Jwala Devi Trek
Dehradun MUSSOORIE came into existence in the 1820s like other hill resorts in India, Uttaranchal. Small settlements grew into large stations and were soon contend with each other for the title of "queen of the hills." MUSSOORIE'S name derived from the Mansur shrub (CORORIANA NEPALENSIS), common in the Himalayan foothills; but many of the house names derive from the native places of those who first built and lived in them.
1.JWALA DEVI TEMPLE –
Being one of the famous shrines nearby MUSSOORIE JWALA DEVI temple is one of oldest temples that are situated at a height of 2100mt above BENOG hill. Most of the visitors come here to offer their prayers to MAA DURGA. The idol of the goddess here is very old and has great significance for people of UTTARAKHAND.
JWALA DEVI temple is not just a religious place but also unfolds pleasing sight views to nature lovers. The temple is bounded by dense forests and is a major attraction for sightseers. Furthermore, the place is good for its peace and calm ambience that is just worth experiencing. The temple also unfolds wonderful sights to YAMUNA and SHIWALIK range.
Apart from temples and devotees, nature admirer can also visit the place frequently. As encircled by the thick green forest, JWALA DEVI Temple is a major attractor for nature lovers. Peace and calmness can be felt easily in the temple as it is far from city rush. From the temple, visitors can see Yamuna River and SHIWALIK range.
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport (60kms).
By Rail: Nearby rail is at Dehradun railway station (39kms).
By Road: JWALA Devi Temple is situated at 8kms from MUSSOORIE city. One can reach at JWALA JI Temple by 2 km trek from MUSSOORIE.