Surkanda Devi Trek

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The deity Surkanda Devi temple standing tall amidst the clouds among the scintillating snow-filled landscape is a beauty in itself. This temple is perched on a hill at an altitude of about 2756mts giving a 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. The view around the temple mesmerizes and captivates one’s senses. This temple is one among the 18 maha Shakthi peethas and is dedicated to the goddess Sati and has a prominent mythological significance. The temple is surrounded by dense forests thereby enhancing the panorama. The marvel architecture of the temple summates with the scenic beauty of the place.

Crowds gather from all across the country to observe the most happening festival Ganga Dussehra in this zen summit.

  • Pronounced as: SURR-kan-daa
  • State: Uttarakhand
  • District: Tehri Garhwal
  • Language spoken: Hindi
  • Weather condition: Cold almost all the year
  • Temperature: Temperature ranges from 1 to 7 degrees Celsius during winters and ranges from 17 to 25 degrees Celsius during summers.
  • Max Altitude: 2756 mts
  • Best Time: Nov to Feb
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Base:  Kanatal/ Kaddukhal
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3hours( For a healthy mid-aged person)
  • Trek length: 3kms
  • Trek type: Very steep path at a high altitude.
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant of Dehradun (94kms away)
  • Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station (66kms away)
  • Nearest town:  Kaddukhal (40kms from Mussoorie)

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