Tehri Dam: The Ultimate Water Sports Destination at India’s Highest Dam

Tehri Dam: The Ultimate Water Sports Destination at India’s Highest Dam

                    The Majestic Tehri Dam: India’s Engineering Marvel

  • Tehri Dam

The Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India and one of the highest in the world. It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the  Bhagirathi River and  Bhilangana RiverNew Tehri in Uttarakhand, Tehri dam is projected for  1,000 megawatts (1,300,000 hp) of hydroelectricity. it solve the purpose of irrigation for a large population .

The reservoir’s gross storage capacity is  3540 MCM with effective storage capacity of 2615 MCM.

The dam’s reservoir surface area is 52 km square .

Tehri Dam is a 260.5 m (855 ft) high rock and earth-fill embankment dam,and can be reservoir of  4.0 cubic kilometer.Dam proponents claim that the complex is designed to withstand an earthquake of 8.4 magnitude ..

It supplies over 250 million gallons of drinking water to Delhi, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

The Tehri Hydropower Complex also includes the 400 MW Koteshwar Dam.

Money spent to bulid tehri dam was around US $2.5 billion


  • Tehri Dam Lake: Where Water Sports Meet Breathtaking Scenery

Tehri lake of dam has now emerged as a hot tourist place of Uttarakhand . It has become a top weekend destination having c;lose proximity with Delhi . The length of the lake is 42 km and depth of 262 meters. Tehri lake is, Asia’s largest man made lake .There are options of water sport activities like boat riding, Water Surfing, Banana Ride, Speed boating etc. with a minimal charges .

  • Boating
  • Jet Speed Boar Ride
  • Water Skiing
  • Zorbing
  • Banana Boat Ride
  • Bandwagon Boat Ride
  • Hotdog Ride
  • Paragliding


Tehri lake is situated around 22km from kanatal and 120km from Dhanaulti. Uttarakhand Govt. is  promoting the tehri lake as tourist place and adventure water game hub. Tehri Lake Festival is also conducted in February month every year .

Tehri dam Lake Floating Huts.

The huts are kept in good condition and are reached from the main land via a motor launch that is reserved for that purpose. Hills covered in forest, surround the lake. The huts are nicely decorated and maintained. Meals can be consumed on the boat itself. As they move a little with the waves, the huts provide a pleasant feel.

Online booking are availble for these huts.

Tehri Lake-Floating Huts


There is good infrastructure available for water sport activities. Including scuba diving. As water is still there , so the activities are safe.

Tehri lake

Tehri lake welcome you in this area.

Tehri lake

  • Best Time to visit Tehri Lake.

New Tehri has cool weather throughout the year, although the best time for a visit is between April to June and October to December, avoid rainy season.

  • How to Reach Tehri Lake Uttarakhand.

By Road. New Tehri is well connected with some major cities of Uttarakhand . Buses and Taxis are easily available from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and even from Delhi (ISBT Kashmiri Gate )

  • From Rishikesh to Tehri lake distace is approx.  80 Km
  • Dehradun to Tehri distance  is 107 Km
  • Delhi to Tehri distance  is 320 Km

By Air. Joly Grant Dehradun is nearest Airport for Tehri Lake.  Taxis are easily available from Airport.

By Train. Rishikesh is nearest railway station for New Tehri city. From Rishikesh Taxi and Busses are available.

  • Location of Tehri Lake

Koti Colony, New Tehri

  • Near By Attraction of New Tehri.

Chamba, Dhanaulti,Chandrbadni , surkunda devi

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