Dhanaulti is a hill station also known as Dhanolti, which is situated adjacent to Hill Queen, Mussoorie
(Paharon Ki Rani). It is a hill station which is 24 km far away from the well known hill station Mussoorie,
and it is situated between Mussoorie and Chamba which is 29 km away from Dhanaulti. Every tourist
who comes to Mussoorie for enjoying vacation also visits Dhanaulti because of its beautiful location,
greenery and natural environment. The altitude of Dhanaulti is around 2286 m, 30°27 N 78°15 E and is
well known for its flora and fauna and is also recognized for its dense lush green alpine forests of Deodar
and Oak. The climate of Dhanaulti is preety cool and its temperature ranges from32 °C to 37 °C during
summers while winter temperatures remain between 7 °C and 1 °C. Dhanaulti is widely known for heavy
snowfall in the month of December and January, that’s why there is a huge rush of most of the tourists
in this place during winters.
Dhanaulti has evolved itself as one of the best tourist destination for people residing in Delhi and NCR
region as it is easily approachable through trains, buses and taxis till Dehradun and then to Dhanaulti.
Just like popular hill stations such as Manali, Shimla, Nainital, Mussoorie, Ooty, etc. Dhanaulti is also
making its presence and importance among vacationers who love to travel during their holidays. This
place is gaining its popularity because the current generation travelers in India are now looking for
newer and small but peaceful destinations, so that they can spend some of their time separated form
their hectic and stressful daily working life. Vacationers can visit at any time to Dhanaulti all over the
year due to its cool and pleasant atmosphere.On the way to Dhanaulti from Dehradun, there are various
small shops including several Maggie Points, Dhabas and Adrak Tea Stalls owned by local people who
worked with full dignity and serve tourists as their God because Uttarakhani people believe in “Atithi
Facilities in Dhanaulti
After so many years Dhanaulti is still away from urbanization; however one can find various hotels and
resorts with good class amenities and facilities available at affordable price. These hotels and resorts
provide good accommodation along with multi cuisine and north Indian food. People can also look for
economical food in small Dhabas and restaurants.
Places to Visit in Dhanaulti
There are many places situated near Dhanaulti which are beautiful and are known for their natural
beauty, peaceful environment and these places include ECO-Park, Kanatal, Surkanda Devi Temple, etc.
ECO-Park : Eco-Park is mainly situated within Dhanaulti and is considered as the main attraction in
Dhanaulti. There are two Eco-parks in Dhanaulti specifically named as "Amber" and "Dhara" which are
about 200 m apart. It was developed recently by the Forest Department of Uttarakhand and the local
youths are taking of this natural place.
Kanatal: It is situated at around 15 kms away from Dhanaulti, Kanatal is emerging as one of the most
attracting tourist destination nearby Dhanaulti and is located on Mussoorie – Chamba Road which
comes under District Tehri of Uttarakhand state.
Surkanda Devi Temple: This temple is situated at around 8 km (5.0 miles) from Dhanaulti, on the road
towards Chamba which is famous for its Ganga Dussehra fair in autumn. This temple is a part of Devi
Darshan and has huge importance among the pilgrimages.
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