If peace, quiet, and solitude of the soul are what you seek, then you won’t find any place better than Kanatal. The captivating beauty and raw charm which Kanatal exudes is simply awe-inspiring. 

It is believed that Kanatal is named after an ancient lake that used to exist in this geographic region. Anyhow, apart from peace and the silencing beauty, you will also find loads of fruit trees and apple orchards in this popular travel destination of Uttarakhand. 

Talking about its etymology, then, Kanatal literally means one-eyed lake. Additionally, the best part you will find upon travelling here is that it has still not been discovered by many people, hence, Kanatal is an amazing place for spending your vacation in Uttarakhand. 

Staying here a few days has its own perks. For instance, you get to see the awesome starlit sky, get to live in an indigenous pahadi house (mountain house). All of this is just more than perfect for anyone who is looking for an escape from the stress of the usual hectic city life. 

Best Time to Visit Kantal

Thus, reading all this, if you have come in the mood to travel here, then let us tell you a bit about the weather conditions of Kanatal, according to which the best time to visit Kantal is all year round. Isn’t that amazing? 

Yes, depending upon your convenience, you can choose to visit here either in the summer months or in the winter months as well. Both these major seasons have their own perks to enjoy and relish. For example, the summer season is quite pleasant and calm whereas the winter months are loaded with the magical snowfall. The monsoon season, on the other hand, is replete with nature’s blessed and refreshing downpours. 

Major Attractions in and Around Kanatal 

1. New Tehri

This is a stunning town filled with nature’s immense bounty. Situated at a phenomenal altitude of 1950 meters, this adorable town is surrounded by the lush panoramic views of mountains and the incredible flowing water of the Tehri dam. Overall, it is a great tourist attraction to visit in Uttarakhand. 

2. Dhanaulti

This beautiful hill station of Uttarakhand falls on the Mussoorie-Chamba route. It won’t be wrong to refer Dhanualti as the land of hidden treasures. Flooded with the snow-clad mountains, lush green valleys, this hill station in Uttarakhand is every traveller’s dream come true. 

3. Kodia Jungle

This jungle is truly no less than a paradise for all the nature enthusiasts out there. If you love to click some enchanting photographs of nature at its best, then Kodia jungle is one place in Uttarakhand you mustn’t miss at all. And who knows, if you are lucky, you might spot animals like musk deer, wild boar to even a Ghoral.

4. Chamba

Chamba is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uttarakhand. From the holy flowing waters of Bhagirathi to the herculean Himalaya peaks, this place is all about turning inward and contemplating life questions while you de-stress and unwind yourself. What better way to do all this, while you are surrounded by the God-like beauty of nature. 

How to Reach Kanatal

To reach Kanatal, you will need to cover an approximate distance of 332, 1,729, 1,570, 2,456 km from Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Check out the following details on how to reach Kanatal. 

By Air

Deboard at the Jolly Grant Airport aka Dehradun Airport (DED). As the airport is not well-connected with all the Indian cities and towns, it is advised to take connecting flights via Delhi or Chandigarh to reach here. Once off the airport, consider booking a private cab or board a private bus to further your journey. 

Here is a list of Indian cities from where flights are available to Kanatal


By Train

Dehradun (DDN) and Rishikesh Railway Station (RKSH) are the nearest railheads from Kanatal situated within 80-90 km. Depending on your convenience, you can consider deboarding at either of the stations and from there book a taxi or some take some other means of locally available transportation to reach here. 

  • From New Delhi - Board Jan Shatabdi SPL from New Delhi Station and deboard at Dehradun Station
  • From Haridwar - Board Jan Shatabadi SPL  from Haridwar Junction and deboard at Dehradun Station

By Road

Kanatal is easily accessible via motorable roadways and national highways. You can easily travel to this place by booking taxis and state-run/private buses. If you want you can also take your own vehicle to reach here. 

  • From Haridwar - 90-100 km NH34
  • From Kotdwar - 160-190 km via NH34, NH534
  • From Patiala - 276 km via NH7

Frequently Asked Questions about Kanatal

Q. Where is Kanatal located?
A. Kanatal is a hill station located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. 

Q. What are the top tourist attractions in Kanatal?
A. The top tourist attractions in Kanatal include Surkanda Devi Temple, Tehri Dam, Kodia Forest, and The Waters.

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