Activities in Mori
The sleepy hamlet of Mori comes alive during the rafting season. Due to its secluded location, there are few sightseeing places in and around Mori. There are few temples and shrine dedicated to antiheroes of Mahabharata like Karna and Duryodhana. Lunagad creek is another destination popular with avid travelers.
Rafting: White water rafting on the gushing tides of Tons River is one of the popular adventure activities at Mori. Adventure seekers descend to Mori post-monsoon to enjoy the thrill of rafting with friends.
Fishing: The catchment area of Tons River offers various opportunities for fishing and angling. Quite a few licensed fishing camps are set up on the banks of the river for angling during the post monsoon rafting season.
Trekking: Mori is also a base point for more strenuous trekking routes such as Rupin Pass trek which connects Uttarakhand to Sangla valley in Himachal Pradesh. The trek takes one through verdant meadows, enchanting waterfalls and gushing river streams – all surrounded with snow-clad Himalayan peaks.
Staying in Mori
The quaint and secluded hamlet of Mori situated on the banks of Tons river is an upcoming adventure destination. There are quite a few budget accommodations with limited amenities available in Mori. Additionally, post monsoon during the rafting season, one can also stay at the riverside camps erected on the banks of Tons river.
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Mori Food Guide
There are only handful of roadside local restaurants and dhabas are available at Mori, which at best, would serve popular north Indian dishes and few Chinese items along with local Pahadi cuisine. During the rafting season, riverside camps may include food as a part of their tariff.
History of Mori
Many historians boast that the dwarf village of Mori was created on February 24, 1960, by the Parganas of Rawain and Uttarakashi, of Rawain tehsil which was earlier a part of the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. In the midst of the 15th century, Mori was under the rule of the Garhwal Kingdom. Around 1803, the region was invaded by the Gurkhas of Nepal and was soon ousted by the British, who won the Anglo-Nepalese War of 1814-1816. Currently it is a part of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
Mythology of Mori
Some of the Hindu legends states that Mori which is the 'Gateway to the Tons Valley' was created by the tear drops of Surpanakha, the sister of Ravana. Also, the inhabitants of Tons Valley claim that they are the descendants of the Pandavas and the Kauravas of the epic Mahabharata. The practice of polygamy is prevalent in the village. Also, the ancient Duryodhana temple is one of the famous attractions of the region.