The heart of Uttrakhand, Kanatal is an offbeat destination and hidden gem of Uttrakhand. The quaint hill station is situated at the height of 8500 feet and the panoramic view of this hill station offers you the glimpse of rural life. At Uttrakhand’s Kanatal you can take a glimpse of deodar & pine trees, organic food, ayurveda spa, and the village life is the beauty of Kanatal Uttrakhand.

In this travel blog, I will take you to the journey of hidden gem of Kantal’s Uttrakhand. Let’s come and ride the journey along-with me.

Places to visit in Kanatal Uttrakhand

Kaudia Forest

A thick dense forest filled with pine and deodar trees, valleys and various kind of species especially wild animals. Those who love trekking and hiking can explore the natural beauty of Kantal, Uttrakhand. Kaudia Forest is a famous picnic spot, especially for family and friends. You can also enjoy the Uttrakhand Kanatal Kaudia Forest through Jeep also.

Recently I visited Kaudia Forest for Hiking, and the experience was commendable. The timings for hiking is 6:00 am and 7:00 pm. The sunset turned the colour of sky from blue to orange or can say Bhagwa Rang. The charge of hiking is 300/- per person and you need to pay the Forest Charges also which is only 50/- per person.

Surkanda Devi Temple

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The famous temple of Goddess Sati is situated near Kaddukhal which is only 24kms from Chamba Town. As per Hindu Mythology, it is believed that the head of Goddess Sati falls in this temple. Surkanda Devi Temple is among one of the 51st Shaktipeeth which is situated around the dense forest, the Himalayan’s around the temple gives picturesque view.

In my visit, I planned to walk but roads are not so good, and the paths are damn hard to walk. You can enjoy the Ropeway services to reach the temple and take a splendid from the height. At the temple, the idols of Lord Hanuman, Lord Shiva, Agni Kund, Bhairav Baba is situated.

Tehri Dam

The Uttrakhand’s artificial Tehri Dam reservoir is a popular destination for the tourist who loves boating. The tranquil beauty and peaceful destination is perfect gateway for the tourists. To fill the artificial dam reservoir the Bhagirathi River diverted towards the dam.

Tehri Dam is made for tourist, and you can enjoy various sports activities over here like, Paddle Boating, Chappu Boating, Jet Skies, Parasailing, Zorbing and many more options are there. There are islands in the middle of dam, you can reach there by doing boating and clicks photographs while enjoying the view.

Dhanaulti Eco Park

The Dhanulti Eco Park is a famous tourist spot which was developed by the Divisional Forest Officer and the people of Dhanaulti. The Dhanaulti Eco Park housed several deodar and cedar forest. The adventurous and nature lover people enjoys the nature walk at Dhanaulti Eco Park.

In Dhanulti Eco Park, the activities are there which can be performed under the supervisor and those activities are chargeable. The statues of animals look like real and after reaching at heights, the immense beautiful view from the top of the view mesmerized you. The charges of visiting the eco park is Rs. 50/- per person. Please do carry cash, as they don’t accept UPI and Cards.

Activities to do in Kanatal Uttrakhand

Trekking & Hiking

If you are nature lover, then explore the dense Kaudia forest filled with pines and deodar trees, the beautiful mountain view, cool breeze of river and the natural beauty of Kanatal. To embrace the splendid beauty of Kantal, go for trekking, enjoy the freshness of nature.


Camping in Kantal Uttrakhand will give you memorable experience, just imagine a night under the sky filled with stars, surrounded by the pine and deodar trees, and the peace and freshness in the environment. Isn’t it a perfect place!

Ayurveda Spa

In Uttrakhand’s Kanatal, the treatment of stress would be done with natural herbs, and the tourists visit to cure from any kind of stress.

Nature Walk

The Kanatal, Uttrakhand natural beauty mesmerized you with the natural beauty of flaura, so don’t miss to take the nature walk of this phenomenal beauty.

Water Sports Activities inTehri Dam

There are variety of Water sports activities in Tehri Dam which you can enjoy with your friends and family. I booked my water activities through the website

The water sports activities are Jet Speed, Banana Ride, Jet Skiing, Zet Attack, Surfing and Kneebourding, Swimming, Parasailing, Zorbing Ball, Rock Climbing and Rappelling, Motor Boating, Jet Speed Boating, Speed Boating, Chappu Boat Ride, Pedal Boat Ride, and Shikara Boat Ride.

Best Time to Visit Kanatal Uttrakhand

If you want to enjoy the beauty of Uttrakhand’s Kanatal and interested in the activities, then April to October is the ideal time to visit Kanatal Uttrakhand. But if you want to witness snowfall, then December to February is the best time to visit Kanatal Uttrakhand.

Hotels in Kanatal

  • The Terraces Resort
  • Club Mahindra Kanatal
  • Kanatal Heritage
  • Hill Top Himalayan Cottage, Kanatal
  • Eco Glamp
  • Alpine Musk (I stayed here and the services & location are really good)

How to reach Kanatal Uttrakhand

  • By Air: Jolly Grant Airport. The airport is 92kms from Kanatal Uttrakhand, you can take taxi or cab to reach kantal which will take hardly 3 hours.
  • By Train: Dehradun and Rishikesh Railway Station are quite near from Kantal, Uttrakhand. If we calculate the distance from Kantal, then the distance will be around 85kms and 75kms respectively.
  • By Road: Kanatal, Uttrakhand is well connected with Mussoorie – Chamba Road. You can also take luxury buses to reach the major stations like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Chamba, Mussoorie, and from these major cities, you can take taxi or buses to reach Kanatal, Uttrakhand.

Final Thought

In this travel blog, we took you to the journey of Uttrakhand’s Hidden Gem, Kanatal. The quaint hill station, serene landscapes, charming nature’s beauty gives rejuvenating escape from the busy life. Why to explore Mussoorie, when you have a hidden gem, Kanatal, Uttrakhand is only 48km away. The place is so peaceful and I just love the star gazing experience which is difficult to see in Delhi NCR. If you are planning for a solo trip, then Kanatal is perfect place for solo travelling, even for women. So why to wait, plan a trip to Kanatal and explore the unforgettable and unimaginable journey.

Pack your bag and explore the unexplored places with Hema.

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