Tehri Dam (New Tehri – Uttrakhand )

Tehri Garhwal is one of the largest districts of state uttarakhand and which lies from the snow covering Himalayan peaks of Thalaiya Sagar, Jonli and the Gangotri group all the way to the foothills near Rishikesh.

New Tehri is newly established township, it is situated at 1550 m above the sea level. Old Tehri is converted into a Lake.

It is around 350 km away from Gurgaon and takes about 10 hr. to reach New Tehri
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Suggested route from Gurgaon to New tehri is as follows , one can take either of the route to visit many places in a short span of time:-

Gurgaon-Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut-Muzzafar Nagar-Rorkee-Haridwar-RishiKesh-Narender Nagar-New Tehri-Chamba- Dhanauliti-Massoorie-Dehradun-Rorkee-Muzzafar Nagar-Meerut-Ghaziabad-Delhi-Gurgaon

Gurgaon-Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut-Muzzafar Nagar-Rorkee-Dehradun-Mussorie-Dhanaulti-Chamba-New Tehri-Narender Nagar-Rishikesh-Haridwar-Rorkee-Muzzafar Nagar-Meerut-Ghaziabad-Delhi-Gurgaon

Connectivity Information

Nearest Railway Station Rishikesh 76 Kms
Nearest Airport Jolly Grant (Dehra Dun) 93 Kms
Road connectivity Direct Buses are available from Delhi
Hotel to Stay GMVN Hotel (New Tehri)


Tehri dam , harnessing the waters of two important Himalayan rivers – Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. It has a height of 855 feet, making it the 5th tallest dam in the world. The Tehri dam has witnessed continuous questioning and protest by various people, including the noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna. The relocation of more than 100,000 people from the area has led to protracted legal battles over resettlement rights, and ultimately resulted in the project’s delayed completion. In the below photograhs we can see the damaged houses.

It will be over killing if I write too much on it , photographs are self explanatory.

Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam

  • We went to Chamba about 5 odd years back and we made a day trip to Tehri. We drove to parts of Old Tehri and it was haunting to see vacant houses, sort of disturbing so we turned back.

    Gangotri is long pending, probably when I do that I should go to Tehri and look at this technology marvel.

  • Mahesh Semwal

    Its True Nandan, still local people are struggling for resettlement. One can visit Dam also but with a prior santion for that a request letter is to be sumitted . When ever you plan Gangotri visit Uttarkashi also.If you required any information on that route please let me know.

  • Snaps which are included are good, nice article written.

  • so nice pic thiree i like that one off the most pawerfull manifictureing damesss

    • Mahesh Semwal

      Thanks Bhuwan for your nice words

  • Manish Khamesra


    Pictures are really very beautiful and are nicely taken.

    • Mahesh semwal

      Thanks for liking the pictures

  • M.S.Kandasi

    Very nice pics and information.

    • Mahesh Semwal

      Mr. Kandasi,

      Thanks for liking the post.

      • Rachel Carlson

        Mr. Semwal,

        I’m planning a trip to Tehri Dam in about two weeks. To whom must a request letter be submitted? I am performing a research project for my master’s dissertation on Indian water distribution and would like to interview relocated residents or perhaps dam officials, if possible. Any advice?


        • Mahesh Semwal

          Dear Rachel,

          To visit the dam, you have to take the permission from GM – Tehri Hydro Development Corporation( THDC) , New Tehri.

  • very nice

    • Mahesh Semwal

      Thanks Sher Singh !

  • Vishal

    hello sir,
    we r planning to visit tehri dam for picnic. whether we have to take permission for that also. If yes from whom we have to take it and how many days before?

    • Mahesh Semwal

      written permission is required to visit the dam, fax the request to GM – THDC.

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