Dhanaulti is emerging as a popular weekend getaway from Delhi as it is easily accessible affording exquisiteness and tranquillity. Unlike its popular cousin, Mussoorie, Dhanaulti is still untouched by the maddening rush of the hill stations and maintains a quiet charm all around it.
As Mussoorie has become crowded, many tourists love to retreat to Dhanaulti. Dhanaulti is unlike other hill stations as it is set in a quiet and quaint place away from the boisterous places.
The pleasant weather, wooded slopes, invigorating views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas adds peace and tranquillity for the tourists visiting Dhanaulti.
Dhanaulti is fast emerging as a gem among the major travel destinations in Uttarakhand. It is on Mussoorie – Chamba road, at an altitude of 2,250 m. It comes as a pleasant surprise for the enthusiastic weekend travelers, who find it peaceful, relaxed and laid-back. It’s a different experience altogether.
Dhanaulti is away from the crowds, busy marketplaces and pollution. Set amidst thick virgin forests of Deodars, Oaks and Rhododendrons, it is an ideal location that ensures absolute peace of mind and soul. The green meadows, towering trees, breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks, make Dhanaulti an enticing hideaway for tourists.
Dhanaulti is the base point for numerous treks into the snow-capped Himalayas, especially to the Tehri region of Garhwal. The most popular treks are through the dense alpine forests that take you to Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri, the sacred three Shaktipeeths of the holy Devi Darshan triangle. Best time to visit Dhanaulti is between March and June.