Friday, 23 September 2016

Camping In Kanatal, Uttarakhand



The town of Kanatal is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This town is located in a very scenic setting surrounding by mountains and rivers, with breathtaking views and scenery. You can take a trip to Kanatal if you’re looking for a destination that is not infested with tourists and is calm and unexplored. This is mainly because the town of Kanatal lies near Mussoorie, which is a popular tourist hotspot. Tourists mainly flock to Mussoorie, and the town of Kanatal is mostly left untouched.

Kanatal serves mainly as a weekend getaway for the local populace. It is located at an altitude of 2600 m. There are many places that you can visit during your trip to Kanatal, and the Surkhanda temple is the most popular religious destination.

You can also take a walk through Kodia Jungle, which is a dense forest area located at a distance of around one kilometer away from Kanatal. You can spot a few wild animals by taking a ride through the jungle in a jeep, and you can also see many natural springs that are quite prevalent in the region.

The Tehri dam in the region is also a must see destination in Kanatal.

State: Uttarakhand
District: Tehri Garhwal
Famous for/as: Scenic
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 25-38°C,
Winter 1-15°C
Altitude: 1814 m
Pincode: 249145
STD code: 01376


The town of Kanatal experiences temperate conditions, and the basic seasons include summer, winter and monsoon. You can visit the town of Kanatal depending on your preference, as the summer months will be ideal for sightseeing purposes and the winter months will be ideal for indulging in activities like adventure sports or skiing. 

Summers in the town of Kanatal extend through the months of April, May and June.
These months will experience a maximum temperature of around twenty five degrees (25°C) and a minimum temperature of around ten degrees (10°C). You should carry some mild winter clothing along with you during the summer as the temperatures may drop during night time.

July and August are the monsoon months in Kanatal
These months will experience good rainfall and the weather during this time is not ideal for sightseeing purposes. 

Winters in the town of Kanatal 
Will experience a maximum temperature of around eighteen degrees (18°C) and a minimum temperature of around five degrees (5°C). The winter season ranges from the month of October to the month of February. The region will experience snowfall during the months of December, January and early February, and this is a good time to visit the place.




Surkanda Devi is a Hindu temple situated close to the small resort hamlet of Dhanaulti in Tehri District. It is at an altitude of about 2,757 metres, or 9976 ft; lies close to nearby hill stations of Dhanaulti (8 km), Kanatal (5 Km) and Chamba (22 km) & walking distance of approx 3 km from Kaddukhal/Kanatal, the place where vehicles are parked.

It is surrounded by dense forests and affords a scenic view of the surrounding region including the Himalayas to the north, and certain cities to the south (e.g., Dehradun, Rishikesh) The Ganga Dussera festival is celebrated every year between May and June and attracts a lot of people.


A route diverts to the left after 1km from Kanatal towards Chamba. An easy trek of 5-6kms amidst dense forests will end up at vast expanse of undulating hills and valleys. Many natural springs can be seen during the trek. Kakar (the barking deer), Wild Boar Ghorals and musk deer can be seen in Kodia Jungle. It is an ideal place for bird watching and nature’s photography. The track is jeepable and do carry lunch with you.


Chamba is one of the best excursion of Dehradun as the place offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range and the sacred view of the Bhagirathi River. Chamba is situated 17kms from Kanatal at an altitude of 1676mts above sea level. Chamba is unlike Mussoorie as the place provides peace and tranquility. The place is quite and serene with pine and deodar trees everywhere.

The Tehri Dam is the tallest dam in India and one of the tallest in the world. It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand, India. It is the primary dam of the THDC India Ltd. and the Tehri hydroelectric complex. Phase 1 was completed in 2006, the Tehri Dam withholds a reservoir for irrigation, municipal water supply and the generation of 1,000 megawatts (1,300,000 hp) of hydroelectricity. The dam's 1,000  MW pumped-storage scheme is currently under construction with expected commissioning in May 2018




Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Kanatal. It is situated 92kms from Kanatal with well metalled roads. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Kanatal. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. The distance from Jolly Grant Airport to Kanatal can be easily covered within 3 hours of time.

The two nearest railway station connected with Kanatal are Dehradun and Rishikesh. Dehradun is situated 85kms from Kanatal and the distance from Rishikesh to Kanatal is 75kms. Taxis and buses are available from both these destinations to Kanatal. Kanatal is well connected by motorable roads with both these destinations. Dehradun and Rishikesh are well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India.

Kanatal is well connected with motorable roads situated on Mussoorie – Chamba road. Luxury and normal Buses to Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Chamba are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Kanatal are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Tehri, Chamba and Mussoorie, etc.



The camps has attached bathroom with running water facility and modern fittings in bathroom. 
It provide 24 hours supply of electricity with an adequate power backup facility. 
Food served at camp consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. 
The food served here considers the specialty of the dishes while making sure about the hygienic standard and service is prompt and friendly. 

Camping in Kanatal offers games and activities like
Bonfire
Trekking
Rappelling
Bone fire
Trekking
Volley ball
Football
Badminton and cricket
Indoor games include card, chess, tambola and carom




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