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 and it is one of the best places to visit in Dhanaulti.
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
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 and also this fort is one of the famous places to visit in Dhanaulti.
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.
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.
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 and is considered as one of the best places to visit in Dhanaulti.
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
Location: New Tehri, Uttarakhand
Timings: Open 24 hours
Kanatal Adventure Camp
You can also enjoy a lot of outdoor activities, such as rock climbing, valley crossing, bonfires along with trekking, zig zag, mowgli walks and more at this camp.
Location: Chamba - Mussoorie Road, Kanatal, Kempty Range, Uttarakhand
Timings: 12:00 p.m. onwards, every day
Price: Starts from INR 1,300 per person
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.
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.
Apple Orchard Resort
Location: Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand
Timings: 12:00 p.m. to 01:00 p.m. every day
Price: Starts from INR 5,000
For these looking for a relaxing holiday, there are provisions for stargazing, bird watching and more at the camp.
Location: Kanatal, Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand
Timings: 09:00 a.m. every day
Price: INR 2,000 per person for a smaller group, INR 1,500 per person for a group of 15 or more people