Tehri Dam, New Tehri

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Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, Tehri Dam is one of the world's highest dams and the highest one in India. During the dam's construction, the project was contested by human rights activists and environmentalists, who questioned the geological stability of the structure. Despite this, the site remains one of the region's top attractions--the walk along the embankment offers scenic views and numerous photo opportunities. Make Tehri Dam part of your personalized New Tehri itinerary using our New Tehri road trip planner .
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  • When we visited it was almost empty. The water sport activities are quite enjoyable..specially the jet ski!!!.. But you will be disappointed if you want to see the dam itself as it is a restricted zon...  more »
  • Had been to the site of the dam when it was being constructed and going back there after 15 years brought back those memories. The area around the Dam and the lake has now been well developed with wat...  more »
  • The Asia's largest dam is a major attraction these days due to it's green water lake ,which lure tourist to click photographs and stay in their nearby lake facing wooden cottages and enjoy water sport...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful, stunning view. Feel the power of natural resources!!! A bit scary, but mind blowing a lot the same time. Must, must visit.
  • Would say we were very very lucky not only to go inside the Tehri dam, but also stayed there for a night, with the help of a very good friend. Have read a lot about the dam, how controversial it was, how many people lost their homes, how many people were displaced, and how long it took to construct. But if you see it from the engineering side, it is really a wonderful marvel. It is not a solid dam, but an earth filled dam, having a width of nearly one km at the base and tapers off as the wall rises. Constructed in a place which is prone to earth quakes, with the russians help. The hi security, the roads they have made on the walls of embankment, the tunnels, and the nice friendly staff who explained us how electricity generation takes place etc. The engineers were explaining about the unique feature of the Third damn or tunnel three, where they are doing something different from the other two dam. Definitely worth a visit for engineering students, who can learn a lot from such wonderful trips.
  • Speechless to express coordination of nature's offering and human skill.. I give four stars because there is always room at the top.Congratulations.
  • Biggest dam of India, on Bhagirathi river. Old Tehri City submerged. Now boating also permitted by government to attract tourist. Good place to see. Good​ environment.
  • Huge dam with clean n sweet water, lovely views all around.

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