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Tehri, officially known as New Tehri, is a town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the district headquarters of the Tehri Garhwal district. New Tehri holds historical significance due to the construction of the Tehri Dam and the subsequent relocation of the old town of Tehri.
Tehri is famous for the Tehri Dam, one of the highest dams in Asia and one of the tallest in the world. The dam is built on the Bhagirathi River and plays a vital role in hydroelectric power generation, providing electricity to various parts of North India.
The construction of the Tehri Dam led to the relocation of the old town of Tehri. The old town now lies submerged in the waters of the Tehri Reservoir. This relocation was a massive and challenging project.
New Tehri has become a tourist destination, primarily for water-based activities in the Tehri Reservoir, including boating and water sports. The surrounding area offers natural beauty with lush green hills, and the backdrop of the dam and the lake adds to the scenic charm.
The Tehri Lake Festival is an annual event that celebrates the natural beauty and adventure opportunities in the region. It includes water sports, cultural programs, and food festivals.