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Located about 78 km from Dehradun and 38 km from Mussoorie is the tiny hamlet of Kanatal, nestled in the hills of Uttarakhand. Perched at 8,500 ft. above sea level, this little village on the Mussoorie–Chamba Road is the perfect weekend getaway for those craving a family vacation.
Named after the now-dried-up“one-eyed lake” in Hindi, Kanatalfor rejuvenating family vacations.
Kanatal is a family friendly offbeat destination near New Delhi:.
Some of the popular destinations promoted by the Kanatal tourism include Dhanaulti and the Dhanaulti Eco Park, Tehri Lake and Tehri Dam, Chamba, and the Surkanda Devi Temple
There are other varied options of things to do in Kanatal, these include:
Take a walk in a forest
The Dhanaulti Eco Park is a treasure trove for nature lovers. Enjoy the breath-taking views and sightrare birds and the flora of the lower Himalayas as you walk around the verdant park filled with Cedar, Deodars, and Rhododendron trees. Tree lovers can donate money to plant a tree and have their name displayed around it; the park officials will nurture the plant. The park also has activities like Flying Fox and sketching for kids.
Things to do in Kanatal, Dhanaulti and Tehri Lake
Have fun at the Tehri Lake with water-sports
Go boating, jet skiing, and surfing, or take a banana boat ride in the Tehri Lake with family.
Experience the snow adventure zone
This one is surely for the adventurous. Guided by well-trained, helpful, and professional staff, the adventure zone, which is on the Mussoorie–Dhanaulti Road, provides activities like sky walking and zip-line ride for everyone in the family.
Enjoy a trekking tour in the wild
The region boasts wild forest terrain, mountainous views, and waterfalls that are every trekker’s delight. Don’t forget to relish timeless folklore from the locals during tea breaks. The Surkanda Devi Temple trek is a popular route and offers unending views of Kodia jungle, New Tehri and Chamba.
When to visit
The best time to visit this charmingly quiet village is from April to September. During this time, the weather in Kanatal hovers around 10°–20°C, making it pleasant to explore with children.
Kanatal is well connected to Delhi by daily flights and the airport has plenty taxis that ply daily. The closest railway stations that the hill station is connected to are Dehradun (76km) and Rishikesh (80km).
Where to Stay
Enjoy family vacations and the best of Kanatal at the Club Mahindra Kanatal resort, conveniently located on the Dehradun–Rishikesh (bypass), on the Chamba–Kanatal–Dhanaulti–Mussorie route.
The beautiful, kid- and pet-friendly stay offers comfortable rooms with modern fixtures as well as a restaurant, serving authentic local dishes and desserts like Jhangora Ki Kheer. The resort also affords beautiful sights of mountain ranges, and has a fun zone for kids. You must see Club Mahindra reviews to get a glimpse of Club Mahindra holidays!
The hills are calling, and you must go. Book now for another unforgettable family holiday with India’s favorite resort chain!
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