Kaudia Forest, Kanatal
You may have read it in fairy tales or seen it in the movies. Forests have been one of nature’s wonderful endowments luring the visitor to explore their mystery and adventure that they hold. And if you further wish to make the fairy tale come true, then how about exploring the wilderness that lies awaited at Kaudia forest?
Are you looking for a pleasant spot for picnic or hiking too? Then Kaudia Forest is the ideal spot for you. Dense forests, undulating valleys and hills and the gurgling natural waters of tiny little springs are what you will get to view as you hike along the trail of 6 kms. You might also easily be able to catch a glimpse of some of the wild species. Jeeps can commute via the track as well.
The trek stars off on a narrow dirt track. Then you will see it unfolding in the form of an interesting plateau leading to the undulating hills and dense forests while offering the spectacular scenic views of the beautiful springs of nature and the lovely valley. A jeep safari can also be taken from Kanatal as you head to Kaudia forest.
A brief view about Kaudia forest
Located at : Tehri, Garhwal
Entry type : paid @ Rs.20/- per head
Time taken to explore : 2 hours
Hours open: Between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Best time to visit the spot : Between January to June, September to December
Famous as : picnic spot, view points, hiking, kids and family spots
Why Kaudia forest is popular?
Popularly known as “Kaudia Jungle Trek”, “Kodia forest”, or “ Kodia Jungle”, this is a perfect spot if you are looking for a place offering serenity and natural environment.
Here are some salient features of Kaudia forest that make it popular among the wildlife and adventurists:
- Unspoilt zone and peaceful all around
- A great hunt for the activity of bird watching and for the lovers of nature photography
- Around 6 km of hiking to enjoy within the forest area
- Exploring through jeep safaris with prior permission
It may be noted that the visitors and tourists are advised to also take along food (lunch or snacks) while visiting the spot.
How to reach Kaudia forest?
The Kaudia forest is set in Kanatal which is at a distance of 78 km from the capital city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun. From Mussoorie, Kaudia forest is 38 km and from Chamba, it is at a distance of 12 km. The major cities of the north are well linked to Dehradun by road. The railway station of Dehradun is well connected to the other main cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow and other major destinations.
So plan your forthcoming weekend with your family or friends or office colleagues to take that much needed break from your routine life and experience something with a difference. Exit the hustle and bustle of city life and enter a whole new world of greenery and tranquility in the forests of Kaudia.