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    An aerial view of a resort in Kanatal

    Kanatal is a serene and picturesque suburb of Mussoorie, snuggled on the Chamba-Mussoorie road. Though not so popular, Kanatal is picture perfect and boasts of the heavenly scenery, luxuriant vegetation, and bountiful adventure activities.

    If you are looking for a holiday with solemn peace but are disturbed with a bit of fun & thrill at times, take a trip to Kanatal – away from the urban hassles.

    Besides stunning natural beauty, there are a number of interesting things to do in Kanatal. Here’s a list of the must-try activities in Kanatal.

    1. Sightseeing: Visit the religious & natural attractions

    A snap of the snow-covered Surkanda Devi Temple in Kanatal during winters

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    Start your holiday with some sightseeing in Kanatal. You can visit the Surkanda Devi Temple, which is about 5 km from the city center. It is dedicated to God Sati and can be accessed by a comfortable trek of 2 km. You can also visit Tehri dam, another popular tourist attraction in Kanatal.

    Spend the second half of your day exploring nearby areas of other places to visit in Uttarakhand in winter, including Chamba and Dhanaulti, for picturesque sceneries. Don’t miss the sunset!


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    2. Trekking & Nature Walks: Exploring the Kodai Jungle

    A group of trekkers taking a break while trekking in Kanatal

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    Kodai Jungle in Kanatal is a perfect place for trekking and nature walks. Trekking for 5 – 6 km en route Chamba is one of the adventurous things to do in Kanatal. Habitat to wild orchids and thick vegetation, the jungle trails are blessed with amazing views of surrounding hills and valleys.

    Kodai jungle is also a treat for wildlife lovers. Come here to spot a wide range of birds and animals including species like wild boar, musk deer, kakar, and ghoral.

    3. Camping: Have fun with your gang of friends

    A night shot of the Whispering Pines camping resort in Dhanaulti

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    Plan a camping weekend in Kanatal if you are looking for some adventure and lots of fun. If you opt for a weekend package for camping near Delhi, it will include luxury tent accommodation, delicious food, and a wide array of adventure sports & group activities in Kanatal.

    Spend the day enjoying sports like volleyball & badminton; and activities such as trekking & rock climbing. Highlights of night camping are bonfire, barbeque, games, and stargazing.

    If you like to plan your travel on your own, carry your camping equipment with you.

    Charges: A typical Camping in Kanatal weekend package costs around INR 5000 per person.

    Suggested Read: 6 Best Sites For Camping In Dhanaulti And Kanatal

    4. Valley Crossing: Add some thrill to your Kanatal getaway

    A person tries Valley Crossing in Kanatal

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    Thanks to amazing picturesque valleys, valley crossing is one of the most exhilarating things to do in Kanatal. A popular tourist attraction, this rope activity actually requires a lot of patience and physical fitness. However, it is performed under professional guidance.

    Valley crossing involves crossing an 80 ft deep valley by pulling a rope. If you are a first timer, go for a shorter distance crossing.

    Charges: INR 300 per person for 15 – 20 minutes activity


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    5. Rappelling & Rock Climbing: Pack in some hardcore adventure too!

    One of the adventurous travelers tries rappelling in Kanatal

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    The rocky outcrops and natural hilly cliffs of Kanatal are perfect for natural rock climbing and rappelling. If you are planning a trip with friend or a corporate outing, these activities in Kanatal are a great fun. Also, you can get heavy discounts as these thrilling activities are mostly organised by private camp organizers and are offered as part of the package.

    Charges: INR 300 per person for 15 – 20 minutes activity

    6. Jungle Safari: A tryst with the wildlife of Kodia Forest

    Tourists take a jeep safari through the Kodia Forest in Kanatal

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    Safari in Kodia forest and spotting wildlife are among the most exciting things to do in Kanatal. The Kodia forest range from Swarg Yogini to Neelkanth has amazing thick plush green vegetation and is known for its rich flora and fauna.

    In the forest, you can spot numerous rare bird species and animals like musk deer, wild boar, and nilgai, and barking deer. Be prepared to capture them in your camera, along with clicks of the most photogenic scenic splendors in Kanatal.

    Charges: INR 2500 per person for a 2-hour jungle safari in a jeep

    Timings: The safari starts early in the morning. Contact forest department for exact safari timings.

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    7. Experience a homestay in Kanatal: Live the pahadi life

    A homestay in Kanatal that offers delightful stay experience

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    Living in a Pahadi house tells a lot about the lifestyle of the locals. This time, plan a different vacation and experience the goodness of village life. In a typical Kanatal homestay, you live in a mud house, where you have the entire house to yourself and access to the kitchen as well. You can spend your time interacting with the locals, exploring the village, or simply relaxing and enjoying the splendid sunsets.

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    Now that you’re almost there, about to book your Kanatal weekend getaway let us show a glimpse of all the fun we have during our tour in Kanatal!

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    Stay at 4 star rating hotels with local sightseeing, meals and transfers.
    Travel in AC coach round trip (from Delhi).
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