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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Altitude: 1550 mts. to 1950 mts.
Min. Temperature: 4 Degree C
Max. Temperature: 30 Degree C
Season: Round the year.
Clothing: Summer - Cotton & Winter - Woolens
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi & English
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.
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.
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
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.
It's the trekking base for to Kedarnath. The village has a temple
dedicated to Gauri and hot water springs.
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".
Madmaheshwar, Tungnath, Rudranath and Kalpnath with Kedarnath form
the Panch Kedar, the five most important temple of Lord Shiva in
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Food, Market, Hospital, Telephone, and other facilities are available
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.
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.
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.
The temple of sage Agastya is the main attraction here.