New Tehri
Tehri Dam lake Panorama in New Tehri, Uttarakhand, India
Tehri Dam lake Panorama in New Tehri, Uttarakhand, India
Nickname(s): 
NTT, City of Dam's
New Tehri is located in Uttarakhand
New Tehri
New Tehri
Location in Uttarakhand, India
New Tehri is located in India
New Tehri
New Tehri
New Tehri (India)
Coordinates: 30°23′N 78°29′E / 30.38°N 78.48°E / 30.38; 78.48Coordinates: 30°23′N 78°29′E / 30.38°N 78.48°E / 30.38; 78.48
Country India
State Uttarakhand
DistrictTehri Garhwal
Founded byKing Sudarshan Shah (New Tehri by THDC)
Government
 • TypeMunicipal
 • BodyNew Tehri Nagar Palika (Chairperson-Mrs. Seema Krishali, Independent), 2018/12/02-present
Elevation
1,750 m (5,740 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total24,014
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Sanskrit
 • NativeGarhwali
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code01376
Vehicle registrationUK-09
Websitehttp://tehri.nic.in/

New Tehri is a city and a municipal board in Tehri Garhwal District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the administrative headquarters of Tehri Garhwal District. This urban municipality area has 11 wards, from Vidhi Vihar to Vishwakarma Puram (Koti colony). Mrs Seema Krishali is the chairperson of Nagar Palika Tehri, and is the first female chairperson of Tehri. She won as an independent. Shri Umesh Gusain of the BJP was Chairman of the Tehri Nagarpalika before Mrs Seema Krishali. He is the only Chairman who won this seat two times consecutively in 61 years. Tehri is represented by the Tehri assembly seat of Uttarakhand and the Tehri Lok Sabha seat of India, which are represented by Dhan Singh Negi (Bhartiya Janta Party) and Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah (Bhartiya Janta Party) respectively.[2]

History

A protest message against Tehri dam
A protest message against Tehri dam
Lake created By Tehri Dam on river Bhagirathi
Lake created By Tehri Dam on river Bhagirathi

The old town of Tehri sat at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Bhilangna rivers. It was formerly known as Ganeshprayag.Tehri was the capital of the princely state of Tehri Garhwal (Garhwal Kingdom) in British India, which was created in 1815 and had an area of 4,180 square miles (10,800 km2), and a population of 268,885 in 1901. It adjoined the district of Garhwal, and its topographical features were similar. It contained the sources of both the Ganges and the Yamuna, which are visited by thousands of Hindu pilgrims.[3]

Construction of the Tehri Dam totally submerged the old town of Tehri, and the population was shifted to the town of New Tehri. The town is famous as the site of protests against the dam by Sundarlal Bahuguna and his followers during the Chipko movement. At present the old Tehri town does not exist any longer.[4]

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[5] Tehri had a population of 24,014. Males constitute 65% of the population and females 35%. Tehri has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 74%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 71%. In Tehri, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourist places

The most visited places that are actively maintained are Devi Kunjapuri Temple, Chandrabadani Devi, Shri Adinath Digambar Jain Mandir, Mahasar Taal, Sehstra Taal, and Khatling Glacier. Some areas of Tehri are view-able but neglected by the Uttrakhand government, including Panwali Kantha, Belhbagi Bugyal, and Khait parvat. Panwali Kantha is one of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand which is listed by Outlook Traveller in their write-up. These places have the potential to attract tourists for trekking and mountaineering.[citation needed] The new district headquarters at New Tehri can be looked at as a future tourist spot[citation needed] where views of Tehri Lake can be seen. Dobra Chanti Bridge is one of the major tourist attraction due to the lightening work. It is India's longest motorable single lane suspension bridge with 440 meter long way from Dobra to Chanti. Located in the proximity of Tehri Garhwal, Narendranagar is a tourist attraction where visitors can see the River Ganga and Doon valley.[citation needed]

Shri Aadinath Digamber Jain Mandir, New Tehri, Uttarakhand
Shri Aadinath Digamber Jain Mandir, New Tehri, Uttarakhand
Tourist Spot Sea Level in Meters Nearby Town Tracking Route
(distance from road)
Chandravadni 2756 Devprayag 1.5 km
Kanatal 2590 Kaddukhal 9 km
Khait Parvat 3030 Ghansali, Ghonti 8.5 km
Khatling Glacier 3717 Ghuttu 45 km
Dobra Chanti Bridge 850 Dobra 250 meter
Kunjapuri 1645 Narendra Nagar 200 meters
Maithiyana Devi 2500 Tilwara, Bhardar 9 km
Panwali Kantha 3963 Ghuttu 15 km
Sahastra Tal 4572 Ghuttu, Rih 32 km
Surkanda Devi 2757 Dhanaulti 1.5 km
Mauriyana Top 2050 Chinyali Saur, Suwakholi and Mussoorie 30 km, 35 km and 80 km

Transport

By Road

The major highway that links New Tehri is National Highway 34. Its very well connected to major Uttarakhand cities Dehradun, Rishikesh. It is 99 Kms from Dehradun and 75 Kms from Rishikesh.

By Train

Nearest railway station is Rishikesh Railway Station which is 71 Kms from New Tehri. Rishikesh is well connected to major cities of India.

By Air

Nearest airport is Dehradun Airport in Dehradun, which is 76 Kms from New Tehri.

In Literature

Letitia Elizabeth Landon's poem 'The Grass-Rope Bridge at Teree, in the Province of Gurwall', refers back to the time when the hill country of this province was resorted to for recuperation by Europeans suffering from the heat of the plains.

Education

Universities

Colleges

Intermediate Colleges

Schools affiliated to ICSE

Schools affiliated to CBSE

See also

References

  1. ^ "Census of India: Search Details". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015.
  2. ^ "TEHRI Election Result 2017, Uttarakhand". Ndtv. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  3. ^ "The Ganga". Official Website of district Haridwar, Uttarakhand. National Informatics Centre, Haridwar District Unit. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
  4. ^ "The dam debate".
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.