With its proximity to Dehradun (110 km) and New Delhi (300 Km). It is accessible to both Indian and International tourists, who can reach easily. New Tehri itself is a modern town now spread over an altitude from 1,550 mts. To 1,950 mts above sea level, overlooking the gigantic lake and the Tehri Dam. In fact the USP of New Tehri is this lake and dam.
Tourists come to New Tehri to see the Tehri Dam which is one of the World’s largest hydroelectric projects harnessing waters of two important rivers of the Himalayas namely Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. And the lake provides a hundred opportunities to the adventure lovers who love to throw caution to the winds. Be it Scuba Diving, Angling, Canocing, Rowing, Boating, Water scooter, speed Boating, Rafting, Kayaking, House Boat, Cruise boating. Or any other water sports that you can think. Government is planning to have them all at Tehri Lake.
And if you have a mind to explore the places close by, don’t miss the towns of Devprayag and Chamba. Devprayag is one of the five scared prayags (confluences) of the Alaknanda, and Chamba is a township lying high at an altitude of 1524 mts., offering a splendid view of the snow capped Himalayas and the serene Bhagirathi valley, Similarly, Chandrabadni mountain hold a beautiful temple which commands a beautiful view of the Surkunda, Kedarnath, and Badrinath peaks.
Located 54kms from Tehri, at an altitude of 1326mts. lies the capital of the former King of Garhwal . The Palace of the Tehri Raja is situated amidst a forest. Situated at a height of 2903 mts.., is also the Temple of Nagraja at Sem Mukhem which is held esteem by the people of the area. Visitors also come to see the Budda Kedar, the temple situated at the confluence of the Bal Ganga and Dharma Ganga rivers at a distance of 59kms. From Tehri. Kunjapuri is the name given to a peak situated at an altitude of about 1,676 mts. and 52 kms. From Tehri. Kunjapuri is said to be one of the Sidhpeeths established in the region by Jagadguru Shankaracharya.
You can also visit Khatling Glacier during your visit to Tehri Garhwal, and this glacier lies around sixty two kilometers away from the town of Tehri. This is a very popular tourist spot where you can try your hand at skiing. The popular hill station Chamba is yet another famous destination in the district of Tehri Garhwal, and this place is located at an altitude of around 5000 feet, just sixty kilometers from Tehri.
Other important places to visit in Tehri Garhwal include Badrinath (known for its hot springs), Devaprayag, Gautam Rishi’s temple and Sem Mukhem temple.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The district of Tehri Garhwal experiences mild weather throughout the year and the climate can be classified as sub tropical. The basic seasons involved are those of summer, winter and monsoon. The district can be visited throughout the year, as the many hill stations will provide respite from the heat during the summer and winters provide options for skiing.
Summers in the district of Tehri Garhwal are moderate and the maximum temperature during the summer months of April, May, and June will experience a maximum temperature of around thirty eight degrees (38°C) and a minimum temperature of around twenty five degrees (25°C).
Winter in the district of Tehri Garhwal extend through the months of October, November, December and January. These months will experience a maximum temperature of around fifteen degrees (15°C) and a minimum temperature of around one degree (1°C). Winters in Tehri Garhwal are cold, and you’ll need to carry proper woolen clothing along during your trip.
The monsoon months in Tehri Garhwal are July and August. These months will experience moderate to high rainfall, depending on the altitude of the particular location. Snowfall in high altitude regions is common during winter time. The annual precipitation in Tehri Garhwal depends on the South West monsoon.