Mori is a quaint little hamlet located on the banks of Tons River. Being a vital part of the Tons valley, Mori has a mix of unique culture and history and is increasingly getting popular for adventurous water sports activities.

Water rafting on the Tons River is the main activity that you can perform while travelling to Mori. Cultural diversity can be seen at Mori because it is situated at the border of Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh. Mori is surrounded by lush green paddy fields with some rich in culture villages in its neighbouring area. Mori is one of the major tourist attractions and acts as a perfect holiday retreat.

An ancient temple dedicated to Karna is located nearby Mori in Netwar. The tall pine forest, ancient historic temple and the Lunagad Creek on the river side location makes this place popular with the travellers. It is a perfect destination for adventure, rejuvenation and a memorable experience.

Mori Important Travel Information

Distance from Delhi: 430kms
Best season: October to April

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. 

How to reach Mori?

Buses from Dehradun to Purola are easily available. To reach Mori one must change for a taxi or bus to reach Mori from Purola. Mori is situated 30kms from Purola. The other route to reach Mori is from Chakrata via Hanol. 

Road Route from Delhi:

Delhi - Meerut - Roorkee - Dehradun - Mussoorie - Naugaon - Purola - Mori

Accommodation in Mori?

There are lots of accommodation options available at Mori. You can either stay at budget hotels or river side camps at Mori. Accommodation in river side camps is available during the rafting season, i.e. from October to April.

Nearby Tourist Places

Hanol is a small village that serves as a major tourist excursion of Mori. There is an ancient temple of Mahasu Devta in this village. If you are nature lover then you must go for the Har ki Dun or Kedarkantha trek.

  • Best time to visit Mori is during the summer months for camping and multi-day trekking and post monsoons from October to April. 

Mori is famous for?

Mori is famous among tourist as Scenic beauty.

Mori is recommended destination for Corporates, Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Mori is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Emerging Destinations, Kayaking, Picnic Spots, Rafting.