(Last Updated on : 17/04/2013)
Dhanaulti, also popularly known as Dhanolti, is a hill station 24 km from the famous hill ranges of Mussoorie, and 29 km from Chamba, as it is located between the two, in the state of Uttarakhand
. The place is perched at an altitude of 2286m and is also known for its serene locales amidst the alpine forests of Oak, Rhododendron
and Deodars. The temperature during the summer months range from 32 degree Celsius to 7.5 degree Celsius and during winters the temperature ranges from 7 degree to 1 degree Celsius.
Dhanaulti is situated in the middle of virgin forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron. The place has a feel of tranquillity and placidity. There are many options that a person can indulge into amidst cool breeze, long wooden slopes, salubrious weather and exquisiteness of Dhanaulti. The exquisite view of snow capped Himalayan Mountains is distinctly visible from Dhanaulti. It is a popular excursion site of Mussoorie, Chamba and Kanatal and it is also an ideal weekend getaway as it is only 8-9 hrs drive away from Delhi
. The place offers a mystical feeling making it popular among the adventure enthusiasts as it showers natural splendours to visiting tourists all round the year.
The region experiences snowfall during the winter months making is all the more engaging and captivating. There are many trekking destinations that offer tremendous experience to professional trekkers. The holy places around Dhamaulti include Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri, the sacred three of the holy Devi Darshan triangle. This place has gained popularity because of its proximity with Tehri, Mussoorie and Chamba. Ever since Mussoorie has become crowded, many tourists love to retreat to Dhanaulti.
Tourism around Dhanaulti
: This place located at an elevation of 2000mts above sea level requires no introduction. It is one of the most frequented hill station in India. Mussoorie
gained popular due to its serene natural beauty and accessibility.
: This is a newly inaugurated tourist hub which houses various species of trees.
Surkanda Devi Temple
: It is located at a distance of 8 km from Dhanaulti. On the way to Chamba lies Surkanda Devi Temple which is famous for Ganga Darshara Fair in autumn. It is a part of the devi darshan triangle that offers opportunities for trekking in and around Dhanaulti- Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri.
: Situated on Dhanaulti-Mussoorie Road is the Himalayan Weavers that produces stoles, scarves, hand-woven shawls and throws using only natural dyes and wool, Seri silk and pashmina.
(Potato Farm): Government Potato Farm, also an admired sunrise view point.
: It is positioned 28ms from Dhanaulti at an altitude of 1,676mts above sea level. Panoramic view of the splendid Bhagirathi River
and Himalayas valley are observable from Dhanaulti. The Chamba-Mussoorie orchard is also celebrated for its juicy and delicious apples.
: Situated 54kms from Dhanaulti, New Tehri is the only planned city of Uttarakhand
state. Tehri Dam is the centremost attraction of the town. New Tehri was developed as the residence of the people whose home got submerged in the water while construction of the dam.
Barehipani Falls and Joranda Falls
: Both these waterfalls (Barehipani falls from 399mts and Joranda falls from 150 mts) are beautiful and soothing and situated in the core of Simlipal Tiger Reserve
: It is famed for its royal architecture and sarees designs. The interesting sites of Chanderi are ancient Jain temples, Jama Masjid
, Koshak Mahal, Badal mahal, and Victory Arch.
: Deogarh, near Pratapgarh District
, is a fantastic fort of the 16th century. Some splendid palaces decorated with murals and splendid Jain temples can be seen in the proximity of Deogarh.
: Located at 15kms from Dhanaulti, the place has come up as a tourist spot. Kanatal, is situated on Mussoorie - Chamba Road. The beauty of this place is invincible; the reflection of the picturesque surroundings kisses the place with engaging elements of life like the sound of the wind is the only thing that could be listened without making an effort.