Things to Do in Dhanaulti for a Perfect Peaceful Getaway


Top things to do in Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti is a quaint hill town tucked away in Uttarakhand boasting of immense natural beauty and utmost serenity and tranquility. The place has a lot to offer to the tourists. It has a number of attractions and places to visit, and there are several exciting things to do in Dhanaulti. From strolling down the orchards, to camping at the adventure camps, trekking to vantage points or picnicking by the Tehri Dam, there is no dearth of activities in Dhanaulti. Have a look at the comprehensive list of things to do in Dhanaulti given below.

Here is the list of 10 Things to Do in Dhanaulti for a Perfect Peaceful Getaway

1. Relax and Unwind at the Hilltop Eco Park

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Spread over an area of 13 hectares covered in deodar and oak trees, Eco Park is one of the most visited attractions of Dhanaulti. It was developed by the DFO and the citizens of Dhanaulti to create employment opportunities for the poor people taken as a measure to reduce poverty. Located at the height of 7800 m above the sea level, this place has enjoyable weather throughout the year. The park is very well-maintained and is an amazing place for the kids to hang out with a separate playground for them. A tradition known as memory sapling plantation is followed in the park as a part of which one can plant a sapling in memory of their loved ones.

2. Try Adventure Sports at Dhanaulti Adventure Park

Sky walk, sky bridge, valley crossing, zip swing, zip line, trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, paragliding, cave exploration and so much more. Just think of an adventure activity and you will find it in Dhanaulti Adventure Park. Happily situated amidst towering hill, snow capped mountains and a magnificent view, it has a perfect mix of leisure and adventure.

3. Stroll Down the Apple Orchard Resort

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For all fresh fruit fanatics, the Apple Orchard Resort is the home to wide variety of apples that are cultivated and sold here. From the choicest and juiciest Early Sunberry and Golden Delicious varieties, not forgetting the Red Delicious and the Royal Delicious, an array of processed fruit products like jams and juices are also manufactured here. Take back home a bit of the hilly freshness with the apples. Be sure to include visiting here in your list of the top things to do in Dhanaulti.

4. Picnic by the Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam is a popular tourist attraction in Dhanaulti. Boasting of ultra scenic views of the hills in the backdrop and clear waters in the front, the place offers utmost serenity and calm. People usually come here to enjoy a day out or a picnic amidst beautiful setting.

5. Explore the Magnificent Deogarh Fort

Deogarh Fort is another one of the popular attractions in Dhanaulti. Built in the 16th century, the fort has many beautiful palaces and has several murals. The place also has a number of Jain temples in and around the area.

6. Take a Walk at the Potato Farm

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The Potato Farm is for the ones with a rustic heart, looking to experience nature in its most raw form. The Potato Farm, natively called the 'Aloo Khet' is spread across large strips of land, owned by the government and some private farmers. You can go for long walk into the farm, which is located at a distance of about a kilometer from the main market, and has a spectacular view of the Doon valley.

7. Marvel at the Architecture of the Dashavatar Temple

Initially known as Panchayatan temple, Dashavatar Temple is located 10 kms away from Dhaulti in Deogarh. The temple dates back to the Gupta Empire and is enshrined by Lord Vishnu. Besides a wonderful architecture, the walls of the temple have beautifully carved panels. The walls also have inscriptions of the Vaishnava mythology.

8. Camp at Kanatal Adventure Camp

Kanatal Adventure Camp is one of the best camping sites in the area. Offering a plethora of activities ranging from burma bridge, valley crossing, paint ball, jet skiing etc., the camp also organizes bonfires, buffet meals, attached washrooms in tents, indoor- outdoor games and barbeque nights etc.

9. Spend an Adventurous Day Out at Camp Thangdhar

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The Thangdhar Camp, approximately 14 km away from the main market in Dhanaulti is by far the best adventure camp in the vicinity. Situated at a height of about 8300 feet and surrounded by pine and deodar trees, the camp also graciously provides sightseeing service to the closer tourist destinations. If you're an adrenaline junkie, you can opt for the camp organized activities of rock climbing, snow camping, trekking or mountain biking.

10. Trek to the Surkhanda Devi Temple

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At a distance of about 8 km from Dhanaulti, and a 2 km trek from the village Kaddu Khal is the Surkanda Temple, that makes up for a trekker's paradise. While the climb is tough, it's worth the view and serenity. Following the popular mythology of Sati jumping in to the sacrificial fire to go against her Father Daksha's act of not inviting Lord Shiva to a ceremony, this temple is one of the most popular 'Shaktipeeth' of India. A Shaktipeeth, going by the literal translation, is a holy site with the female goddess residing for her followers. Visiting here is one of the topmost things to do in Dhanaulti.

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