Top 10 attractions to explore in Tehri Garhwal
Tehri Garhwal is on of the sacred hilly districts of Uttarakhand State. Before the creation of universe, Lord Brahma is said to have meditated on this sacred land.
Devprayag which is situated at an altitude of 472 meters above the sea level is famous for many reasons. Devprayag lies at the confluence of rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda and thus is the starting point of the holy river Ganga. Devprayag is also home to much revered Rughunathji Temple which is claimed to be constructed about 10, 000 years ago using massive uncemented stones.
Dhari Devi a temple located on the banks of the Alaknanda River between Srinagar and Rudraprayag in the Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand, India. The temple is home to the upper half of the idol of the goddess Dhari, while the lower half of the idol is located in Kalimath, where she is worshipped as a manifestation of the Goddess Kali.
The jade blue Neergarh waterfalls also known as ‘Neer Gaddu’ are located about 5 & 7s km from Lakshman Jhula (Neergarh Waterfall I & II) on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. These natural waterfalls radiates their empyrean beauty as they tumbles down the rocky cliffs. During summers many tourists visit Neergarh waterfalls to bathe in the cool water of the stream flowing nearby.
Parmarth Niketan, is situated in the lap of the green Himalayas along the banks of the river Ganges. With over 1000 rooms, Parmarth Niketan is also the largest ashram in Rishikesh. The ashram offers a comfortable, inspirational environment and uplifts your body, mind and spirit as well as a helps in developing a deeper connection with the Divine. This place has a set timetable that is followed by everyone in the ashram. The day starts with universal morning prayers, yoga, and meditation classes,
Patna Waterfall is named after the small village where this waterfall is located. This waterfall is also famous for the limestone caves located next to the waterfall. The trek to the waterfall starts 5 km from Lakshman Jhula on Neelkanth temple road. It is a beautiful 1.5 km trek one way from the road through Rajaji Forest. This trek to the waterfall is steep and little hard. The waterfalls would be almost dry in summer season and not advised to visit in summer.
Ram Jhula is an iron suspension bridge across the river Ganges, located 3 kilometres north-east from the town Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The bridge connects the Sivananda Nagar area of Muni Ki Reti in Tehri Garhwal district to Swargashram in Pauri Garhwal district crossing the river from west to east. Built-in the year 1986, the bridge is one of the iconic landmarks of Rishikesh.
At a distance of about 8 km from Dhanaulti, and a 2 km trek from the village Kaddu Khal is the Surkanda Temple, that makes up for a trekker's paradise. While the climb is tough, it's worth the view and serenity. Following the popular mythology of Sati jumping in to the sacrificial fire to go against her Father Daksha's act of not inviting Lord Shiva to a ceremony, this temple is one of the most popular 'Shaktipeeth' of India.
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.
Beatles ashram is an ashram close to the north Indian city of Rishikesh in the state of Uttarakhand. It is located on the eastern bank of the Ganges river, opposite the Muni Ki Reti area of Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas. The ashram gained international attention between February and April 1968 when the English rock band the Beatles studied meditation there, along with celebrities such as Donovan, Mia Farrow and Mike Love.
Map of attractions in Tehri Garhwal