Dhanaulti Tourism
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Dhanaulti Tourism

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  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Amidst the oak, deodar and rhododendrons, in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, is the town of Dhanaulti. It is situated at a height of 2286 metres above sea level and is close to the hill stations of Mussourie (24 km) and Chamba (29 km). This hill station is visited by most tourists during the summer season.

With abundant deodar trees, the newly created Eco Park is a popular tourist spot. The region is full of sightseeing places and excursions which include visits to potato farms, Chamba, Surkanda Devi Temple and to Mussourie. The hilly terrain provides a unique opportunity for trekking, mountain climbing and camping.

Dhanaulti is linked to the major towns in north India such as Delhi and Dehradun, where airports are located. Dehradun is the closest town where a large number of accommodation options are available. The destination can also be reached by road through the Mussourie Chamba road.

In summers, the hilly areas of Dhanaulti are cool while the cold winters experience snowfall. There is a continuous drizzle during the rainy season from July to September and the mist and fog cover the hill tops. During the Dussehra festival, tourists can indulge in the Surkhananda Devi fair, which is the time of worship of goddess Durga.

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Ankit Jain

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  • Ankit Jain
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  55 helpful votes
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"Good for Relaxation but only for one day trip"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Sightseeing is good if you are staying in camp. Eco park is good for trekking and photography. Food is available easily. Nothing to do there, only good for sightseeing and relaxation. Best time to visit is Oct to Jan. My advice - don't spend money on cab, try to take direct bus. You can also go to Mussoorie from there, its nice place if you have time for a day.
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Aritro Dasgupta

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  • Aritro Dasgupta
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 27 Reviews
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"Awesome location with breathtaking panoramic views"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2015
Dhanbaulti is located in pristine land. It is just off Mussoorie and lacks the congestion which Mussoorie has now run into. One can get breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas from this small town. The Surkanda Devi temple situated in the town is a must visit. One can also indulge in adventure activities if one wants to.
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Shikha  Sharma

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  • Shikha Sharma
  • Lives in Noida
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  • 66 Reviews
  •  75 helpful votes
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"Very beautiful and serene hill station"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Apr 5, 2015
Very beautiful, serene hill station and a small town, approximately 30 km above Mussoorie. You will enjoy not only in Eco Park but also the way you will travel to reach there. It's so mesmerizing that you will be awe stuck by the scene atmosphere around. Your capacity of eyes to grasp such a beautiful place in memory might exceed. In Eco Park you can do rock climbing also.
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Piyush Agrawal

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  • Piyush Agrawal
  • Lives in Roorkee
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"A perfect & refreshing holiday destination for seekers of knowledge, beauty and peace!"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2014
The beauty of Dhanaulti lies in the hills that surround it, making it a peaceful and serene place. It is just a few kilometres from Mussoorie. If you are looking to spend a short time with your friends or with your better half, you should go for it. There are beautiful apple orchards and perfect eco-huts. There is an eco-park which is a must-visit.

From an end of the eco-park, you can see the distant snow-capped mountains. One thing that you must do is shout your name and hear the beautiful echos from the nearby hills. Weather is very pleasant. I visited the place in September and it was not too cold. But, you can enjoy the snowfall if you visit in December-January. The gorgeous landscape will steal your breath.

As such, there is no market for shopping and no restaurants for dining. Though, you can get snacks, parathas, maggi, tea and packaged food. So, stay in Mussoorie, catch a bus to Dhanaulti and then return by evening.
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Amar Srivastava

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  • Lives in Lucknow
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"Exploring Dhanaulti"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 8, 2014
Thee place is beautiful, nights and mornings are chilli but days are pleasant in October. I did bike ride from Delhi to Rishikesh and then decided to come here. It is an awesome place and people must visit this palace. The place is very beautiful and there is so much to enjoy in there.
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Harminder  Anand

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  • Harminder Anand
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 3 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
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"Walk in the Clouds"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2014
Great place to chill out from the stress and hectic schedules of the day to day existence. Stayed in a place called Green Valley Resorts, about 6 km before Dhanaulti. Bunch of cottages, for any number of combinations of people. We stayed in a 3 bedroom cottage. Friends and family. Beautiful drive from Dehradun and an hour's drive from Mussourie. Overlooking the valley and in the evenings, clouds just roll in.
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Kuldeep Rai

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  • Kuldeep Rai
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"Amazing beauty surrounding all around"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 4, 2014
The area is still unpolluted and it is not encroached. Have visited in winters and Monssons. Both seasons offer a different hew of nature's beauty. During monsoons the valleys are green and in full bloom with clouds embracing the vegetation.One would see a lot many waterfalls and also cherry, peach and Apple trees and of course flowers. In winters of course every thing is snow covered (sometimes up to 2 feet). A place for those who want to be away from the daily rigmarole.
Places to see - Surkanda devi temple, various camp sites, Eco Park, chamba but more importantly the surroundings. There is a small market caters to all basic needs of the tourists from tea/coffee to fast food etc. Kept busy with nature walks and you must place for trekkers/ mountaineers and adventurers. Better to go by train up to Dehradun travel in a cab via Mussoorie to Dhanaulti.
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Vineet kohli

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"A beautiful hill station away from the crowd of city"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2014
This place has a big Eco Park in which various kinds of swings and games are there for children. Apart from other trekking activities like rock climbing and river crossing, there is Sarkanda Devi temple at a distance of 12 km. You can also see Tehri dam which is about 40 km from Dhanaulti. There is not much in terms of Mall Road or market but it is an excellent hill station to relax and play with your children. You can go for a walk early morning and can see then beautiful sunset at evening. Overall, a worth visiting place.
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Abhinav Joshi

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  • Abhinav Joshi
  • Lives in Dehradun
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"Beautiful destination with snowfall"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Jul 8, 2014
It was very beautiful destination to enjoy snowfall during winter. The Eco Park was very neat, clean and beautiful. I visited in the month of December. In this month, with snow fall, this place looks like Srinagar. The only problem was less facility of hotels.
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Nitin Kumar

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  • Nitin Kumar
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  • Lives in Gurgaon
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"Mussoorie's More Beautiful Cousin!"

  • Posted Aug 31, 2013
Dhanaulti is a beautiful hill town located at over 8000 feet above sea level. Thankfully it did not get robbed of it's beauty like its neighbour Mussoorie, which like most 'hill stations' in India has become totally concretised and commercialised over the last three decades. Thick pine forests, nice small snack counters and peace all around.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Dhanaulti Eco Park is not to be missed.

Activities & things to do: Walk around in Dhanaulti Eco Park, let yourself (and your kids, if you have) be sensitised about nature, bird life and the mountains. Take a pony ride, walk up to the 'potato farms', drive down to Surkanda Devi (9 kms away).

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: I would highly recommend Dhanaulti as an overnight destination, and much much better than Mussoorie, Manali or Nanitals of the world. Don't just go there for a day excursion. The best experience of this place and only be enjoyed late in the evenings around a bonfire and over an early morning walk through the clouds.
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