Kanatal is a city in Tehri district, Uttarakhand, India. It is located 12kms from Chamba. Earlier Kanatal Lake was situated here. This place was named after this lake. It is a hill station near Mussoorie. Dussheehra festival celebrates so grandly at this place.
What to see in kanatal: Kanatal is famous for tranquil weather, invigorating, Verdant forests, beautiful sights and mesmerising natural beauty. Poet Robert Frost had written several poems about the beauty of the Kanatal. This place has history importance. It is believed that Lord Shiva brought the charred remains of Sati after she immolated herself. This place is also famous for sunsets. Prime attractions of this place are scenic view and landscape.
What to see around Kanatal:
Surkanda Devi Temple: This is dedicated to Goddess Sati. She was the wife of Lord Shiva. 2kms trekking is essential to reach this place. Other way to reach this place is by riding on the pony.
Kodia Jungle: This is the major attraction near this city. It is known for natural springs. Major attractions of this jungle are musk deer, boar ghorals, barking deer. Jeep Safaris are used to visit the jungle. It is located 1km away from the city. While reaching to this place, visitors can enjoy natural springs.
Chamba: This town is famous for several Palaces and Temples. This is the most beautiful hill station. Chamba Attractions are Hariraya Temple, Bhuri Singh Museum, Church of Scotland, Laxmi Narayana Temple, Trekking views. It is located 16kms away from kanatal.
Dhanaulti: It is located 12kms away from Kanatal. This place is famous for winter cool breezes. Major attractions of this pale are fruit orchards, Pony rides and treks. This is one of the best places for natural lovers.
Rishikesh: This is the sacred place for the Hindus. It is located at the foothill of the lower Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here. People believe that visiting this place gives Mukthi after death.
Mussoorie: It is located 37kms away from Kanatal. This place is also known as Queen of hills. This is the favourite place to the nearby area people and to the Delhi people. Major attractions of this place are local shops, restaurants and game centres.
Tehri Dam: This was constructed at the place where Bhilangna and Bhagirathi Rivers Confluence. It is located at New Tehri. Visitors can also see various kinds of flowers and fruits at new Tehri. These flower and fruit plants can be seen in Pant Research institute. It is located 12kms away from Kanatal.
Getting to Kanatal: Kanatal is well connected through road way. From Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, etc buses come to this place. Nearest railway station is located at Rishikesh which is 75kms away from Kanatal. Buses and Taxis are available to reach Kanatal from Rishikesh. Nearest airport is located at Dehradun which is 90kms from Kanatal. Dehradun- Jolly Grant airport is well connected with Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi.
Getting around Kanatal: Kanatal can explore on foot. Share taxis, Private Taxis and Public transport are available to visit the surrounding places of Kanatal.
Best time to visit Kanatal: Kanatal welcomes the visitors throughout the year. Snow fall is heavy during the winter season. It is advisable to carry woollen clothes in the months of January and February.
Where to stay in Kanatal: Few hotels and resorts are available to stay in Kanatal. Jungle Camps are well known at this place. Camps offer tented accommodation.
Where to eat in Kanatal: Limited restaurants are available to have food in kanatal. North Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines are available here.