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Tehri Garhwal

Chamba
One of the brightest spots of Tehri Garhwal, 1676 m, Chamba is just 60 kms from Mussoorie. This quaint town offers one of the most spectacular views of snow capped Himalayas and the enchanting Bhagirathi vally. Being the center point of routes to Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Tehri & New Tehri, Chamba is fast changing into the ideal interlude.

Dhanaulti
Dhanaulti, located amidst thick, virgin forest of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak, has an atmosphere of the long wooded slopes, relaxed outdoors, cool caressing breeze, warm and hospitable inhabitants, lovely weather and fabulous view of snow covered mountains makes it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday. Situated on the Mussoorie - Chamba route, Dhanaulti is 24 kms. from Chamba. For accommodation, Tourist Rest House, Forest Rest House, Hotel Drive-in Dhanolti and a couple of guest houses are available.

Nagtibba
For those who are interested in trekking and adventure, Nagtibba, at an altitude of 3048 mts. offers one of the most captivating view of the majestic Himalayas as well as Mussoorie, Doon Valley and surrounding areas. The area is full of dense forest and natural beauty. Nagtibba is the most unspoilt wonder round the year.

To reach Nagtibba, one has to come to Pantwari via Nainbagh from Mussoorie or Vikas Nagar by direct bus service. Pantwari is the base camp for visiting the place, from there, it is 8kms. trek to Nagtibba, through dense forest. There is no accommodation at Nagtibba and one has to carry tents or come back to the picturesque village of Pantwari-gay with life and presenting the culture of Jaunpur.

The second route is via Thatyur, which is connected by road to Mussoorie & Chamba, and is 66kms. from Thatyur to Nagtibba is a 21kms. trek via Devalsari. Devalsari is the last place where a Forest Rest House is available for accommodation on this route.

Kempty Fall
15 km from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri road having an altitude of 1215 m. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest water fall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. A bath at the foot of the fall is refreshing and enjoyable for children and adults alike.

Kaudiyala
It is 37 kms. from Rishikesh on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway at an altitude of 389 mts. Here, the mighty water of Ganga is ideal for white water rafting. GMVN conducts river rafting courses at Kaudiyala. They provide rafts, river side camping items and trained guides who make the sport a pleasure. Safety precautions are also stressed on. There is ample opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat.

New Tehri
This newly established township is the district headquarter of Tehri Garhwal. It is situated at an elevation between 1550 to 1950 mts. above sea leval. A modern and well planned town, only 11 kms. from Chamba & 24 kms. from Old Tehri, it overlooks a massive artificial lake and a Dam. It was soon become an important centre of attraction on the completion of the dam.

General Information

Altitude: 1550 mts. to 1950 mts.

Climate:-

Min. Temperature: 4 Degree C
Max. Temperature: 30 Degree C
Season: Round the year.
Clothing: Summer - Cotton & Winter - Woolens
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi & English

Accessibility

Air:
Nearest airport is Jollygrant 93 kms.

Rail:
Rishikesh is the nearest railway station, 76 kms.

Road:
Tehri is well connected by road to all important station of Garhwal Division like Mussoorie, Haridwar, Pauri, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Budkot, Shrinagar, Rudraprayag and other parts of the region.

Narendra Nagar
14 kms. away from Muni-ki-Reti at an altitude of 1,129 mts. lies this capital of the former king of Garhwal. Until a few years ago it was the headquarter of the District Tehri Garhwal, but now the New Tehri Town is the headquarter. Here, the palace of the tehri Raja, is situated amidst forest.

Situated on the main Rishikesh-Gangotri-Yamunotri route Narendra Nagar offers a fine view of the Ganga and the beautiful Doon Velly.

Accommodation:
Hotels and P.W.D. Inspection House offer accommodation True to its name, it is the seat of saints and sages. Just a short distance from Rishikesh, on the banks of the Ganga, it is the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. People from across the globe come to study Yoga in a number of Ashrams located here. River rafting programmes are being organised at Brahmpuri, Shivpuri and Kaudiyala. Tourist Rest House, Hotels Dharamshalas & ashrams are available for accommodation.


Pilgrimage

Shankaracharya Samadhi
The Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya is located just behind the Kedarnath temple. It is said that after establishing four sacred Dhams in India, he went into his samadhi at an early age of 32 years.

Gaurikund
It's the trekking base for to Kedarnath. The village has a temple dedicated to Gauri and hot water springs.

Son Prayag
At an elevation of 1829 mts and on the main Kedarnath route, Son Prayag lies at the confluence of river Basuki and Mandakani. The holy site of Son Prayag is of immense religious significance. It is said that a mere touch of the holy water of Son Prayag helps one to attain the "Baikunth Dham".

Panch Kedar
Madmaheshwar, Tungnath, Rudranath and Kalpnath with Kedarnath form the Panch Kedar, the five most important temple of Lord Shiva in Garhwal Himalayas.

Madmaheshwar
One of Panch Kedars, the temple of Madmaheshwar is located at an altitude of 3,289 mt above sea-level, on the slope of a ridge, 25 km north-east of Guptkashi. There is a motorable road from Guptkashi to Kalimath. The best statue of Har Gauri in India measuring over a metre high is found in the Kali temple. The trek from Kalimath to Madmaheshwar is distinguished by wild unparalleled scenic beauty and engulfed by Chaukhamba, Kedarnath and Neelkanth peaks. Gaundar at the confluence of Madmeshwar Ganga and Markanga Ganga, is the last settlement before one reaches Madmaheshwar, the place where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of belly.

Tungnath
The arms of Lord Shiva came out as per the Kedarnath myth at Tungnath. He is worshipped here as one of the Panch Kedars. Tungnath Temple at an altitude of 3,680 mt, is the highest Shiva shrine among the Panch Kedars but the easiest to reach from Chopta, the nearest roadhead.

Koteshwar Temple
At a distance of 3 kms. from Rudraprayag and on the holy bank of river Alaknanda is situated the Koteshwar temple. The Koteshwar temple is in the form of a cave temple. There are many idols which have been formed naturally. It is believed that before going to Kedarnath, Lord Shiva meditated here. During the months of August and September, thousands of devotees come here to worship Lord Shiva.

Guptkashi
Guptkashi has a great importance quite like of Kashi. The ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik Kund, where the two streams of Ganga and Yamuna are believed to meet, are the main places of attraction in Guptkashi.

It is believed that after the battle of Mahabharata, the Pandavas wanted to meet Lord Shiva and seek his blessings. But Lord Shiva evaded from Guptkashi to Kedarnath as He did not want to meet the Pandavas, the reason being that although they had fought for the right cause, they were also responsible for destroying their own dynasty.

Guptkashi is situated at an elevation of 1319 mts. The one Stupa is situated in Nala which is quite close to Ukhimath. Some local people call it the grave of Rana Nal. 3 kms. from Guptkashi, the remains of Ramgarh (in Ronitpur) still seem to echo the love between Lord Krishna's son Anniruddha and Vanasur's daughter Usha.

Accommodation, Food, Market, Hospital, Telephone, and other facilities are available at Guptkashi.

Excursions
Chorabari (Gandhi Sarovar)
Only 2 kms trek away from Kedarnath. Floating-ice on the crystal clear waters of the lake fascinates the visitors.

Vasuki Tal (6 kms)
A picturesque lake, 4, 135 mts above sea level is encircled by lofty mountains and offers a commanding view of the Chaukhamba peaks.

Trijuginarayan
According to legend, this was the place where the wedding of Lord Shiva and Parvati was solemnised. In front of the Shiva Temple is an eternal flame, which is said to be a witness to the marriage. It can be reached by a 12 km drive from Sonprayag.

Ukimath
Winter home of the deity at Kedarnath temple and the seat of the Rawal of Kedarnath. Connected by bus services to Rudraprayag and other major centres.

Agastyamuni
The temple of sage Agastya is the main attraction here.


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