Tehri Garhwal District

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Tehri Garhwal District | TOURISM
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One of the major destinations for nature lover adventurists, Tehri Garhwal provides trekking opportunities to the beautiful Himalayan ranges like Jaunpur, Dharasu, mukhem, balganga, saklana, shivpuri. Bhilangana Lake, Dhanolti, Narendranagar, Sem Mukhim are some of the places where tourists find extreme eye pleasure. Rivers like Alaknanda, Balganga, Bhagirathi, Bhilganga flow through and by Tehri district making it an adventure sports spot. Kundiyala at Tehri district is frequented by many for white water rafting.

Besides this all, Tehri district is major pilgrimage site housing major temples namely Budha Kedar, one of the Panch PrayagDevprayag, Laxman Jhoola, Tapovan, Muni ki reti, three Shakti peethas Kunjapuri, Sukhanda Devi and Chandravadani. With these major religious places, Tehri district has become one of the major tourism centers in Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand.

Major floral variety in Tehri Garhwal district are banj, bamboo, chir, deodar, kail, kharas, khair, kharik, moru, oak, sal, spruce, silver fir, tun. The dense forests make Tehri district green and lively and provide home to many animals, birds and insects.

History of Tehri Garhwal District

Garhwal was formerly ruled by Shah Dynasty. When Nepali warriors won and took over the area under Prithvi Narayan Shah, the rule so forth was tyrannical as the Gorkhali ruler was very strict and people found it difficult to survive. Thus when British invaded India, they were invited to Garhwal to flee away the Nepali rule. The king of Garhwal gifted half of his land to British as gratitude when they won Tehri Garhwal over Nepali ruler. Thus the whole of Garhwal was divided into Tehri Garhwal and British Garhwal. Later after India’s independence, Tehri Garhwal and British Garhwal were merged into India and British Garhwal named Pauri Garhwal.

Tehri Garhwal District | HOW TO REACH?


  • By Air: Jolly Grant airport Dehradun is the nearest airport Km from Tehri Garhwal district headquarter New Tehri. You can find taxi, cab and buses in Dehradun to Tehri Garhwal district.
  • By Rail: Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railhead nearby the boarder of Tehri Garhwal district  from the district capital New Tehri.
  • By Road: Tehri Garhwal has well connected roads from across the Uttarakhand state.
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