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Kanatal

Kanatal

Weather

The weather of Kanatal remains salubrious and pleasing all through the year apart from the winter season when it can get too cold for comfort. The summer season from March to May is pleasant offering a typical Hill resort climate with maximum temperatures reaching thirty degrees Celsius. The monsoon months from July to September bring adequate rainfall making the resort pleasantly chilly and windy. Winters in Kanatal run through the months of November to February with minimum temperatures dropping as low as minus fifteen degrees Celsius in some places. Most trekking excursions and temples are closed during the winter season and travel is not advisable.

How To Reach

By Road:

Located on the Mussorie- Chamba National highway, Kanatal is well connected by motor able roads with major destinations in Uttrakhand and northern states of India including New Delhi, Punjab and Haryana. Kanatal is connected by buses to other regions of Uttrakhand including Uttarkashi, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Gangotri. Varanasi is located at a distance of 721 Kms from Kanatal while travelling distance between New Delhi and Kanatal is close to 306 Kms.


By Air:

Kanatal does not have an airport facility and the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest domestic airport. Located at a distance of 924 Kms from Garhwal, the airport is well connected to all major Indian cities with regular flights from New Delhi and Mumbai. Taxis are easily available to visit Kantal from the Dehradun airport.



By Rail:

Kanatal does not have a dedicated railway station and the adjoining railhead to Kanatal is Rishikesh and Dehradun situated at a distance of 75 kms and 85 Kms respectively. Both Dehradun and Rishikesh are well connected by railway networks with major cities of India. Buses and Taxis to Kanatal and nearby regions of Garhwal and Chamba are easily available from Rishikesh and Dehradun railway stations.


Overview

Kanatal is a small picturesque town located on the Chamba Mussorrie highway in Uttrakhand. Located at an elevation of 8500 feet above sea level, Kanatal attracts a large number of tourists to witness its pristine natural beauty with magnificent snow capped mountain ranges, surreal valleys and enchanting forests. Kanatal allures many tourists every year due to its natural beauty which is full of snow covered hills and green forests with enchanting Jeep Safari in the Kodia Jungles and spiritual quotient of the Surkanda Devi Temple

 

The unpolluted natural beauty of Kanatal offers tourists a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of busy urban life and away from the crowded popular hill stations. The exquisite natural beauty of Kanatal is an ideal holiday getaway to rejuvenate one's mind, body and soul.

 

Kanatal region characterized by rugged mountain ranges running in multiple directions, narrow valleys, deep gorges and plateaus is renowned for the versatile lifestyles of the different types of aborigines and hill people.

 

Shopping enthusiasts can try the wide range of Garhwali handicrafts available in local stores and shops. Various typical hill handicraft designs made with a blend of silk and cotton are easily available. The people of Kanatal are warm and friendly and Garhwali is the most popular language although Hindi and English are also widely used. Away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded hills, Kanatal offers a unique blend of historic temples, beautiful landscapes and exciting trekking escapades for the adventures lovers.