The Uttarakhand government is making plans to introduce seaplane services in the state. Tehri lake is among the key destinations where this service will be started.

If everything goes according to plan, the first seaplane will land on Tehri lake by next year. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said, “Arrangements would be made for landing a seaplane at Tehri Lake by next year. The survey has already been done.”

The CM made this announcement while inaugurating the three-day Tehri lake festival on Friday. Earlier this month the Uttarakhand government hosted a cabinet meeting at Tehri lake. The state government has included Tehri in its new tourism promotion plan ~ ‘13 districts, 13 new destinations.’

The Uttarakhand CM said there is a lot of potential at Tehri Lake with respect to tourism. Through events like Tehri Lake festival the spot will emerge as a major tourist destination at the international level, he added.

The state government is keen on promoting wellness, Yoga, adventure tourism and a major film shooting location.

Uttarakhand Tourism and Culture Minister Satpal Maharaj said, “By giving industry status to tourism, tourism will become a source of livelihood in the state. Organising Tehri lake festival will boost tourism to make Tehri lake a major centre of attraction among the tourists of country and abroad.”

The Tehri lake with floating huts presents a picture post card like setting. Besides water sports, paragliding, trekking and other activities will be popularised in Tehri to make it the most sought after destination among tourists.