KANATAL serves mainly as a weekend getaway for the local populace. The town of KANATAL is located in the Indian state of UTTARAKHAND. It is located at an altitude of 2600 kilo meters from MUSSOORIE. This town is located in a very scenic setting surrounding by mountains and rivers, with breath-taking views and scenery. You can take a trip to KANATAL if you’re looking for a destination that is not infested with tourists and is calm and unexplored. There are many places that you can visit during your trip to KANATAL, and the SURKHANDA temple is the most popular religious destination.
You can also take a walk through KODIA Jungle, which is a dense forest area located at a distance of around one kilo meter away from KANATAL. The TEHRI dam in the region is also a must see destination in KANATAL. You can spot a few wild animals by taking a ride through the jungle in a jeep, and you can also see many natural springs that are quite prevalent in the region. This is mainly because the town of KANATAL lies near MUSSOORIE, which is a popular tourist hotspot. Tourists mainly flock to MUSSOORIE, and the town of KANATAL is mostly left untouched.
Perched at the height of 8500 FT. above the sea level, the healthy weather and the still full beauty of this place is well connected by maintained roads unlike its other counterparts. This strange place is scattered with excessive quantity of wild flowers and small temples, which lies in the nearby hill stations of the state like Dehradun (78kms), CHAMBA (12kms ahead) and MUSSOORIE (33kms).
KANATAL is said to be named after a lake that once existed there. Apart from peace, the place exhibits a charm in form of majestic hills, fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests. KANATAL is a usual haunt for those travellers who seek peace and solitude.
1. KAUDIA FOREST -
An easy trek of 5-6kms amidst dense forests will end up at vast expanse of undulating hills and valleys. Many natural springs can be seen during the trek. KAKAR (the barking deer), Wild Boar GHORALS and musk deer can be seen in KODIA Jungle. It is an ideal place for bird watching and nature’s photography. A route diverts to the left after 1km from KANATAL towards CHAMBA. The track is jeep able and do carry lunch with you.
2. CHAMBA –
CHAMBA is unlike MUSSOORIE as the place provides peace and tranquillity. The place is quite and serene with pine and deodar trees everywhere. CHAMBA is one of the best excursion of Dehradun as the place offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range and the sacred view of the Bhagirathi River. CHAMBA is situated 17kms from KANATAL at an altitude of 1676mts above sea level
By Air: It is situated 92kms from KANATAL with well metalled roads. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to KANATAL. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. The distance from Jolly Grant Airport to KANATAL can be easily covered within 3 hours of time. Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to KANATAL.
By Road: It is situated 92kms from KANATAL with well metalled roads. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to KANATAL. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. The distance from Jolly Grant Airport to KANATAL can be easily covered within 3 hours of time. Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to KANATAL.