5 Best Places to Visit in Dhanaulti - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)
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With a vast bucket of places to visit in Dhanaulti, this quaint hillock owns a wide array of serene temples and fantastic forts, which cater to an extraordinary vacation. Seated elegantly at an elevation of 2,286 m, this slice of Gharwal Himalayas is an excellent getaway for the solitude seekers.

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Tourist places in Dhanaulti hems in Deogarh Fort, Dashavatar Temple, Surkanda Devi temple, Eco parks, Potato farm, and countless other places which will put you under a spell with its realm. Apart from this, here one can also luxuriate in the colossal resorts, which give you comfort while you tour the upland. 

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Be it the elegantly carved walls of the ornate temples or virgin wonders of nature, at eco-parks, this place owns a wide array of amusing tourist places which will keep you engaged all through the trip. Also, if you tour this region, then one must not dare to miss out the verdant surroundings, which extend an epitome of tranquil settings and are worth strolling.


Here are some of the best places to visit in Dhanaulti:

01

Eco Park

Eco Park
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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

02

Deogarh Fort

Deogarh Fort

Immerse in a state of amusement while you gaze at the ornate structure built back in 16-century. When you enter the fort, you can spot beautifully carved walls which are adorned with amazing murals and rustic-colors.

Here, you can also witness the spiritual side of the fort, as it holds a good count of Jain temples in its vicinity, hailing out to more revelers from around the globe. This splendid edifice of early age is worth-visiting with your bunch of mates.

Location: Dhanaulti, Uttrakhand, India.

Timings: The timings are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Entry charges: The entry fees is INR 25 per adult.

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Surkanda Devi Temple

Surkanda Devi Temple
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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. 

04

Dhanaulti Adventure Park

Dhanaulti Adventure Park

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

05

Classic Hill-Top Resort

Classic Hill-Top Resort

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 vibe.

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.

06

Aloo Khet

Aloo Khet
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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.

07

Dashavatar Temple

Dashavatar Temple

Dashavatar Temple is indeed one of the most serene places to visit in Dhanaulti and is the earliest recognized Panchayatan temple. The alluring architecture, which it exhibits is of the Gupta period and is just exceptional.

Holding the deity of Lord Vishu, it is frequented by its devotees and several tourists who love history. The panels of the temple are embellished with beautiful sculptures and will not fail to amaze you with its beguiling beauty. Also, here you can spot, inscriptions carved on the walls of the temple.

Location:
Dhanaulti, Uttrakhand, India.

Timings:
The timings are 6:00 AM in the morning to 10:00 PM at night.

Entry charges:
There is no entry fee to enter the temple.

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