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Aloo Khet, Dhanaulti

  • Need a change from the usual albeit stunning mountain scenery and snowcapped hills? Head on over to Dhanaulti’s famous Aloo Khet (Potato Farm), located close to the main market of Dhanaulti. This farm is owned by the Government of Uttarakhand. Popular as a sunrise point, the place also offers a panoramic view of the Doon Valley. Tourists can hire horses to explore this unique and breathtaking spot. The farm produces a large quantity of potatoes, which are also supplied to other states of India.

    Ideal for nature lovers and avid photographers, marvel at tons of potatoes and the process in cultivating this staple vegetable.  Experience nature in it’s raw and rustic form as you make sure you add this destination to your places to visit in Dhanaulti.

    Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Best Time to Visit:  Summer months (May, June, July and August) in the winter season the farm will be covered with blankets of snow.

Attractions

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Surkanda Devi Temple

Amidst clouds of fog and haze and abundant greenery and colourful flowers lies the Surkanda Devi temple, situated atop a hill near Dhanaulti hill station (about 8 KM) and Chamba (22 KM) in Tehri district of Uttarkhand is a peaceful religious abode attracting throngs of followers everyday.

The temple provides a breathtaking panoramic 360 degree view of the Garhwal region. In the north, snow capped mountains of Himalayas can be seen (on a clear day). On the other side, you will see Rishikesh and the Dehradun valley. A variety of beautiful flowers and herbs are grown in abundance here. Also marvel at the variety of aieral species of the western Himalayas in this region.

Best time to Visit: You can visit this temple all year round, but the best time to visit it is during the Ganga Dusshera Festival (from May – June) and indulge in the electric festival vibes. 

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Dhanaulti

Located within a radius of 95km from Rishikesh, this scenic hill station in Uttarakhand is known for its pleasant climate, bountiful nature and plenitude of tourism options. Perched at a height of 2,286m above the sea level, it is cossetted with thick and dense pine, cedar, deodar and rhododendron forests.

An ideal place to enjoy the most alluring views of the peaks like Swargarohini, Nanda Devi and the Bandarpunch Ranges, this hill station is gaining considerable amount of attention and is gradually turning into a tourism hub. During your visit to Dhanaulti, do not miss the chance to indulge in adventure sports like flying fox, Burma Bridge and horse riding; the gorgeous locales and the lush surroundings of the hill station make it an ideal place for these thrilling activities.