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Things To Do In Kanatal for an Unforgettable Vacation

Kanatal is a small picturesque Village in the snow-capped regions of Uttarakhand. Kanatal is one of the hidden gems in northern India that is yet to come to light. As the destination is not visited by many travellers, it has maintained its charm and freshness. Today we the best things to do in Kanatal for an unforgettable vacation.

Chamba-Mussoorie road
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The village can be ideal for a short getaway or even for a week-long vacation. Kanatal is clean, pristine and serene to rejuvenate you in a couple of days and also it forms a perfect base location to visit destinations like Chambla, Mussoorie and Dhanaulti if you are looking for a week-long vacation. The place is perfect for Delhi crowds looking for a peaceful weekend and a good drive as it lies on Chamba-Mussoorie road. In addition, the village has an exciting adventure shade as well. This begins with the scenic roads en route the village and also includes activities like trekking, camping and rappelling etc.

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Things To Do In Kanatal

  • Surkanda Devi Temple
  • Camping in the lap of nature
  • Trekking through undefined trails
  • Rappelling and Valley crossing
  • Experience the Homestays
  • Safaris through thick Dense forests

Surkanda Devi Temple

Surkand Devi temple tops the list of best things to do in Kanata. You will thoroughly enough a visit to this temple irrespective of whether you are a religious person or not. The Temple is in the neighbouring town of Dhanaulti and set on top of the hill at 2756 meters above sea level. You will have to walk for 3 Kilometers from your parking point to reach the temple, however, the walkway is extremely scenic and pleasantly refreshing. If you are interested in mythological stories, talk to a few locals as you get to hear the fascinating tales about the place and the temple.

Surkanda Devi Temple
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One of the most recommended and best thing to do in Kanatal is to experience camping. Camping experience in Kanatal is a near-perfect experience. You get to play trek through some pleasant lush green valley and set up your tent under the clear sky. This is followed by a bonfire session with barbeque, music and fun games. Morning you can enjoy the sunrise followed by a couple of adventure games before you head back to your base. There are many local operators who organise camping and charge roughly between 5000 INR to 7000 INR. However, if you want to explore on your own then come prepared with the necessary equipment.

Camping in Kanatal
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If your idea of adventure is making your way through the dense forest by craving new paths and trails, then Kanatal has a lot of such places to explore. Kodai jungle is one such place. The jungle is blessed with thick vegetation and you will able to witness the stunning views of nearby valleys and mountains as you ascend your way to the top. In addition, you will able to witness a variety of vibrant and colourful bird species in these forests. If you are lucky, you will spot Wild boars, Barking Deer, Musk Deer in their natural habitat.

Trekking in kanatal
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Rappelling and Valley Crossing

Rappelling and Valley crossing both are rope-based activities and needs some amount of fitness. If you are adrenaline junkie, then you will thrive in these activities in Kanatal or If you are a group of friends looking for a fun getaway, then head straight to Kanatal and try out this adventure games.

Kanatal is has a lot of regions with rocky terrains and hence you will multiple operators offering Rappelling activities. Most of them are equally good and charge similar prices. safety equipment is provided, hence fret not, just head out and create beautiful memories with your friends and loved once.

Valley crossing is an interesting activity that is similar to Ziplining. The outskirts of Kanatal is blessed with beautiful valleys and hence an ideal place to try out valley crossing. Valley crossing accommodates from beginners to experts. The experts level involves crossing valley at that 80 feet and more. Get your Go-Pro charged and head on to capture this beautiful moment.

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Experience the Homestays

One way to thoroughly enjoy your trip to Kanatal is experiencing the local homestays. The homestays have an aura and air of local community that difficult to find in sophisticated properties. These homestays are equally cosy compared to hotels and authentic as well. While you experience the local way of living by staying in homestays, the added advantage is you get the entire house to yourself. The homestays are a lot economical compared to hotels and you experience a different lifestyle too.

Jungle Safaris

If you are not comfortable trekking or camping in the thick forests, the way to enjoy these dense forests is through jungle safaris. Jungle safaris are absolutely safe and equally adventurous and one of the best things to do in Kanatal. Kodai forest is known for its rich flora and fauna and hence you will able to witness a lot of rare animal and bird species. Also, the safaris are usually jeep safaris that makes it safe and comfortable for all people irrespective of their age. The Safari generally last for two hours and operators charge 2500 – 3500 INR for a couple. However, safari starts at designated time slots and doesn’t operate throughout the day.

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Tehri Lake

Tehri Lake is basically the backwaters of Teri Dam. Even though it’s an artificial lake, the scenery and location of the lake make it nothing short of natural lake blessed with serenity and pleasantness. Lake also hosts boating activity amidst greenery and nature. Lake is set at 1700 meters in the middle of mountains and hence ambience and experience are bound to be surreal.

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