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Teri Dam, New Tehri
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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.
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  • When travelling between Mussoorie and Rishikesh, take the road through the hills and make the little extra stretch to the dam. The sheer size of the entire terrain covered now by water is breathtaking...  more »
  • It was my son's first visit to a structure like that, it is a little far from the town, but worth the visit, though there is only a caged view but we found it nice. Nothing else to do there. 
  • This is one of the Tallest dam in the world built on River Bhagirathi in the Himalayan foot hills. This dam offers a serene environment. There is a view point bay here from where one can see stunning ...  more »
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  • tehri dam one of the biggest dam in india human efforts are pefectly done views from there are surprisingly superb and pureness in air good environment
  • Very good and useful dam to publick
  • An amazing view of the might of human efforts. Truly breathtaking. Must see landscape. Though the roads may be a little rough but do visit if you are around.
  • Amazing Infrastructure, but take prior permission from THDC India Ltd., Otherwise you can only visit it from outside like us.
  • thats a amezing and wondarful dem