The town of Kanatal is settled in the Indian state of Uttrakhand. This town is set amidst a very scenic and picturesque surrounding by stupendous mountains and rivers, with breathtaking panoramic views and scenery. Earlier it was rarely known destination but now it turns into a most visited place in Uttrakhand especially for those who seeks tranquility and natural beauty. Kanatal got their identity from the lake that once existed here. Along with serene and unspoiled environment, the place beguiled an attraction in form of splendid hills, fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests.
One can headed towards Kanatal if he/she is looking for a place that is not overran with tourists and is serene and unexplored. The reason behind its unpopularity is because of the nearby most popular visited destination of north India that is “The queen of hills Mussoorie”. Tourists mainly flock to Mussoorie, and the town of Kanatal is mostly left untouched due to lack of awareness.
This quaint village dispersed with profusion of wild flowers and small temples lies in the proximity to other major hill stations of the state like Dehradun (78 kms), Chamba (12 kms ahead) and Mussoorie (33 kms). Alighted at the height of 8500 ft above the sea level, the healthy weather and the untouched beauty of this place is well connected via well maintained roads unlike its other nearby popular destinations.
Trekking: Kanatal offers plenteous opportunities for trekking and hiking in the lush green forests of deodar and rhododendron in the surroundings. In the summer season, trekking can be enjoyed with camping. which makes for an ideal outdoor activity.
Ayurveda Spa: Some resorts in Kanatal offer full body Ayurvedic treatments for their incoming guests to rejuvenate them with the use of conventional herbs and medicines and also to cure mental and physical ailments as well as stress.
Nature Walks: The rich flora that enclosed in a small hamlet of Kanatal is perfect place for nature lovers who always seek the company of nature. Nature Walks are ideal activity to explore and enjoy Kanatal’s phenomenal beauty.
Reach Kanatal By Air
The closest airway to the Kanatal town is Jolly grant airport. From Kanatal jolly grant airport is at a distance of 92 kms. Daily flights are easily accessible from Delhi airport to Jolly grant airport. Jolly grant is well connected to Delhi international airport. It will take at least 3 hours to complete the distance from Jolly grant to Kanatal. Buses and taxis are easily available from the airport.
Reach Kanatal By Rail
Dehradun and Rishikesh are major railway station in the state of Uttrakhand. Kanatal is well connected with both the railway station. Trains are frequent to both the railway station as Dehradun is the capital town of Uttrakhand state. Dehradun railhead is around 85 kilo meters away from Kanatal and Rishikesh is about 75 kilo meters. From both the railheads the buses and taxis are conveniently goes to Kanatal city. Both the railway stations have well settled railway networks with most of the major cities in India.
Reach Kanatal By Road (By Bus)
Kanatal is well connected with roads as well with all major cities and towns of Uttrakhand states. Kanatal is located on the Mussoorie-Chamba road. Luxury and Coach Buses are availed from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Chamba, Kanatal and Rishikesh. Buses are also available to Kanatal from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Tehri and Chamba.
Surkanda Devi Temple: Situated near Dhanaulti, Surkanda Devi Temple is settled at a great altitude of 3030m above the sea level. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Sati and is reachable by a gentle trek of about 2 km.
Kodia Jungle: Kodai Jungle is heaven for photographers and nature lovers. It is an easy trek of say 5 to 6 km approx, almost 1km from Kanatal on the route to Chamba. The trek amidst the thick cover of greenery affords amazing view of huge landscapes and hills along with many natural water bodies on the way.
New Tehri: A site of Tehri Dam, New Tehri is the only well planned town of the state. Planned during the construction of the dam, it today offers a sight of the massive dam with stagnant water and high mountains on all side. One can easily reach here via well maintained roads.
Chamba: Situated 17 km from Kanatal, Chamba is one of the major tourist attractions among travelers. Apart from offering the panoramic views of Himalayas, it also provides an amazing view of the holy River Bhagirathi.
Mussoorie: Mussoorie is located 33 km from Kanatal, this place needs no introduction. It is visited by thousands of visitors every year to enjoy the varied flora and fauna of the place.
Dhanaulti: Dhanaulti is located on the Mussoorie - Chamba route almost 22km from Kanatal, Dhanaulti is a land of hidden treasures. With very few travelers aware of the degree of beauty, the raw trails are almost untouched.
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