Mori in Uttaranchal - Best River Rafting Camping Destination near Delhi

Camping on the bed of River Tons Mori
Camping on the bed of River Tons Mori | Source

Today, I will share with you all details about a relatively unknown place in Uttaranchal. Its name is Mori. There is the least possibility of this small place being known by even the most frequent travelers due to it being least commercialized and populated. Also, the reason is that this place is not among round the year crowded popular hill stations. Mori is basically an adventurous rafting camp site lying on the course of Tons River. If you want to camp with your family and friends and have fun and adventure on the foothills of North-West Garhwal near the border connecting with Himachal Pradesh, then Mori is the best rafting camp destination near Delhi. Most interesting thing to note is that the overall vacation including travel expense, camping accommodation, adventure sports, trekking, food and dining cost will not hurt your pocket as it is very budget friendly for college groups, family reunions, office colleagues, etc.

Official Information about Mori - Location and History

Mori is a small hamlet located on the banks of Tons River at a height of 3800 feet. It is connected with Garhwal, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand region of India. Mori is located at a distance of around 408 kilometers from Delhi.

Beautiful River Tons - More water than Yamuna
Beautiful River Tons - More water than Yamuna | Source
Camp Megatons in Mori Uttarakhand
Camp Megatons in Mori Uttarakhand | Source

Whatever known about Mori by most people is that it is famous for white water rafting camps organized from April to June by Camp Megatons, Mercury Himalayan Explorations, Banjara Rafting Camp Mori, and Camp Hari Ki Dun. They provide services from best campsites, camp equipment, best rafting sites, raft equipment, hiking equipment, and best hiking trails to services like best trekking sites, trekking equipment plus breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, these camps provide recreational activities like badminton, volleyball, burma bridge, fox rope, etc. on the banks of Tons river. April to June is the best time to visit Mori as this is time when it is quite crowded; otherwise, it is a relatively unvisited place in other seasons of the year.

If you like peaceful camping vacation, then you can visit Mori from July to March but as it is abandoned and lonely, be watchful as you can see some paranormal activity at other times of the year. Haahaa, just joking, don’t worry.

A beautiful sunset view of Jaunsar Bawar Region - but quite scary at night - be watchful---hoohahaaahhooooooooo
A beautiful sunset view of Jaunsar Bawar Region - but quite scary at night - be watchful---hoohahaaahhooooooooo | Source
Badminton court on banks of river Tons Mori Campsite Uttaranchal India
Badminton court on banks of river Tons Mori Campsite Uttaranchal India | Source

As far as history goes, it has not been a part of British or Indian Government projects to convert into a tourist destination not it has been involved in any kind of historic war or revolution. It is just a little quiet hamlet which started attracting tourists a few years back due to its white water rafting opportunities. As other rafting destinations, Rishikesh and Beas, remain busy and highly crowded during the season, it was Mori which attracted the attention of a few adventurers and today Mori is still a little known tourist destination but well known rafting and camping destination.

Places of Interest around Mori

Ancient Duryodhana Temple: A beautiful wooden temple built by Pandavas but devoted to Pandava’s cousins Kauravas, King Shalya, and Karna. An amazing turning point of epic history can be seen here.

Ancient Duryodhana Temple Near Mori Uttarakhand - Uttaranchal
Ancient Duryodhana Temple Near Mori Uttarakhand - Uttaranchal | Source
Beautiful scenic view of Mori.
Beautiful scenic view of Mori. | Source

Lunagad Creek: A 30-minute walk from Mori along a narrow gorge takes you to a small waterfall surrounded by Asia’s tallest Pine forests. Lunagad Creek is an amazing place for adventure loving kids.

Netwar: Netwar approximately 11 kilometers from Mori has a beautiful temple devoted to Karna, friend of Duryodhana who was the villain of Indian epic Mahabharata.

Jakhol: At a distance of approximately 20 kilometers from Mori lies the Duryodhana Temple at Jakhol.

Main Duryodhana Temple of Jakhol
Main Duryodhana Temple of Jakhol | Source
Manager Pawan at Camp Megatons Mori Uttaranchal.
Manager Pawan at Camp Megatons Mori Uttaranchal. | Source

How to Reach Mori, Uttaranchal?

By air, at approximately 170 kilometers from Mori lies nearest airport, Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun.

By train, Dehradun is the nearest railhead from Mori at a distance of 178 kilometers.

Driving Directions from Delhi to Mori

By road, Mori, Uttaranchal is approximately 408 kilometers from Delhi. The drive goes through small towns like Meerut (crossing the town via bypass), then Muzaffarnagar and Roorkee on National Highway 58, then towards Dehradun and Mussoorie on National Highway 72A. From Mussoorie the drive is along the State Highway as you descend to the Yamuna Bridge (29 km) via Kempty falls, here you change to National Highway 123 and drive up to Nowgaon via Gatu, change again is a State Road and do the final stretch up until Mori via Purola, but the entire drive from Mussorie up to Mori is full of scenic beauty and you will love so keep driving. Also look at this helpful map to take you to Mori.

Your Route Map from Delhi to Mori - Roundtrip

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A markerDelhi -
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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B markerMeerut -
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
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C markerMuzaffarnagar -
Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
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D markerRoorkee -
Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
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E markerMussoorie -
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India
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F markerKempty falls -
Kempty Falls, Uttarakhand, India
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G markerPurola india -
Police Station Purola, Parola, Uttarakhand, India
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H markerMori -
Mori, Uttarakhand, India
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Cost of Fuel, Stay and Food - Round Trip to Mori from Delhi

The distance from Delhi to Mori is approximately 408 kilometers and we will add another 50 kilometers as the distance you will cover while exploring places around Mori so the total to and fro distance comes out to be 870 kilometers.

Fuel Expense from Delhi To Mori And Mori To Delhi

Petrol: 870 kilometes/15 kilometers per liter
= 58 liters of petrol x 60/-
= 3480/-
Diesel: 870 kilometers/18 kilometers per liter
= 48.33 x 45/-
= 2175/-
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mori Camp site - fox rope, burma bridge, badminton court, etc.
Mori Camp site - fox rope, burma bridge, badminton court, etc. | Source

Accommodation Expenses in Mori

There are no hotels in Mori as it is not a destination where travelers keep coming round the year so there are only a few camps operating in the season from April to June and the average daily rate is approximately 5000 per day for two so for a 2 night and 3 day stay, the cost comes out to be 10000 for 2.

Food Expenses in Mori

The tariff mentioned above in accommodation expenses includes food so you will have to spend on food only while traveling apart from the accommodation option. Let’s take the amount of 1500 for 4 people for both the days of going and coming back.

Beautiful Village Mori on the banks of river Tons
Beautiful Village Mori on the banks of river Tons | Source

Total Cost of Vacation in Mori

Petrol Vehicle: 3480 + 20000 + 1500
= 24980/4
= 6245 ($140) per person
Diesel Vehicle: 2175 + 20000 + 1500
= 23675/4
= 5919 ($132) per person
 
 
 
 
 
 
A team of camp assistance providers at Mori - including trained villagers of Mori as they know about Mori well than anyone else.
A team of camp assistance providers at Mori - including trained villagers of Mori as they know about Mori well than anyone else. | Source

According to the above calculation, the accommodation and stay option is little expensive but you are getting food, pleasure of camping, benefit of travel guide, rafting guard, rented trekking equipment, and other adventure activities including badminton court, volleyball court on the banks of river Tons also, so this place is worth visiting at least once.

Bonefire at Mori Uttaranchal Camp Site
Bonefire at Mori Uttaranchal Camp Site | Source

Yes, one more thing to add is that it will not matter much if the costs are shared by group of people like family members and friends, but yes if you are going with your girlfriend and wife alone, then the entire fuel cost has to be borne by you and in this case, Mori will not remain a budget friendly vacation for you because it will make a sizeable difference in expenses but for travel groups, personal friends, joint families, this is the best adventurous budget friendly rafting camp site near Delhi.

A bridge on river tons
A bridge on river tons | Source
Tallest Pine trees in Mori Forest
Tallest Pine trees in Mori Forest | Source
Camping at Mori
Camping at Mori | Source
Mori villagers carrying empty oil tins.
Mori villagers carrying empty oil tins. | Source

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agusfanani 5 years ago from Indonesia

Wow ! that's a great place for camping and rafting. I love those amazing views too.


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hello agusfanani, you will definitely love to visit Mori in Uttaranchal India. It's very near to Delhi where Indira Gandhi International Airport is located. I have also listed down driving directions to reach Mori. Thanks for visiting this page.


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jammy15 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

Fantastic place....I am temting to go there and excellent hub as well with complete information... keep up the good work dear... all the best for the contest.

Voted up, awesome and beautiful


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jammy15 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

I am unable to find the excat topic for April Contest. can you please help?


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much Jammy for your extended review of this hub. As you have visited many places in Uttaranchal State of India, your review will be very useful for me.

Regarding the contest, first of all there is no specific topic for this contest. The magic of this contest is that you can write on any topic you like, any category at hubpages, you just need to go through the contest guidelines provided via this link http://hubpages.com/help/so-you-think-you-can-writ...

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jammy15 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

Thank you so much buddy !

You covered all the points that matters..really really helpful. Now I will start writing and yes, will let you know when i publsih my first hub for the contest.


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Definitely Jammy. Give it your best. I am with you. Take care.


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Goodness gracious, soni2006! I really, really want to go to Mori! You have certainly created, yet again, another travel masterpiece. Well done!!! Voted up, useful, beautiful, and awesome.


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much Simone. I am glad that my hub was in the honorable mentions. Will write more useful guides next time.


sourabhrana 5 years ago

we just visited the Shivpuri 34 kms from Rishikesh for River rafting. Really very nice place Shivpuri. We did 15 kms river rafting and the overall experience was very nice and memorable. This is good to know another place for river rafting.


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes Shivpuri is the best weekend river rafting destination near Delhi. It is just 200 kms from Delhi and has awesome adventurous rafting turns like blind mice, etc. I am glad you enjoyed the rafting experience there.


Sandeep 5 years ago

Hey Soni, I appreciate your post here...Could you please ellaborate is it worth to plan for mori from delhi? As if rafting is the only thing to do there, then why not hrishikesh. Also, do we have any fishing experience available or anything different you found there?

Your inputs to my knowledge will be appreciable.

Thanks

Sandeep


partho 5 years ago

Can anybody visit mori in the month of october and november. Does it remain open during that period.. i hope one will need winter clothing during that time in Mori.

do let me know.


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rafting in Rishikesh 3 years ago

It looks like an awesome destination for rafting. Thanks for the share

information. I love to know more about the place.


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Ahdilarum 2 years ago

Chances of land sliding is there?

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