Thursday, 18 August 2011

Tehri, Uttarakhand

Tehri Garhwal’s name was derived from the word ‘Trihari’, meaning a place that washes away the three major types of sins of thoughts, words and deeds. It is said that preceding the time of 888 AD, Tehri Garhwal was divided into 52 Garhs or kingdoms. Kanakpal, prince of Malwa, married a local princess and consolidated all the kingdoms under his rule. Kanakpal and his successors ruled Tehri Garhwal for 915 years, till 1803 AD. 

Tehri Garhwal has a pleasant weather all through the year but sometimes it does get extremely chilly due to occasional snowing. Many of its tourist attractions like Dhanaulti , Kempty Falls and Nagtibba are very close to Mussoorie and hence very popular excursion / day picnic spots. The people of Tehri Garhwal are very hospitable are warm. The forests of Tehri Garhwal are literally a storehouse of health since many medicinal herbs, shrubs and trees are found here. The beautifully planned hill station New Tehri is the district headquarter of Tehri Garwal district.

Places to See:

Devprayag is known for basically two things, the confluence of Rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi and the 10,000 year old, uncemented stone temple of Sri Raghunathji. Both these places are extremely sacred and are visited by a large number of pilgrims every year. 

Chandrabadani is a well known Shakti Peeth of Goddess Durga. It is said that when Lord Shiva was carrying her dead body to Mount Kailasa, Ma Durga’s torso fell down here. 

Dhanaulti is a very convenient mid point between Mussoorie and Chamba, with just is 24 kms from Mussoorie and 29 Kms from Chamba. Dhanaulti is enveloped with impenetrable and lush green forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak. The place is very relaxing and serene. 

Chamba is small hill town, about 67 Km from Mussoorie, located in Tehri district of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of 1676 m. It is an unexplored, unscathed, serene destination, approximately 60 km from Mussoorie. It is an excellent place to relax, amidst the beautiful hills and snow-clad mountains. This place offers several scenic vistas of the snow clad ranges of the Himalayas and the beautiful views of river Bhagirathi. The place is famous for its beautiful orchards as well. 

Buda Kedar Temple

Situated at the confluence of Bal Ganga and Dharma Ganga rivers, the Buda Kedar Temple is about 59 kms from Tehri Garhwal. It is allegedly the place where Duryodhana of the epic Mahabharata performed peace meeting for in his father’s memory.

Kempty Falls

Only 15 kms from the tourist town of Mussoorie, Kempty Falls is one the largest and most beautiful waterfalls located in the charming valley of Tehri Garhwal. Many people like to take dip in the ice cold water after the arduous downward trek to reach it. 


This place is simply perfect for those who are interested in adventurous activities such as trekking and mountain climbing. One can witness a mind blowing and breathe taking view of the Himalayan mountains............

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