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This article is about the city. For the rice dish, see Tehri (dish).
New Tehri
Tehri Dam lake Panorama
Tehri Dam lake Panorama
Nickname(s): NTT
Tehri is located in Uttarakhand
Tehri is located in India
Location in Uttarakhand, 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
District Tehri Garhwal
Founded by King Sudarshan Shah (New Tehri by THDC)
 • Type Municipal
 • Body New Tehri Nagar Palika (President Umesh Charan Gusai, Independent), 2013/04/30-present
Elevation 1,750 m (5,740 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 24,014
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 01376
Vehicle registration UK-09
Website http://tehri.nic.in/

Tehri is a city and a municipal board in Tehri Garhwal District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the administrative seat of Tehri Garhwal District. This urban municipality area has 14 wards, from Vasant Vihar to Vishwakarma Puram (Koti colony).

Umesh Charan Gusain is Chairman of Nagar Palika New Tehri. He won this position as an independent candidate, defeating the Indian National Congress candidate. He is the only Chairman who won this seat two times consecutively in 61 years. Tehri now comes under the Tehri assembly seat of Uttrakhand and the Tehri Lok Sabha seat of India, which are represented by Dinesh Dhanai (Independent) and Raj Laxmi Shah (Bhartiya Janta Party) respectively.[citation needed]


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

The old town of Tehri sat at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Bhilangna rivers. Tehri was the capital of the princely state of Tehri Garhwal (Garhwal Kingdom) in British India, which 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. In the eighteenth century the ships of the East India Company would call at the port city of Tehri.[2]

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.


As of 2001 India census,[3] Tehri had a population of 25,425. Males constitute 65% of the population and females 35%. Tehri has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 71%. In Tehri, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourist places[edit]

Tehri district many options for tourists. 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. These places have the potential to attract tourists for mountaineering. The new district headquarters at New Tehri can be looked at as a future tourist spot where a spectacular view of Tehri Lake can be seen.

Tourist Spot Sea Level in Meters Nearby Town Tracking Route
(dstance from road)
Kanatal 2590 Kaddukhal 9 km
Chandravadni 2756 Devprayag 1.5 km
Kunjapuri 1645 Narendra Nagar 200 meters
Panwali Kantha 3963 Ghuttu 15 km
Khatling Glacier 3717 Ghuttu 45 km
Sahastra Tal 4572 Ghuttu, Rih 32 km
Khait Parvat 3030 Ghansali, Ghonti 8.5 km
Surkanda Devi 2757 Dhanaulti 1.5 km
Maithiyana Devi 2500 Tilwara, Bhardar 9 km


Universities, Professional Institutes, and Schools in New Theri

  • HNB Garhwal Centre University, Badshahi Thaul
  • Sridev Suman University, Badshahi Thaul
  • Govt. PG college
  • THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology, B. Puram
  • College of Forestry & Hill Agriculture, Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry P.O. Ranichauri
  • Sanskrit Maha Vidhlaya
  • Govt. Poly Technic
  • ITI
  • Govt, Pratap Inter College, Baurari
  • Govt, Pratap Inter College, Moldhar
  • Govt. Girls Inter College, Baurai
  • Narendra Mahila Vidhayalay (Rajmata), B Puram
  • Sarswati Vidhya Mandir, Inter College
  • Kendriya Vidhyalaya
  • All Saint Convent School
  • Sarswati Shishu Mandir
  • Govt. Girls High School
  • New Tehri International School, Painula
  • Bhagirathi vidhya Sarovar
  • Saint Anthony School
  • New Tehri Medical College (Opening Shortly)
  • Rajeev Gandhi Adventure Sports Academy, Koti Colony
  • Delhi Public School (Opening Shortly)
  • Trihari Institute of Management Education(Hotel Management Institute), Baurari


  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=41470
  2. ^ "The Ganga". Official Website of district Haridwar, Uttarakhand. National Informatics Centre, Haridwar District Unit. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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