Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Uttarakhand  /  New Tehri  /  Sightseeing  /  Teri Dam

Teri Dam, New Tehri

(4.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Nestled at the foothills of Himalayan mountains, Teri Dam is one of the world’s tallest dams and the tallest one in India. The construction of the dam started in 1978 and it was completed in 2012. This rock and earth-filled embankment rises 260 m (855 ft) in height, creating a huge reservoir. The project has been contested by human-rights activists--for the relocation of 100,000 local people--and environmentalists--who question the geological stability of the dam. Still, it is one of the region’s top attractions. The walk along the embankment offers scenic views and numerous photo opportunities. Put Teri Dam into our New Tehri trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in New Tehri.
Create a full New Tehri itinerary
map

Plan your trip to New Tehri

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great scenic view at tehri Dam. You can also enjoy water sports ativities like Jet Ski, banana ride, boating etc in tehri Dam.  more »
  • The scenes seen from the View Point of the Dam feels like fairy tale set up has come lively. Such is the beauty of this place. Apart from spectacular views, this Dam is also the tallest dam of India. ...  more »
  • Impressed with the dam and the valley. the location is beautiful. ideal for water sports, relaxation with friends and family.  more »
Google
  • The Tehri Dam is the Highest dam in India and one of the highest in the world. It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand, India. It is the primary dam of the THDC India Ltd. and the Tehri hydroelectric complex. Phase 1 was completed in 2006, the Tehri Dam withholds a reservoir for irrigation, municipal water supply and the generation of 1,000 megawatts (1,300,000 hp) of hydroelectricity. The dam's 1,000 MW pumped-storage scheme is currently under construction with expected commissioning in May 2018
  • Nice place to visit ...with water activities...with nominal charges ..overall peisa vasol
  • Nature beauty!!😊 When you go a place like this it's give peace and happiness!!
  • Not largest its highest
  • Tehri Dam Asia's 1st largest dam in Uttarakhand india It is covered total 42 km areas