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.
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.
Dhanaulti is the perfect destination for a mix of leisure and adventure. Blessed with towering hills, snowcapped mountains and stunning views it’s an abode for an abundance of adventure sports and activities. Dhanaulti Adventure Park uses this destination’s varied and rugged landscape to it’s fullest with a variety of thrilling and adrenaline pumping activities like Zip lining through thickets of forests, mountain biking through winding mountain trails, rappelling and trekking across majestic mountains, camping in the stunning outdoors and much more.
Also featuring the Snow Adventure Zone a sprawling meadow covered with white snow making it the perfect location for a plethora of exciting activities like the Sky Walk.
The best part about the Dhanaulti Adventure camp is that it’s got something for everyone making it the perfect place to visit for families and large groups of friends.
Activities: Sky Bridge, Sky Walk, Zip Lining, Zip Swing, Rock Climing, Rappeling, Trekking, Mountain Biking, ATV Ride, Paragliding and Camping.
Approximate Price: 300 INR to 10,000 INR
A sprawling lush Nature Park at
Dhanaulti built in collaboration between the DFO Mussoorie and the residents of
Dhanaulti, the Eco Park features a plethora of flora as well as the native
Deodar, Oak & Rhododendron trees, also housing endangered birds adding to
it’s natural beauty.
The Eco Park is famous for it’s stunning sunrises and sunsets and provides ample activities like Flying Fox, Burma Bridge and much more.
The park is also a stellar destination for fun hikes and treks filling your lungs with fresh crisp air and providing you with amazing views of Doon Valley and the Himalayas. This botanical wonder is the ideal place to visit for couples, families and children as well.
Activities: Sky Walk, Flying Fox, Burma Bridge, Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking and Rock Climbing
Timings: Opens at sunrise and closes at 6:00 PM
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.
Nestled amidst the beautiful town
of Chamba, The Classic Hill-Top Resort is the ideal destination for a resort
getaway in the hills. This well furnished and well appointed resort features
state of the art modern facilities, comfortable rooms, and a quaint rustic
Inhale in crisp clean mountain air and stunning views. Discover the magic of nature in the wooded surroundings of the resort as you take a scenic walk, indulge in a private picnic at sunset or get in touch with your innerself at Hitayu the Health Spa.
Facilities: In-house Restaurant, Billiards, Table Tennis, DJ Setup, Swimming pool and a state of the art Health Spa.
Approximate Price: Price of rooms range from 7000 INR to 9000 INR
Nearby Attractions: This resort is is 12 kms away from Wildex an adventure camp and 21 kms away from the Tehri Dam.