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Tehri

Posted on 11/07/14

Introduction:

Tehri is one of the largest districts in the Indian state of Uttarkhand. This district is considered to be one of holiest places, and it is located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range. Tehri is an important and the only planned city of Uttarkhand.

Tehri Dam

Tehri

Destination Facts:

Location: Uttarkhand , In District Rudraprayag
Altitude: 1676 Meters
Area: 4421sq.Km.
Temperature: (Summer 8 to 20°C) & (Winter -10 to 10°C)
Languages spoken: Garhwali, Hindi

Getting there:

Nearest Airports: The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport
Main Railway Station: Haridwar and Rishikesh are the nearest railway station.
Main Bus Station or Road: Tehri is well connected by road to most parts of Uttarkhand

Distance of a few Major Towns from Tehri:

Almora -300km, Haridwar-128km, Rishikesh- 72km, Mussoorie- 107km, Ranikhet- 271km.

Eating Around:

Yellow Rice is famous food in Tehri.

Places of Tourist interest:

Tehri Dam:

The tallest dam in Asia and the fourth tallest in the world, Tehri Dam is a popular tourist spot.

Chamba:
Chamba  is a beautiful hill station. The quiet town serves as a perfect summer getaway.

Surkanda Devi Temple:
A popular shrine situated on a mountain top, the temple presents a magnificent view of the Himalayan Mountain ranges.

Dhanaulti:
Covered with forests of deodar, rhododendron and oak. Dhanaulti houses the famous Surkanda Devi temple where Lord Shiva dropped the remains of Goddess Sati.

Devprayag:
The last of the 'Panch Prayag', Devprayag is set at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers. The town lies on the Rishikesh-Badrinath Char Dham route.

Chandrabadani Devi:
One of the Shaktipeeths. It is an important religious site.

Getting around the destination:

Private and public buses are there to visit locality.

Shopping Areas & Entertainment:

One can shop for rudraksh, Gangajali (vessels containing Ganga water), pickles, kumkum (vermillion), ayurvedic medicine and precious stones. Winter clothes and beautifully knit kurtas and salwar kameez are a specialty of this region. Tourists will also love to shop for handicraft items made of shells, pearls and beads that are other attractions.

Best time to visit:

Throughout the year one can visit the destination.

Festivals:

Chandrabadani Fair: A big fair is held every April at the Chandrabadani temple which attracts thousands of tourists.

Kunjapuri Fair: The fair held every year in October; handicraft items on sale are the major attraction of the fair.

Surkanda Devi Fair: One of the most popular fairs in Tehri Garhwal, Surkanda Devi fair is held every year during Ganga Dussehra in Surkanda Devi temple.

Lakhawar Mela: A popular platform for the showcase of art and culture of the Garhwal tribes, Lakhawar fair is a colorful celebration of tribal culture.