Top 5 Places to Visit in Tehri

Tehri is one of the known adventure destinations for those who love to endeavor their adrenaline rush in the quaint views of the Himalayas. Trekking, River Rafting and Rock-Climbing are the top adventures to try here and apart from being a youngster’s hub, it is also an eminent sacred tourist place for those seeking tranquility amidst this profound landscape. Being a charming attraction for every explorer, Tehri attracts numerous tourists wanting to be away from the crowded Himalayan tourist sites and finding solace in the old-world valleys. So, let’s explore the top 5 places you can travel around in Tehri to admire the icy wonderful vibes this place has and to let you immerse yourself in this distinct Himalayan treat.

1. Surkhanda Devi Temple

Surkhanda Devi Temple
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This temple is a part of the 51 holy Shakti Peeths of India and forms a triangle with the two other temples of Chandrabadani and Kunjapuri. To reach Surkhanda Devi Temple you have to hike around 8 km from Dhanaulti and if you are going from Chamba, you have to travel 22 km up the mountain. Further, the scenic view from the temple is picturesque and will take your exhaustion away. It’s a great trekking adventure to try and also when you arrive at the temple; don’t forget to know about the mythological legend of Lord Shiva and his wife Sati which led to the origin of 51 Shakti Peeths located all around India.

2. Chandrabadani Temple

Chandrabadani Temple
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A short hike to the Chandrakoot Mountain, you will arrive at a beautiful temple which is known as Chandrabadanti Temple as it is constructed after Maa Sati’s torso fell here while Lord Shiva was carrying away her burned body. The landscape of the surrounding is quaint and endearing offering a wonderful view of Himalayan Mountains and Garhwal. If you are visiting it during the month of April, a fair is arranged by the temple management attracting visitors from all around India tripping to the temple to be a part of this grand fair.

3. Chamba

Sangam of Bhagirathi and Bhilangana river, Photo by Bakh1937, CC BY-SA 4.0

Chamba is a famed tourist spot for Himalayan travelers with its refreshing panoramas of River Bhaghirathi and dense forests where you can go for picnics and adventures with your family. It is merely 18 km from Tehri and you can travel to Chamba by bus or taking taxis on rent. Amongst the other hill stations of Mussorie and Dehradun, Chamba is distinctly tranquil and this quality about it actually attracts travelers more to seek peace and serenity.

4. Kanatal

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Kanatal is a lovely hamlet bordered amidst Chamba to Mussorie and is a breathtaking spot to visit. It is a pristine stopover that will take you away from bustling hill stations and into a dreamland of lush valleys, aromatic orchards and striking scenery. There are small temples and tranquil greenery in this place attracting explorers every year and a salubrious climate adds as icing on the cake.

5. Dhanaulti

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A hidden jewel of Himalayas, Dhanaulti is a must to visit if you are travelling near Tehri. It is at a distance of 44 km from here and is replete of spellbinding hill phenomenon. It is also an immaculate hill town but now has been a frequent stopover for endeavors travelling to Himalayas. Having a Wordsworthian landscape, visiting Dhanaulti will let you appreciate the healing aura of nature and the positive vibes of this small town untouched by many of the tourists will make you a distinct traveler. Find succor amidst the beauty of natural sceneries here and indulge in the flawless air of Dhanaulti.

The above given tourist attraction are endearingly the most popular ones and will surely save your time spent in researching the best places to see in Tehri. Hence, this amazing retreat in the lush valleys of Uttarakhand lets you find your best moments in nature and brings you more close to the pristine heaven of Himalayas. Plan your next trip to Tehri and experience this immaculate town, Bon Voyage!

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About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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