New Tehri is a modern town spread over an altitude from 1,550 mts. to 1,950 mts. above sea level, overlooking the gigantic lake and the Tehri Dam. The ruins of Old Tehri lie under water today. The newly established township is the district headquarters of Tehri Garhwal, a modern and well planned town, only 11 kms. from Chamba & 24 kms from Old Tehri.


Tehri Dam is one of the world's largest hydro electric projects harnessing waters of two important rivers of the Himalayas namely Bhagirathi and Bhilangana

Situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi rivers, the town of Devprayag lies at an altitude of 472 ints, and about 64 kms away from New Tehri. Near the town there are two suspension bridges one over the Bhagirathi and the other over the Alaknanda. Devprayag is one of the five sacred Prayags (confluences) of the Alaknanda. Tradition has it that the town is named after Deosharma, a sage, which led a life of penance here and succeeded in having a glimpse of God.

Chamba happens to be a focal point, being located at the junction of roads leading from Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Tehri and New Tehri, 60 kms. from Mussoorie and 48 kms. from Narendra Nagar on the road to Gangotri. Chamba is a township lying high at an altitude of 1676 mts., offering a splendid view of the snow capped Himalayas and the serene Bhagirathi valley. The Chamba-Mussoorie fruit belt is also famous for its delicious apples.

Kanatal is a hamlet built around numerous hills, a locale which personifies the romantic aura of Tehri district located on the Chamba-Mussoorie highway 35 kms from Tehri Garhwal. With a spectacular view of the snow-covered hills and green forests, Kanatal is situated nearly 300 kms. from Delhi at an altitude of over 8500 feet (2590 metres). The natural beauty of Kanatal allures many tourists every year.

Surkanda Devi is a Hindu temple situated close to the small resort hamlet of Dhanaulti in Tehri District. It lies at an altitude of about 2,757 meters, or 9976 ft. and is close to nearby hill stations of Dhanaulti (8 kms) and Chamba (22 kms.) and walking distance of approx 3 kms. from Kaddukhal, the place where vehicles are parked. It is surrounded by dense forests and affords a scenic view of the surrounding region including the Himalayas to the North. The Ganga Dussehra festival is celebrated every year between May and June and attracts many tourists.

Chandrabadni is a mountain (2.277 ents. above sea level). On the border of Devprayag and Pratapnagar is the well known temple of Chandrabadni Devi, at the top of the mountain about 10 kms. north of Kandi Khal (on the Devprayag Kirti Nagar road). The legend says that the torso of Sati fell here and her weapons got scattered all around the place. Thus, even today a huge number of iron Trishuls (Tridents) and some old statues can be seen lying around the revered temple of Chandrabadni.

Chandrabadni commands a beautiful view of the Sirkanda, Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks. The temple is very small and contains a Shri-Yantra carved out on a flat stone instead of an idol. Traditionally, a cloth canopy is tied to the ceiling over this Shri-Yantra once a year by a Brahmin priest who is blindfolded. Road distance from Tehri Dam to Maa Chandrabadni Temple is 86 kms.

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