A “Home Connect” Video Essay by Medha Gautam:
“The weather was itself calling out for an outing & dad asked promptly to get ready for Tehri Lake visit. We started driving from Rishikesh to Tehri at around 9 in the morning. The breeze was with us that day.“
The chosen Home, Tehri, is a Hill Station located in Garhwal District, Uttarakhand in India. The Writer is Medha Gautam.
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Day Trip : Rishikesh to Tehri
On recent visit to my lovely hometown, Rishikesh, I had spent an amazing day with family. The weather was itself calling out for an outing & dad asked promptly to get ready for Tehri Lake visit.
We started driving from Rishikesh to Tehri at around 9 in the morning. The breeze was with us that day. However, the Tehri city is just 2.5 hrs drive from Rishikesh, but we stopped twice in between to enjoy the route to its fullest.
There was a beautiful stretch of around 10 km near Fakot district, where we were literally driving in the clouds. Yes! Those little dew drops from the cloud amidst which we were driving caught mom’s nose for a while too.
After reaching the lake, wow the view from top of hill was awesome. Tehri lake and dam both are examples of engineering marvel of Indians. The lake is 800 mtrs from sea level & built stupendously over the old city of Tehri.
Recently, a grand Tehri festival was also conducted here. The main attraction are the water sports of the lake.
There are multiple options for adrenaline rush, speed boating, jet boating, water balloon, banana ride and jet skiing. You’ll get everything at nominal rates here except the traditional maggi. Maggi is always overpriced in tourist spots. We had a great time jet boating in Tehri lake & I hope you all like the video shared.