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Introducing Mori

Best time to visit : March to September
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The state of Uttarakhand has umpteen tourist spots, and the quaint little village of Mori is one of the less explored tourist places. This scenic Himalayan village lies in Uttarkashi district in North India bordering Himachal Pradesh in the north-west. Mori stands on the banks of Tons River, a major tributary of River Yamuna which is said to contain more water than the Yamuna itself. Mori is one of the areas with less hilly terrain in this predominantly mountainous state. You can see the vast expanse of paddy fields in hues of yellow and green along the valley. The images of the paddy swinging in the wind and the reflection of the rising sun in the clear waters of Tons River are scenes that are of ethereal beauty. Due to the calm environment of Mori, this village has become a loveable spot for people seeking some peace away from the hustle and bustle of cities. Mori is popular for the scope of adventure sports. The River Tons is great for kayaking and rafting,. Adventure loving tourists love Mori for hiking, trekking and rock climbing. Although there are some resorts and hotels for tourists to stay, they usually prefer to live in the small tents set up by the riverside. Mori is primarily a spot for adventure lovers and this travel guide will help the adventurous readers get a glimpse of entertainment options in this town.

Facts

Mori, in Garhwal region of the state, is very rich in forest resources. The thick woods around this village are known as one amongst Asia’s very dense forests. The population here is of mixed ethnicity. It is known that years ago, there was a tradition of marrying a single girl into a family of two or more siblings. This was because most families worked in apple orchards and the men in the family would stay away from home for months. During this period, the other person would be responsible for taking care of the household. Mori is not known to have any historical importance, but there are evidences of mythological significance. There are a few ancient places of worship with unique architecture that dates back to the Hindu epic era. There are different notations about the formation of Tons River in the mythology. Some people say that the river came into being when King Bhabruvahan cried after unknowingly killing his father Arjuna of ‘The Mahabharata’; while the another version in

Some small hotels and restaurants serve vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, including native food. The camps organised for water sports also offer buffet meals. However, Mori does not have any high class restaurants, but the local eateries are known to offer sumptuous food.

Mori is more of a scenic destination and adventure spot. Apart from sightseeing in Mori, tourists can indulge in shopping local goods, but the town does not offer much for shopping. Tourists often take back home the unique jewellery items worn by the native people as souveniers.

Nearby Places:
  • Netwar and Jakhol: Both the places are situated at a distance of 11 km. and 20 km., respectively. These places are notable because there are temples dedicated to Karna and Duryodhana who fought against the Pandavas in the battle of Kurukshetra. Both these great men are considered anti-heros according to the epic of Mahabharata.
  • Mussoorie: This is a picturesque town and a well known hill station located at a distance of 132 km. from Mori.
  • Yamunotri: It is 110 km. from Mori and is one of the Chardhams (Four Dhams). The River Yamuna also has its source here.

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