The Unexplored KanatalKanatal is a small yet picturesque village which sits in the lap of Gharwal mountain ranges and is certainly the place to see the youngest Himalayas ranges in all its entirety.
Uttrakhand has long been swayed by the likes of pilgrimage tourism, which never allowed people to admire its serenity in a more relaxing kind of way. While it remains the truth, Uttrakhand possess some astounding Gahrwal mountains ranges, absolutely rich flora and fauna and a prosperous yet untouched, in somewhat way from the modernity in the villages, and the best way to enjoy all of this in Uttrakhand is to head towards KANATAL.
“Keep close to Nature’s heart and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir
Although, after coming to Kanatal you might feel it is a far flung place from any major city, but the truth is Kanatal is very easily accessible by the capital city of Uttrakhand as the road to Kanatal from Dehradun is just 78 kilometres, and the way all along will stall you continuously to stop and just breathe in the surreal mountain breeze.
Now, although the whole laid back feel of Kanatal is just not enough as the to-do-list is never ending here. Anything from hiking to camping is like the go to flurry, in addition to it, there is so much other than that like adventure activities, fishing, eco-tourism, walk in Kodai Forrest, hike to Surkanda devi temple (the highest point of the whole region, perfect place to see the snow cloud mountains and a 180 view of the whole Gharwal region) and an experience which will satisfy you and still leave you unsatisfied, for there is only so much one can take back.
“Star gazing is one of the way to your inner being.!”