We must not, however, dwell too much on the past, but look to the future with hope now. In a few months time the area will become a vast expanse of water, surrounded by mountains. The huge reservoir being created by the Tehri Dam, many square kilometers in area, surrounded by these beautiful mountains, will become an ideal place for development into a tourist haven in the years to come. There will be infinite scope for water sports like boating and sailing, boating excursions, angling, and such other recreational activities, besides, of course, trekking and mountaineering. For the easy going, it will be just the place for leisure and relaxation in the salubrious clime of the hills, overlooking the vast expanse of water, or on a luxury boat on the lake itself.