Dehradun to Surkanda base (kaddukhal) – 65 kms
Mussoorie to Surkanda base (kaddukhal) – 33 kms
Tehri to Surkanda base (kaddukhal) – 45 kms
Chamba to Surkanda base (kaddukhal) – 22 kms
Rishikesh to Surkanda base (kaddukhal) – 76 kms
Altitude: 9995 feet/3038 meters
Trekking distance: 2.5 kms from kaddukhal
Ideal season: Round the year
Surkanda Devi is a Hindu temple situated at about 8 kms from Dhanaulti in tehri garhwal. It is surrounded by dense forest and affords a scenic view of Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Chamba and the greater Himalayas. Short trek of about 2 kms from kaddukhal takes devotees to Surkanda Devi. Every year Ganga Dusera festival is celebrated between May and June which attracts lots of people towards Surkanda Devi.
The spot is most easily reached from the southwest via Dehradun, but is typically a day trip for visitors from Mussoorie and Chamba. Visitors Park their vehicles at kaddukhal (starting point of trek) and walk all the way to Surkanda Devi. The temple opens at 5 am and closes at 8 pm every day.
Nearby places to visit
2. Eco park (Dhanaulti)
3. Tehri dam