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Place : Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand
Significance : Offers an adventurous river rafting.
Altitude : 1150 metres above sea level
Temperature : Summer : Max 34°C, Min 18°C.
Winter : Max 15°C, Min -2°C.
Best Time to Visit : April - June
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Mori in north-west Garhwal region in the Uttarkashi district is a quiet and restful hill station in Uttarakhand State. It is at a distance of about 410 kilometers from Delhi.

Mori Hills as a whole, provide many beautiful vistas and panoramic views. The hill station itself is a pretty hill station with a pleasant cool climate and a healthy climate. Wooded hills, lush green paddy fields, the Tons River, picturesque waterfalls, pleasant walks, yellow mimosas and pine trees, lakes etc make Mori is one of the beatufiul hillstations. The tallest pine forest in Asia is among the thickly populated forest in Mori.

Carrying a rich cultural heritage, the hillstation has ancient temples with beautiful architectural styles.

Situated at an altitude of 1150 meters from the above sea level, Mori is located along the banks of Tons river in the Jaunsar Bawar Region. Mori is the Gateway to the Tons Valley, a remote area. Tons River is the biggest tributary of the Yamuna. The villagers in the Tons Valley claim that they are the descendents of the Pandavas and Kauravas (heroes of the Epic Mahabharata). The villagers follows cultural tradition of polygamy.

The Tons River offers an adventurous rafting camp site lying on the course of Tons River and one can spent late afternoons and nights at the camping sites which are available on both side of the river. These camps are organised by Camp Megatons, Mercury Himalayan Explorations, Banjara Rafting Camp and Camp Hari Ki Dun. They also provides best campsites, camp equipment, best rafting sites, raft equipment, hiking equipment, best hiking trails and trekking sites, trekking equipment including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Apart from river rafting, guided nature-walks and bird watching, diverse flora and fauna are part of the enchanting experience. Trekking on the undulated hilly terrains, Camping, Rock climbing, Kayaking are the other activities.

Places to See in Mori

Icchhari dam
One of the main attractions in Mori, it is located on the Tons River. Legend has it the Tons River was born of the tears of the demoness Surpanakha.

Duryodhana Temple
onstructed by Pandavas, it is a beautiful wood crafted temple. It is dedicated to Duryodhana (the eldest among the hundred Kauravas).

Lunagad Creek
It is beautiful place with a narrow ravine and a cute pond with a small waterfall. It is a 30 minute walk from Mori. Surrounded by Asia's tallest Pine forests, this place offers a different kind of nature adventure for both kids and adults.

Located approximately 11 kilometers from Mori, it has a beautiful rectangular wooden structure temple devoted to Karna, friend of Duryodhana.

It is a small village in the upper Tons Valley located at a distance of approximately 20 kilometers from Mori. Set amidst a canopy of thick deodar forests, the village has the only Duryodhan temple which boasts an actual idol of the lord.