Home to the highest dam in Asia and the fourth highest in the world, The city of Tehri is full of surprises. Initially Tehri was a kingdom ruled by the Shahs who controlled the mountains from the bas ... , the real town of tehri got submerged in the water when the Tehri Hydropower Project was sanctioned by the government in early 2000s. Lots of villages and people were migrated to different spaces across the state and a new city - NEW TEHRI was formed in the process that lies on a hill top right above the main dam site. Lord Brahma is said to have meditated on this sacred land. Muni-ki-Reti and Tapovan of the district are the places of penance for the ancient Rishis. Tropical dry deciduous forests, Sal forests, Chir forests, oak deodar, fir and spruce forests make most of the forest range in Tehri and the Tehri lake makes it a warm climate during the day and windy at nights to follow.
What to do around Tehri?
75 kilometers from Rishikesh, In Tehri you can enjoy rides on steamer boats and cruises in the Tehri Lake. Adventure water sports like Jet Skiing, Rappelling, Zorbing a lot more are major sources of attraction. Nearby hikes to Chandrabadni temple, Nag Tibba are well acknowledged for trekkers with basic skills for climbing. Nearby markets to explore remains Chamba and it’s directly connected to Dhanaulti and Kanatal.
Fun Facts about Tehri
The Tehri Dam is one of the tallest reservoirs of the world and with a capacity of generating 2400 MWA of power it is also one of the largest hydroelectric projects in the world. Tehri lake has floating huts, one of a kind where you can plan a night stay in the ocean like vibe in 52 square kilometers of a water body.