New Tehri

Best time to visit:- March to June & October to November


"New Tehri" town is very attractive as it is built at the meeting points of the Bhagirathi and Bhilangna. It is the district headquarters of TehriGarhwal district, located at 16 kilometers from Old Tehri. It is the only well planned city of Uttarakhand. The most popular tourist attraction of this town is Tehri Dam. To build the Dam at Tehri was not safe enough. This was the main reason to develop New Tehri. Population of town was shifted too to New Tehri for people safety. The site become as popular as it was protested against by the Sundarlal Bahuguna with their followers at the time of Chipko Movement. The area of Tehri Dam where the lake located is the largest Lake in Asia which is made by man power and is about 260 meters deep in the water.

Weather Details :

Summer:   25 Degree Celsius
Winter:   04 Degree Celsius
Monsoon:   14 Degree Celsius

Main Attractions: -

Buda Kedar Temple in New Tehri: There is a small village 60km away from New Tehri where the Buda Kedar Temple is located. The location of temple is magnificent as it is situated at the confluence of the river Bal Ganga and Dharam Ganga. It is said by the legends that Duryodhna meditated here after the war of Kurukshetra.

Narendra Nagar in New Tehri: Is located about 14 kilo meters from Muni-ki-Reti. The area is perched at a height of 1129 meters above the sea level. The beautiful site provides majestic views of Ganga and Doon Valley. Tourist particularly visits the site to see the view of sun set.

SemMukhem in New Tehri: It is a domestic area inside the district which is elevated at an altitude of 2903 meters above the sea level. The shrine of Nag Raja at this place is honored extreme by the local inhabitants. The temple is located atop of the hill, at a distance of around 5 kilo meters from Mukhem town. Mukhem is about 2 kilo meters from Khamba Khal.

Khatling Glacier in New Tehri: It is the perfect and very popular trekking destination for trekking lovers in Tehri District. The area is situated 62 meters away from New Tehri. Trekking to this way begins from Ghuttu. There are many other small villages by passing through this way like Gangi, Reeh, Kalyani and Bhomakgufta. Gangi is the last town among these villages.

Tehri Dam in New Tehri: Is one of the main attractions offered by Tehri-Garhwal. Tehri Dam, built across River Bhagirathi, is located in the Himalayan foothills on the Central Himalayan Seismic Gap. The dam is considered among the world's largest hydroelectric projects.


How to Reach New Tehri

By Air:- The nearest airport is Dehradun which is about 93 kilometers away from New Tehri. The Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is well connected with all major cities of India.

By Road:- New Tehri is well connected via road with major destinations of Uttarakhand. You can get the frequent bus services from all the major cities of India. Buses and Taxis to New Tehri are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Barkot, Chamba etc.

By Train:- The nearest station is Rishikesh; it is located 75kms fromNew Tehri. It is well connected by railway networks with most of the destinations of India.


Shopping in New Tehri, It is a small picturesque hill station. There are many shops available for all type require, even govt. Uttarakhand also operate the register shop in New Tehri, they offers items such as subsidiary on Medicines, Wooden Crafts, Handicrafts, Spiritual items, worship items, Woollen trousers, jackets and aromatic sticks.