''Dhanaulti is one of the busiest tourist spot or hill station of Uttarakhand state, comes under Tehri district in between Chamba and Mussoorie. Dhanaulti has an altitude of 2286 m from the sea level. The tourist spot is known for the ECO Park which is surrounded by the forests of Deodar, Oak and Rhododendron.
Dhanaulti is also known for best weekend destination as it has a 24 Kms distance form Mussoorie, 60 Kms from Dehradun and only 29 Kms form Chamba.
The beautiful hills and a conserved forest by forest department of India are the main attraction of the place. In between Dec to Feb, people enjoyed the snowfall. The Ultimate climatic conditions make the place much comfortable as a tourist spot.
Dhanaulti is away from the crowds, busy market places and pollution. Set amidst thick virgin forests of Deodars, Oaks and Rhododendrons, it is an ideal location that ensures absolute peace of mind and soul. The green meadows, towering trees, breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks, make Dhanaulti an enticing hideaway for tourists.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Dhanaulti showers tourists with natural beauteousness throughout the year; therefore it can be visited at any time of the year. During summers the place acts as a relief from the sultry conditions of the plains and during winters the place is covered with snow.
PLACES AROUND DHANAULTI
ECO Park - 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.
Jain Temples - The place has numerous Jain temples situated inside the Kanali fort of Dhanaulti hills. From 6th to 17th century this region served as the Jain centre and during this period 31 Jain temples were built here.
Matatila Dam - Matatila Dam serves as a popular picnic spot which is located amidst the hills of Dhanaulti. This place offers panoramic views and water sports activities.
Barehipani & Joranda Falls - These picturesque falls (Barehipani - 399m and Joranda - 150m) situated in the core area of Simlipal National Park.
Dashavatar Temple - This fine Gupta temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the earliest known Panchyatan temple in north India.
Pradhanpat - The Pradhanpat hill, with its picturesque waterfall, offers a rare scenic beauty.
Deogarh - A 16th century magnificent fort, near Pratapgarh with some beautiful palaces ornate with murals and splendid Jain temples.
The climate in Dhanaulti is a sub tropical climate, and the main seasons that the town faces are those of summer, winter and monsoon. Monsoon in the town of Dhanaulti is characterized by heavy rainfall, and summers are mild. Winters are cold, and you can visit the town of Dhanaulti anytime during summer and winter.
HOW TO REACH THERE
Air: The closest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun at a distance of 80kms.
Rail: The nearest railway station is also Dehradun.
Road: Dhanaulti is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Rishikesh, Tehri, Dehradun and Mussoorie are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate.
District: Tehri Garhwal
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi
Season: Sep - Jun
Winters: 1 to 22°C
Altitude: 2286 m
STD code: 01376
Delhi to Dhanaulti - 323 KM
Rishikesh to Dhanaulti - 84 KM
Devprayag to Dhanaulti 108 KM
Tehri to Dhanaulti 44 KM
Pauri to Dhanaulti 131 KM
Dehradun to Dhanaulti 59 KM
Mussoorie to Dhanaulti - 28 KM
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