Kanatal - A Brief Guide

Kanatal , “ Kana ( meaning one eyed ) and Taal/Tal ( meaning the Lake) gets its name from the now dried up but once abundantly surplus lake in the North Indian State of Uttarakhand. Accessible from Major tourist Destinations of North India from Delhi (360 kms) , Dehradun(78.2 kms) and Rishikesh (82.1 kms) , Kanatal has become an excellent choice for a quick escape in the Lap of Mother Nature. Summers in Kanatal witness a temperature range from 10 to 20 degress which drops to 5-10 deg during the winter months. January and February months are the coldest alongwith some heavy snowfall. Located at an Altitude of 2600 mts, Kanatal offers varied range of activities for all age groups. One can trek the pine forest trails in Kodai Jungle, Climb some rocky terrain over the mountains, and for adventure junkies rapelling, Zip lining and adventure water sports are some options to choose from. Habitat to wild orchids and thick vegetation, the jungle trails are blessed with amazing views of surrounding hills and valleys. Kaudai jungle is also a treat for wildlife lovers. Come here to spot a wide range of birds and animals including species like wild boar, musk deer, kakar, and ghoral. For those looking for experiencing the culture of Kanatal, some must go places include the Surkhanda Devi Temple which is dedicated to God Sati and can be accessed by a comfortable trek of 2 km. One can spend the second half of the day exploring nearby areas especially in winter, including Chamba and Dhanaulti, for picturesque sceneries. Don’t miss the sunset!

Kanatal- A descriptive video.

History

Kanatal is a exemplary weekend getaway in Uttarakhand, North India. It is believe that few decades ago there used to be a lake here which is now dried up and hence this small village is named as Kanataal which means "one eyed lake in Hindi". This place is not overcrowded so if you are looking to take a break from your citylife and want to spend your valuable time in the lapse of mother nature this place would be a superlative option for a happy weekend trip.Kanatal has an average elevation about 2600m(8700ft.)

Accesibility

Kanatal is connected by the road with all major routes from Delhi.

Delhi :- It is around 360 km. from Delhi and this place is connected through roads from major cities like dehradun and rishikesh.

Dehradun :- It is 78.2 km. from Dehradun and will take around 2 hour and 45 minute to reach this picturesque place.Enroute you will get a chance to visit mussorie and dhanaulti.

Rishikesh:- It is 82.1 km. from Rishikesh and will take around 3 hour to reach any of your campsite.Enroute you will get a chance to visit chamba and tehri.

Climate

The climate in Kanatal varies from season to season.The climate in summer is around 10-20 degree celsius and 5-10 degree celsius during winter.The location faces heavy snowfall and road blockage at the time of january and febuary.

Things to do in and around Kanatal

Sarkunda Devi :- Sarkunda Start your holiday with some sightseeing in Kanatal. You can visit the Surkanda Devi Temple, which is about 5 km from the city center. It is dedicated to God Sati and can be accessed by a comfortable trek of 2 km. You can also visit Tehri dam, another popular tourist attraction in Kanatal. Spend the second half of your day exploring nearby areas of other places to visit in Uttarakhand in winter, including Chamba and Dhanaulti, for picturesque sceneries. Don’t miss the sunset!

Kodai Jungle :-Kodai Jungle in Kanatal is a perfect place for trekking and nature walks. Trekking for 5 – 6 km en route Chamba is one of the adventurous things to do in Kanatal. Habitat to wild orchids and thick vegetation, the jungle trails are blessed with amazing views of surrounding hills and valleys. Kodai jungle is also a treat for wildlife lovers. Come here to spot a wide range of birds and animals including species like wild boar, musk deer, kakar, and ghoral.

Valley Crossing :-Thanks to amazing picturesque valleys, valley crossing is one of the most exhilarating things to do in Kanatal. A popular tourist attraction, this rope activity actually requires a lot of patience and physical fitness. However, it is performed under professional guidance. Valley crossing involves crossing an 80 ft deep valley by pulling a rope. If you are a first timer, go for a shorter distance crossing.

Charges: INR 300 per person for 15 – 20 minutes activity



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