The district of Tehri Garhwal stretches from the snow clad Himalayan peaks of Thalaiya sagar, Jonli and the Gangotri group all the way to the foothills near Rishikesh. The gushing Bhagirathi which runs through seems to divide the district into two, while the Bhilangna, Alaknanda, Ganga and Yamuna rivers border it on the east and west. Its immediate neighbouring district are Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pauri, Rudraprayag and Dehradun. History has it that the king of Garhwal expressed his gratitude to the British for liberating Garhwal from the Gorkhas, by giving away half of his kingdom. Consequently, Pauri garhwal, including today's Chamoli and Rudraprayag (partly) district came to be called British Garhwal until India's independence in 1947. tehri,at the meeting point of the rivers Bhagirathi and Bhilangna, became the new Capital of Tehri Garhwal, Srinagar having been the old capital.
Tehri town is situated at an elevation of 770 mts.and 84 kms. from Rishikesh. Tehri is situated at the holy confluence of Bhagirathi and Bhilangna rivers and is the important halting station enroute to Yamunotri-Gangotri and Kedarnath-Badrinath.
How to Go
Altitute : 770 mts.
Climate : Cold in winter & Hot in Summer
Season : Round the year.
Clothing : Summer - Cotton & Winter- Woollen
Languages : Garhwali, Hindi & English
Nearest airport is Jollygrant 101kms.
Rail :- Rishikesk is the nearest railway station.
Road :- Tehri is well connected by road to Dehradun, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Pauri, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, and other parts of the region.
Surkhanda Devi Temple
Fairs and Festivals
Surkhanda Devi Fair
Where to Stay
P.W.D Inspection House
River View Hotel
New Krishna Hotel
Paryatak Vishram Grih
Tourist Office, Narendra Nagar Tel : 01378-227508