Here's an old story, before you pack your bags for Tehri. Legend has it, that hundreds of years ago, king Sudershan Shah was warned by a soothsayer. It was foretold that the kingdom of Tehri will drown before it lives for 200 years. Now, buried under the clear emerald water of Tehri Dam, are the ruminants of the king's palace, which was situated at the highest point of the town; and the clock tower built in the memory of Queen Victoria. I've always been fascinated by the tale of this " watery grave" of a town called, Tehri."Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time" - Norman MacleanBeyond the alleys of myths and legend, Tehri still has a lot to offer. The rehabilitated population resides in New Tehri now, overlooking the massive Tehri dam lake.It is a place where one could sit for hours with a relaxing cup of rhododendron tea; looking surprisingly, at the emerald water of the dam or the clear view of Nanda Devi. Or go out there, hiking in the pine forest and exploring water sports.