Bored of the clichéd and over-crowded places? Then choose a place which is easily accessible yet not very famous or crowded. Here we are talking about a hill station which is tranquil and somewhat untouched. Yes, the vistas of Dhanaulti near Mussoorie will take the breath away!
The hill station of Dhanaulti is a quiet abode for those who love to get away from the bustling Mussoorie. Covered by the alpine, oak and rhododendron forests, Dhanaulti is a charming place. Since it hasn't become as popular as Mussoorie, it retains the relaxing ambience.
Dhanaulti also provides a panoramic view of the Garwal Himalayas. Hence, this acts as the 'icing on the cake' for the visitors.
Tourist Attractions in Dhanaulti
Surkhanda Temple, Eco Park, Kal Bhairav Temple and various view points are the top tourist attractions in Dhanaulti.
View from Surkhanda Devi Temple
Surkhanda Temple is a Shakti temple in Dhanaulti. According to the legend, Lord Shiva was furiously dancing while holding the dead body of his wife Sati. So, Lord Vishnu left his Sudarshan chakra which cut her body into several pieces. It is said that her head fell at this place and thus Surkhanda Devi was created. Surkhanda Temple is uphill and one has to hike a small hilly trail to reach this temple.
Eco Park is a small patch of protected Deodar Forest which offers many adventure activities. Here you can not only enjoy the ambience of a forest but also can try activities like flying fox, horse riding, etc. Therefore, Eco Park is one of the best attractions in Dhanaulti. Kal Bhairav Temple is a dedicated temple to Lord Shiva. It is one of the religious places to visit here.
Dhanaulti is all about a laid-out ambience and spectacular scenery. Just a walk around this calm hill station will make you feel rejuvenated.
Best Time to Visit Dhanaulti
Dhanaulti is one of the top summer destinations in Uttarakhand. However, it is ideal for those who love to jump around in snow. So, the time from October to January is the best time to visit Dhanaulti as it is one of the best winter destinations.
Places to Visit Near Dhanaulti
Mussoorie (27km), Dehradun (60km), Rishikesh (96km) and Kanatal (18km) are some of the important places to visit near Dhanaulti.