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Written by Aum   
Monday, 10 March 2008 15:17
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Nothing excites me more then exploring himalaya's mountain ranges on a mountain bike. So I put my cycle on my car and start driving towards Chamba which is a small town locate in Mussoorie ranges at the altitude of 7,500 feet above sea level in Tehri Garhwal district of uttarakhand. Chamba is 59 KM north from Rishikesh and 67 km east from Mussoorie. It took me 2 hours to reach chamba from Rishikesh driving uphill passing Narender nagar. The road is pretty good and this is also the highway to Uttarkashi and Gangotri after chamba. You will also pass by famous Ananda Spa and Resort on your way to chamba so if you like you can get best yoga sessions with relaxing massage here.

 

I reached Chamba at 2 PM and as I hit the main town I found it crowded place with lots of local shops and narrow roads connecting the town with other routes. There were also dust particles every where in the atmosphere leaving you with no feeling of a hill station. Finding a good hotel in Chamba was not very easy as this is less popular place for tourism. There were couple of good hotels in the region but room rates were very high in comparison to the services offered. So dropping the idea of booking a hotel I parked my car at some parking place, took out my mountain bike and started riding towards Tehri Dam.

It is a good descend from Chamba to Tehri Dam so I was enjoying the down hill stretch all my way without much paddling. On the downhill winds were also very strong pushing me more and increasing my speed. Views on the way were fantastic with very less traffic on the road full of lush green fields every where. After riding about an hour I reached a spot from where I could see the massive water resrovoir built on holy river Ganga due to the conruction of Dam on it. Tehri dam is the 8th highest dam in the world built at the place where river ganga meets river bhilanga in old tehri region which is now deep down submerged in water. The dam planning started in 1972 where construction was started in 1978 and since then it has been the place of great controversy. It is controversial because first of all it is a man made construction on the river Ganga which is very sacred to Hindus and worshiped since thousands of years back in time so obstructing it's flow is not some thing Hindu's could accept easily. Another issue was also that lake made on the dam will cause old tehri town to sink completely 100s of meters beneath the water making them homeless and work less. But government provided new homes to the people effected and relocated them to a new tehri town before the lake could fill up. Dam is also buit near an earthquake epic center and can also get effected in future in case there is a major earthquake but I am sure that the concerned authorities must be well prepared for such conditions. Any way dam is fully operational now where old tehri town is totally submerged in water and producing hydro electricity.

Coming back to the lake view I could feel how human mind can transform the landscape and give it totally new shape. I could see the 24 kilometers area full of water every where making a biggest lake I have ever seen. The water was green colored covered with mountains every where. A local told me that the lake is now a days 700 meters deep and it is expected to go deeper as more rain water approaches in monsoons. I could see the dam from far end only as to have a closer look any one needs to take permissions from authorities. With less time in hand and also there was another 17/18 kilometers uphill ride to Chamba I decided not to go further and start back on my cycle to Chamba.

Tehri Lake view

Riding uphill proved to be very painful due to steep climb with wind opposing me from the other end. I could manage only 4/5 kilometers on bike and decided to take a lift from some local truck driver to drop me at chamba. Fortunately I got a lift in a truck so I loaded my bike at the back of truck and kept my journey towards Chamba. Before I could reach Chamba tuck driver ran out of diesel and I was on the raod again with no option but to cover the rest of 3/4 kilometers on my bike again. I covered this stretch in another 20 minutes taking a snack on the restaurant in the way and reached Chamba market. From there I packed my stuff and hooked my bike at the back of Car and left for Dhanaulti.

 



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Devendra  - moto nurocon disices ke liye yagye paramarsh. |2013-06-28
pranam babaji
1 mere pitaji ka gala choke ho gaya hai jis karan unhe khana khane me taklif hoti hai or jibh sahi tarike
se kaam nahi karne ke karan bolne me taklif hoti hai tatha awaj hani nikal pati hai.

2 piraji ke ek hath ne kaa
karna band kar diya ha or us hath ki ungliya dhire-dhire hatheli ki taraf mudte ja rahi hai. or unhe ek pair uthane me
bhi taklif hoti hai.
ye taklif dhire dhire badati ja rahi hai.

3 unke muh mei bahut lar banti hai jise vo gatak nahi
sakte jo muh ke dwara bahar bahati rahati hai.

abhi unka bhojan nak ke dwara dali hui nali dwara pait mai jata hai


dockter ne unki bimari ka name moto nurocone desies bataya hai.

kripya uchit aushadhi batane ka kasth kre ji.
paramjeetsajwan  - tehri is best |2013-06-12
so sweet
Naveen uniyal  - sara tehri bhayo tai namskar |2011-09-14
mussoorie
LAKSHMAN SINGH NEGI  - CHAMBA IS VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN UTTRAKHAND |2011-03-04
HI FRIENDS. IAM LAKSHMAN SINGH NEGI FROM DEVPRAYEG.I VISIT TO UR CHAMBA. CHAMBA IS IS ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN
UTTRAKHAND...............
Shweta.Kudalkar  - menstraul Problem |2011-01-07
Pranam Guruji,
I m 20 year old.
Nowadays I m suffering from menstraul problem. Before 3 months the menstraul cycle
was good. I would become m.c. every month, but from the two months I m with the problem of not becoming m.c. Pls suggest
me some medicine or home remedy for this.
praveen sharma  - removal of black spots of face |2010-12-11
Pujay Swami Ji
My face has many black spots and pits of pimples produced due to removing them by nails. Please tell me
the best and effective solution of removing these spots and pits.
With due regards
praveen sharma vpo. Bikaner Distt.
Rewari Haryana
Dr. Dharmendra uniyal  - jai uttarakhand................................... |2010-11-21
hi brothers ,i feel proud to be uttarakhandi.
Really uttarakhand is heaven on earth
dinesh singh aswal  - Hello Ghadwali brothers |2010-08-15
suna mera schooliya bhulo yanu katini karyan bidi sigrate our dharu tum katayni pyan

Note Please dont any Unless
word
and bad speech write thanks Dinu
dinesh singh aswal  - Hi friends i am dinesh aswal |2010-08-15
Hi friends how are you, me very well
and Thanks I living from Kathoor villege
and i so very proud of we are a birth
place in Uttrankhand (Devbhumi)

My Massege For you

khaoo piyou as karo mitro dil na kisi da dhukhyouna Thanks
Jay Uttrakhand dinu
gayarhri  - hair fall |2009-12-19
dear babaji,

i have been loosing my hair from 7years.it has become very thin.not even a singal time my hair is removed
from my head from childhood.can that be a reason of my hair fall?
i am thinking of to use the hairoil of your brand.
but
can you sujest me what else i can do to get my hair back on my empty scalp n i can stop the hair fall.

thanx
CHATAR SINGH PUNDIR TEHARI GAR  - T .G. |2009-09-22
hello gardwali bhaiyo ko namashte ??
CHATAR SINGH PUNDIR TEHARI GAR |2009-09-22
HI HELLO SABHI GARDWALI BHAIYO KO NAMASHTE ????
sanju sajwan  - awa awa chamba aija |2009-09-15
maitai ati pyaru lagdu chamba .
shanti prasad  - 98###61108 |2009-08-26
ANOOP RASTOGI  - chamba tehri dam |2009-06-02
The road is pretty good and this is also the highway to Uttarkashi and Gangotri after chamba.

I am from Rishikesh i
like that Place
praveen  - re: chamba as a tourist palace |2009-05-25
our chamba is a nice palace for tourism. in chamba u can find excutive hotel and restuorent and himalaya view in
front of chamba is very beutiful,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,so chamba is best option for summer
holyday..................

ok reyaly mr b prasad
praveen  - re: chamba as a tourist palace |2009-05-25
image: our chamba is a nice palace for tourism. in chamba u can find excutive hotel and restuorent and himalaya view in
front of chamba is very beutiful,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,so chamba is best option for summer
holyday..................[/quote][quote=akash]HI AKASH KUIMAR GAUTAM
G.I.C KAFALPANI
T.G
link:
ramesh singh mehar |2009-03-09
tehri ghadwal good hill-station of india best of tehri dam in


ramesh panwar
vill- khalshi
utterkashi

ph.+91###4028182
ramesh singh mehar  - tehri dam |2009-03-09
tehri ghadwal is buety full place
Bhagwati prasad  - chamba as a tourist palace |2009-03-04
our chamba is a nice palace for tourism. in chamba u can find excutive hotel and restuorent and himalaya view in front
of chamba is very beutiful,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,so chamba is best option for summer holyday..................
praveen  - chamba is nise place |2009-05-25
chamba is my homtowan .............................
jayendra chauhan  - chamba |2009-02-04
chamba is nice and beatiful place but lack of master plans, it is too consisted to travel
sanjay singh rawat  - nace plase my chamba |2008-12-08
chamba is very butiful city and all most rootes is a center point to chamba. i love to chamba from

SANJAY SINGH RAWAT
VILL. THELARI
P.O. NAGANI
TEHRI GARHWAL

09###380085
sanjay singh rawat  - chamba bahut pyaru chah. |2008-12-08
hamara chamba ma sabhi dhani ki suvidha chah or purani tehri ka dubna ka bad chamba pramukh bajar ka roop ma ubharnu
lagyun. love me to chamba
SANJAY
94###80085
GOBIND RANA  - chamba to ratno gaad(small river) |2008-10-16
my village 22 km from chamba
Love Kumar  - chamba to ratno gaad(small river) |2008-10-17
Hi Gobind,

Would love to see some photographs of your village
biker  - Living in your village |2008-11-17
Hi Gobind,

I really would like to visit your Village can you help me finding some accommodation for couple of days in
your village ?
GOBIND RANA |2008-10-16
Yes i proud
GOBIND RANA  - its my state |2008-10-16
hello everybody our state is uttranchala and we proud on it because it is most beautiful state in hill
praveen dobhal  - hi .................................. |2008-10-07
if any qustion feel free concate
09###475685

my love chamba
Love Kumar  - land in chamba |2008-10-17
Hi Praveen,

is it possible to buy land in chamba ? for holiday home.
rahulmalothra  - visting to utranchal in july need some help |2009-05-25
hi i have planned to vist uttranchal in the month of july we are 5 coupls i want to knw wat ae the place to vist in
uttranchal and wat is the distance between from each palces how many kilometers nd how much time will it take from each
distanance and is there any train route from the particular places wat will the car charges nd hotel pls send me ur view
on it nd pls do the need ul to me thank u waiting 4 ur reply bye
praveen dobhal  - nise my chamba |2008-10-07
nise nise a veri nise chamba,
my chamba is beautifull and cool
chamba to tehri was 8 k m and chamba to tehri dam 15 k
m

dam a nise, cool
tyagi |2009-01-17
I I love my india. In this cuntry very sweet people but polticition very bad.
PAWAN KUMAR RANA  - CHAMBA |2008-08-29
YA....Chamba is really beautiful/nice place..... Some unforgettable memories in my life…………….. if u know m
frd……………….

SONU
Love kumar  - Chamba |2008-08-30
Where are you from Sonu ?
chaman  - My Chamba |2008-04-01
My Chamba is very beautifull and cool
akash  - MP |2008-03-28
HI AKASH KUIMAR GAUTAM
G.I.C KAFALPANI
T.G
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