Buda Kedar Temple: This temple is situated at the confluence of Bal Ganga River and Dharam Ganga River, at a distance of 59 kms from Tehri. It is believed that Duryodhana offered tarpana here. According to legends, it is at this temple that Pandavas encountered Rishi Balkhily at Bhrigu Parbat when they were on the lookout for Lord Shiva after the battle at Kurukshetra.
Dev Prayag: Situated at the confluence of Alaknanda Riverand Bhagirathi River, the town of Dev Prayag lies at about 87 km from Narendra Nagar. Near the town there are two suspension bridges, one each on the rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. The town is one of the five sacred Prayag (confluences) of the Alaknanda. Tradition has it that the town is named after Deosharma, a sage, who led a life of penance here. Raghunathji Temple is claimed to have been erected some ten thousand years ago and is dedicated to Lord Rama. It is located in the upper part of the town and consists of an irregular pyramid capped by a white cupola with a golden ball and spire. Religious ablutions take place at two basins excavated in the rock at the junction of the holy streams - on the Bhagirathi known as the Brahma Kund and the other on the Alaknanda called the Vashishta Kund. The temple is visited by a large number of pilgrims every year. Besides the temple of Raghunathji, there are several other popular temples and shrines in this town of Tehri Garhwal District. From this place, one can have a magnificent view of Dasharathachal Peak.
Khatling Glacier: The trek for Khatling glacier starts from Ghuttu, a place about 62 kms from Tehri. The other important places are Reeh, Gangi, Kalyani and Bhomakgufa. The site of the Khatling glacier is most spectacular and alluring.
Narendra Nagar: 14 kms away from Muni-ki-Reti at an altitude of 1,129 metres lies this capital of the former king of Garhwal. Until a few years ago it was the headquarters of the District Tehri Garhwal, but now the New Tehri town is the headquarters. Here, the palace of the Tehri Raja is situated amidst a forest. Situated on the main Rishikesh-Gangotri-Yamunotri route, Narendra Nagar offers a fine view of peaceful Ganga River and the beautiful Doon Valley. The sun set view from here is particularly attractive. At a height of around 2903 metres, situated in the interior of the district, the temple of Nag Raja at Sem Mukhem is held in high esteem by the people of the area. The temple is situated at the top of a hill about 5 kms from the village Mukhem which is 2 kms from the motor head of Khamba Khal.
Chamba: 60 kms from Mussoorie and 48 kms from Narendra Nagar on the road to Gangotri. Chamba is a township lying high at an altitude of 1676 metres, offering a splendid view of the snow-capped Himalayas and the serene Bhagirathi valley. Chamba happens to be a focal point, being located at the junction of all major roads leading from Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Tehri and New Tehri. The Chamba-Mussoorie fruit belt is also famous for its delicious apples.
Dhanolti: Dhanolti, located amidst thick, virgin forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak, has an atmosphere of perfect peace and tranquility. The long wooded slopes, relaxed outdoors, cool crossing breeze, warm and hospitable inhabitants, lovely weather and fabulous view of snow covered mountain makes it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday.
Kunjapuri: Kunjapuri is the name given to a peak having an altitude of about 1,676 metres. It commands a beautiful view of the snow-ranges of the Himalayas and of the valley of the Bhagirathi. It contains an old temple dedicated to the goddess Kunjapuri Devi which is visited by a number of people every year.
Surkanda Peak: Surkanda peak lying at an altitude of 2,750 metres in the western part of tehsil Tehri, and is famous for the temple of Surkanda Devi. It is about 8 kms from Dhanolti on the motor road running from Mussoorie to Chamba and is well connected with Narendra Nagar. Flowers of varied kinds and colours and indigenous herbs grow in abundance here and some of the beautiful birds of the western Himalayas are also found in the neighbourhood. A local fair is held on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra in Jyestha when hundreds of devotees visit this place.
Chandrabadani: Chandrabadani is well known for the temple of Chandrabadani Devi which lies at the top of the mountain about 10 km north of Kandi Khal, 22 kms from Dev Prayag and 109 km from Narendra Nagar. Some popular legends are associated with this place. There are some old statues and lots of iron trishuls (tridents) outside the temple. It commands a beautiful view of Surkanda, Kedarnath Mountains and Badrinath peak.
Nagtibba: For those who are interested in trekking and adventure, Nagtibba offers them all the opportunities. The area is full of dense forests and natural beauty. One can have a panoramic view of the Himalaya Mountains.
These tourist sites along with the amazing scenic beauty attract travellers from all parts of the country.
(Last Updated on : 13-04-2013)
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