“Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.”
George Washington Carver
Kanatal is home to and enriched by serene and mysterious woods waiting to be discovered. There is a splendid display of Birch, Oak, Conifer, Pine and Deodar forests. Explore the virgin trails of the Kaudiya Forest (3 kms), Rani Chauri (22 kms), Dandachali (21 kms) and Batwaldar(10 kms). Prebook an open Jeep ride should you want to cover greater depths and distances or chance upon that barking deer, fox and bear, jungle fowl..and sometimes..the leopard..Dont say we didn’t warn you!
Be awe struck by a surreal sunrise in its splendid glory and colours. A short trail close by will take you through meandering farms, fields, woods and ridges to places and view points you never thought existed..Not enough?..roll out the yoga mats, find your meditation corner.. or perhaps hit the in-house gym!
Surkanda Devi is a revered Hindu temple situated 6kms from Kanatal. It is at an altitude of about 2,757 metres and offers a 360 panoramic view of the Himalayas to the north, and certain cities to the south like Dehradun & Rishikesh. The Ganga Dussera is a major festival celebrated every year between May and June. A challenging trek to Sarkunda Devi Temple may have you asking for a masseuse or Spa that may be arranged offsite given adequate notice and availability.
A common TV and movie lounge, board and table games perhaps to while some easy time! We love our littlies, for whom too we have child safe toys, a play area and some indoor activities. All from within the Solario..The Sun Room with stupendous views.
For the adventure enthusiasts, dotting the landscape there are plenty of extreme outdoor adventure sports like rappelling, rock climbing, and flying fox, burma bridge.
Mussoorie also known as The Queen of the Hills is a mere 40 kms from Kanatal and makes for an ideal day trip. Amongst other activities, nature walks, waterfalls, lakes, temple visits a botanical garden, India’s first Tibetan Temple, a cable car to access Gun Hill, schools and monuments, old Christian churches dating back to the early eighties make for an interesting sightseeing day out.
Chamba(12), . Chamba (12kms) is a town in Tehri Garhwal located at a junction of roads connecting Mussoorie and Rishikesh with New Tehri and Tehri Dam. Rapid development has seen a population growth from approx 6500 to over 30,000 in the last decade. Kanatal is located halfway between Chamba and Dhanaulti.
Dhanaulti too is a small hill station (12 kms) from Kanatal. It is situated at an altitude of 2286m, and is known for its Alpine Deodar forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak. It is host to two ECO Parks “Amber” and “Dhara” that are its main attractions
The Tehri Lake and Dam (33 kms) is the highest dam in India and one of the tallest in the world. Built on the River Bhagirathi it is 260.5 metres high and 575 metres long. Place it high on the must visit list.