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Travel to Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti Tourism

Dhanaulti, a peaceful and quiet hill station is close to the more popular and touristy hill station of Uttarakhand- Mussoorie. The tranquil town is set among thick forests of Deodars, Silver oaks and Rhododendrons at an elevation of 2250 meters in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Conveniently located on the Mussoorie-Chamba road, Dhanaulti is easy to access by road from Delhi and is fast emerging as a good weekend option from the city. It is also quieter and less crowded as compared to the more popular hill stations in Uttarakhand. In fact, Dhanaulti is close to both Mussoorie and Chamba and is a good place to stay and plan excursions to either town. There are government run forest guest houses and rest houses and also many private resorts and hotels.

You can relax at this sleepy hamlet set among the towering snow capped Himalayas. The green valleys and wooded slopes are a good place to trek and there are many trails to nearby places. The 24 kilometer trek to nearby Mussoorie is very popular and the route goes through a very picturesque green valley. There is also a trek to the temple of Surkhanda Devi.

Dhanaulti is a year round destination, though in monsoon the view of the snowy Himalayan peaks can be obstructed by clouds. In June, on the day of Gunga Dussehra, a fair is held every year at the temple of Surkhanda Devi at Kanatal and thousands of pilgrims congregate here from nearby places. In winter the town is snow bound and many tourists come here just to enjoy the snowfall. There are also provisions for pony rides, rock climbing, night safaris and camping in summer.

Best Time to visit

March to June is the best time to visit the quiet hill station. In winter the temperature touches 1 Degree Celsius and sometimes it also snows. You can visit in December January if you want to experience the snowfall.

Places to see in and around Dhanaulti