New Tehri

New Tehri

Located in


Recommended stay

    2 days

Best time to visit

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,

Railway Station

Rishikesh, 77 kms

Nearest Airport

Jolly Grant Airport, 87 kms

Famous for

Lake and Water Sports

New Tehri | Uttarakhand

New Tehri is a city and a municipal board in Tehri Garhwal District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the administrative headquarters of Tehri Garhwal District. This urban municipality area has 11 wards, from Vidhi Vihar to Vishwakarma Puram.

Best Water Sport Activities in New Tehri – Divine Travels

Thalaiya Sagar, Jonli, and the Himalayan peaks to the foothills near Rishikesh. It is the place where Ganga arrives in its original form at Devprayag, and River Alaknanda and River Bhagirathi also merge over here. Tehri is considered to be one of the holy districts of Uttarakhand where the pilgrims flock in huge numbers to seek solace and spiritual bliss.

It has some of the most scenic forests where you can witness a wide range of flora and fauna at its primal best. The calm and tranquil environment of this place offers the perfect digital detox to the tourists. Its hilly terrain and cascading rivers seem to be a slice of paradise on Earth.

The top tourist attractions that lure travellers over here are the Tehri Dam that is Asia’s largest and highest dam. Chamba is another popular destination over here that offers a scenic view of the Himalayas, and it also provides a breathtaking view of the Bhagirathi river. Devprayag is a sacred spot over here that is meant to be the holy confluence of two sacred rivers, namely Bhagirathi and Alaknanda.

You can try tons of enthralling activities over here like trekking and rock climbing to raise your adrenaline level. River rafting is another popular activity here that the tourists can genuinely enjoy at Tehri lake. You can also try boating over here to immerse into the scenic vistas of this beautiful city.

Tehri experiences tropical weather all year round, and the average annual temperature over here is around 15.3 degrees Celcius. Summer(March to May) is the peak season to visit Tehri as the weather remains quite pleasant during this time of the year. During winter, the temperature ranges from -10 to 10 degrees Celsius.

Upcoming Hub for Adventure Sports

New Tehri is a modern town developed at the hilltop, spread over an altitude from 1550-1950 mts above sea level overlooking the gigantic lake and the Tehri dam. You can also see Himalaya Views from New Tehri early in the morning or on clear days.

Top 10 Best hill station and Best Water Sport Activities in New Tehri by The Best Tour and Travel Agency in Rishikesh – Divine Travels

Why Visit New Tehri?

New Tehri is the district headquarters of Tehri Garhwal district situated 16kms from Old Tehri. The most important tourist attraction of Tehri is the Tehri Dam, one of the world’s largest hydroelectric projects harnessing waters of two important rivers of the Himalayas namely Bhagirathi and Bhilangana.

History of New Tehri

Tehri Garhwal was ruled by the Parmar (Shah) Dynasty. In 1803, the Gurkhas invaded Garhwal which was soon followed by the British Rule. The East India Company then merged Kumaon, Dehradun, and east Garhwal into the British Empire, whilst transferring the authority of west Garhwal to Sudarshan Shah that came to be known as Tehri Riyasat. King Sudarshan Shah made Tehri as his capital and their dynasty ruled the region from 1815 to 1949. 

In 1947 when India got its Independence, the people of Tehri Riyasat (Tehri State) started opposing the monarchical rule. Consequently, Manvendra Shah, the 60th king of Pawar Vansh accepted the jurisdiction of the Indian government. In August 1949, Tehri Riyasat was merged with Uttar Pradesh and a new district called Rudraprayag was declared. Later on February 24, 1960, the state government separated one of its tehsils and introduced a new district called Uttarkashi.

New Tehri is the only planned city of Uttarakhand which is developing as a popular tourist spot because of its pleasant temperature and salubrious weather. New Tehri receives snowfall during winters. Several sightseeing options have been built by the government at New Tehri.

Upcoming Tourism Opportunities in Tehri

  • Scuba Diving in Tehri Lake
  • Sea Planes in Tehri Lake

About Old Tehri

Tehri derives its name from “Trihari“, a place that cleanses three types of sins namely sins born out of MansaVacha and Kamana or thought, word and deed respectively. The ruins of Old Tehri lies under water today after the Tehri Dam was constructed. 

What is New Tehri famous for?

New Tehri is famous among tourist as Lake and Water Sports.

New Tehri is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

New Tehri is popular destination for following activities/ interests – Adventure, Biking, Emerging Destinations, Hill Station, Kayaking, Leisure, Paragliding, Weekend Getaway, Yoga and Meditation.