Located amidst the immensely beautiful Garhwal Himalayas, the beautiful hill station of Kanatal offers a unique combination of beauty and serenity. The scenic town of Kanatal is located close to one of the most popular hill stations in India—Mussoorie. It in a way serves as a blessing in disguise for people who wish to have a perfect weekend getaway in a place that is left touched to a large extent by the hustle and bustle of tourist activities that a hill station like Mussoorie has to bear.
Proximity to Mussoorie ensures that the majority of traffic is diverted to the Queen of Hills leaving Kanatal calm and unexplored. It therefore serves as a perfect tourist destination for travellers who want to enjoy their moment of peace and solitude in lap of nature.
Kanatal is located at an elevation of 8,500 feet above sea level on the Mussoorie-Chamba road and is one of the few popular travelling destinations in India which you can visit in both summer and winter.
The cool climate and the verdant forests surrounding this picturesque town make it an ideal getaway in summer whereas the snow fall makes it a perfect winter destination.
Why should you visit Kanatal?
This small hamlet surrounded by tall mountains, lush green forests and rivulets, not to mention a host of tourist attractions in Kanatal, serves as an ideal place for tourists to enjoy peaceful moments of solitude in the lap of nature. Another major factor that could lure you this peaceful place is the good connectivity it offers.
As mentioned above, it is close to Mussoorie and well-connected by Mussoorie-Chamba road making it relatively easy for people to travel to this charming hill station.
Kanatal travel guide
Some of the important activities you could indulge in and some of the important places you can visit on your trip to this calm and undisturbed hill station are as following:
Hiking—the city has lush green forests making it an ideal destination for trekking and hiking. You can also go for long nature works to explore and enjoy the staggering natural beauty Kanatal offers.
Kodia jungle—located just 1 kilometre away from Kanatal is the dense Kodia jungle which offers immense charms with its numerous bubbling natural springs. If you are lucky, you may also spot some wild animals.
Surkhanda temple should also be on your must-see list if you are of the religious type and wish to seek divine blessings. The Tehri dam in the region is also an important tourist destination in Kanatal.
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