Tehri Garhwal District

In the state of Uttarakhand, Tehri district is divided into two regions: New Tehri and Old Tehri, both filled with picturesque surroundings and ancient temples.

Old Tehri: It is 16 kms from New Tehri and 84 kms from Rishikesh on the confluence of Bhagirathi and Bhilangana rivers. This transit point to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath was chosen as the capital of Tehri Garhwal by Raja Sudarshan Shah after the expulsion of the Gurkhas with the help of the East India Company in 1815. The town was studded with historical buildings and temples which is now submerged beneath the Tehri Dam, Asia’s largest rock filled dam.

New Tehri - The newly built well planned modern town nestles at a height of 1,550 metres overlooking the massive artificial lake and Tehri dam built on the Bhagirathi and Bhilangana river. It has taken over as district headquarters of Tehri Garhwal from the Old Tehri town and was established to rehabilitate the Old Tehri, which will be submerged into the waters of the Tehri Dam.

 In fact New Tehri is considered to be Asia's most comprehensive and successful rehabilitation programme. The gleaming township has developed into a lovely hill resort.Other important places to visit near Tehri are Badrinath, Devprayag, Gautam Rishi’s Temple and Sem Mukhem Temple.

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Places to Visit in Tehri

How to Reach Tehri

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Bhupendra Kunwar
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