Tehri Garhwal

Court Complex Tehri Garhwal


District Headquarters Tehri Garhwal
Area 3796 sq km
Altitude 1550 meter
Longitude and Latitude 30.3° 30.53' N: 77.56º 79.04' E
Total Population 604608 (as per 2001 census)


The district of Tehri Garhwal is one of the western most districts of the Uttarakhand State located on the outer ranges of the mid Himalayas which comprise low line peaks rising contiguously with the planes of the northern India. Tehri is situated at the holy confluence of Bhagirathi and Bhilangna rivers and is the important halting station enroute to Yamunotri-Gangotri and Kedarnath-Badrinath. The district of Tehri Garhwal stretches from the snow clad Himalayan peaks of Thalaiya Sagar, Jonli and the Gangotri group all the way to the foothills near Rishikesh. The gushing Bhagirathi which runs through seems to divide the district into two, while the Bhilangna, Alaknanda, Ganga and Yamuna rivers border it on the east and west. Its neighbouring districts are Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pauri, Rudraprayag and Dehradun. Dev Prayag is set on the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers and is considered to be one of the ‘Panch Prayag’. Tehri Dam, a major hydroelectric project located on the Bhagirathi River, has a height of 855 feet (261 m), making it the 5th tallest dam in the world. The dam's intended capabilities include a power generation capacity of 2400 MW.

PLACES OF INTEREST Surkhanda Devi Temple, Dev Prayag, Raghunathji Temple, Chandrabadani Devi, Chamba, Dhanaulti, Narendra Nagar, Kaudiyala.




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