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New Tehri: New Tehri is the only planned hill town of Uttarakhand state which was made during the construction of the Tehri dam. Every month thousands of tourists visit Tehri to see the stagnant water of the massive Tehri Dam. The Dam is situated amidst high mountains many of which are submerged under water. New Tehri is very well connected with motorable roads. Tehri is situated 104kms from Dehradun. There are many good hotels in New Tehri.
Chamba: Chamba is one of the best excursion of Dehradun as the place offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range and the sacred view of the Bhagirathi River. Chamba is situated 85kms from Dehradun at an altitude of 1676mts above sea level. Chamba is unlike Mussoorie as the place provides peace and tranquility. The place is quite and serene with pine and deodar trees everywhere.
Kanatal: Kanatal is situated 68kms from Dehradun on Mussoorie – Chamba Road in the Tehri District of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state. Kanatal is a picturesque lake with pristine water which was forgotten and the lake almost died. Kanatal is now emerging as a popular tourist destination. The lake stands at an elevation of 8500mts above sea level amidst forest and lush fruit orchards. The peacefulness of this place is impregnable, the reflection of the enchanting surroundings blesses the place with illusionary elements of life and the sound of the wind is the only thing that could be listened without making an effort.
Rishikesh: Rishikesh is an ideal spot for white water rafting and camping on the river beach. Rishikesh comer under the shivalik range of the Himalayas and the place is also the home of numerous temples. It is one of the busiest places of Uttarakhand where lakhs of tourists visit every month throughout the year. Rishikesh is situated 54kms from Dehradun.
Chakrata: Chakrata is perched at an elevation of 2270mts above sea level in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state. Chakrata is a cantonment area situated between Yamuna and Tons river amidst coniferous, rhododendron and oak trees. Chakrata is a place blessed with natural beauty and panoramic views as to the east of it lies the famous Mussoorie and on the west lies Kinnaur. Chakrata is an ideal spot for nature lovers, bird watchers, adventure lovers and wild lifers as the place is more than capable of satisfying their needs. Chakrata is situated 95kms from Dehradun.
Haridwar: Haridwar is situated at an altitude of 295mts above sea level on the banks of the sacred Ganga River. It is the gateway to the Char Dhams of Hindus situated in Uttarakhand, namely Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri. Haridwar is also written as Hardwar. The meaning of Haridwar in hindi language means Dwar of Hari or Gateway to God where 'Hari' means god and 'dwar' means gate. Haridwar is visited by lakhs of devotees every month to take a sacred dip in the holy water of Ganga River. Kumbh Mela will be celebrated after a long span of 12 years in Haridwar in the year 2010. Har-ki-Pauri, Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi are the main attraction of the town. Haridwr is situated 53kms from Dehradun.
Kempty falls: Kempty Falls is popular amongst the tourists who visit Mussoorie and this cascading waterfall has successfully lured tourists from the very beginning. This place was developed as a tourist spot by John Mekinan in year 1835. Kempty falls is located 46kms from Dehradun on the Chakrata road surrounded by high green mountains at an altitude of 4500ft. The fall offers astonishing view of scattered drops of water falling from the height of 40ft and the waterfall splits into five streams and it looks like that the streams are doing jumping and doing somersault with each other. The falls are closed in the monsoon and winters and stay open in the summers. You can have a vitalizing bath in this beautiful waterfall.
Mussoorie: Mussoorie is a hill station which needs no introduction as it is one of the most frequently visited hill station of India. Mussoorie is visited by lakhs of tourists throughout the year. Mussoorie is set in the foothills of Himalayas in the Dehradun district of Garhwal region in Uttarakhand state. Mussoorie is situated 35km from Dehradun and is set at an elevation of 2005mts above sea level. The place is situated amidst green hills and is rich in varied flora and fauna that’s why Mussoorie is also known as ‘queen of the hills’. Kempty Falls, the mall road, Bhatta falls, Gunhill and Lal Tibba are some of the popular places nearby Mussoorie.
Neelkanth Mahadev: Thousands of devotees visit Neelkanth Mahadev every month throughout the year. It is situated on the summit of the mountain across the sacred Ganga River. According to mythology this is the place where Lord Shiva drank the venom produced during 'Sagar Manthan' which turned his throat blue and was thus the place was named as Neelkanth. Neelkanth and Mahadev are names of Lord Shiva. It is situated 66kms from Dehradun city.
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