Kanatal: It’s all about love for nature

Locked amidst the Himalayas is your perfect getaway from the regular boring days - the beautiful city of Kanatal. The scenic setting, salubrious weather, swaying trees, everything about Kanatal is breathtakingly beautiful. If you are a happy traveller, take a trip to this surreal land to experience life like never before.

Kanatal: A scenic Village

The amazing thing about Kanatal is it is still untouched of human interference and all its beauty is because it is devoid of usual crowd of hill stations. Being located in the proximity of tourist hotspot like Mussorie, Kanatal is picture perfect, unexplored and secluded. It is an amazing hiking trail of about 6km because of the dense Kodia Jungle which also makes it a perfect picnic spot.


History of Kanatal

Kanatal literally means ‘dry lake’ and the tiny hamlet is located at a height of 8,500 feet and its beauty speaks for itself. But this place holds an important position in Hindu mythology. The place was named Kanatal to commemorate a lake by the same name. Presently, the lake has lost its existence as it has dried up. But according to popular belief, Lord Shiva brought the dead body of Devi Sati to this lake from Haridwar.

Best time to visit Kanatal

Kanatal gives the best travel experience throughout the year because of its temperate climate and one can visit this suburb of Uttarakhand according to their preference.Tourists prefer to visit here between May and July to escape the killing heat of tropical India and also for sight-seeing. The temperature in summers in Kanatal swings between 10 - 25°C.

If you are an adventure freak then visit Kanatal in winters as it is covered in the beautiful blanket of during this time. You can enjoy skiing in this peaceful environ and the temperature also never hikes above 18°C.

No matter when you visit Kanatal, nature always casts a spell on you and envelops you in a heart-warming hug of peace and satisfaction.


How to reach Kanatal?

The proximity of Kanatal to popular hill stations gives it the advantage of good transport connectivity.

  • By air – The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Air is the best way to reach here in summers. But during winters, some flights might get cancelled due to snowfall. You may avail taxi or bus services from the airport as it are only 3hrs away.
  • By rail – The nearest railway station to Kanatalare in Rishikesh and Dehradun. From here tourist prefer to take taxi to reach this amazing hamlet.
  • By road – Kanatal is well connected by roadways and you can take either public buses or taxis. This might be a tiring affair but worth every scenic beauty you witness during your journey.

Places to visit in Kanatal

The dense forests, pleasing environs, apple orchards, scent of rhododendrons and the natures magic in Kanatal is enough to lure tourists to this amazing land.

Kodia Jungle –

If you are wildlife lover, photographer or an adventurer then here is your paradise. The nature is breath-taking along this 6km trek. The lush greenery of this huge stretch of valley and rare flora and fauna of this forest makes it a must visit destination.You can spot musk deer, wild boar,Ghoral, kakkar and other amazing animals at Kodia Jungle.

Surkunda Temple –

The beauty of this temple is its astounding location. Perched at a height of 3030 m above sea level, the temple gives some captivating views. The temple is related to Hindu mythology and is devoted to goddess Sati. It witnesses a large number of devotees throughout the year.

Chamba –

The place is located just 17km from Kanatal and offers serene sight of mighty Himalayas. The place is a major tourist attraction and apart from amazing Himalayas it also offers the eye candy view of Bhagirathi River. The place is perfect to walk amidst the rows of pines and deodar to attain tranquillity and peace of mind.

New Tehri–

Perched at a height of 1,950 metres, New Tehri is planned to perfection. This picturesque destination gives the stunning bird’s eye view of tall standing mountains, magnificent TehriDamand the benevolentTehri Lake. The town is emblazoned with several temples like Chandrarabadni temple dedicated to Goddess Sati, SemMukhem Temple dedicated to snake god and the ancient Buda Kedar where Duryodhana is said to have offered Tarpan. New Tehri is adorned with snow-clad Himalayas with a mesmerising emerald of Tehri Lake embellished on its heart.

So now we know enough about Karatal, it is time to experience this jaw-dropping beauty with your visit to this tranquil land. Enjoy Jungle Safari, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Valley Crossing, Camping, Trekking, Nature walks, and sight-seeing in this placid town of Karatal. We wish you an amazing time in this beautiful city and tons of soul-satisfying memories.

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