Kanatal is one of the most beautiful hamlets in Uttarakhand. A quaint little town, it is located on the Mussoorie-Chamba road, in the district of Tehri Garhwal. Perched at an altitude of about 8,500 feet, Kanatal offers a magnificent vision of the snow-capped mountain ranges and verdant green forests. It is merely 40 km from Mussoorie and 300 km from Delhi. The town has one big advantage over the other more well-known and popular hill towns in North India i.e. it is away from over gathering, ultra-urbanization, contamination and commercialization.
Kanatal offers a mystic and peaceful experience to the tourists, in the lap of the untouched, unscathed environment. It is the perfect destination for those people who love to have a word with untouched, untamed and unspoilt nature. With pleasing weather throughout the year, Kanatal offer a welcoming interlude from the scorching heat, humidity and dust-filled environment of polluted cities and towns in the plains. It has a pleasing range of 10-25 degrees Celsius temperature in summer and is chilly in winters.
The high point of the weather at Kanatal comes between December to February, when more than 50 inches of powdery snow flooring its grounds, creating an amazing scenario and transforming the entire area into a stunningly beautiful white wonderland. Other than the beautiful scenic vista it offers, its strategic location, on the Chamba-Mussoorie highway, also develops its prospects of becoming a major tourist spot in Uttarakhand, in the near future.