Bhadraj trekking trail of Bhadraj forest and temple leads you through densely forested northern slopes and the southern slopes covered with barren grasslands. You pass through extremely contrasting terrains. On one side the majestic Himalaya treks overlooks the trail, and on the other side Indian plains emerges.
Bhadraj Temple is dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, brother of Lord Krishna. The summit provides a panoramic view of the Doon Valley, Himalayan peaks, Shivalik ranges, Dakpather and Asan Barrage. Chakrata ranges and Jaunsar Bawar areas can also be seen from here. Every year a three day fair is held at Bhadraj temple starting from 15th August to 17th August.
This moderate level trek can be started from Clouds End, and the trail passes through Dudhli village to reach Bhadraj Temple. From Dudhli, an uphill 8 km trek, following the ridge westwards, takes you to this trek destination”Bhadraj Temple. The terrain close to the summit is densely forested predominantly consisting of oak trees.
How to Reach: One needs to reach Mussoorie to reach the trekking destination of Bhadraj Temple.
Mussoorie to Bhadraj Temple: Mussoorie - Dudhli - Bhadraj Temple.
Alternate Route: Mussoorie - Driving west to George Everest house - Trek to Bhadraj Temple.
Exact Location: Bhadraj Forest and Temple Trek is situated in Dudhli (Milkmans Village) near Mussoorie.
Nearest Town: Dehradun
Trek Length and Difficulty: 16 km trekking (8 hours). The level of difficulty ranges from easy to moderate.
Best Time to Visit: Post Monsoon
- Avoid the barren-ridge that separates the treeless southern face of the range.
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