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20 Attractions to Explore Near Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Surkanda Devi kaddukhal
Surkanda Devi kaddukhalChamba - Mussoorie Road, Saklana Range, Uttarakhand 249145, India

At a distance of about 8 km from Dhanaulti, and a 2 km trek from the village Kaddu Khal is the Surkanda Temple, that makes up for a trekker's paradise. While the climb is tough, it's worth the view and serenity. Following the popular mythology of Sati jumping in to the sacrificial fire to go against her Father Daksha's act of not inviting Lord Shiva to a ceremony, this temple is one of the most popular 'Shaktipeeth' of India.

Nearby Attractions

Dhanaulti
Dhanaulti5.33 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Dhanaulti is a hill station situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range located 24 km from the hill station of Mussoorie.

Tehri lake and water sports
Tehri lake and water sports18.06 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Perched at an elevation of 1,700 meters, Tehri Lake is an artificial dam reservoir that came into existence during the construction of Tehri Dam when the water from the Bhagirathi River was diverted to fill the dam reservoir. Since its creation, Tehri Lake has become a popular boating destination among tourists and travelers who are looking for peace and quite amidst the nature. Being at a close proximity to Delhi and NCR regions, it has also become an ideal weekend getaway destination.

Company Garden
Company Garden18.62 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Company Garden is one of the most perfect picnic spots of Mussoorie. Maintained well by the Municipal Corporation, the Company garden possesses amusement for people of all age groups, especially the children. The garden is enveloped with beautiful mountains on the outside and has lots of joy to offer on the inside. There is a lovely lake with the facility of paddled boating and a small but pleasant waterfall.

St. Pauls Church (CNI)
St. Pauls Church (CNI)19.29 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

St. Paul's is an Anglican church in Landour, India. The church was built in 1839 and first consecrated on 1 May 1840, by Bishop Daniel Wilson of Calcutta.[1] From 1840 to 1947, the church was run by military chaplains for the cantonment used primarily by the British residents of Landour and the British Military Hospital during the British Raj.

Lal Tibba Scenic Point
Lal Tibba Scenic Point19.54 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Being the highest point in the area, Lal Tibba is one of the most stunning viewpoints in the region. The name literally translates to 'red hill'. Rising to a height of 2,275 meters (7,164 feet), Lal Tibba is the picture-perfect place to fulfil your sightseeing desires. The telescopes installed here are priceless, and aid in cherishing the beautiful unfettering panoramas of the Nilkantha peak (6,596 meters) in Badrinath, Kedarnath peak (6,940 meters), Banderpoonch range .

Mussoorie Lake
Mussoorie Lake 20.56 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

It is a man-made lake which was developed by City Board and the Mussoorie-Dehradun Developmental Authority. The lake is placed at a scenic location about 6 km before Mussoorie on the Dehradun-Mussoorie Road. One can get down at Dhobi Ghat from where the lake is just at a walking distance. Surroundings of the lake include the mesmerizing views of Doon Valley and the verdant hills of Mussoorie. There are pedalled boats to enjoy the calmness of the lovely lake.

Camels Back  road
Camels Back road21.10 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Camel's Back Road was built in 1845 to provide a walking track with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. This road has an ancient Hawa ghar where people can sit and view the mighty peaks. This Hawa Ghar was earlier known as Scandal Point. Telescopes are available here for those wanting a closer look of the Himalayan peaks. There are many stories about this road. One is that while a British couple was riding on horses, suddenly, the girl's horse jumped into the hills.

Gun Hill
Gun Hill21.22 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

The spectacular Gun Hill is among the most famous tourist attractions of Mussoorie. It is the second-highest peak in the region after Lal Tibba. There is an interesting history that backs the popularity of Gun Hill. It is said that from this hilltop, the British used to fire a cannon every afternoon to help the natives know the time.

Robber's Cave
Robber's Cave22.14 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Robbers cave located near Sahasradhara (thousand fold spring), is a river cave formation in Himalaya. The cave is about 600 meters long, divided into two main parts. The cave has the highest fall of about 10 meters. In the central part, there is a fort wall structure which is now broken. It consists of an extremely narrow gorge formed in a conglomerate limestone area on Doon Valley's Dehra plateau.

Library Bazar
Library Bazar22.20 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Library Bazaar is located on the Mall Road. It is also known as Gandhi Chowk because of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at one end of the bazaar. The bazaar is one of the busiest parts of Mussoorie with all the shops, eateries and gaming parlours. But what makes it stand apart is the colonial feel that the stretch of road radiates through the various sorts of colonial constructions. Most remarkable is the Victorian-style old library, which was built in mid-19th century, and lies near the market.

Nag Tibba
Nag Tibba23.45 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the lesser himalayan region of Uttarakhand state (Garhwal Division), and lends its name to the 'Nag Tibba Range', itself the next-northerly of the five folds of the Himalaya.

George Everest Peak
George Everest Peak25.49 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

A short hike to view an incredible sunset, and of the valleys and towns laying below. The peak is named after George Everest who was the Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. The majority of the Great Trigonometrical Survey in India was completed under him. His house is located 300 meters down the peak.

Kempty Falls, Mussoorie
Kempty Falls, Mussoorie25.60 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Gigantic Fall with somersault of the streams before hitting the bottom, Kempty Falls is the most popular and one of the oldest tourist spot near Mussoorie. Developed before more than 150 years ago by a British man, Kempty Falls is the most fascinating picnic spot or a perfect day out place nearby Mussoorie at a distance of 15 km.

Tapkeshwar Mandir Dehradun
Tapkeshwar Mandir Dehradun26.76 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated by the forest side, the main shivalinga at the temple is inside a natural cave. Water drops from the ceiling of the cave trickle down over the shivalinga in a continuous downpour, making for an interesting spectacle.

Cloud End
Cloud End27.38 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Surrounded by the Oak and Deodar forest, Clouds End is a landmark to the geographical end of Mussoorie. Located at around 7 km from main Mussoorie city, Clouds End is known for pleasant scenic views of hills with enjoyable climate. A heritage building built by some British in 1838 is also an attraction at Clouds End

Forest Research Institute
Forest Research Institute28.72 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Established in the year 1906, the Forest Research Institute is spread over 4.5 square kilometres and has an imposing Colonial and Greco-Roman styles of architecture. This premier institution in the field of forestry research in India is located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Nestled in the serene backdrop of the Doon Valley, Forest Research Institute is also a significant tourist attraction of Dehradun. The beautiful sprawling campus of Forest Research Institute has been drawing a lot of media as wel

Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh
Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh29.79 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

The jade blue Neergarh waterfalls also known as ‘Neer Gaddu’ are located about 5 & 7s km from Lakshman Jhula (Neergarh Waterfall I & II) on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. These natural waterfalls radiates their empyrean beauty as they tumbles down the rocky cliffs. During summers many tourists visit Neergarh waterfalls to bathe in the cool water of the stream flowing nearby.

Shri Laxman Jhula Bridge
Shri Laxman Jhula Bridge31.94 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

A suspension bridge across the river Ganges located 5 kilometers (3 mi) north-east of the city of Rishikesh. Lakshman Jhula is a pedestrian bridge that is also used by motorbikes. It is said that the Hindu deity Lakshmana crossed the Ganges on jute ropes where the bridge is built.

Tera Manzil Temple
Tera Manzil Temple31.96 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Tera Manzil Temple is a famous tourist spot and holy multi-storey temple located on the banks of river Ganga in Rishikesh. Also called up as Trimbakeshwar Temple in Rishikesh, this holy shrine has 13 storeys and each storey has several idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

Ram Jhula
Ram Jhula32.07 KMs away from Surkanda Devi kaddukhal

Ram Jhula is an iron suspension bridge across the river Ganges, located 3 kilometres north-east from the town Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The bridge connects the Sivananda Nagar area of Muni Ki Reti in Tehri Garhwal district to Swargashram in Pauri Garhwal district crossing the river from west to east. Built-in the year 1986, the bridge is one of the iconic landmarks of Rishikesh.