This is the only region which came into existence by a well-planned project in the state of Uttarakhand. The town was set up while the Tehri Dham was being constructed. New Tehri is the headquarters of Tehri Garhwal. New Tehri town is perched at a height of 1550 to 1950 meters above the sea level. Old Tehri is just 24 kilometers away from here. Here is a massive Dam and an artificial lake. New Tehri was built after when the Old Tehri region was submerged. It is located on the bank of the Tehri Dham. Tehri has also been the Capital of Tehri Garhwal during the British Era in India.
New Tehri town is very attractive as it is built at the meeting points
of the Bhagirathi and Bhilangna. To build the Dam at Tehri was not safe
enough. This was the main reason to develop New Tehri. Population of
town was shifted too to New Tehri for people safety. The site become so
popular as it was protested against by the Sundarlal Bahuguna with their
followers at the time of Chipko Movement. The area of Tehri Dam where
the lake located is the largest Lake in Asia which is made by man power.
This lake is capable of producing around 2400 MW electricity. The lake
is about 260 meters deep in the water.
Tourists around the country visit the site throughout the year. This man made lake is the biggest attraction here which attracts number of people. The atmosphere is pleasant at the site. The minimum temperature in winters goes down to 4 degree Celsius. While in summers the maximum temperatures goes to 30 degree Celsius. So, summers will be the great months to make trips to New Tehri. During winter the weather is chilly so it is important to bring woolen clothes to protect from cold. Cotton clothes will be essential during summers.
The tourist attractions at New Tehri town can attract any one. The hilly town includes many tourism aspects like Tehri Lake, Bhagirathipuram and Badshahithaul. Tehri lake is also very popular as New Tehri Dam. There are two new markets as well which was developed after the new town, Baurari market and Kulna market.
The temple is called Buda Kedar Temple, as it's located in a village of the same name. It's a must to visit, as the place marks the meeting of two rivers called Bal Ganga and Dharam Ganga. This is the site where Duryodhana (of Mahabharata) is believed to have meditated.
Another popular temple near the town of New Tehri is the Surkanda Devi Temple. To reach this temple, you need to drive over a distance of 33 km from the town. The temple is so named due to the fact that it's located on top of a peak of the same name.
During your tour to the Tehri district, you can spend a good amount of time enjoying scenic treks. Undertaking a trek up to this glacier proves to be a wonderful experience. You'll need to cover a distance of 62 km from the town to reach the trek starting point - Ghuttu.