Shivalik (Mohand)

Mohand is a scenic spot located inside mixed Sal,Khair and shisham forests of shivalik forest Division. This area is located in the Bhabhar area of Shivalik range . Geologically Mohand is known for the location of Mohand anticline. Mohand is one of the famous pass as gateway to Dehradune.

The Mohand Pass is 722 m above MSL. Wildlife includes – Leopard, Leopard cat, Hyena, Jackal, Elephant, Ghural, Barking Deer, cheetal, Sambhar, Wild Boar, Monitor lizard, Indian roller, Grey francolin, Indian grey hornbill, Common, Sirkeer Malkoha, Blossom-headed parakeet, Savanna Nightjar,

Cultural Aspect

  • Gujjar living in nomadic style.
  • The ancient Dat Kali temple is a very important centre and attracts thousands of devotees.

Contact Numbers

S.noName of Institution AddressPhone Number
1.Range office MohandRange officer Forest Range Camps Mohand,9412424486
2.Shivalik Forest Division82 - Raj Vihar Coloney Saharanpur0132-2725382

Important Natural Attractions

  • The Mohand tunnel is located in the pass, altitudinal zonation of vegetation starting with pine at the top followed by sal, khair and shisham. Representative species of both hill and plain coexist here.
  • Evergreen Sal forests and rich wildlife.
  • Being transition zone of plains and hills (Ecotone), wildlife is diverse and rich. Particularly, birdlife of both the representative areas is found here.
  • Scenic beauty of the area: the water channels filled with boulders.
  • Forest & Hills, Wild Safari, Nature Walk

How to Get There

Saharanpur is well connected with all major stations by rail route. The distance between Saharanpur and Mohand is 45 km by road. Apart from this one can reach here from Dehradoon railway station. Dehradoon is about 22 km away from Mohand and is well connected by road. The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, which is 20 km away from Dehradoon.

Best Time to Visit

15 Nov. To 15 March.