Surkanda Devi Temple


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Surkanda Devi Temple Overview

Ranked 1 of 4 sightseeing in Dhanaulti

Surkanada Devi temple is at a distance of8 kms from Dhanaulti. This temple is dedicated to the famous Parvati Devi who is revered in the region by the locals. This temple is located at a height of about 10,000 feet and requires a trek of about 1.5 kms from the base of the hill. Tourists can also reach the temple by walking along an 8 kms trek path amidst the forest from Dhanaulti or can take the road from Dhanaulti towards Chamba.

This temple is a part of the Devi Darshan triangle, which also includes Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri. Atop the hill where Surkanda Devi temple is located, the tourists can get a 360 degree view of the Garhwal region of the Himalayas, the Dehradun valley and other peaks. Tourists usually trek along the route to the temple, but, those who cannot; there are ponies and horse rides available.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Vikas Joshi

Vikas Joshi4.3/5

8 reviews

Hiking and spirituality Combo

Surkanda Devi Temple, is decent hike. Nature lovers especially people who rejoice Himalayan beauty should visit this place. Roughly 30 min ride from Mussoorie in personal transport.Beware of Monkey gangs, looking for water and food.Takes around 90 min to reach the top (locals do it in 45), but the scenic beauty pays off for the trip (See attached pic).
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Rajani Binod

Rajani Binod5.0/5

2 reviews

Beautiful temple with distinct architecture

The 2km trek to visit the temple is a must-have experience and the temple and view of Himalayas is awesome from the temple premises. Carry your trekking stick, water, glucose and dates to be in a better position to cover this steep trek. The mind gets immense peace after reaching the temple post 2 hours of trek.

Deshdeepak Dixit

Deshdeepak Dixit3.6/5

1 review

Temple and scenic view of great Himalayas

It is the highest point nearby Mussoorie area (9500 feets). Temple is very beautiful and trekking till temple tests your endurance. Local people take 30 mins to climb up till temple so one can rate themselves on the basis of local people.

Aman Mishra

Aman Mishra4.3/5

3 reviews

Want to see ice in summer ? Visit this place

I took a bus from Mussoorie to reach this place and it is situated on a mountain with the stairs being at slope of 45 degrees for 2 kms. Newly married couples will be seen mostly at this place climbing up to the temple. The most attracting thing at this place is the view and the ice that you will find at this place even in the month of May. Overall worth visiting if you can climb up 2 kms at 45 degree slope.

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Suresh Rana

Suresh Rana5.0/5

1 review

Had a good time during the visit

That was wonderful day when I reached over there. After a long journey by my bike, it was awesome time in my life to spend at a hill station. Next day I went to the famous temple situated around 500 meters & pray to god. Weather was fully cloudy on the way.

Harminder  Anand

Harminder Anand3.6/5

3 reviews

Climbing is the pain

The climb was painful and honestly, Not much to do, if you are not into temples. For me 15 minutes was enough after the 1 hour of climb. Mules are available for the physically challenged and on the way back, only one shop for some pakoras, tea and for kids chips, coke etc. are available.

Mohit Jain

Mohit Jain5.0/5

9 reviews

Need more energy for a worthy sight of snows

Getting to the hilltop was itself a super experience. We went in a group of five and all of us realized that we lacked energy to reach there because lack of oxygen. So please take very frequent breaks and take water along. But reaching there was worth it all. We enjoyed snow there.

Vineet kohli

Vineet kohli4.3/5

4 reviews

Temple at a height of ten thousand feet

This temple is located at a height of 10,000 feet. You will get a very good view of Himalayas after reaching the top of the temple, near the hill.

Ravish Sharma

Ravish Sharma5.0/5

5 reviews

The most beautiful place in the vicinity of Mussoorie

Surkhunda Devi temple at the top of the hill is, I think, the most beautiful place in the vicinity of Mussoorie with a 360-degree view of the hills. Beautiful, small temple and a very peaceful spot. Must visit.

Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar5.0/5

8 reviews

Must Visit

Amazingly spiritual experience and a great trek for adventure lovers.

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Photos of Surkanda Devi Temple

Surkanda Devi Temple, Dhanaulti

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Vikas Joshi

View from the temple
Surkanda Devi Temple, Dhanaulti

Photo by

Aman Mishra

With friends beside temple

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