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
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
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.