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“Good climb” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Surkanda Devi

Surkanda Devi
Surkanda Peak, New Tehri, India
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in New Tehri
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“Good climb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The temple is about 8 km (15 min drive) from Club Mahindra Kanatal. The climb to the temple is good 1-1.5 hrs. Amazing snow peak views from the top.

Visited January 2013
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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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“Jai Maa Surkanda devi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This was my 2nd visit to Surkanda devi temple.

Its a must visit location for people coming to Mussorrie or Dhanaulti.
It is at an altitude of about 2,757 metres, or 9500 ft ( Good place for people who want to TREK).
The Ganga Dussera festival is celebrated every year between May and June and attracts a lot of people.

Religious importance of this place : ] According to various myths and traditions, there are 51 pieces of Sati's body scattered across the Indian subcontinent. These places are called shakti peethas and are dedicated to various powerful goddesses. the body was separated part by part. Shiva passed through this place on his way back to Kailash with the dead body of Sati whose head fell at the spot where the modern temple of Surkhanda Devi stands.

Location is : Mussorrie > Dhanaulti > 20 kms (approx) > surkanda devi temple.

You can go anytime of year , You can hire taxis from Mussorrie. It takes 1 hour to reach there from mussorie and approx. 4-5 hours are enough for you to do prayers and return back to your cabs.

Jai maa surkandaa devi

Visited December 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“Nice trek to Surkanda Devi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The trek is slightly tough - look for the alternate route which is from a little distance away from the main approach.

The view from the top is excellent!

Visited August 2012
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“Jai Mata di”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Nothing for Dislike all things are great... Love this place Jai mata di

Visited June 2012
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New Delhi
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“A Place you should visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

At 45 degrees angled 2kms walking stretch, it was a fantastic funfilled experience at this place. One should start at early as possible to avoid mad rush and avoid beating yourself in harsh sun. Horse ride is available for Rs. 300 but myself and my sister decided to walk. After initial few steps, we realized that considering the distance ahead and that too on a hill it would be difficult for us to reach the destined point. Hence we tried an adventure and opted to go with the raw, dusty rocky route. We both trek the hill and reached upstairs within 45 minutes. it was fun, adventures and awesome considering the cool weather in June. A must visit place.

Visited June 2012
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