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,
2- Best time to Visit
15 Nov. To 15 March.
3- 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
4- 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
Scenic beauty of the area: the water channels filled with boulders.
Forest & Hills, Wild Safari, Nature Walk
5. Cultural Aspect
Gujjar living in nomadic style.
The ancient Dat Kali temple is a very important centre and attracts thousands of
6- Contact Numbers
Name of Institution
Range office Mohand
Range officer Forest Range Camps Mohand,
Shivalik Forest Division
82 - Raj Vihar Coloney Saharanpur
Booking for Dudhwa National Park, Motipur, Kakraha and Katerniaghat are open. Visit
to forest area is permitted now.