Best Tourist Places to Visit in Dhanaulti, Garhwal, Uttarkhand, India
Dhanaulti is a popular hill station situated in Tehri Garhwal District in the Indian State of Uttarkhand. It is placed between famous hill stations of the state Mussoorie (24 kms away from Dhanaulti) and Chamba (29 kms away from Dhanaulti).
Dhanaulti is positioned about 2286 meters from the mean level of sea and is well known for its calm and cool environment, historical temples and beautiful parks.
In Summer Season, the temperatures of the town range from 32°C to 37.5 °C and in Winter Season, the temperature hang between 7 °C and -1 °C.
Food and Shopping in Dhanaulti:-
Dhanaulti people have the mixture taste of South Indian and North Indian foods. There are less fast food centres situated in Dhanaulti. The local people highly like homemade foods.
Himalayan Weavers in Dhanaulti offers hand-woven shawls, pashmina, scarves and eri silk and stoles. Also several modern shops of cloths started their operations in Dhanaulti recently.
How to reach Dhanaulti?
Dhanaulti is located about 62 km from the state capital Dehradun and about 306 km away from national capital Delhi. Due to the near proximity with state capital Dehradun, Dhanaulti has got good connectivity with all over the state by bus, train and air facility.
There are ample numbers of state government buses that run between Dhanaulti and Dehradun and one can board buses at the Dhanaulti Bus Stand and other local bus terminals.
Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Dhanaulti located at a distance of 63 kms. The distance between Dhanaulti and its nearest Airport Dehradun is 88 kms. Also there are Taxi services available at Dhanaulti city to reach Dehradun Railway Station and Dehradun Airport.
Tourist places in Dhanaulti:-
Surkanda Devi Temple:-
Surkanda Devi Temple is the prominent worship place as well as popular tourist destination situated 8 km away from Dhanaulti city centre and is widely famous for Ganga Dussehra fair. Near this temple, trekking opportunity is also available to the tourists.
Amber ECO Park:-
Amber ECO Park is situated about 200 meters from Dhara ECO Park. Uttarakhand Forest Department has developed these two ECO Parks. The Park is home to higher majority of Deodar Trees. An entry fees for Adult is Rs. 15 and Rs. 10 for Children in Amber ECO Park. There are eco-huts made with green technology in the park and these are very helpful to visitors to enjoy serene landscapes of Dhanaulti.
Himalayan Weavers on the Himalayan Mussoorie-Dhanaulti Road produces larger numbers of stoles, hand-woven shawls, pashmina, scarves and eri silk. The objective of Himalayan Weavers is to popularize the use of environmentally friendly natural dyes. Himalayan Weavers offers high quality handloom products for tourists at affordable cost.
Aaloo Khet is a government sector Potato Farm produces potatoes in larger margin. Also it is famous for its sunrise view point.
Mussoorie is the popular hill station located about 29 kms from Dhanaulti. It is positioned at an elevation of 2000 meters and houses beautiful green hills and varieties of flora and fauna. Mussoorie is the great viewpoint for tourist to watch the flows of holy rivers Ganga and Jamuna and the beauty of Shivalik Ranges and Doon Valley.
Other tourist attractions near Dhanaulti are:-
- Park Dhara ECO Park
- Chamba Hill Station
- The City Junction Mall, Dehradun
- Nature Park Dehradun
- Forest Research Institute
- Clock Tower
- Indian Military Academy
- Malsi Deer Park
- Mahadev Temple
Best time to visit Dhanaulti:-
Winter and monsoon seasons are the great time to holiday Dhanaulti because of its beautiful weather. During May, June, July and August months most number of tourists visit Dhanaulti. The mercury plummets, snowfall that caps the tree tops and mountain peaks of Dhanaulti attracts tourists from different regions of the state and the country as well in winter season.
Accommodation options in Dhanaulti and Dehradun:-
The luxury hotels, restaurants and rest homes in and around Dhanaulti is as follows:
- G M V N Tourist Bungalow Dhanaulti
- Apple Orchard Resort
- Crystal Palace Hotel
- Crown Plaza
- Whispering Pines Himalayan Retreat
- Camp Calista
- Hotel Drive Inn
- Hotel Snow View
- Camp O Royale
- Queens Pearl Inn
- Doon Castle Hotel
- Lakshmi Guest House
- The Competent Palace
- Ashrey Hotel
- City Star Hotel
- Doon Regency Hotel