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Dhanaulti is located amidst thick virgin forests of deodar, rhododendron and oak. Dhanaulti has an atmosphere of placidity and tranquillity. Indulge yourself in the lazy outings, long wooded slopes, cool breeze, salubrious weather and exquisiteness of Dhanaulti. Unobstructed views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks are distinctly visible from Dhanaulti, adding charm to this heavenly place. Dhanaulti is situated on Mussoorie – Chamba road at an elevation of 2286mts above sea level. Dhanaulti is a popular excursion of Mussoorie, Chamba and Kanatal and it is also an ideal weekend getaway as it is only 8-9 hrs drive away from Delhi. It gives a mystical feeling making it popular amongst coupes and adventurers. Dhanaulti showers tourists with natural splendours all round the year. The region receives snowfall during winters making it even more captivating destination. Dhanaulti is a woody paradise that makes you forget where you are. The popular trekking excursions of Dhanaulti will lead you to Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri, the sacred three of the holy Devi Darshan triangle. Dhanaulti is also written as Dhanolti. It is also popular because of its proximity with famous tourist destinations like Mussoorie, Tehri and Chamba. Ever since Mussoorie has become crowded, many tourists love to retreat to Dhanaulti.
Chamba: It is situated 28ms from Dhanaulti at an elevation of around 1,676mts above sea level. Panoramic view of the splendid Himalayas and Bhagirathi valley are visible from Dhanaulti. The Chamba-Mussoorie fruit belt is also famous for its delicious apples.
New Tehri: 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 and Joranda Falls: Barehipani falls from height of 399mts and Joranda falls from 150mts. Both these waterfalls are situated in the core of Simlipal National Park. Both these waterfalls are picturesque and the perfect spot for picnicking.
Chanderi: It is famous for its sarees and royal architecture. The interesting sites of Chanderi are Koshak Mahal, Badal mahal, ancient Jain temples, Jama Masjid and Victory Arch.
Dashavatar Temple: It is a famous Gupta temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is probably the earliest known Panchyatan temple in north India. 3 large carved panels along the side walls - the Gajendramoksha panel, the Nar Narayan Tapasya and the Anantshayi Vishnu, depict scenes from Vaishnava mythology.
Deogarh: Deogarh is a magnificent fort of the 16th century near Pratapgarh. Some beautiful palaces ornate with murals and splendid Jain temples can be seen in the vicinity of Deogarh.
Jain Temples: A collection of 31 Jain temples were built after the Vishnu temple but these Jain temples are no less remarkable. These temples are situated inside the fort of Kanali on the hills, overlooking the Betwa. This site was a Jain centre from 6th to 17th century AD.
Mussoorie: It is the destination which doesn’t require an introduction. Situated at an elevation of 2000mts above sea level, Mussoorie is also known as the queen of hills. It is one of the most visited hill station of India. Mussoorie got popular due to its immense natural beauty and ease of accessibility.
Surkanda Devi: Surkanda Devi temple is one of the most important Goddess temple of the Garhwal region. It is located 8km from Dhanaulti. The deity of Surkanda Devi is Goddess Sati – Wife of Lord Shiva. This sacred temple is set at an astounding altitude of 3030mts above sea level near Dhanaulti. The famous Ganga Dussehra fair is celebrated here in autumn. The temple holds great religious significance and visited by devotees all around the year.
Kanatal: Situated 15kms from Dhanaulti, Kanatal is emerging as a tourist destination. Kanatal is located on Mussoorie – Chamba Road in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state. The serenity of this place is impregnable, the reflection of the enchanting 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.
Dhanaulti shower the tourists with its natural exquisiteness all around the year.
Dhanaulti in summers: Dhanaulti is a weekend destination and most of the tourists visit this place to escape the hot and sultry conditions of the plains. Carry light woollens with you if planning to visit Dhanaulti during summers. Enjoy the salubrious weather of Dhanaulti and acquire peace of mind.
Dhanaulti in monsoon: The mountains of Dhanaulti turns misty during monsoons adding wilderness to the already existing seclusion. Do carry raincoats with you if planning a visit to Dhanaulti during monsoons. Monsoon months of Dhanaulti are July, August and September. The greenery of the Dhanaulti region is tempting.
Dhanaulti in winters: Dhanaulti receives snowfall during winters. Carry heavy woollens with you if planning a visit to Dhanaulti during winters. The maximum temperature of Dhanaulti during winters is 8 degree Celsius and minimum temperature is 1 degree Celsius.