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Kanatal – A hidden gem in Uttarakhand

Kanatal is a beautiful Hill station located in Uttarakhand. Among the tourist places Uttarakhand has, Kanatal is very famous for its divine beauty and adventure activities. It has lush green natural beauty hence a beautiful view of the Snowy Himalayas. Above all, a peaceful environment makes this place the best option for Domestic and International tourists. Normally all the hill stations in India seems to be crowded, noisy and polluted. But this one is unique. It is a highly recommended place for night camping.

Firstly, its nearest airport is Dehradun, which is about 92km from Kanata. It can be connected through Air, Taxi and Bus which is easily available.

1) Kodia Jungle: Take A Trek

Kodia Forest is a very nice picnic spot and is popular for hiking in Kanatal. A level walk of 6 km will show dense forests opening into a vast expanse of undulating hills and valleys. Tiny, gurgling natural springs are along the way. The track can be used by the jeeps. One could easily spot a few wild animals as well.

The trek begins with a narrow dirt track and unfolds into a plateau that then leads to dense forests, undulating hills, spectacular views of the valley below and natural springs. also can do a jeep safari from Kanatal to Kodia forest.

Why is Kodia Forest Popular?

Its an untainted and quiet timberland region

An optimal spot for bird watching and regular photography climbing of around 6km inside the woods

Jeep safaris should likewise be possible

Location how to reach Kodia forest

Kodia Jungle is located in Kanatal. Kanatal is 78Kms away from Dehradun(Capital of Uttarakhand), 38km from Mussoorie and 12km from Chamba

2) Tehri Dam(One of the popular tourist places Uttarakhand has)

Tehri Dam is one of the tallest dams in the world and the tallest dam in India. Certainly an engineering marvel in itself, Tehri Dam not only provides more than 1,000 MW of hydroelectricity but also is a popular tourist attraction in Uttarakhand.

The dam reservoir, also known as Tehri Lake, is usually flocked with tourists interested in boating and is slowly becoming a prominent hub for adventure tourism in Uttarakhand.

Adventure sports at Tehri Dam

  • Paragliding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Boat Ride(Banana) is another trademark of Tehri Lake. The yellow-coloured boat is dragged across the water in a separate fashion by the motorboat.

3)  Chamba

In the celestial Garhwal Himalayas, lies a tiny hamlet called Chamba snuggled in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. This idyllic town is perched at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level, further enveloped by the thick woodlands.

It is a popular destination because of its unpolluted beauty and panoramic excursions. Above all Chamba is frequently visited by tourists as it offers tranquillity and exquisiteness.

Location: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

Time to Visit: Mostly in May and June.

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