Kanatal is an
unspoilt hill station in Uttarakhand. Located at a convenient six-hour drive
from Delhi, Kanatal is accessible from Dehradun and the ever popular Mussorie, and
it offers the tourist a haven of tranquillity in the foothills of the
located 2590 metres above sea-level. The weather in Kanatal is a pleasant 10
degree Celsius during the summer and a chilly 0-5 degree Celsius during winter.
It experiences heavy snowfall during winter and the sight of snow-capped
mountains will be enough to invigorate the most jaded tourists.
How to Reach
Kanatal can be
easily reached by road from Delhi and Dehradun by state buses and cabs. The
nearest airport is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport. The nearest railheads are
Dehradun and Haridwar.
This quaint hill
station is accessible by road, as it lies just 35 kilometres away from the
bustling town of Mussorie and 300 kilometres from Delhi on the Rishikesh-Chamba-Mussoorie
route. It lies 35 kilometres from Dehradun on the Delhi-Dhanolti route.
What You Can
See and Do
The town of
Kanatal draws its name from a lake in the region, which is also called Kanatal.
This lake has a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sati. The temple, built of wood
in a style that’s peculiar to the Garhwali region, offers a spectacular view of
the forests and snow covered peaks nearby.
tourists miles and miles of walks through quiet hamlets and verdant forests.
The crisp mountain air and friendly folk from this region make this town a
palace where city dwellers can escape from their noisy lives and listen to the
sweet sound of silence. The places of
tourist interest in an around this town are Tehri Dam, at the confluence of the rivers Bhagirathi
and Bhilaganga, the planned town of New Tehri , the Surkhanda Devi Temple, and
the Kodia jungle en route to Chamba.
Temple is steeped in ancient legend and the temple witnesses crowds of devotees
all year around. It is built in the style typical to Tehri Garhwal and is a
steep two kilometre trek away from the town.
another beautiful hill station which lies a mere 22 kilometres away from
Kanatal. Rishikesh is located at a distance of 75 kilometres from Kanatal and
it is famous for its spas and white water rafting facilities.
hill station is a pristine undiscovered gem in the region of Garhwal. It has a
handful of resorts that offer tourists a chance to experience peace and calm.
Take a trip to Kanatal when you’re tired of your city routine, and you’ll feel
refreshed beyond words!