Best Things to do in Kanatal, Uttarakhand

Best Things to do in Kanatal, Uttarakhand

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Kanatal is a beautiful hill station and a small village in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. If you plan a vacation in the upcoming days, you must have Kanatal on your bucket list. It is 78 kilometers from Dehradun (the state capital of Uttarakhand), 38 kilometers from Mussoorie, 12 kilometers from Chamba, and approximately 300 kilometers from Delhi.

The beauty of this place is absolutely mesmerizing. You would love to explore forest trails and admire the goats grazing in the mountains with the surrounding lush greenery. 

Kanatal is close to Mussoorie and provides an opportunity to stay close to nature and off the grid. This charming hill station is laden with apple orchards. Kanatal also has several homestays that serve organic, delicious food and give visitors a taste of the rural lifestyle.

If you are looking for the best things to do in Kanatal, in this article, we’ve compiled a list of some of the offbeat places to visit and different things to do where you may have some unique experiences and a lot of fun. So, let’s get started.

Best things to do in Kanatal 

Valley Crossing

Valley Crossing is one of Kanatal‘s notable attractions, and if adventure is your thing, then a visit to this spot is a must. You’ll have to pull yourself across the valley while strapped on a rope attached to a suspended rope with a pulley, from mountain to mountain (around 360 feet) in the Himalayas. If you want the ultimate test of your strength and the most thrilling experience, You must be physically fit to participate in this adventure, as it requires a lot of strength and energy. It’s done under the watchful eye of a trained guide, but if you are afraid of heights, then this is not a destination for you.

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Surkanda Devi Temple

The Surkanda Temple is located about 8 kilometers from Dhanaulti, and a 2-kilometer journey from the town of Kaddu Khal is a delight for trekkers.

While the hike is challenging, the view, environment, and tranquility are well worth it. Surkhanda Devi temple is one of India’s most prominent ‘Shaktipeeth,’ based on the story of Sati plunging into the sacrificial fire to protest her father Daksha’s refusal to invite Lord Shiva to a ceremony. Shaktipeeth is considered a holy location where the goddess resides for her devotees.


A photo of homestays in Uttrakhand kanatal

Do you want to experience the lifestyle of rural India? If yes, then nothing can be a better choice than staying in a homestay during your visit to Kanatal. In Kanatal, these houses are usually composed of mud and are located in rural areas where not only you can witness the typical Indian rural settings but also engage with the locals, which is an eye-opening experience. You can also prepare your meals in the village, explore the farms, or simply relax and breathe the fresh smell of rural soil in the lush surroundings.

Rock Climbing

things to do in kanatal

Kanatal has a range of adventurous activities to offer you. This place has perfect arrangements for rock climbing and rappelling. A large number of tourists and adventure enthusiasts come to experience these activities. Trying out adventure sports is a lot of fun and will undoubtedly be a life-changing event for you. If you are a professional, you can do rappelling and rock climbing. If you are a beginner, though, on-site campgrounds will organize these activities as part of the camping package you can purchase.

Trekking in Kodia Jungle

Kodia jungle is the place if you want to capture plenty of photos of and with the beauty of mother nature. It is about 5 to 6 kilometers from Kanatal, and the hike through the dense forest provides breathtaking views of vast stretches of valleys and hills and numerous natural springs along the way. Animals such as musk deer, wild boar, and Ghoral can be seen there. Also, if you love watching birds, the Kodia jungle has many species of birds that you can see along with the spectacular sight.

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