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About Dharasu

Dharasu is a beautiful town that is a part of Uttarkashi district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is a part of Chinyalisaur Tehsil. NH 108 originates in Dharasu and NH 94 passes through the town. The famous Dharasu Power Station is based here on the Bhagirathi River. Dharasu is located at a distance of 23 km south from the district head quarters Uttarkashi and 46 km from the state capital Dehradun.

Dharasu Town

Nearby Cities from Dharasu: The cities that are located closest from Dharasu are - Tehri (28 km), Chamba (29 km), Mussorie (30 km), Dehradun (45 km).

Nearby Taluks from Dharasu: The nearest Taluks from Dharasu are - Chinyalisaur (0 km), Thauldhar (12 km), Dunda (17 km), Pratapnagar (18 km).

Nearby Districts from Dharasu: The districts that are near to the proximity of Dharasu are - Uttarkashi (23 km), Tehri Garhwal (26 km), Dehradun (44 km), Pauri Garhwal (71 km).

Geography of Dharasu

Geographically, Dharasu is located at an elevation of 119 meters above MSL. The latitude and longitude of Dharasu is 30.6333° N and 78.3167° E respectively.

Climate of Dharasu

Dharasu is a place with significant rainfall throughout the year. There is a lot of rainfall even in the driest months. The highest rainfall occurs in the month of August with an average of 548 mm and November is the driest month with 12 mm of rainfall. The average precipitation in Dharasu is 1880 mm while the average temperature is 20.6 °C. January is the coldest month in Dharasu with an averaging temperature of 11.7 °C while the warmest month is June. The maximum temperature in June is 27.9 °C.

Dharasu Power Station

Dharasu Power Station

Dharasu town is the base of the famous Dharasu Power Station. It is located on the River Bhagirathi and is a run-of-the-river- hydroelectric power station. Dharasu Power Station was established in the year 2008 and the capacity of the power station is 304 MW. It is the second stage of the Maneri Bhali Hydroelectric Project which was planned in 1960s. The construction of Dharasu Power Station began in 1979. The first stage which is the 90 MW Tiloth Power Plant was completed in 1984 and is located upstream at 30°43'36''N and 78°26'44''E at Uttarkashi. Due to issues related to funding, Dharasu which is the second stage was halted and was finally restarted in 2002. In 2008, the power station was established and commissioned. The first water supply to the power station is directed from Bhagirathi River into a tunnel 16 km long by the 81 m long Bhali Dam which is located near Bhali. The design discharge of Dharasu Power Station is 5,015 cu ft/s.

Utility and Services in Dharasu

As mentioned earlier, Dharasu is a small rural town located in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and is a developing town. Thus, the town offers few utility services to the local people. Currently, postal service comes under the services of Dharasu town

Dharasu Post Office

Dharasu Post Office is under the service of Indian Postal Service. The details are mentioned below

Post Office Name: Dharasu
Pin Code: 246162
Post Office Status: Branch Office (Delivery)
Head Post Office: Lansdowne H.O.
Speed Post Concentration Centre: Naugaonkhal S.O.
Postal Division: Pauri
Postal Region: Dehradun
Postal Circle: Uttarakhand
Taluka: Lansdowne
District: Pauri Garhwal
State: Uttarakhand
Post Office Address: The Post Master,
Dharasu Post Office, Lansdowne Taluk,
Pauri Garhwal District,
Uttarakhand, Pin Code - 246162

Emergency Services in Dharasu

Emergency Services in DharasuEmergency services are required for situations that need immediate action. The emergency services of Dharasu are listed below

Dharasu Police Station

Contact Number: 09411112864, 01371 - 237203
Superintendent of Police: 01374 - 222116, 222102 (Residence)

Dharasu Fire Services

Contact Number: 01374 - 222201

Hospitals in Dharasu

Dharasu has only one hopsital in the town

Government Hospital
Address: Tehri Dharasu Road,
Lansdowne, Garhwal,
Uttarakhand - 246162

How to Reach Dharasu

By Rail
The nearest major railway station from Dharasu is Dehradun Railway Station located at a distance of 43.3 km. The other nearby rail stations from Dharasu are

Harrawala Railway Station - 44.8 km
Doiwala Railway Station - 52.3 km
Rishikesh Railway Station - 56.3 km
Virbhadra Railway Station - 60.2 km

By Air
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport from Dharasu situated 49 km away. The other few nearby airports from Dharasu are

Sarsawa Air Base - 111.2 km
Shimla Aiprort - 130.6 km

Dharasu at a Glance

Block: Ekeshwar
District: Pauri Garhwal
Time Zone: IST (UTC + 05:30)
Language: Sanskrit & Hindi
Time Difference: 16 minutes
STD Code: 01386
Pin Code: 246162

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