New Tehri, also known as the "Mini Maldives of India," is probably the only planned city in Uttarakhand. It also boasts one of the largest hydroelectric projects in the world. New Tehri is adorned by an emerald-green reservoir formed by the cascading Bhagirathi and Bhilangana rivers. The city of New Tehri offers a number of amazing things to do for visitors, including adventure sports. It is a haven for spiritual visitors too because of the various Hindu temples.

Old Tehri also lies a short distance away, though fully submerged in water.

The town of New Tehri can be visited all year round and is perfect for traveling with family, friends, or solo. Summer in New Tehri is from April to June and is perfect weather for enjoying attractions like Devprayag and Chamba. The monsoon is also a great time to visit New Tehri in July and September. The scenic beauty of the land gets even better after being flooded with rain. The winter season is the best time to enjoy the local cuisine. The snowy weather lasts from October to March.

The best way to reach New Tehri from Delhi is to take a flight, which takes around 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus if you want to enjoy the beautiful roads. A bus ride from Delhi to New Tehri takes around 7 hours. New Tehri is also accessible via train, which takes 9 hours.

Here is a complete travel guide for things to do and places to visit in the Maldives of India or New Tehri.

Floating Huts and Eco Rooms in New Tehri: Le Roi Resort

The location of Le Roi Resort is perfect. You can soak yourself completely in the beauty of nature. Also, you experience a stay in floating huts. Complete with local cuisines, live music on the floating deck, lighting on the rope bridge, and scenic hills surrounding you, the experience is a must-have for those visiting New Tehri. It is advised to book a room on the floating huts beforehand, as there is a lot of rush all year.

Sem Mukhem Temple

The Sem Mukhem Temple is situated at a height of 2903 meters and is dedicated to the snake god. Travelers can enjoy a 7-kilometer trek to reach the hilltop from Khamba Khal. Kahmba Khal is at a distance of 64 kilometers from the town.


Chamba is a town snuggled in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. This town is at an altitude of 1,600 meters above mean sea level and is enveloped by thick woodlands. The beauty here is unpolluted due to it being an offbeat place for visitors. Chamba is full of panoramic excursions and is visited by tourists who are seeking tranquility and serenity.

In Chamba, you will be greeted by the amazing views of the Himalayan peaks of Thalay Sagar and Jonli. On clear mornings, you can also experience the Langtang range on the northern skyline. At night, enjoy the full view of starry nights.

The Gabar Singh Memorial and Shri Bageshwar Mahadev Temple make Chamba a must-visit. Camping is also one of the main activities done by visitors.

Tehri Dam

The pride of New Tehri, Tehri Dam, is one of the tallest dams in the world and the tallest one in India. At a height of 260 meters, this dam provides more than 1,000 MW of hydroelectricity and is a popular tourist attraction in New Tehri as well as Uttarakhand. The Tehri Dam is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam that is built on the Bhagirathi River. It takes around 39 km to reach Tehri Dam from the town, and the exploration time is 3 hours.

Chandrabani Temple

Located in the city of Dehradun, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Chandrabani. This temple is located amidst the Shivalik hills and is blanketed with lush greenery. Locally known as Gautama Kund, it is believed by the locals that sage Gautama lived in the vicinity of this temple.

Sivananda Ashram

A great spiritual retreat for tourists looking to get in touch with their spiritual side The Sivananda Ashram has an excellent library too. You can spend some time here if you are looking for some calmness.

Jaulangi Village Viewpoint

Jaulangi Village is a private camping destination for travelers looking for some private time for themselves. You can enjoy wildlife tours, speed boat tours, waterskiing, and jetskiing in the village. This village is famous for adventure sports enthusiasts as well as party animals. It is situated near Tehri lake.

Tehri Adventure: Adventure Sports in Tehri

New Tehri provides you with a number of opportunities for adventure sports. Some of them are water sports, such as waterskiing and jetskiing. Hiking and camping tours at various locations and speed boat tours are also available in New Tehri. The visitors can also experience kayaking and canoeing on the majestic Bhagirathi River. The timing for such adventure sports is usually from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You will find a team of trained professionals at Tehri Adventure who have in-depth expertise in this area.

Eco Park

The Eco Park of Tehri will make you feel as if you are in the clouds. It is beautifully designed for visitors to take a wildlife and nature walk. Completely safe, the eco-park also provides you with a number of trained experts to ensure your safety.

Devalsari Village

Devalsari village is at a distance of 9 kilometers from the town of New Tehri. Devalsari village serves as the base camp for the Nag Tibba trek and is a popular tourist attraction for visitors interested in trekking. Nag Tibba is a favorite for visitors interested in trekking. "Nag Tibba" signifies the spot or home of the Snake God. It has a temple on the top, and from there, you can see Yumnotri and the entire Bandarpoonch range of the Great Indian Himalayas. Villagers from the area come here to pray to Nag Devta for the safety of their cattle.

Khatling Glacier

If you are interested in a difficult trek, then this one is for you. The trek begins in Ghuttu, which is 62 km away from New Tehri. On the way, you will find a number of picturesque views of the majestic Himalayan mountains.

Buda Kedar

59 km away from New Tehri, Buda Kedar is the oldest temple settled near the Dharam Ganga and Bal Ganga rivers. It is the spot where Duryodhan from the Mahabharata offered Tarpana. You can also indulge in bird watching from this temple, as it is a hub for many exotic bird species.


Dhanulti is adorned with tall trees and grasslands and is at an altitude of 2286 km. It offers a scenic view of the Himalayas and the trails. On the edge of Tehri Garhwal district, Dhanaulti shares its birders with Dehradun. This beautiful destination is a popular tourist attraction due to its close proximity to Delhi. Winter is the best season to visit Dhanaulti due to the snow, which turns it into an ice blanket with snow deposited on the trees.

The popular tourist attractions of New Tehri are listed in this blog. Make sure to pay a visit to all these places and let us know what you liked the best.

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