Kanatal Attractions/Tourist places/Local Sightseeing
Kanatal is a city in Uttarakhand, 78 km ahead of Dehradun (Capital of State Uttarakhand), 38 km ahead of Mussoorie which is also known as the Queen of Hills & 12 km from Chamba. Kanatal is a hamlet built around numerous hills, a locale which personifies the romantic aura of Tehri District, Uttarakhand, State. Located on the Chamba-Mussoorie highway.
Kanatal is a hill station where one feels a sense of calmness. One will not find any bustling shopping malls, people hurrying for work, commercialization and destruction of natural beauty here. Kanatal shows us why Robert Frost wrote so many poems about nature.
Surkanda Devi temple is dedicated to Goddess Sati, wife of Lord Shankar. This temple is located at a height of 10,000 ft above sea level. The temple can be reached by trekking or by riding on a pony.
Kodia Jungle, one of the prime attractions of Kanatal, is known for several natural springs. Barking deer, wild boar ghorals and musk deer are some of the animals found in this jungle. Jeep safari is available to visit the jungle.
Dhanaulti is a hill station 24 km (15 mi) from the popular hill station of Mussoorie, and 29 km (18 mi) from Chamba, as it is situated between the two.It is situated at an altitude of 2286m, and is known for its quiet environs amidst the alpine forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak.Dhanaulti, a coveted tourist destination, attracts tourists, pilgrims and amateurs all alike. Besides, the abundance of leechi, Basmati rice, and tea; the charismatic hills, scintillating rivers, romantic valleys, and marvelous hill-resorts also contribute towards making Dhanaulti.
A hill resort of North India that boasts of the adage "The Queen of Hills", Mussoorie is a hot-pick when it comes to deciding a perfect holidaying destination in Uttaranchal. A place that is equally enticing for lovey-dovey honeymooners and an exuberant trekker; Mussoorie has a lot to offer to everyone. A 34 km winding drive from Dehradun takes you to its lap.
New Tehri is the only planned hill township of Uttarakhand which was made during the construction of the Tehri dam. Every month thousands of tourists visit Tehri to see the stagnant water of the massive Tehri Dam. The Dam is situated amidst high mountains many of which are submerged under water. New Tehri is very well connected with motorable roads. Tehri is situated 69kms from Mussoorie. There are many good hotels in New Tehri.