Dhanaulti is a hill station located at a distance of 24 km from Mussoorie and is known for its serene environment amidst the Deodar and Oak forests. Travellers visiting the hill station can enjoy the mesmerising views of the Doon Valley.
The hill station is also an ideal place for adventure lovers. Travellers can also enjoy various adventure sports like rock climbing, river crossing, hiking, and trekking in the Camp Thangdhar. This camp provides accommodation to travellers. Here is a guide to the picturesque hill station of Dhanaulti in Uttarakhand.
View of the Deodar trees
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Dhanaulti Eco Park
Travellers visiting Dhanaulti must visit the Eco Park. Travellers are required to pay an entry fee to enter into the park. The Eco Park is under the forest department of Uttarakhand and the park is surrounded by Deodar trees which makes the place even more enchanting and beautiful.
Beautiful view of the lush green park
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Surkanda Devi Temple
The temple lies about 8 km to the hill station of Dhanaulti and is surrounded by dense forest and offers travellers a mesmerising view of the towering Himalayas in the background. The Ganga Dussera festival is the main festival here and is celebrated every year between the months of May and June and attracts a lot of travellers during this month of the time. The temple is located on a hill and travellers need to trek to the place from Kaddhukal village which is about 2 km steep trek to the temple.
Tourists offering prayers at the temple
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How to reach Dhanaulti
The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest air base to Dhanaulti which is located at a distance of 85 km. Travellers can hire taxi to reach the hill station. Dhanaulti, being situated on Mussoorie-Chamba Road, is well connected to major cities of Uttarakhand by buses. Private and government bus services ply from Delhi and Chandigarh to Dhanaulti.