Once a deserted land, Kanatal in recent times started to attract those travelers who seek peace and solitude. Kanatal is said to be named after a lake that once used to exist there. Apart from calm and peaceful surroundings, the place exhibits a charm in form of majestic hills, fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests.
This place sprinkled with a variety of wild flowers and small temples lies in the proximity to other major hill stations of the state like Dehradun, Chamba and Mussoorie. Located at the height of 8500 ft above the sea level, the pleasant weather and the untouched beauty of this place is well connected via motorable roads which are well maintained.
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest airport to Kanatal. Jolly Grant is well connected via daily flights to many major cities like Delhi. Taxi can be hired outside the airport for a 3 hour ride to reach your destination. Distance of Kanatal from Dehradun Airport is roughly 34 kms.
Rishikesh (75 km) and Dehradun (85 km) are the nearest railway stations to Kanatal. They are connected to many major cities via rail network. Taxi or bus can be easily availed from here to reach Kanatal.
Roads are well maintained between Kanatal and Dehradun. Kanatal is also well connected to other cities of Uttarakhand and neighbouring states. You can ride to the desired destination of Kanatal by travelling through state government or privately owned buses. You can also get a taxi ride easily from cities like Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Chamba and Tehri etc.