Just 62 km from Dehradun, Dhanaulti is located at the Tehri Garwal district of Uttrakhand. This peaceful and serene town is not yet that famous among the tourists. The town of Dhanaulti is so small that one can walk their way around and explore every inch of beauty in a short period of time. It is on the Mussoorie-Chamba road which makes it easily accessible and is perfect for tourists who are looking to spend a peaceful weekend in the lap of nature away from the hustle-bustle of city life.
The best season to go to Dhanaulti is summer because the temperature here drops low that it becomes a pleasant stay. This has made Dhanaulti a spot to visit during the summers. Well connected by road, it is a drive that mesmerizes you at every turn. There is not much traffic to stop and irritate you on the way, one can enjoy the beauty of these pristine ranges while on the go.
Attraction in Dhanaulti
Situated 24 km from Dhanaulti. Mussoorie, the proverbial Queen of Hill stations. Being at an average altitude of 2,000 meters (6,600 ft), Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south. This place offers distant views of the holy and mighty river Ganga from one end of the ridge and of the famous river Jamuna from the other; a stretch of around 19 kilometers all.
It is the main attraction of Dhanaulti. There are two Eco-parks, “Amber” and “Dhara” about 200 m apart. It has been developed recently by the Forest Department of Uttarakhand with the help of local youth. It houses a protected patch of small forest containing Deodar Trees. 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.
Situated 15 km 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 Surkanda Devi Temple
8 km (5.0 miles). From Dhanaulti, on the road towards Chamba lies the Surkanda Devi Temple, famous for its Ganga Dussehra fair in autumn. It is part of the Devi Darshan triangle, which offers trekking opportunities around Dhanaulti – Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri.
Dhanaulti Himalayan Weavers
Located in Mussoorie-Dhanaulti Road are the Himalayan Weavers who produce 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, popularize the use of environmentally friendly natural dyes and provide a market for craft products made in the Himalayan region.