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Narendra Nagar

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About Narendra Nagar

Narendra Nagar is popular for two reasons firstly, its proximity with Rishikesh and secondly, it is situated on the Gangotri and Yamunotri route.

Narendranagar is situated 16kms from Rishikesh at an elevation of 1,322mts above sea level. Narendra Nagar is a charming hamlet offering panoramic views of the Ganga River and the Doon Valley. Narendra Nagar was the former capital of Tehri state.

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Why Visit Narendranagar?

The royal palace of Maharaja Narendra Shah is located at Narendranagar amidst the alpine forest. The sunset from Narendra Nagar represents an invigorating view. 

The famous Ananda Spa is situated in Narendranagar. Kunjpura is an attractive place on top of a hillock near Narendra Nagar which affords enchanting views of the majestic Himalayas.

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Activities in Narendra Nagar

Spa Treatment: Home to a world-class spa resort, Ananda, Narendra Nagar is known for its relaxing spa treatments, massages and Ayurvedic treatments that nurture the body, mind, and soul.

Yoga and MeditationThe immense natural beauty and lush greenery that envelops Narendra Nagar is the ideal place to indulge in yoga and meditation. The calm and serene atmosphere amidst the hills adds to the peaceful environment. 

Nature Walk: Nature Walks are one of the best activities to explore the lush green surroundings of Narendra Nagar. One can hike to a nearby vantage point and enjoy the panoramic Himalayan view. 

Staying in Narendra Nagar

Narendra Nagar was the capital of Tehri kingdom in past and is now renowned for the palace that was turned into a world-class spa resort. Being a scarcely populated place, there are few budget guesthouses in Narendra Nagar in addition to Ananda Spa Resort –aforementioned luxury spa and wellness resort. One can find plenty of places to stay at Rishikesh instead.

Narendra Nagar Food Guide

Finding a restaurant at Narendra Nagar is quite difficult as there are no hotels and accommodations for tourists. Still, some could find roadside food stalls that serve basic north Indian cuisine. The luxurious spa resort in Narendra Nagar has in-house restaurants that serve scrumptious Indian and International cuisines.

History of Narendra Nagar

In 1919, when Narendra Shah, the King of Tehri Garhwal moved his capital from Tehri to a more idyllic destination, the town of Narendra Nagar came into existence. In the early 1900s, the town became popular amongst the British Viceroys of that time. To offer a nostalgic stay to the Viceroys and his entourage visiting Narendra Nagar, The Palace ‘Anneze’ was specially designed in the original palace building in 1910. 

The royal palace has been frequented by several distinguished personalities of the past such as the former Prime Ministers of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi along with the last British Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten of Burma. 

In 1914, the reigns of Tehri Garhwal slipped from the hands of King Narendra Shah to the last Maharaja, Manabendra Shah. When India attained Independence, the Tehri Garhwal province was merged with Uttar Pradesh state (now in Uttarakhand state). At present, the Narendra Palace of Narendra Nagar is home to the renowned five-star hotel “Ananda-In the Himalayas”.

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Narendranagar surroundings during monsoons
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