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The Kanatal Orchids Camp

Uttrakhand is a popular state which is blessed with the beauty of Himalayan Mountain Ranges,  Holy River Ganga & Yamuna, famous Hindu & Sikh pilgrimage Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh & Hemkund... READ MORE

Kanatal

is a small village in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kanatal is 78 km from Dehradun (capital of the State Uttarakhand), 38 km from Mussoorie and 12 km from Chamba. It is on the Chamba-Mussoorie road and nearly 300 km from Delhi.

A few years ago, there used to be a lake by the name of Kanatal, now it doesn’t exist. To make it memorable, the place was named Kanatal.

Surkunda Devi is a temple in Kanatal, dedicated to Sati Ji. Kanatal is where Shankar Ji brought her dead body on his trishul from Haridwar. Located at a height of 9995 feet, you get a 360-degree view from the top of the temple. This temple is 8 km on the road to Mussoorie to Kaddukhal. One has to trek 2 km on foot to the little temple.

The temperature here hovers between 10-20 degrees Celsius in summers. In winters, it presents a mesmerizing sight of snow carpeted grounds and trees presenting a white wonderland& temperature lies in between 5-10 degrees.

The location experience heavy snow fall blocking roads in winters. Due to high altitude the place unpredictably faces high winds.

Kanatal has an average elevation of about 8500 feet (2590 meters). The highest point is Surkunda Devi Temple, at a height of about 9,995 feet. There is scarcity of water, temperature in winters go freezing. The roads are blocked with snow — often crystallized and hard enough to skid vehicles thousands of meters down the valley.

Kanatal is conveniently connected by road to Delhi and major cities. The closest railway station and airport is Dehradun. Taxis are easily available for Kanatal.

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