Kanatal is a small town in the state of Uttarakhand in India. You can take a trip to Kanatal if you’re looking for a destination that is not crawling with tourists and is calm and unexplored. Tourists mainly head to Mussoorie, and the town of Kanatal is typically left untouched. So one must visit such a beautiful place to enjoy the pleasant weather in Kanatal.

The tiny village is nestled at an elevation of 8,500 feet above sea level on Mussoorie - Chamba road. Kanatal is a perfect winter destination in Uttarakhand as it snows here and is also a best place for camping.


The charming hill station which is located in the picturesque setting of the Garhwal Himalayas would be the perfect place to spend the weekend with your family and friends. This town is sited in a pretty place surrounded by mountains and rivers, with stunning views and scenery. Here are some of the best places to visit in Kanatal.

  • Surkanda Devi Temple – The Surkanda Devi Temple is located near Kaddukhal which is a very famous shrine in Dhanaulti, roughly 24 kms from the town of Chamba. It is one of the 51 Shakti peeths in India, dedicated to the Goddess Surkanda, the manifestation of feminine divine. The temple is an architectural marvel, situated at a height of 2700 metres, offering a 360 degree view of the entire surrounding region and the snow capped Himalayan peaks.

  • Tehri Dam - It is one of the world’s highest dams. It is a multi-purpose dam built on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttaranchal. The reservoir of the dam is known as Tehri Lake. It is frequented by tourists who like to indulge in boating. It has established Kanatal tourism and made it a great adventure destination in uttarakhand.

  • Kodia Jungle for Trekking - Kodia Forest is an amazing picnic spot and popular for hiking and trekking in Kanatal. It is a 6-km trek from Kanatal and once you reach the jungle, you can hire Jeep Safari to explore the lush green forest. You could easily spot a few wild animals like boar and various birds on the safari. Kodia jungle is located at a distance of nearly 38 kms from Mussoorie and is a favourite place for nature lovers and wildlife photographers.

  • Kanatal Mud Houses for Homestay - Homestays are the best place to stay while you are on vacation in Kanatal. These houses are typically made of mud and you can experience the feeling of authentic village life. You can even interact with the rural people and enjoy the lifestyle of a typical rural setup in India. You can cook your meals in the village, explore the village or just relax and unwind amidst magnanimous nature.


There are many places you can travel nearby Kanatal. All the destinations can be reached comfortably by hiring cabs as the distance is not too far.

  • Dhanaulti Eco Park - Dhanaulti is the beautiful hill station lying in the foothills of Garhwal Himalaya Range. For all nature lovers, Eco Park in Dhanaulti is a must visit. It is the perfect destination for taking selfies with deodar trees.

  • Landour – Landour is a small cantonment town near Mussoorie. The distance between Kanatal and Landour is about 42 kms. It is a great place for birdwatching as it is home to some amazing species of birds. You can enjoy the rains in this region as it receives rain almost throughout the year.

  • Dehradun – The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is located in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas settled between the river Ganges on the east and the river Yamuna on the west. Dehradun is famous for its scenic landscapes and pleasant climate. It is the gateway to the most tourist places in North India.

Apart from exploring these places, there are many great things to do in Kanatal. The best experience would be going for Kanatal camps, which are near Mussoorie and Dhanulti. Many people from Delhi also visit Kanatal for camps to stay in the tranquil environment around nature. The distance between Delhi and Kanatal is approximately 300 kms.

The best time to visit Kanatal is winter as you can enjoy the snowfall during and have a memorable tour. Kanatal temperature from October to December is around 9-10 degrees Celsius.


You can easily reach by road from Dehradun airport or station as the distance between Dehradun and Kanatal is around 75 kms. You can enjoy the pleasant weather in the hilly areas in the Himalayan ranges. The best way to visit all the nearby places from Kanatal is by booking cab online.

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Kanatal is a quaint little hamlet with limited hotels and resorts but still these offers the best quality services. Kanatal resorts and spa provide its tourists with excellent unique village style foodstuffs and relaxing massages. There are even a few luxury hotels with their famous spa treatments and meditation facility. You can also choose to stay at budget hotels in Kanatal if travelling and exploring are your main purpose of visit. Kanatal is famous for its adventure camps for all trekkers and if you want an adrenaline rush, tent stays would be the best option.

Most hotels in Kanatal permit additional guests to stay or share the room at extra charges so it would be convenient for joint families to stay together and enjoy their trip.

Kanatal tourism is flourishing because of its proximity to famous tourist places like Mussoorie. Thus, since there are limited accommodation options and several tourists, to avoid last-minute hassles, we suggest booking a hotel online prior to your trip with OYO Hotels, Trivago or Booking.Com.

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