Tehri Lake, Photo: @pennytravelr

Tehri Lake

About Tehri Lake

Perched at an elevation of 1,700 meters, Tehri Lake is an artificial dam reservoir that came into existence during the construction of Tehri Dam when the water from the Bhagirathi River was diverted to fill the dam reservoir. 

Since its creation, Tehri Lake has become a popular boating destination among tourists and travelers who are looking for peace and quite amidst the nature. Being at a close proximity to Delhi and NCR regions, it has also become an ideal weekend getaway destination.

Near Koti Colonyabout 15 kms from New Tehri city
16 kms / 39 mins
From Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Tehri, Uttarakhand
3 hr

Tehri Lake in New Tehri

History of Tehri Lake

Tehri Lake came into existence when the construction of Tehri Dam began in 1978.  With the technical and financial assistance provided by USSR, India managed to complete the construction in 2006, after years of environmental protests and political opposition. 

Why visit Tehri Lake?

Tehri Lake is slowly and steadily becoming the next adventure destination for thrill seekers. In order to promote and encourage adventure tourism, the government has planned to turn Tehri Lake in to a full-fledged adventure sport arena which will incorporate adrenaline-rushing water sports along with aerial sports and land sports. 

Along with boating, rafting and kayaking, some of the amazing water sports will be available at Tehri Lake. Water zorbing, canoeing, scuba diving, speedboat ride, Jet Ski, water skiing and motorboat rides will also be introduced in near future. 

Popular aerial sports like hot air balloon and paragliding as well as parachuting will also be made available for the thrill seeking tourists. Other adventure sports in the vanity of Tehri Lake are rock climbing, trekking and mountain biking.

Location of Tehri Lake

Tehri Lake is located in Near Koti Colony ( about 15 kms from New Tehri city).

Location & How to Reach Tehri Lake

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport is located 91 ms from Tehri Lake. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Tehri. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. New Tehri town is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to New Tehri town is situated in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. New Tehri is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to New Tehri.

By Road: New Tehri town is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern states of India. Buses and taxis to New Tehri are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Devprayag, Srinagar, Uttarkashi as well from New Delhi.

Read How to Reach guide for New Tehri.

What is Tehri Lake famous for?

Tehri Lake is popular place for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Boating, Christmas and New Year, Emerging Destinations, Kids & family spots , Lakes, Paragliding, Weekend Getaway, Yachting.