Ultimate Kanatal Travel Guide


Nestled in Shivalik mountain ranges and lush green pine forests, Kanatal is a spectacular town located on the Chamba-Mussoorie road. It is just 80 Km from Dehradun and 40 Km from Mussoorie.

‘Kanatal’ word is derived from the Hindi language which is created from two words.  located on A new and upcoming weekend getaway from Delhi, Kanatal is has a lot to offer. Kana means one-eyed and Taal/Tal means the Lake that gets its name from the now dried lake.

Set in the heart of the Himalayas, Kanatal is surrounded by dense Pine, Deodar, Oak and Burans forest. It is an unexplored spot in Uttarakhand which is ideal for a weekend escape for Delhiites and have very little or no crowd around the year.

In Summers, Kanatal’s temperature varies from 10 to 20 degree whereas temperature drops 5-10 degree during the winter months. January and February are the coldest months with some heavy snowfall.

Home to wild orchids and thick vegetation, Kanatal is honoured with mesmerizing views of surrounding hills and valleys where you can’t miss the sunset. Kaudai jungle is also a heaven for wildlife lovers where they can spot a wide range of birds and animals including species like wild boar, musk deer, Kakar, and ghoral.

Situated at a height of 2600 mts, Kanatal offers a varied range of sports activities for all age groups. You can trek the pine forest paths in Kodai Jungle, hike some rocky terrain over the mountains, and for adventure lovers rappelling, Zip-lining and adventure water sports are best options. You can get entire information about these activities which mentioned below in detail:

Things to Do in Kanatal

If you’re wishing a holiday to Kanatal, then you can do the following things at Kanatal that will refresh you from boring urban life.

  • Surkhanda Devi Temple Trek (2Km)
  • Sightseeing 
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Valley Crossing
  • Rappelling 
  • Jungle Safari
  • Experience A Homestay

How to Reach Kanatal

Kanatal is well connected to rail, road and air by rest of India. The nearest airport to the Kanatal is Jolly grant airport, Dehradun which is at a distance of 92 kilometres. Whereas, Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Kanatal. It is also well connected by road to apart of the country. The distance from major cities to Kanatal is mentioned below:

City Name Distance From Kanatal 
Delhi  360 km
Rishikesh 82.1 km
Dehradun  80 km
Mussoorie  40 km
Chamba  10 km


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