The small town of Kanatal lies near the more popular hill station of Mussoorie where most tourist flock to visit and hence the town is virtually untouched and hides exotic natural beauty which remained unexplored for many. It is located at even higher altitude than Mussoorie at around 2600 meter and is full of narrow mountainous paths and patches of jungle which can make anyone fell for the scenic beauty instantly. Mostly used by locals as a getaway place during holidays and weekends it can mesmerize any visitor easily by its serenity and tranquility.

There are various kinds of places to visit in Kanatal and Sukhnanda temple is the most famous one of them as it is a religious destination. If you like walking among more than hundred year old trees than Kodia jungle is the best spot for you. Jeep safari is also available to venture deep into the forest and get to watch the wild in their true habitat. Tehri dam and many natural fresh water springs make up the beautiful terrain and spending leisure time in such scenic beauty leaves and undeniable mark on one’s psych.

Being in the close vicinity of Mussoorie, it is fairly easy to reach Kanatal by road, air or train transport. Nearest airport being the Dehradun airport which is around 32 kms away and is well connected through road. By train either reach Rishikesh or Dehradun which are 75 and 85 km away from Kanatal. By road one can travel from all the major cities of Uttarakhand and can easily get bus and taxi rides.


Best Places to visit in Kanatal

Surkanda Devi- Surkanda devi  temple is on the way to kanatal if you are coming from Mussoorie- Dhanaulti route, which is only 10 km from the kanatal prime location. Surkanda devi temple is one of the attractions of kanatal as it is located in the highest point of kanatal.

New Tehri- New Tehri is hardly around 30 km from the kanatal, which has so many places or activities for you to serve like Boating, speed boating, ski ride in tehri lake or other recreational activities nearby. 

Resting goddess hill view point- The resting goddess hill view point is a popular tourist destination in the Kaudia Range. It is located about 40 kilometres away and offers a stunning hill view where you can see the mountains that, when viewed from a distance, resemble goddess reclining.

Kanatal Attractions

Surkanda devi

Kaudia forest 

Dhanaulti eco park

Tehri Dam

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How to reach Kanatal

Kanatal is accessible through different routes and modes of transportation.

From Delhi, you can take a bus directly to Mussoorie, Dehradun, or Rishikesh, from which you can continue on to Kanatal. From Delhi to Kanatal, the distance is roughly 310 kilometres.

You can stop in Rishikesh or Dehradun by train, and then, using any local transportation, you can continue to Kanatal. The same is true while using flight service; you can get to Dehradun first then follow the route for Kanatal.