best known as an unpolluted land and offers the scintillating view of the snow capped mountains and soul-stirring peaceful aura... Read more

  • Buda Kedar

    If you traverse 59 km from New Tehri, you will find this old temple settled at the conflux of Dharam Ganga rivers and Bal Ganga rivers. Buda Kedar is believed to be the spot where Duryodhan from Mahabharata offered Tarpana. Besides, one can also sight birds soaring high in vivid colours from Buda Kedar.

  • Pantwari Village

    This village serves as the base camp for the Nag Tibba trek and makes its mark near the famous hill stations like Dehradun and Rishikesh. Pantwari village is located 124 km away from New Tehri and is covered with rhododendron and oak trees, mountains peaks and is home to many beautiful birds.

  • Devalsari Village

    Another village which serves as the base camp for the Nag Tibba trek is the Devalsari village. It is situated 9 km away from New Tehri and 13 km away from Nag Tibba.

  • Khatling Glacier

    For a good trekking experience, you can opt hiking to Khatling Glacier. The trek begins from Ghuttu which is 62 km away from New Tehri and once you start making your way you will witness the mesmerizing view of the Himalayas.

Where to Stay in New Tehri?

After traveling the whole day to all the tourist attractions you would need a place to call yours and relax. And when in New Tehri, you have a plethora of accommodation options to relax , starting from decent 3 star hotels, comforting 2 star hotels to fine 1 star hotels, where comfort and luxury comes hand in hand. Besides, the town also houses government guest houses if you are looking for more pocket friendly options. There are also Airbnb rooms available and camping around the city is also an option.

How to Reach New Tehri?

Traversing this beautiful land of New Tehri won't be a hassle as the town is well connected by all the three modes of transport are available at an accessible distance.

  • By Air

    Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Tehri. The airport is 86 km away and cabs are easily available to your destination.

  • By Rail

    The nearest railhead is in Haridwar, located at a distance of 71 km from Tehri Garhwal.

  • By Road

    Tehri Garhwal is a major part of Uttarakhand hence well connected with roads. Normal and luxury buses are available to make your journey prosperous and safe.

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