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Best Time: Sep-Jun Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Dehradun Check Flights

Dhanaulti Tourism

With minimal human intrusion, without overloading or overwhelming your senses or expectations, Dhanaulti slowly seeps into your conscience like a long lost pleasant dream, bringing with it comfort and quiet, and giving you the much needed break from your humdrum routine life.

Located at a distance of 62 km from Mussoorie, this little town in Uttarakhand is an offbeat destination located at a height of about 2200 meters above sea level.

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Camping in Dhanaulti

There is something very calming and relaxing about escaping the place you see every day and taking a few treks through trails. Wide expanses of crystal water, awe-striking sceneries and breathing the freshness of nature in every step is what people come for in Dhanaulti. With an elevation of 2,286 meters above the sea level, adventure camping is a highly popular activity. Hundreds of travel companies including local and national ventures organise treks, rafting, hill climbing and foresting. The Burma Bridge is a popular camp spot for a perfect campfire experience. The glaciers of Bandarpoonch and Gangotri can be seen far away. Adventurers and photographers usually take an offbeat trek to these peaks from Dhanaulti

An Offbeat Encounter With Nature

Dhanaulti is best known for being the purest form of nature that it offers to its travelers. It is set at an elevation of 2,286 m, with the bewildering beauty of the Himalayan ranges in the backdrop. The untouched hamlet of Uttarakhand is a heaven to escape away from the over-commercialized tourist locations such as Mussoorie and Dehradun. Eco Park is the most famous destination in Dhanaulti. Under the authority of Uttarakhand forest Department, the park is divided into two parts - Amber and Dhara and houses a rich variety of animal and bird species amidst the woods of Deodar and Pines. It is definitely a retreat for nature lovers. Do not miss the sunset and sunrise from Eco Park, as it is one breath-taking scenery of nature.

Restaurants and Local Food in Dhanaulti

Eating out options in Dhanaulti are limited, but you can be assured of the quality, since most of the produce is grown around the area itself. The Apple Orchard Resort and the Crown Plaza are the only available eating out options available in Dhanaulti. The restaurants serve a variety of dishes, including Indian, Italian, Chinese and Continental. Apart from these, you can head to the roadside dhabas that are available in plenty. Do not forget to try out the wide variety of apples available at the Apple Orchard Resort, for sale as well.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Dehradun airport or railway station. Enjoy sightseeing and leisure activities in Dehradun for the day. Transfer to Dhanaulti in the evening.
Day 2: Leave for a local tour after breakfast. Visit Eco Park, maintained by the Forest Department of Uttarakhand famous for its rich variety of flora and fauna. Afterward, visit the Surkanda Devi temple and Joranda waterfalls.
Day 3: Check-out from the hotel. Continue your trip and head to Mussoorie.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Located within a close proximity to Mussoorie and Dehradun makes it easily accessible. It is a lovely little hamlet, with same scenic beauty as Mussoorie, only less crowded and more peaceful.

What's Not So Great?

There are very few accommodation options in Dhanaulti, as the place is extremely small and is a bit off-beat.

For Whom?

Off-beat travelers. Honeymooners and romantic vacationers. It is also an ideal weekend getaway for the people from nearby cities of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

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Shreyas Kapoor 1 year ago
- Dhanaulti is a laid back town with a few sightseeing and adventure sports options. You must, at all times avoid the place in the peak of monsoons and winters. Carry good heavy mountain shoes as treks and long walks form a big part of the trip. Do carry food and plastic bags for proper disposal, since littering is strictly prohibited.
- Carry your camera, as Dhanaulti is one of the most picturesque places in Uttarakhand.
Aishwarya Arora 1 year ago
Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand is one of the most picturesque places with a great view of the cascading mountains and an abundance of evergreen natural beauty. We just went there in the first week of April this year and the weather was absolutely divine. It was the perfect destination for me and my friends for a laid back vacation with just a few sightseeing spots. We visited the Eco Park because of all it's hype but it was just okay. It's just a place with loads of different plant species. If you're a science geek or interested in small treks and scenic photography, this place might just be your thing! We were told to take our sports shoes for the treks and long walks and we were glad we did!
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