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Top Places to Visit in Kanatal near Tehri

Kanatal is one of the many hidden gems of Himalayas. Tucked away near Tehri Valley it is a scenic place waiting for you with open arms. We left for Kanatal in the glistening morning sunshine. The journey was quite comfortable and pleasant. This dainty town is located just 27km from Tehri and it takes about an hour to reach here. Stop over for snacks at local dhabas and tea at a local tea stall. The view of the majestic Himalayas in the distance is awe-inspiring.

Top 5 things to do in Kanatal

Kanatal is a small place ideal for a getaway in Uttarakhand. If you are planning to spend some quality time with family and friends away from the cityscape, then Kanatal would be the perfect choice.

Here are the Top Places to Visit in Kanatal near Tehri.

Visit Dhanaulti Eco Park

A one of its kind place, Dhanaulti Eco Park will take you closer to nature. A walk in the park is not only refreshing but highly enjoyable. The lush green deodar forests and cool fragrant mountain breeze will be a pleasant change from the concrete jungle.

The exciting part about the park is that you can plant a sapling here in memory of a loved one. So whether it was your beloved pet or loving grandma, they’ll be really happy to know that yu paid them a tribute in such a unique way.

Dhanaulti Eco Park is just km from Kanatal. You can take a taxi or reach there by your owwbn vehicle as well.

Visit Tehri Dam

Top 5 things to do in KanatalTehri Dam is the tallest dam in India and one of the tallest in the world. It is built on Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand. The dam is located at a distance of about 36km from Kanatal. The best way to reach Tehri Dam from Kanatal is by hiring a taxi or taking your private vehicle.

You would pass Chamba town on the way. Stop and relish delicious pakodas, paranthas and samoas with hot tea and local sweets here. The people are warm and welcoming which certainly adds to the overall holidaying experience. After fuelling up your car tank and tummy continue your journey to Tehri Dam.

The sheer grandeur of the reservoir would leave you mesmerized. The emerald green water amidst pristine Himalayas is a sight that needs to be seen to be believed.

One needs prior permission to visit the dam. But the tourists who don’t have permit can visit the lake, viewpoint and even enjoy boating.

About 1km uphill from the main check-post of the dam is a view point. It offers a splendid bird’s eye view of the dam and the entire region.

There is also a small temple near the dam.

Visit The Nature

Top 5 things to do in Kanatal

Beautiful snow peaked mountains, warm sunshine, eternal bliss, chirping birds and solace! These are just some of the complimentary gifts that you’ll get in Kanatal. Take a trek in the small sanctuary and feel closer to Mother Nature. You can get the tickets from the entry gate for 20/- per person. The sanctuary offers a gorgeous view of the Himalayas and the valley. There are various apple orchards as well further inside. Nature walk and trekking are surely a must do when in this slice of heaven!

Moving on, from trekking to now some relaxing. For most of us a vacation means total relaxation. Kanatal is a perfect place for solitude and soul searching. There would be no Wi-Fi, but the connection would be rather strong.

Bond with your family over cups of tea and endless conversation or witness the magic of words by being lost in your book. Gaze at the stars and cuddle up around the bon-fire. There is never a dull moment in Kanatal.

Visit Surkanda Devi Temple

Top 5 things to do in KanatalSeeking blessings of almighty is always a good idea. Surkanda Devi Temple is one of the most popular religious tourist attractions in the region. It is surrounded by dense forests and offers a spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks. When Lord Shiva was carrying Goddess Sati’s dead body to Mount Kailash, her head fell at this place. It was called Shrikhanda then and later became Surkands Devi Temple. Sukranda Devi fair is a major attraction at the temple. The temple is located just 10 km from Kanatal and can be easily accessed using public and private transport. When you are in the region visit to this temple is a must.

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