New Tehri

The newly established township is the district headquater of Tehri Garhwal. It is situated at an elevation between 1550 to 1950 m above sea level. A modern and well planned town, only 11 km from Chamba & 24 km from Old Tehri, it overlooks a massive artificial lake and a Dam. It will soon become an important centre of attraction on the completion of the dam.
The New Tehri town is credited with being the first planned hill town in India. It was established to rehabilitate the villages that were submerged due to the construction of Tehri Dam.