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  • Dhanaulti is an exciting and picturesque hill station located around 24 kms (15 mi) from Mussoorie, the land that gave us Ruskin Bond and about 29 kms from Chamba and this is important to know as Dhanaulti is nestled between these two places.

    Situated at an intimidating altitude of 2286m, this place is known for its environment that is reminiscent of the hills from Sound of Music and you can find yourself dancing around the alpine forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak. Indian travelers, these are trees you will not find easily in any other part of the country, so pack your bags and book a room soon in one of the resorts in Dhanaulti!

    A beautiful Himalayan town, located amidst thick Pine, Cedar, and Rhododendron forests, there is amazing weather throughout the year for you to enjoy and not worry too much about! Dhanaulti has succeeded to become one of the top preferred offbeat holiday getaways around Delhi. Enjoy the different resorts in Dhanaulti on your next holiday to make your stay here more comfortable.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Dhanaulti:

  • 01Classic Hill Top Resort

    When you visit a place as beautiful as Dhanaulti, you will tend to look around for a place to stay that suits the ambience of this hill station. For many young travelers, comfort has replaced the need to be somewhere where their wallet may be shy. For those people, the Classic Hill Top Resort is a perfect choice.

    However, this is one of those resorts in Dhanaulti which is amazing for families to head out to, as there are amenities here that kids may enjoy, plus there is spa for the spouse! A 3 star hotel that is located in the depths of the Himalayas, there is greenery all around the hotel at all times.

    This relaxing and well decorated resort is located at a distance of about 12 kms from the camp known as Wildex and around 21 kms from Tehri Dam on the Bhagirathi River, where you can go and enjoy a lot of water adventures or simply relax and let nature rule your day!

    The rooms in this Resort in Dhanaulti are well-maintained, with basic and comfortable amenities. If you are in the mood to relax at the hotel itself, you can spend a day enjoying the view and frolicking in the hot tub, sauna, the fame room or the steam bath.

    The resort has gained rave reviews from several tourists and travelers and has remained a favourite for many frequent visitors as well. 

  • 02Club Mahindra Kanatal Spa Resort

    Located near the Chamba Mussoorie road, the Club Mahindra Kanatal Spa resort, true to its name, has been attracting several tourists due to their amenities and luxury settings. This resort gives you a breathtaking view of the hills around Dhanaulti.

    Located closer to Mussoorie, this hotel is close to the Ganges River, giving you a good chance to go rafting there.  Reviews have said that the staff and the amenities in this resort are really good. Head to the Club Mahindra Kanatal Spa Resort in Dhanaulti to enjoy a luxury holiday in the midst of relaxing nature. 

  • 03Apple Orchard resort

    Apple Orchard resort

    Student travelers and budget adventurers, this is the perfect resort for you to enjoy an excellent view, good food and an excellent service at affordable rates!

    The Apple Orchard Resort is nestled deep in the beautiful Himalayas and as its name would suggest, it is located right in a sprawling apple orchard with a breathtaking view of the dense jungle and the almost snow capped mountains.

    The resort in Dhanaulti has a well-maintained set of 15 guest rooms with lovely interiors. The resort feels like a private valley that is tailor made to suit your needs and the rooms are well equipped with wooden floors, attached bathrooms, locally made quilt and blankets to keep you warm and comfortable.

    The ambience of the resort is such that you will want to simply sit back and relax or enjoy a good meal at the Glass House restaurant, a haven for those who love delectable, spicy north Indian cuisine. 

  • 04Whispering Pines Resort – A Himalayan Retreat

    Whispering Pines Resort – A Himalayan Retreat

    It is an amazing feeling to stay in a luxury resort atop a hill, surrounded by dense forests of Oak, Rhododendrons and more, and then you need to head to the Whispering Pines Resort in Dhanaulti with your family and friends.

    One of the best known and popular resorts in Dhanaulti, this resort is one of the highest natural resorts in the North and has a unique set of rooms arranged for tourists who crave for something different in this hilly paradise! Whispering Pines Resort has over 14 Alpine Tents with well tiled attached baths.

    If you really want the ultimate outdoor experience, then you can avail tents that allow you to camp right at the hills, with the lights and the sky full of stars for company. There is a particular and exclusive known as the adventure section of the retreat that can provide for 50 to 60 Dome and Alpine Tents with ground bedding and sleeping bags if you have the camper in you looking for a pure outdoorsy experience in the mountains. 

  • 05Karma Vilas Resort

    Karma Vilas Resort

    Closer to Musoorie, the Karma Vilas Resort is barely a few kilometers away from Dhanaulti and has gained popularity among many tourists and travelers for their upcoming luxury amenities. The villa is built in the style of the 19th century from the Victorian era and has a wide array of forests and pine trees adorning its 6.5 acre estate. 

    Rated widely as one of the best heritage hotels in all of Uttarakhand, the Karma Vilas Resort is located properly right at the centre between Mussoorie and Chamba, at an altitude of 6000 ft. Since it happens to be a mere kilometer away from the city centre, it is easily accessible from two different highways, namely, the Mussoorie-Delhi highway and the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti highway. 

    You can enjoy the lovely view from the Garden Café as you sip on different varieties of tea and coffee or you could dine in style at Maya, the premier lounge where chefs will prepare lip smacking cuisine for you. 

  • 06Royal Orchid Fort Resort

    Royal Orchid Fort Resort

    Once again, we re-visit those hotels and resorts that are well known amongst many travelers and tourists for being immensely luxurious and of course, worthy of the 5-star treatment they give their customers. The Royal Orchid Fort Resort has a sprawling estate in Mussoorie and has stuck to its name by ensuring that all their customers get a royal treatment whilst they are here. 

    Royal Orchid Fort Resort, Mussoorie is the recipient of several awards, some of which include the coveted ‘Business & Service Excellence Award 2013 - Best Luxury Hotel in Mussoorie’ by ET Now and Big Research. This resort is a little on the high-end in terms of spending, but if it is pampering and luxury you require at the top of the hills, in the middle of nature, then this resort is an excellent choice for you. 

    You get to see the magical and vast expanse of Doon Valley  and this simple reason alone has made Fort Resorts a favourite amongst travelers of all ages. The resort is easily accessible from Dehradun by road and is well connected to Delhi by Train/Air. 

    This resort brings out the natural beauty of the legendary 6-acre Tara Hall Estate and is a tribute to architecture from the modern era. Royal Orchid Fort Resort is much like an ancient fort which guarantees you both the pleasures of royalty as well as the leisure of a luxury family resort with its array of facilities like tastefully done rooms, a multi cuisine restaurant, 24-hour room service and banquets where you can celebrate those special moments. 

  • 07Drive Inn Dhanaulti

    A simple yet well furnished 3 star hotel in Dhanaulti, the Drive Inn Dhanaulti is located off the Chamba- Mussoorie highway and is known to be one of the best traveler friendly hotels there is in Dhanaulti. You could choose between different types of rooms to stay in at the hotel, ranging from the Deluxe Room to the Presidential Suite. 

    This hotel offers travelers a wide array of amenities and is a perfect alternative for anyone who wishes to be here for the weekend. The hotel has been visited many times and has received rave reviews from travelers at all times. The hotel is well known for its prime location as tired road trip goers find the location easier to access than other resorts that are way too deep in the hills to find. 

    Get going to the Drive Inn if you are interested in a stay that provides you basic and good amenities, and an easy access to the other places where you can go sightseeing as well. 

  • 08180 Degree Resorts

    180 Degree Resorts

    Rustic looking with a view worth swooning for, 180 degree resorts near Dhanaulti is the new craze for young travelers and couples to head to for their short vacations. The 180 Degree Resorts is perched perfectly on a high cliff with an unbridled and simply magnificent view of the entire valley and a crystal clear view right up to New Tehri. 

    The resort is a haven for anyone who simply wants to relax in the expanses of the hills and not be disturbed by anyone or anything. It is the kind of solitude that gets people flocking here, one wherein there is solitude and harmony in silence. 

    The resort is situated at a height of 8500 ft, gets completely covered by snow in winters and during the other seasons or times of the year, it looks like the summer cottage you sketched for a dream home in the hills. Located closer to Kanatal than to Dhanaulti, this resort gives you easy access to Dhanaulti by a distance of a few kilometers and has been lauded for its excellent amenities and services. 

  • 09Rio Resort

    Rio Resort

    Visiting hill stations during the peak summer time is a blissful decision to make, especially if you get to stay in resorts that allow you such a view. Rio Resort is one such resort. The resort is a perfect example of giving the customer the experience of solitude without having to take them too far away from the city of Dehradun, where it is closer to. 

    This is yet another resort near Dhanaulti that has a very tranquil and serene environment. Rio Resort's interiors have been designed in harmony with nature and you will be surrounded by a lot of Deodar wood forests around you when you live here.  Rio Resort was conceptualized with a brilliant idea of blending in urban décor with nature, mixing them in a way that embodies luxury. 

    This resort is a perfect getaway for couples and young travelers alike, and is best to visit during the months of June to September. 

  • 10Camp Moksha

    Hippies and budget travelers, this one is for you. To truly experience the heart and soul of Dhanaulti, you need to experience the charm and rustic look of this paradise hill station.  Camp Moksha has a series of 10 camps and deluxe rooms that do not have the facilities of a bathroom. 

    Nothing like the feeling of living outdoors, completely! This camp has a lovely view of the hills and is the best option for budget travelers.

    Dhanaulti has few resorts and hotels inside the town, and a lot of times, travelers have to head to the resorts in Mussoorie or Dehradun in order to head out to the places and sightseeing spots nearby. 

    You don’t need a plan or schedule to head to this paradise of a hill station with your friends and family; you just need warm clothes and a good place to stay and hopefully, there will be enough and more places, resorts and hotels that you can choose from! 



Pangong Lake

Rather, the most sought after tourist destination is Pangong Tso in Ladakh region. It is the highest among the high altitude lakes in India which is filled with saline water but provides some awe-struck moments to the visitors with the unbelievable phenomenon of changing colours quite a number of times a day.

The reflections of the towering Himalayan peaks in the water add more charm to the lake. Currently, Pangong Tso is the favorite location for tourists as the banks of the lake give soothing bed to relax and the nearby places are enhanced by the beauty of this particular lake. The quiet lake is 134 km in length and 5 km in width is situated at an altitude of 14270 meters. But the major share of the lake lies in the area of China. Now, its recognition is spread everywhere in the world because it is termed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

The highly saline water does not accommodate any water species not even micro-organisms. But the banks of the lake give space for several birds and animals very rarely seen in the other parts of India. It is an important breeding ground for many migratory birds as well.

Height: The lake is located at an altitude of 4250 meters above the sea level.

Location: Pangong Tso is easily accessible as it can be reached after a five hour drive from Leh and the travel would be on a rough and dramatic mountain road. You will cross the villages of Shey and Gya during the tour and go through Chang La as well.

Best time to visit: The months from May to September are the ideal time to visit the lake as the other seasons may cause challenges due to the heavy snowfall.


Nubra Valley

Something divine makes Nubra Valley close to heart and it is not an exaggeration but a fact that experienced and shared by the countless tourists visited the paradisiacal location in Jammu and Kashmir. Without touching the spectacular roads of Nubra Valley, a Ladakh tour will not be complete. The tri armed valley has Diskit Village as its capital. Ldumra, a magnificent name is the original name of the valley as the local scholars insist. Ldumra means Valley of Flowers. The large valley is formed after the merging of Shyok River with Nubra or Siachen River causing the separation of the Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. The valley is located 10000 feet that is 3048 meters above mean sea level and those who cross the Khardung La Pass can easily come to Nubra Valley from Leh.

Except the river beds, every other place in the valley shows scant vegetation and low precipitation levels. Most of the villages in the valley are occupied by Nubra skat speakers and in the villages, one can find lush greenery and farming which happen through the regular irrigation. Diskit is the place where native people are seen in abundance and Diskit Monastery is the entre of attraction as well. The Shyok River flowing on one side of Diskit has a captivating effect on the visitors. Nubra Valley unwinds a lot of surprising sights when you visit it and an unbelievable fact is that the valley was open to the public till Hunder until 2010. Beyond Hunder, it was the greener region in the lower altitude where the Turtuk village exists. Till 2010, the Government did not allow tourists to mesmerize themselves in the magnificent beauty of Turtuk where numerous apricot trees and other vegetation along with the tribal community were preserved as a virgin.

Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

Location: The paradisiacal Nubra Valley is located at a distance of 140 km from Leh and the main road access to the valley is through Khardung La pass where you have to show the photocopies of your travel permit to the soldiers camping.

Best time to visit: The months from June to September is the perfect period to visit Nubra Valley


Khardung La

Controversies regarding the proclamation that Khardung La is the highest motorable pass in the world is not yet diminished but Ladakh travelers still believe that it is the highest and most adventurous pass in the world. Despite the controversies, Khardung La keeps on attracting hundreds of adventure seekers every year, be it bikers, trekkers or visitors. Nestled amidst the most reverberating surrounding, the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’ is located at an altitude of 17582 feet. Near to the pass, the collection of awesome valleys will lure you and along with the natural extravaganzas, the Tibetan prayer flags are an additional charm.

The pass was constructed in the year of 1976 and later in 1988, it was opened to public and from then on, the pass was inviting uncountable bikers, trekkers and tourists. It is maintained by the Border roads Organization as the pass is highly significant and important to India because it was once used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. Recently, Khardung La became the hot potato of the town with a happy news that a ten member team of visually impaired people is going to conquer the pass through cycling in 2017.

Height: Khardung La is located at an altitude of 5359 meters. But there is an incorrect proclamation on the signboards appear here saying that the height of the pass is 18379 feet.

Location: The highest motorable pass in Ladakh is lying about 39 kms away from Leh. By road, one can reach the pass. The first 24 kms of the road are paved and from there to the North Pullu check post, the 15 kms of the road are filled with loose rock, dirt and occasional rivulets formed after the melting of snow.

Best time to visit: The season between May to October is the best time to visit Khardung La.


Tso Moriri Lake

It won’t be exceeding at all how much you describe the beauty of Tso Moriri in Ladakh, a highly protected lake in Changthang Region and a significant portion of Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve.  It is the largest of all high altitude lakes in India especially in Ladakh and is located at an altitude of 4522 meters above the sea level. The length comes to 26 km north to south and 3 to 5 km is the width and the water is wholly brackish. 

The water to feed the lake comes from the springs and melted snow from the nearby mountains. There are two major stream systems to lead the water to the lake. One in the north part of the lake and the other comes in the southwest part. Huge, extensive marshes are seen at both the entrances of the lake. Rupshu Valley, a breathtaking area is the guardian of Tso Moriri along with an array of the lofty Himalayan Mountains in the surrounding.

The number of people come to witness the beauty of this splendid lake is lesser when compared to that of Pangong Lake. It is because of the secluded location of the lake. Hence, it is a favorite home town for many migratory birds. They come to breed here especially birds like great- crested grebe, the brown-headed gull and the Brahmin duck. The rare Himalayan hares are also abundantly seen near the lake. Thus, the declaration of the lake as a reserved area is a right option to protect these species from extinction. Less human interference would keep their lives strong.

Height: The lake is situated at an altitude of 4522 meters.

Location: You can reach Tso Moriri via road from Leh. It is 150 kms away from Leh Airport. Kalka Railway station is the nearest one to the lake. You will get buses and taxis from the station as well.

Best time to visit: May, June, July and August are the peak season when tourists come to Tso Moriri in large numbers and other months will be filled with snow and have extreme cold conditions.


Shanti Stupa

The white dome of Shanti Stupa is clearly visible from a far distance when you are on a tour of Leh. Peace Pagoda got its name like that because of many reasons mainly the silence persists in and around the pagoda always. This Buddhist prayer center is the most beloved attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. At a height of 4267 meters, the two storied stupa stands holding its head high and overlooks the bustling Leh town. The uneven mountain terrains in the surrounding gives the pagoda a remarkable shining. It is at a location which is 5 km away from Leh town and one who visits the stupa has to climb five hundred steps. The exotic view of the Himalayan peaks turns the beauty of the stupa also, a peace lover would dedicate his life to have such overjoying moments.


The stupa was constructed by both Japanese and Ladakh Buddhists. The construction was started in 1983, many Buddhists and Indian Government officials have supervised the procedures throughout.

Structure of the stupa

Among the two structures of the pagoda, the first level depicts the central relief of Dharmachakra which has deer on each side and the turning wheel of Dharma also has a golden image of Buddha at the center. The second level displays images which show the birth of Budhha and the death as well. In addition, both the level have smaller images of Buddha meditating. The stupa came into existence in order to spread the word of peace and harmony among people and it came into establishment as a commemoration of the valuable 2500 years of Buddhism.

Location: Any one can reach the stupa via road from Leh, only 5 kms from the town, a walk of fifteen minutes would require.

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

Highlights: The sunset and sunrise views from the stupa are inevitably beautiful


Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is still a mystery yet a famed attraction that pulls the adventure lovers on a large scale toward it. A mystifying phenomenon which stunts the science and fiction together and exists as a magic to the normal people visiting here. Magnetic Hill is a trump card of every Ladakh tour because of the awe-struck moments it would promise the travelers. There is a sign board placed which says that the hill defies gravity completely and inviting everyone to experience the magical phenomenon.

 If you keep your vehicle in neutral at a position marked on the road and wait, you will be surprised to see the vehicle starts moving uphill at 10-20 km per hour. And this is the unexplainable feature of Magnetic Hill that confuses the world of science. It is located on Leh-Kargil-Baltic Highway and on the east, the beautiful Sindhu River is flowing calmly. Near the hill there is a Sikh Gurudwara maintained by the Indian Army. Due to the natural attraction as well as the human architectural brilliance, the hill has gained popularity in a short term. 

Not just the vehicles hitting the road but the aircrafts and helicopters crossing the radius which Magnetic Hill comes in would feel the same magnetic effect. If the aircrafts are going on a slow pace, then it starts jerking while they are in the circumference of the hill. So the only solution to escape from the clutches of this phenomenon is that the crafts should move at a greater speed.

Height: Magnetic Hill is located at an elevation of 14000 feet above the sea level.

Location: To reach the hill, you can hit the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway and it is situated at a distance of just 30 kms from Leh town.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Magnetic Hill is from June to October.


Chadar Trek

For some years, adventure seekers all around the world have been talking about Chadar Trek in the Zanskar Region. Until this year, hundreds of people have experienced the thrill hidden and the mind blowing sights around Chadar frozen river. In fact, Chadar Trek is the most sought after and one of the breathtaking treks in the Himalayas. The winter trek is so special for those who are ready to have adventure at the maximum level. 

The river trek starts from Chilling where the river begins to freeze and mostly, travelers choose February as the best time to cross the frozen river as the ice sheets will be comparatively stable. The precarious snow-flakes would pose severe threats during the trek but in some other time, the challenges would be kind to the trekker. The surrounding of the river are completely vertical cliffs tall up to 600 meters. The Zanskar River is a tributary of the Indus and is 5 meters long. 

A trekker would have to cover 16 kms per day to complete the Chadar Trek. Usually, people opt for 10-15 days of trek depending on the climatic conditions persisting here. The temperature at Chadar will come to the lowest at -35 degree Celsius during winter and thus Chadar Trek becomes more intimidating. Approximate trekking distance one would have to cover in total is 75 kms.

Maximum altitude: 11123 feet is the height at which Chadar Trek would lead you to.

Location: To take part in Chadar Trek, one should arrive in Leh and from Leh, the journey starts and goes to Chilling, the beginning of the Zanskar River in the frozen state. From Leh it would take about 65-70 kms to reach Tilad via Chilling, the base camp of the trek.

Best time to visit: January end to February is the best time suitable for trekking in the frozen river of Chadar. Quality and safe trekking gears and highly warm clothes are required.


Markha Valley Trek

Adventure lovers always had an affection to Markha Valley and still it fulfills the dreams of a trekker or adventure seeker with the unrivalled collection of natural spectacle. Long day trekking tours are offered by a lot of tour providers all over India which promise a journey through the most scenic locations and villages. The awesomely exciting feature of this trek is that it will let the trekker cross two high altitude passes in Ladakh; Gandala La at 4980 meters and Kongmaru La at 5276 meters.

 Being one of the diverse treks in Ladakh region, Markha Valley trek offers a lot of adventurous moments throughout. The barren land of Ladakh and the Buddhist temples found throughout the journey make the trek special. The route winds past the Ladakhi villages and it goes to Hemis National Park where the chances to spot some rare wildlife species are comparably high. The nomadic groups of people will be a unique picture to keep in heart. The symbols of Buddhism like ‘chortens’, stupas, multi colored prayer flags and numerous monasteries narrate the story of Buddhist culture embraced Markha centuries ago. Another interesting fact heard about Markha Valley trek is that it is also called ‘tea house trek’ due to the accommodation provided in parachute tents in most of the villages during the tour.

Maximum altitude: 15000 feet is the maximum altitude the trek will cover.

Location: In most of the cases, the trek starts from Leh. The trail usually goes through Chilling, Skyu and then to Markha. From Markha it would take the trekker to reach Hankar and Nimaling and finally return to Leh. The ideal trekking distance is 75 kms and it would be graded as difficult.

Best time to visit: The months of June, July, August, September and October are recommended as the best time to do Markha Valley trek.


Stok Kongri Trek

Stok Kangri, Ladakh is one of the most popular places for high altitude trekking in India. Although the beauty of Ladakh draws in innumerable tourists and trekkers from all over the country and the world, the Stok Kangri trek isn’t really suited for anyone and everyone.

It is advisable that only experienced trekkers set out on this expedition as the climatic and geographical conditions of the place may not suit novice or amateur trekkers. Nonetheless, Stok Kangri is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country. It is for this reason that the Stok Kangri trek forms an inevitable experience while trekking in India.

The trek begins from Leh, which is noted for its natural beauty as well as the warm and hospitable people. During the first couple of days of the trek, you can move around Leh, go sightseeing and get acclimatized to the weather of the region. These couple of days will prepare you for the trek ahead. You will next be taken to Chang Ma via Stok Village by road.

The journey from Leh to Stok Village takes you to witness the amiable yet fictional setting which includes lush greenery, glistening snow peaks and scenic splendor of the region in this stretch. On reaching Chang Ma, you reach a snow covered region and begin trekking. You will need to climb on for about three hours. From here you will head on to Manokorma, which is at an elevation of 14200 feet.

During the trek, you will be able to view some very beautiful peaks such as the Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri, etc. The base camp of the trek is at an elevation of 16, 300 feet. From here, the journey continues till you reach the Stok Kangri. The rewarding scenery from the top is what draws trekkers from all over the world to high altitude trekking in India. The trek back to Leh is a bit arduous and you may need to be careful while climbing down the mountainous terrain.

Best Season: June - October

Difficulty Level: Medium

Max. Elevation: 5000 m

Number of Days: Maximum 10 days of trek can be done here



From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an experience of its own kind.

Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas. It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.


Roopkund Trek

Counted among the best treks in India, the Roopkund trail is a trekker’s paradise. Roopkund’s topography is complete with verdant forests, acres and acres of open meadows, trickling brooks, and the celestial snow of course. Roopkund also comprises of the eerie Skeletal Lake, and is great for one’s initiation into high-altitude trekking. Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons make Roopkund one of the compulsory trekking places near Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 308 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Kathgodam Railway Station


Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass which signifies doorway is one of the best treks in Uttaranchal. It is also known as Curzon trail as this trekking trail was discovered by Lord Curzon in 1905. The panoramic views of the eastern slopes of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas, Neelkanth, Mana, Hathi Ghori Parvat, Bertholi, Trishul, Dronagiri, Kamet and Nanda Devi peaks can be experienced on Kuari Pass Trek.

The trek has dense deodar, ok and rhododendron forests which present a picturesque view. Rare and protected flora and fauna can be found on this trail.  The trek passes via major rivers like Mandakini, Kaliganga and Dhauli Ganga .The ideal time to visit here is in summers.

Best Season: December - January
Duration: 6-8 Days
Max. Elevation: 4,264 m


Dodital Trek

Dodital trek is a short trek and must to do when you are on trekking in Uttaranchal tour. Difficulty ranges from easy to moderate through thick forests and across majestic Himalayas landscapes, large meadows and stream crossings.  

The trek begins from Sangamchatti (kalyani) road near Uttarkashi and completes at the Hanumanchatti. From Dodital Lake, you will need to trek uphill to reach the Darwa pass, also called as Bakaria Khaga pass. The alpine meadows of Kanasar are an ideal place for camping.

Best season: May - October
Duration: 10 Days
Altitude: 4150 m


The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!


08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes


Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous and popular monasteries in Tibet. This monastery is well known for its tantric meditation and people there study a lot about this subject. It is also known for its various tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. Gyuto monastery was founded in the year 1474 by the prime disciple of the 1st Dalai Lama.

Location: It is situated in the town of Dharamshala which is easy to reach through road, rail as well as airways. Transportation is not a major issue while visiting the place.

Highlights: You can find majestic statues of Buddha with a backdrop of snow clad mountains covering it. If you want to have a nice afternoon, it is the most peaceful and serene place to be at.

Best time to visit: Since this is a monastery, there is no particular season that makes any difference. However, if you are planning a full trip of the place, April-May has to be the best months.