Dhanaulti Tourism

Dhanaulti Tourism

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250 Ratings & 242 Reviews

Dhanaulti Info

  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Tehri Garhwal
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.

Best time to visit Dhanaulti in the next six months

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Dhanaulti Traveller Reviews

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Raman pandita

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  • Raman pandita
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  401 readers

"Good place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Peaceful place away from city life. Nice weather but very bad cellular network. Good for rejuvenation. Recommended for longer stays. Don't expect anything special attractions around. Good for adventure or group visits. Limited facilities. No ATM's. No vehicle maintenance or repair centre. Visit fully equipped.
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Dharmendra singh Tomar

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  • Dharmendra singh Tomar
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 6 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  6735 readers

"Peaceful destination- Dhanaulti"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2016
Getting bored of mad rush in routine destinations?? Yes then pack your bags to Dhanaulti. Small place near Mussourie, but very beautiful and peaceful with lot of adventure activities. Can be done as weekend trip, just about 300 kms from Delhi. So next time you think of short trip, keep Dhanaulti as option.
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Karan Bhatia

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  • Karan Bhatia
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  882 readers

"Good trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2016
It was indeed a relaxing trip as away from the fast life of Delhi. We were staying at Awara camps and he managed the camps very well. Fresh air, awesome view of mountains covered with snow was a treat. We visited in the month of December and it was pretty cool so a must visit place with group of people as lots of activities are also available.
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Kiran sood Sood

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  • Kiran sood Sood
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 28 photos
  • 62 Reviews
  •  56 helpful votes
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"Snowy Mountains of Dhanaulti!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2016
Known as queen of hills Mussoorie attracts visitors through the year from near and far. Winter line and snowfall bring selected few who. Are artists, photographers and adventuring hearts. Generally people do not get disappointed as even if there's is no snowfall in Mussoorie, almost all of us drive uphill towards Dhanaulti. Approximately thirty kms drive take us to this small hill town where we could find some white covers on tall deodars or tin roof tops. This year there's no blocked icy roads. Groups could drive to Kanatal to take up track to surkunda devi. Small powerful shrine where devouts believe that this is one of sidhpeeths. One can catch view of panoramic view of Himalayas on clear day. There are teashops and some good hotels including Garhwal Vikas mandal guest house to stay for couple of days. Serenity of greens is perfect to find quiet from within. Beautiful day flies away to become unforgettable to cherish for lifetime.
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Vinay Gm

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  • Vinay Gm
  • 1 Review
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"Picturesque and scenic place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 18, 2016
Very beautiful place. Missed the snowfall though. Very cool breeze even in afternoons with temperature of around 2 to 4 degree. Picturesque location with all oak, deodar trees and rhododendrons. The road that we took from Mussorie to here was very curvy with airline bend. It is advisable to take local taxi driver than to venture with a self drive. Bike rides need to be very careful.
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Jyotsna Negi

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  • Jyotsna Negi
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  • Lives in Delhi
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"Dhanaulti perfect destination for nature lovers and honeymoon couples"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2016
Dhanaulti is a very peaceful calm and beautiful place near to Mussoorie rich with pine and deodar trees jungle which creates a very soothing atmosphere for life. On reaching there Nature mother absorbs all the worries for rest of the moments.

We started from Dehradun by a Taxi and reached Dhanaulti within half an hour. On arrival at Dhanaulti we found a big difference that in midst of summer from Dun Valley which was heating before half an hour we got a rich and cool experience of nature.

We were wondered that people of Dhanaulti were wearing Shawls and sweater while tourist and we ourselves were wearing light cotton clothes. At the roadsides huge Pine and Deodar wood was dense. It is better place for honeymoon couples.

One can stay there as 2-3 hotels are there. One Ecological park is also there where one can find hotel. If anybody wants to visit that park please be cautious with monkeys so for your safety do not take eatables. Apple Orchard is also famous to see.

Tourist can enjoy horse ride there which is available just entering in to Dhanaulti. Tourist should accomplish all first aid and little medical precaution while staying there as it is little far from Mussoorie and Dehradun to get any medical aid during emergencies.
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Ashish Singh

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  • Ashish Singh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2423 readers

"All snow and a romantic place to chill"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2016
Dhanolti is a beautiful Himalayan town, located amidst thick Pine, Cedar, and Rhododendron forest, excellent weather round the year and great view of snow capped Himalayan peaks, at a distance of 25 kms on Mussoorie Chamba Road. Warm peace and warmth of hospitable people welcomes you at Dhanolti.
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Ashwini Dabbe

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  • Ashwini Dabbe
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"A tranquil destination, Dhanaulti"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 2, 2016
Dhanaulti is a less known tourist destination which is far from the crowd of Mussoorie and other tourist hot spots in UK. When we entered Dhanaulti, it was a serene feeling amidst pine forests and no human population around. It is completely a secluded hill stations with fewer number of hostels. And interestingly all hotels are blessed with the most amazing view of the Himalayan foothills. The view takes you to another world of sublime.
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Latash Khan

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  • Latash Khan
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 11 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
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"Chivalric Mystic Destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 12, 2015
Dhanaulti is a place of Heaven, just 24 Km from Massoorie, It is a relaxed place different from busy over crowded hills station, one can enjoy fresh air and cool climate, it is a small place with few hotel and less population, there is no market or restaurants as such, mobile connectivity is not much good, bsnl & land line works well. Dhanaulti forests are full of alpine, oak and rhododendron tress, the weather of this place is awesome in summers.

Very few places to visit: Eco-Park, Potato Farm, Apple Orchard, Camp Thangdhar, One can take a round to Eco Huts too, can snap beautiful pictures of a place, one can explore marvellous Kanatal it a just 20 km from Dhanaulti. It is best to visit only if you have your own conveyance as this place is in the heart of jungle. This is place you can enjoy pompous mountains, sunrise and majestic valley view, just stay in Club Mahindra Resort if your budget allows, do enjoy stay and enjoy awesome dinning.
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  • 4 Reviews
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"Superb place in India-Dhanaulti"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2015
Real Heaven on earth. No words, awesome. Guys visit this place. Side scenes were amazing. Population not more than 100 peoples. You can see mountains covers with snow. Peaceful place. I ever have been. Most lovable destination of mine.
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