About Tehri Lake
Standing at a height of 1700 m , the artificial dam reservoir –Tehri Lake was created at the time when Tehri dam was constructed. The waters of the river Bhagirathi was used to get the dam reservoir filled by diverting them.
The Tehri Lake serves as a popular destination for boating and lures the travelers and tourists towards its peaceful environment surrounded by the beauty of nature. Being located close to Delhi and NCR, the Tehri Lake acts as the perfect escapade for working professionals who wish to spend some quality time by themselves or with their family and friends.
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A bried view about Tehri Lake
Location : Tehri Garhwal, Garhwal
Distance : 15km from the New City of Tehri, with close proximity to Koti Colony.
Time taken to travel : 39 m from New Tehri
Time taken to explore : 3 hours
Best time to visit : Jan to June and September to December
Famous for : Lakes, yatching, weekend getaway, paragliding, boating, adventure, Christmas, New year
Places for sightseeing at New Tehri : Pantwari Village, Kirtinagar, Ghansali, Tehri Dam, Chandrabadni Temple
History of Tehri Lake
The Tehri lake was created when the Tehri Dam started getting constructed in the year 1978. With the help of USSR who backed the project financially and technically, its construction was completed in 2006 as it took years of opposition from the political front and the environmental protests.
How to reach Tehri
By Air : The nearest airport you can find is the Jolly Grant Airport which is 91 m from the Tehri Lake. You will also find taxis easily from the Airport to go to Tehri. The airport has daily flights and is linked well with the metro of Delhi. The town of New Tehri is connected well to the airport via motorable roads .
By Rail : You will find the nearest railway station that leads to the town of New Tehri, to be located in Rishikesh which is well attached to the major spots in India via railway networks. You can also easily find taxis and buses from Rishikesh till New Tehri.
By Road : you will find buses and taxis easily plying to New Tehri. They can be easily accessed from the major destinations such as Dehradun, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Uttarkashi, Shrinagar and New Delhi.
Why visit Tehri Lake
The Tehri Lake has gradually earned fame being the upcoming destination and a favourite of the adventure lovers and seekers. The government in its efforts to promote adventure tourism, has planned to upgrade the Tehri Lake into a complete arena for adventure sports that includes water sports, aerial and land sports. In addition to the activities of boating, kayaking and rafting, Tehri lake will be offering some thrilling water sports to its visitors in the form of motorboat rides, water skiing, Jet Ski, speedboat ride, scuba diving, canoeing and water zorbing. Further, popular aerial sports such as paragliding, hot air balloon and parachuting will also be a part of the activities for tourists to enjoy. The other adventure sports that you can take part in within the vicinity include mountain biking, trekking and rock climbing.