Tehri Garhwal is one of the largest districts of Uttarakhand. Name of this district is derived from the word Trihari. Meaning of Trihari is the place which observes 3 sins evolving out of Mansa, Vacha and Karmana. The Word Garh means Fort. Prior to 9th century there are 52 different forts are placed here. This princely state becomes the part of India in 1949.
What to see at Tehri Garhwal:
Uttarkashi: It is located on the banks of river Bhagrathi. It is the home to plenty of temples and Ashrams. Uttarkashi Attractions are Vishwanath Temple, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Shakti Temple, Adventurous sports.
Kanatal: This place was named after this lake. It is a hill station near Mussoorie. Kanatal Attractions are Surkanda Devi Temple, Kodia Jungle, Trekking, Verdant forests, Landscape.
Dhanaulti: It is located 12kms away from Kanatal. This place is famous for winter cool breezes. Major attractions of this pale are fruit orchards, Pony rides and treks. This is one of the best places for natural lovers.
Tehri Dam: This was constructed at the place where Bhilangna and Bhagirathi Rivers Confluence. It is located at New Tehri. Visitors can also see various kinds of flowers and fruits at new Tehri. These flower and fruit plants can be seen in Pant Research institute. It is located 12kms away from Kanatal.
Badrinath: It is the holy town. Major attraction of this town is Badrinath Temple. Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Badrinath Attractions are Badrinath Temple, Tapt Kund, Surya Kund, Charanpaduka, Brahma Kapal, Narada Kund.
Narendranagar: Narendra Nagar Attractions are Nandi Bull, Radha Krishna Mandir, Ananda Spa, Odathali, Viceregal Palace.
Devaprayag: It is one of the Panchprayags. This place is famous for 10,000 years old Raghunathji Temple and confluence of River Bhagirathi and Alaknanda.
Khatling Glacier: This glacier has popular destinations from Ghuttu.
Ghuttu: This is one of the best places for natural lovers. It is the base camp of treks to Masar Tal, Khatling Glacier and Panwalikantha.
Buda Kedar: This place is famous for temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is 59kms away from Tehri town.
Sem Mukhem Temple: Temple is dedicated to Nag Raja.
Gautam Rishi’s Temple: It is located 8kms away from Tehri town. Temple is dedicated to Gautam Rishi.
What to see around Tehri Garhwal:
Chamba: It is located 18kms away from Tehri Garhwal. This is a popular hill station situated 1676meters above the sea level which is surrounded by deodar trees and dense pine. A clear view of River Bhagirathi and Garhwal Ranges of Himalayas is possible from this place.
Rishikesh: This is the sacred place for the Hindus. It is located at the foothill of the lower Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here. People believe that visiting this place gives Mukthi after death.
Haridwar: It is located 39kms away from Narendra Nagar. This place is a gateway to God. Major attractions of this place are Vaisho Devi Temple, Shravanathji’s temple, Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Sapt Rishi Ashram.
Getting to Tehri Garhwal: Only way to reach this place is through road way. From Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Agra, Amritsar, Jammu etc buses come to this place. Nearest railway station is located at Haridwar which is 52kms away from Tehri Garhwal. Nearest airport is located at Dehradun.
Getting around Tehri Garhwal: Buses and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding place of Tehri Garhwal.
Best time to visit Tehri Garhwal: Tehri Garhwal visits the tourists throughout the year.
Where to stay in Tehri Garhwal: Plenty of accommodations are available at Tehri Garhwal including luxury hotels. Apart from hotels plenty of resorts, guest houses, Dharmasalas are also available.
Where to eat in Tehri Garhwal: Plenty of eateries and small restaurants are available here. Most parts of Tehri serve only vegetarian food.