This is the only region which came into existence by a well-planned project in the state of Uttarakhand. The town was set up while the Tehri Dham was being constructed. New Tehri is the headquarters of Tehri Garhwal. New Tehri town is perched at a height of 1550 to 1950 meters above the sea level. Old Tehri is just 24 kilometers away from here. Here is a massive Dam and an artificial lake. New Tehri was built after when the Old Tehri region was submerged. It is located on the bank of the Tehri Dham. Tehri has also been the Capital of Tehri Garhwal during the British Era in India.
The tourist attractions at New Tehri town can attract any one. The hilly town includes many tourism aspects like Tehri Lake, Bhagirathipuram and Badshahithaul. Tehri lake is also very popular as New Tehri Dam. There are two new markets as well which was developed after the new town, Baurari market and Kulna market.
Tehri Tourist Places
Tehri Dam: Tehri Dam is one of the world's largest hydroelectric projects harnessing waters of two important rivers of the Himalayas namely Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. It is expected to generate 346mw of hydel power. The dam is also an extremely controversial one which has witnessed protests from environmentalists. It will completely submerge Tehri town and 23 villages, while 72 other villages will be partially submerged. Tehri Dam is Asia's largest and highest dam.
Chamba: Chamba is one of the best excursion of Dehradun as the place offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range and the sacred view of the Bhagirathi River. Chamba is situated 18kms from Tehri Garhwal at an altitude of 1676mts above sea level. Chamba is unlike Mussoorie as the place provides peace and tranquility. The place is quite and serene with pine and deodar trees everywhere.
Buda Kedar Temple: The temple is called Buda Kedar Temple, as it's located in a village of the same name. It's a must to visit, as the place marks the meeting of two rivers called Bal Ganga and Dharam Ganga. This is the site where Duryodhana (of Mahabharata) is believed to have meditated.
Surkanda Devi Temple: Another popular temple near the town of New Tehri is the Surkanda Devi Temple. To reach this temple, you need to drive over a distance of 33 km from the town. The temple is so named due to the fact that it's located on top of a peak of the same name.
Khatling Glacier: During your tour to the Tehri district, you can spend a good amount of time enjoying scenic treks. Undertaking a trek up to this glacier proves to be a wonderful experience. You'll need to cover a distance of 62 km from the town to reach the trek starting point - Ghuttu.