Tehri Festival in Uttarakhand: Tehri is one of the thirteen districts of Uttarakhand known for its natural beauty and lake. The Tehri Lake is the biggest lake of Uttarakhand. This is an artificial lake formed for hydroelectric project. The lake has been proposed to be developed as one of the major tourist destinations. The water lake has been marked as destination for holding festivals and carnivals. The third edition of the two – day Tehri Festival will take place at the Tehri Lake on October 15 and 16, 2016 in Uttarakhand, declared by state tourism department officials. As per the department officials, the festival is an effort to promote the lake and the surrounding area as an important tourist destination.
It is estimated that around 15 kayaking and canoeing associations and a similar number of jet ski riders from across the country are about to take part in this festival, which will also include events like a culture night and adventure sports like paragliding.
“We are trying to rope in as many water sports-persons and adventure sports association as possible. Cultural events will be the most attractive part of the festival as artiste from within and outside the state will take part in it,” Seema Sharma, the event manager of the festival said.
“This time the Tehri Festival will be inaugurated with a formal Ganga Arti, to be performed by noted spiritual leader Chaidanand Saraswati of Parmarth Niketan” state tourism minister Dinesh Dhane said.
According to the minister, the tourism department is in process to finalise the Tehri master too, which will provide the guideline for infrastructural facilities like spa resorts, ayurvedic centres, floating marinas, floating huts and other work class facilities.
How to reach Tehri Lake from New Delhi:
From New Delhi to Rishikesh, one can travel by train, bus, or flight. The direct train track is till Hardwar and from Haridwar to Tehri one can travel by vehicle. There is direct bus service from New Delhi to Rishikesh and from there one can use vehicle till Tehri. There is direct airline service from New Delhi to Jolly Grant (Dehradun) and further journey can be made by vehicle.
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