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Adventure / Trekking | Hill Station

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Distance (From Mussoorie): 27 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Full Day

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: Mussoorie Adventure Park (On the way to Dhanaulti - 6 km) and Surkanda Devi Temple (7 km from Dhanaulti) can be visited from Dhanaulti.

At a distance of 27 km from Mussoorie, Dhanaulti is a hill station situated on Mussoorie - Chamba Road in the Tehri district of Uttarakhand. Dhanaulti is emerging as a popular weekend getaway from Delhi and also an ideal hill resort in Uttarakhand state. This is one of the top places to visit in Mussoorie and another popular attraction not to miss in a Mussoorie tour package.

It is situated at an altitude of 2286 m, and is known for its quiet environment amidst the forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak. Dhanaulti is still untouched and becoming an alternate to the crowded Mussoorie and Dehradun. Eco Park is the main attraction of Dhanaulti. There are two Eco-parks, Amber and Dhara about 200 m apart. It has been developed recently by the Forest Department with the help of local youth. It houses a protected forest containing Deodar Trees. Mussoorie Forest Department is running Eco-huts for the tourists visiting here to enjoy serene landscapes of Dhanaulti. There is an entry fee of Rs 25 for Adults and Rs 10 for Children.

There is also a facility for visitors to plant a sapling in the memory of their beloved, which is called as memory sapling plantation. Trekking trails to Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadani and Kunjapuri temples commence from Dhanaulti. Camp Thangdhar in Thangdhar village at a distance of 14 km from Dhanaulti is an adventure camp for those interested in mountain adventure. It is situated at a height of 8300 feet and is surrounded by the pine and deodar trees.

There are 31 Jain temples near Kanali Fort in Dhanaulti hills, overlooking the River Betwa. These temples demonstrate the remarkable architecture of the region. This area was a popular Jain center between 6th and 17th centuries.