New Tehri

"A modern town and the headquarter of the Tehri-Garhwal district, New Tehri is an adventure tourism hub. Overlooking the massive Tehri Lake and dam, the well-planned town draws tourists, who come here for its natural beauty and the opportunity to enjoy innumerable water sports in the lake. The dam is the highest of its kind in India and is regarded among the world's largest hydroelectric projects. It stands on the Bhagirathi river. Tehri (also referred to as Old Tehri now) was a small town situated at the confluence of Bhagirathi and Bhilangna rivers in Uttarakhand. It was the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Garhwal. This town got submerged under the lake formed during the construction of the Tehri dam. The residents were relocated to New Tehri."

How to reach New Tehri

By Flight

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant airport and is located at a distance of 86 km away. Flights are available from Delhi to Jolly grant airport on a regular basis. Cabs and taxis are easily available for hiring to New Tehri.

By Road

New Tehri is the headquarters of Tehri Garhwal region so it is well connected with most of the major cities in the state, like Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun. Buses and cabs are easily available from the major cities across the Garhwal region. The nearest railhead is in Haridwar, located at a distance of 71 km from Tehri Garhwal.

By train

The nearest railway station is in Rishikesh. The Rishikesh railway station is at a distance of 72 km from New Tehri and is connected via well-maintained motorable roads. The common connecting city is Delhi for most of the trains.