Camping Trip In Kanatal
The Kanatal Camping is situated at 8,400 fts near Mussoorie & Dhanaulti at a distance of 300 Kms / 8 hrs from Delhi/NCR. Set in the heart of the Indian Himalayas and surrounded by dense, long wooded slopes of Deodar, Oak and Pine forests, Camp Kanatal (Thangdhar) offers tranquility that seems to be straight out of some romantic classic.
The beautiful and picturesque 180 degree view of the snow clad Himalayas will fill you with a romantic charm. Kanatal is the chilliest offbeat destination near Delhi. Beautiful and captivating environment will surely make you feel the love and pleasure of lying in Mother Nature's lap.
Experience nature and the Himalayan charm at its captivating and unadulterated best.Temperature: Varies from 4°c to 25°c
Season: Open throughout the year
Distance from Major cities: Delhi: 300 kms | Dehradun: 75 kms | Rishikesh: 75 kms
Haridwar: 105 kms | Chamba: 14 kms | Dhanaulti: 15 kms
Route: Delhi Meerut Roorkee Haridwar Rishikesh Chamba Kanatal
Alt. Route: Delhi Meerut Roorkee Dehradun Mussoorie Dhanaulti Kanatal
Things To Do In Kanatal
Guided Trekking in the mountains and Forests
Garhwal Himalayas is one of the most beautiful regions of South Asia that infatuates all because of its mountains, valleys, splendid waterfalls, and magnificent meadows, dense and untouched forest. A trekking tour gives you a chance to meet and interact with people from different cultures and engage with nature at its best.
This is a bridge that consists of a thick rope for walking upon, and two ropes to hold on to. The bridge stretches across a gorge. You are ready to cross when you have put on the harness and connected yourself to the safety rope.
Rock Climbing & Valley Crossing
Valley Crossing is the technique of traversing across two high points by means of a rope stretched between them.Valley Crossing, the essence of matter is gravity; the essence of spirit is freedom
Tug of War
Tug of war, also known as tug o' war, tug war, rope war or rope pulling, is a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in a test of strength. The origins of tug of war are uncertain, but it is beyond dispute that this once royal sport was practised in ancient Egypt and China, where it was held in legend that the Sun and Moon played Tug of War over the light and darkness.
Bonfire at Nights
A bonfire is a controlled outdoor fire used for informal disposal of burnable waste material or as part of a celebration. Celebratory bonfires are typically designed to burn quickly and may be very large. It was evening and after snacks and coffee in the common camp, we all sat in a circle of nice cushy bamboo chairs while a bonfire was being prepared for all.
Tehri Dam at New Tehri is quite famous. This dam is built on the confluence of River Bhagirathi and Bhilangna and make for an interesting visit. While at New Tehri, also visit the Pant Research Institute where fruits and plants are grown.
Kodia Jungle is 3 km away on the road towards Chamba. It is a very nice picnic spot. A level walk of 7 to 8 km will show dense forests opening into a vast expanse of undulating hills and valleys. Tiny, gurgling natural springs are along the way. The track is jeep able. You could spot a few wild animals.
Mussoorie is 38km from Kanatal and is a popular tourist destination.
Chamba is 16 km from Kanatal. Chamba is untouched and untamed by the vices of urbanisation and commercialisation.
Dhanaulti is 8 km from Kanatal. Dhanaulti is like a cool winter breeze. Unspoilt by commercialisation, one can feel nature here. Treks, pony rides along fruit orchards and water streams appearing from nowhere can keep you busy as there is little commercialisation. Roads to Dhanaulti are not so bad and this can be a place worth visiting.
Shivpuri is about 75 km from Kanatal and close to Rishikesh is Shivpuri, where you can enjoy rafting. Shivpuri is perhaps the most convenient and popular rafting destination close to Delhi. The best time to go is from September to October and then from March to May. It is closed in the monsoon season.