Friday, July 25, 2014

Tehri Dam (New Tehri – Uttrakhand )

Tehri Garhwal is one of the largest districts of state uttarakhand and which lies from the snow covering Himalayan peaks of Thalaiya Sagar, Jonli and the Gangotri group all the way to the foothills near Rishikesh.

New Tehri is newly established township, it is situated at 1550 m above the sea level. Old Tehri is converted into a Lake.

It is around 350 km away from Gurgaon and takes about 10 hr. to reach New Tehri

Tehri Dam



Suggested route from Gurgaon to New tehri is as follows , one can take either of the route to visit many places in a short span of time:-

Route-1.
Gurgaon-Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut-Muzzafar Nagar-Rorkee-Haridwar-RishiKesh-Narender Nagar-New Tehri-Chamba- Dhanauliti-Massoorie-Dehradun-Rorkee-Muzzafar Nagar-Meerut-Ghaziabad-Delhi-Gurgaon

Route-2.
Gurgaon-Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut-Muzzafar Nagar-Rorkee-Dehradun-Mussorie-Dhanaulti-Chamba-New Tehri-Narender Nagar-Rishikesh-Haridwar-Rorkee-Muzzafar Nagar-Meerut-Ghaziabad-Delhi-Gurgaon

Connectivity Information
Nearest Railway Station Rishikesh 76 Kms
Nearest Airport Jolly Grant (Dehra Dun) 93 Kms
Road connectivity Direct Buses are available from Delhi
Hotel to Stay GMVN Hotel (New Tehri)

Tehri dam , harnessing the waters of two important Himalayan rivers – Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. It has a height of 855 feet, making it the 5th tallest dam in the world. The Tehri dam has witnessed continuous questioning and protest by various people, including the noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna. The relocation of more than 100,000 people from the area has led to protracted legal battles over resettlement rights, and ultimately resulted in the project’s delayed completion. In the below photograhs we can see the damaged houses.

It will be over killing if I write too much on it , photographs are self explanatory.

Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam


Tehri Dam


Tehri Dam


Tehri Dam


Tehri Dam

8 comments :

  1. I still Remember i used to visit my uncle's place in OLD Tehri, (Drowned under Tehri DAM lake), 24/7 and 365 continuous work. And i used to blush after looking at the twinkling mountain every night.
    Every part of Tehri Dam is stored in thoughts.
    Still whenever pass by Tehri Dam, Recall the memories

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    1. Thanks Gutam for going through the post and leaving comment !

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  2. It simply looks awesome, will definitely try to visit there once in my life.

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    1. sure u must visit and thanks for your comment.

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  3. Aha, glad to see these pics again. I did my internship here, stayed here for 2 months and had excess to such vaults and offices underwater. Mind blowing experience that was. Thanks for sharing and making me go back in time.... :)

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  4. Hey Mahesh, We were there last year but didn't get entry because we didn't have permissions. One of the person in group was not well, so we skip going to the office for permissions. How did you manage to enter?

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    1. we were also not able to get the entry :-) ,

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