Dhanaulti - A Paradise unexplored

Dhanaulti - A Paradise unexplored

Dhanaulti - Untouched and Tranquil

Most of the time people have no time in their daily schedule for their restless life and thus it become tougher to rejuvenate themselves in the scarcity of time. Dhanaulti, the untouched and serene destination nestled at the foothills of shivalik ranges on an altitude of 2286 meters and at a distance of 24 kms from the queen of hills Mussoorie. It offers a best time for those who want to remain idle in the vicinity of Himalaya, The tranquility of the hills, the stillness in the air and the fresh breeze that fondles your face and hair, is sometimes incredibly haunting.

Once you will reach Dhanaulti, the view that welcomes you in one instance, it has to be breathtaking! The prevailing winds peeking from inside the hills, spectacular landscapes, lush green forests of Oak, Deodar and Rhododendron, all of it was more than your expectations to counter your stress and rejuvenate you as young and never before.

As it is said Dhanaulti is untouched and tranquility in it veins, it is free from commercialized market places or Mall roads, the only thing which you can buy it from here is Memorable Moments, scenic White Mountains view and peace all around, this perfect place for nature lovers is away from chaotic roads and polluted cities which offer you to explore the nearby ECO Park. A fascinating protected forest of mighty Deodar trees, developed and maintained by the Forest Department of Uttrakhand, has been done up with beautiful wild flower hedges and swings for children. The park is a favourite picnic spot for the localities of Mussoorie, Dehradun and other nearby places, an entry fee of Rs 15 per person is collected so as to do maintenance of the Park. Dotted along the periphery are many eateries selling roasted corn cobs, spicy peanuts, tea along with cold drinks and wafers.

ATTRACTIONS

Mussoorie: Mussoorie - The Queen of Hills, being at an average altitude of 2,100 meters (6,600 ft), Mussoorie, with its lush green hills and diverse flora and fauna, is an enchanting hill resort. Panoramic snow ranges to the north-east, scintillating views of the Doon Valley and Shivalik ranges in the south. Mussoorie offers distant views of the holy and mighty river Ganga from one end of the ridge, and of the famous river Yamuna from the other end.

ECO-Park: It is the heart of Dhanaulti. There are two Eco-parks, "Amber" and "Dhara" about 205 m apart. It has been sprung up recently by the Forest Department of Uttrakhand with the help of local people. About 50 local youth, included males and females both are employed as Guides, Gardeners, Service providers, Ticket Collectors, Information Providers etc. It dwells a protected patch of small forest containing Deodar Trees. There is an entry fee of Rs 15 for Adults and Rs 10 for Children. Mussoorie Forest Department is running Eco-huts for the tourists come to enjoy serene landscapes of Dhanaulti. These are built by green technology and are Eco-friendly.

Kanatal: Kanatal is located at 15 kms from Dhanaulti on Mussoorie – Chamba Road in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttrakhand state. Kanatal is emerging as a tourist destination and gradually developing for the tourists. The serenity of this place is secured, the reflection of the magnificent surroundings blesses the place with illusionary elements of life and the sound of the wind is the only thing that could be listened without making an effort, visit to Kanatal is worthy.

Surkanda Devi Temple: The medieval temple of goddess Surkanda located at 8 kms from Dhanaulti, on the road leading towards Chamba. The temple got fame due to its healing divine powers and also for its Ganga Dussehra fair in the season of autumn. It is a part of the Devi Darshan triangular circuit, which offers trekking on the rugged trails around Dhanaulti - Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri.

Himalayan Weavers: they are situated on Mussoorie-Dhanaulti Road and they are the producer of hand-woven shawls, stoles, scarves and throws using only natural dyes and wool, eri silk and pashmina. Their aim is to produce high quality handloom products, propagate the use of eco friendly natural dyes and render a market for craft products made in the Himalayan region.

Aaloo Khet (Potato Farm): In the vicinity of Himalaya a Government Potato Farm fascinate tourists with a popular sunrise view point and serves opportunity to learn about mountainous farming.

How To Reach?

Dhanaulti is a hill station at a distance of 24 kms from the popular hill station and the queen of hills, Mussoorie and 29 kms from Chamba, as it is sandwiched between the two. Dhanaulti is 325 kms from Delhi, and it takes 8-9 hrs drive via Roorkee and Dehradun.

Dhanaulti by Roads

Dehradun is connected to all major cities of India with a wide network of road route. Volvo and Deluxe buses running from Delhi to Dehradun are very often and can be caught from ISBT New Delhi and Kaushambi Bus stand at Anand Vihar. Deluxe and semi-deluxe buses run to Shimla and Mussoorie from Dehradun Interstate bus terminal (ISBT) near Clement Town. A deluxe bus service is offered by UPSRTC to and from Delhi. From ISBT there are bus services to Dehradun and Mussoorie every 20–30 minutes.

Dhanaulti by Air

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 24 km from Dehradun city on Dehradun-Rishikesh road. Indian Airlines and private carriers offer flights from Delhi to Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport. Dhanaulti is 82 kms away.

Dhanaulti by Rail - Dhanaulti is 66 kms away from Dehradun Railway Station with services to major cities including Amritsar, Howrah, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Varanasi. High-speed trains running through Dehradun include the Shatabdi, Mussoorie Express, Jan Shatabdi and Doon Express.

Amenities

We are facilitating our guests by providing most trusted and safe guidance along with private cabs AC/Non AC, Accommodations 3 Stars to 5 Stars Hotels, with full supportive assistance and once complimentary local market visit.

ACTIVITIES

Camping

Trekking

Photography

Himalayan view

Bird watching

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