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Dhanaulti is a picturesque hill station situated at a height of 2286 m above sea level in the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. The place, which is known for its quiet and serene ambience, lies on the way from Chamba to Mussoorie.

This town is popular among tourists mainly because of its proximity to Mussoorie, which is just 24 km away. Travellers can enjoy the mesmerising views of the Doon Valley from this place.

Tourist Places In And Around Dhanaulti

One of the prominent tourist attractions of Dhanaulti is the Eco Park surrounded by deodar forests. There are several Eco Huts (developed by the Mussoorie Forest Department) which offer accommodation to the tourists. In addition, the place is also popular among travellers for its Potato farm, locally known as ‘Aloo Khet’.

The Dashavatar Temple, New Tehri Township, Barehipani and Joranda Falls, Deogarh Fort and Matatila Dam are some of the other tourist hotspots located nearby. Visitors can also enjoy various adventure sports like rock climbing, river crossing, hiking and trekking in the Camp Thangdhar. This camp provides accommodation to travellers along with all the basic facilities.

How To Reach Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti is easily accessible by air, rail and road. The Jolly Grant Airport serves as the nearest air base to the destination. The railway stations of Dehradun and Rishikesh are the closest railheads to Dhanaulti. Travellers can also avail bus services from nearby places like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Roorkee and Nainital to reach here.

Best Season To Visit Dhanaulti

Tourists planning a trip to Dhanaulti are advised to visit the destination during summers and winters. The climate of the place remains moderate and pleasant during these seasons.

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How to Reach Dhanaulti

  • By Road
    Dhanaulti, being situated on Mussoorie-Chamba Road, is well connected to major cities of Uttarakhand (Dehradun, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Roorkee, and Nainital) by buses. Tourists can avail regular private and government bus services from Delhi and Chandigarh to Dhanaulti.
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  • By Train
    Dhanaulti is located at a distance of 92 km and 56 km from Rishikesh and Dehradun railway stations respectively. There are frequent trains available to these two locations from major cities of India. Tourists can hire taxis to Dhanaulti from either station.
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  • By Air
    The Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun, located at a distance of 83 km, is the nearest air base to Dhanaulti. This airport is connected to the Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi by regular flights. Tourists can hire taxis from the Jolly Grant Airport to reach the destination.
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