Situated at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range Dhanaulti is a very placid travel destination for anyone considering visiting a hill station on their holidays.
If you are planning a trip to Mussoorie, then you can definitely consider dhanaulti on your bucket list as it is only 60 km far from Mussoorie a popular hill station in Uttarakhand.
Geographical location & height of 2286 m from sea level makes this place very pleasant for summer vacation as dhanaulti temperature in summer ranges between 20°C to 25°C creating very pleasurable weather for your vacation trip.
If you want to experience snowfall, the best time to visit Dhanaluti is in winter as the temperature here goes to -5°C making this place a perfect winter destination offering panoramic views of the soaring Himalayas.
While tripping to dhanaulti you will spot diverse wildlife and scenic views of deodar trees and oak forest along with a stretch of mountains giving you a very pleasurable journey on your way.
Best Time To Visit Dhanaluti
Dhanaulti is a winter oriented destination as you will experience good snowfall and chilly days between the months of November to January
Summer in Dhanaulti :- Weather is very pleasant here during Summers as the temperature ranges between 20°C to 25°C making it a very popular travel destination to visit between the months of April to June
Monsoon in Dhanaulti:- you will experience heavy rainfall during the months of July to October, the benefits of visiting dhanaulti this time are making a good deal for staying at very discounted rates🥲.
Winters in Dhanaulti:- This is the best season to visit this place with your loved ones, as you will experience snowfall between November to February. You will encounter beautiful snowy landscapes along with cozy fireplace gatherings.
Best Places to Visit Dhanaluti
Dhanaulti is known for its winter visit and spectacular scenery giving you good peaceful vibes. While visiting Dhanaulti you must consider below mentioned best places to visit in dhanaulti.
Eco Park, Dhanaulti
Eco Park in Dhanaulti is a very cool place to visit while visiting Dhanaulti. Developed by DFO (Divisional Forest Officer) and the people of Dhanaulti makes this place a must-visit throughout the year.
This park is divided into two parts Amber and Dhara situated 200m apart from each other. The rich fauna makes this place a worth visiting picnic spot also you will spot spectacular views of the Garhwal Himalayas.
Apple Orchard Resort
If you are fond of Apples and want to see how many varieties of apples are there and how they are cultivated, you may visit Apple Orchard Resort in Dhanaulti.
This is also a very popular travel destination in dhanaulti, built in the 16 century this place offers very memorable sightseeing.
You will also spot many Jain temples in this area and Deogarh Fort is a legend itself having decorated palaces with embellished walls.
Situated 14km away from the main town of dhanaulti this place is very good if you are very keen on adventurous activities.
The adventure activities are done at the height of 8300 ft making your adrenaline level high along with the lofty sightseeing.
You can do some action like snow camping, rock climbing, trekking, and various other adventurous activities this is a worth visiting place for you.
Located 10 km away from Deogarh it is the historical temple of the Gupta Empire. The idol of Lord Vishnu is enshrined here and hence named dashawatar temple as in Hindu mythology lord Vishnu has 10 incarnations.
If you are a religious person you must consider visiting these places during your trip to dhanaulti.
Surkanda Devi Temple
Another popular religious Temple is located 8 km far from dhanaulti. This famous place has a famous tale, according to lendings in Hindu mythology when Lord Shiva was doing tandav and lord Vishnu was destroying the physical self of sati, Sati’s head fell in this place and hence the name of places was named as Surkanda Devi temple.
Many religious people visit this place on regular basis. While making a visit to this temple you will be going through a 2 km trek making this perfect place for trekkers too.
Aloo Khet is also a very good place to visit in dhanaulti if you are a nature lover, located near the town you will be blessed with lush green views of this potato farm owned by the government and some local farmers.
Located about 24 km away on the Bhagirathi river from the dhanaulti and made at the height of 855 ft this dam is the highest dam in India. This is a popular destination while you are visiting Mussoorie.
You will experience a spectacularly clear view of water on Tehri lake making this place a perfect visit to cool your mind.
Hotels and Resorts in Dhanaulti
Dhanaulti Groove Garden
Dhanaulti groove garden is situated at Chamba Mussoorie road in dhanaulti. Distance from this Hotel to Tehri lake is only 35 km, while Mussoorie is only 22 K M. The space is For nature-lovers, enjoy with friends, family tour Guest access Parking, nature viewpoint, dance floor, and a garden.
Green Forest Resort Dhanaulti
The location overlooks the mountains and is on a secluded mountain top. Food was home-cooked, fresh, and hot. Service was timely and the staff was very cooperative.
The property is 2. 6km before the main Dhanaulti marker area and the eco-park. Very quiet, peaceful resort with a view of the mountains. I am glad to have booked a resort like this one and not a hotel in the hustle-bustle of the small town. The food was great, with no complaints at all. And the staff was extremely cooperative! we had BBQs and bonfires every night, really going to miss it now that we are going back.
Ghughuti Resort Dhanaulti
Ghughuti resort is a reasonable option for travelers looking out for the best resort in Dhanaulti. It is located in Chamba – Mussoorie Rd. The resort is rated 2.9 out of 5, which is considered as average. The Resort is very near to some popular tourist attractions and other places of interest in Dhanaulti. Some of the tourist attractions near the resort are Surkhanda Devi Temple (2.8 km).
Apple Orchard Resort Dhanaulti
Along a winding mountain road with surreal views of the Himalayan mountains, this remote, unpretentious hotel is set in a former hunting lodge amid apple orchards. It’s 2 km from the tranquil hill town of Dhanaulti and 28 km from NH34.
Decorated in saturated colors, the relaxed rooms feature hardwood floors, quilted bedspreads, and sitting areas, as well as satellite TV and Internet access.
How to reach Dhanaulti
- By Air:- Being a small town, Dhanaulti does not have its own airport. Tourists traveling by air can reach Dhanaulti by renting car or hiring a taxi or bus from Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is just 86 kilometers away. This airport has regular flights from all the major cities in India (Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Trivandrum, and Lucknow)
- By Rail:- The Dehradun railway station is located about 25 km from Dhanaulti and is the closest railway station. Regular trains like the Doon Express, the Sangam Express Slip, the Mussoorie Express, and the Delhi to Dehradun Shatabdi and Jan Shatabdi ply from here to all the major cities.
- By Road:- Dhanaulti is connected with motorable roads and can be reached via a number of buses from other towns in Uttarakhand such as Dehradun, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, and Nainital. It is also well-connected to cities in neighboring states. There are frequent buses for Uttarakhand from (ISBT) Kashmiri Gate, in Delhi.
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