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Teri Dam, New Tehri
(4.2/5 based on 130 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.
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  • The expanse of the dam and the view from any vantage is surely mesmerising. The authorities must work on the finishing of the dirt trail towards the pier. 
  • On our way back from our Char Dham yatra we passed through the Theri dam. The sheer size of the dam is awsome. It is one of the largest dams in India and I understood from a local person that it is as...  more »
  • This lake built for Tehri dam is mesmerizing. we enjoyed water sports and the nature around. It was wonderful to see such a marvel of engineering. 
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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