If you are seeking a fulfilling trekking experience but are bound by time constraints, then Bhadraj forest trek might end up your search. It is a moderate to easy trek which can be completed by one or two days, yet offers everything that one desires in a trekking experience.
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The trekking trail takes you through the completely contrasting landscapes; densely forested northern slopes on one hand and the southern slopes covered with barren grasslands on the other. The summit offers a breathtaking view of the Doon Valley, Himalayan peaks, Shivalik ranges, Dakpather and Asan Barrage. Chakrata ranges and Jaunsar Bawar areas can also be spotted from here. The trek starts from from Clouds End, and the trail passes through oak and deodar forests, through
Dudhli village to reach Bhadraj Temple. You can pitch up a tent at Dudhli and explore the region and experience the nightlife and nature at its best. If you are short on time then you can reach Dudhli directly via taxi and start your trek from there to Bhadraj temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Balbhadra and holds an annual fair in August. The terrain close to the summit is densely forested predominantly consisting of oak trees and is sight to behold.
How to reach?
Cloud’s End, is about 6 to 7 kms away from Mussoorie main city. Being a popular tourist destination, Mussoorie is well-linked with a network of bus services. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 54 kilometres away, and offers daily connectivity with New Delhi.