About Narendra Nagar

Narendra Nagar is a city in the district of Tehri Garhwal in Uttarakhand. It is administered by a Municipal Board. Earlier, it served as the headquarters of Tehri Garhwal district. However, New Tehri Town is the headquarters now.

About Narendra Nagar

A brief history of Narendra Nagar

Narendra Nagar was established by Maharaja Narendra Shah of Tehri Garhwal in the year 1919 and was made capital of the state. Odathalli, the small town that is nestled under the foothills of Shivalik was not only selected for its scenic beauty but also for its proximity with the plains. Odathalli also enjoys historical as well as mythological significance right from ancient times. The palace of Narendra Nagar has been visited by several dignitaries including British Viceroys, Prime Ministers of India, Spiritual Leaders, etc. The last Maharaja of Narendra Nagar was Manabendra Shah in 1946. Post independence, the province came under Uttar Pradesh state. Now it comes under Uttarakhand. 

Today, Narendra Nagar Palace has been made into a spa named “Ananda- In The Himalayas”. The palace overlooks the Doon Valley and offers picturesque view of the Himalayas. The palace is flanked by two World War I cannons at the royal gateway. Today, the palace stands as a symbol of grandeur as well as splendor of the bygone era. 

Geography of Narendra Nagar

Narendra Nagar is situated at 30.17oN 78.30o E and has an elevation of 1326 m (4,350 feet). Narendra Nagar offers wonderful view of Haridwar, Rishikesh, the Ganges River and the Doon Valley. It is situated on the Rishikesh-Gangotri-Yamunotri Route. 

Climate of Narendra Nagar

Narendra Nagar experiences warm as well as temperate climate. During winter, it rains heavily than the summers. Narendra Nagar is classified by Koppen and Geiger as Csa. The annual average temperature of Narendra Nagar is 20.1oC with June being the warmest month. January is the coldest month. The average rainfall of Narendra Nagar is 2228 mm. 

Administration of Narendra Nagar

It is administered by a Municipal Board.

Tourism in Narendra Nagar

Narendra Nagar is also a tourist destination. Let’s see some of the tourist attractions of Narendra Nagar.

Nandi Bull

Narendra Nagar is famous for the largest Nandi Bull statue in Northern India. Avtaar Singh Panwar sculpted this statue in the year 1960.

Ananda Spa Resort

Ananda Spa is the best ayurvedic spa resort of India situated on the foothills of Himalayas. It is also in close proximity to mythological as well as spiritual cities of Haridwar as well as Rishikesh. The palace of Narendra Nagar has been converted into the Spa today and it comes with elegant and artistic interiors. 

Radha Krishna Mandir

Established in the year 1960 is the Radha Krishna Mandir and below it lies the source of perennial fresh water. The water remains warm during winters and cold during summers. 
 
From Narendra Nagar, the tourists can reach Mussoorie, New Tehri, Dev Prayag, Rishikesh, Dhanaulti, Kanatal and Haridwar.
 

Services and Utilities in Narendra Nagar

Narendra Nagar comes with several public utility services and let’s see some of them here. 

Banking Services in Narendra Nagar

There are several public and private banks available in Narendra Nagar. Let’s see here some of the banks in Narendra Nagar. 

State Bank of India
Narendra Nagar
Tehri Garhwal
Uttarakhand 249 175
Tel: 01378-227028, 227225
Website: www.sbi.co.in
Email: sbi.00582@sbi.co.in 

Punjab National Bank
Near Nandi Bail
Narendra Nagar
Tehri Garhwal
Uttarakhand 249 175
Tel: 01378-227040
Email: bo7445@pnb.co.in 

Industrial Development Bank of India
Narendra Nagar PO
Tehri Garhwal
Uttarakhand 249 175
Tel: 01378-232735, 1800-200-1947, 1800-22-1070
Website: www.idbi.com

Uttarakhand Gramin Bank
Nagani, Narendra Nagar
Tehri Garhwal
Uttarakhand 249 175
Tel: 01378-257055

Postal and Courier Services in Narendra Nagar

The address of post office in Narendra Nagar is: 

Narendra Nagar Sub Post Office
Narendra Nagar
Tehri Garhwal
Uttarakhand 249 175
Tel: 1378-227234

The following courier service is available in Narendra Nagar:

TNT Express
Narendra Nagar
Tehri Garhwal 
Uttarakhand 249 175
Tel: 1800-425-9999
Website: www.tnt.com

Telecom and Broadband Services in Narendra Nagar

The address of the BSNL office in Narendra Nagar is

BSNL Office
Telephone Exchange Building
Narendra Nagar
Tehri Garhwal
Uttarakhand 249 175
Tel: 01378-227298

Private telecom companies also operate in Narendra Nagar.

How to Reach Narendra Nagar

Narendra Nagar is well connected by road with other cities of Uttarakhand as well as with other states of India. Narendra Nagar is also connected to NH 94. UPSRTC buses, private buses and taxis are available to reach Narendra Nagar. The nearest railway station is Rishikesh which is connected with other major cities of India and is some 16 Kms away from Narendra Nagar. From Rishikesh, the tourists can hire taxis or travel by bus to Narendra Nagar. Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Narendra Nagar which is some 31 Kms away. From there, tourists can travel by road to Narendra Nagar.

Quick Facts about Narendra Nagar

Government - Municipal Councillor  
Population as per the 2001 census - 4,796
Time zone - IST
Postal Index Number - 249 175
STD Code - 01378
Official Languages - Hindi & Urdu

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