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Places to Visit in Dhanaulti – A Paradisiacal Hill Station

By Subramanya - August 4, 2020
Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti, an interesting place near the foothills of Garhwal Himalaya Range. When one thinks of Dhanaulti, their first thoughts must be those dense green forests, the serene views, magnificent Himalayan ranges around, and the calm away from the hustle and bustle of the city. But, There’s more to Dhanaulti.

Places to Visit in Dhanaulti
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Sitting majestically at an elevation of 2286m above the sea level, this place hosts a variety of things around it. Don’t believe it? Why don’t you see for yourself! Dhanaulti boasts of interesting things like the Tehri Dam, Potato farms, eco-parks, Apple orchard resorts. No, we are not done with the list yet! It also has multiple adventure parks around it like Camp Thangdhar, the Dhanaulti Adventure Park, and Kanatal Adventure Camp.  

And last but not the least, there is something here for the devout as well. Ancient and divine temples like the Dashavatar Temple, Surkanda Devi temple and the Deogarh Fort adorn the Garhwal Range.

Places to Visit in Dhanaulti

  1. Eco Park
  2. Deogarh Fort
  3. Surkanda Devi Temple
  4. Tehri DamIf
  5. Potato Farm
  6. Apple Orchard Resort
  7. Kanatal Adventure Camp

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1. Eco Park

This Eco-park boasts its rich flora with huge trees like Oak, Native Deodar and Rhododendron Trees. These trees also shelter some of the most exotic birds making it worth the while for the birdwatching enthusiasts. The majestic views of the Doon valley are an absolute must-see from here. The Eco-park also offers many exciting activities such as Burma Bridge, Sightseeing, Trekking, Sky Walk, Flying Fox, Hiking and Rock Climbing. This is definitely one of the best places to visit in Dhanaulti.

  • Timings: Sunrise to 6:00 pm

2. Deogarh Fort

This 16th-century beauty flaunts its breath-taking murals and rustic colours. With counts of Jain temples around, this fort also radiates a spiritual aura. This majestic fort attracts hundreds of travellers to itself and earning its place on a traveller’s bucket list. The ancient architecture, the beautiful sculptures, the hand-sculpted walls almost have you travelling back in time. One must experience this fort if you’re around Dhanaulti.Entry Fee: 25Rs per adult.

  • Timings: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Deogarh fort near Dhanaulti
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3. Surkanda Devi Temple

This temple is about 8kms from the Dhanaulti hill station and 22kms from the Chamba hill station. Though this temple has devotees bustling in it all through the year, the actual treasure is the view this temple commands. While on one hand, you get a 360-degree panoramic view of the Garhwal region, on the other hand, you get to witness the mind-blowing Dehradun and Rishikesh Valley. You also get to witness exotic herbs near this temple. On a clear day, you can even see the snow-capped Himalayas! Now, Don’t you think this is one of the best places to visit in Dhanaulti? We certainly do! Best time to Visit: During Ganga Festival ( May- June ) to enjoy the festival vibes. however, the place is open for tourist year-round.

View from Surkanda Devi Temple
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4. Tehri Dam

If you have one day and are wondering how about how you want to spend it near Dhanaulti, this is the place for you. Surrounded by bright green gardens and tall hills, you can see the glistening blue waters from here. They also offer a lot of water activities for the tourists making it all the more interesting. Another one of the best places to visit in Dhanaulti. One can even witness the starry skies from here because the air is so clear making it absolutely worth your drive here.

  • Price: Free
  • Timings: Open 24 hours.
Tehri Dam near Dhanaulti
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5. Potato Farm

When people say they can get tired of beauty, they are not kidding. To witness something interesting, one has to definitely check out these adorable Potato farms. The “Aloo Khet” or potato farms are very close to the main market of Dhanaulti and are even more popular as the Sunrise point. These farms also treat you with a beautiful view of the Doon valley along with the beautiful sunrises here. One can make this even more interesting by hiring a horse to ride around these adorable farms. These farms produce so much potato that most of it is actually exported to places all over India. This place is absolutely perfect for the nature lover and the photographer in you. Flaunting the most favourite vegetable in India, this place becomes one of the best places visit in Dhanaulti.

  • Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Best time to visit: Summers (May, June, July, August) for the greenery. In winters, these farms are covered in white glistening snow

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6. Apple Orchard Resort

If you want to make your trip Dhanaulti memorable, then this place is a must-visit. This resort hosts a variety of fruits and vegetables which are absolutely organic. Also, the beautiful green orchards with delicious ripe pink apples to see are an absolute feast to the eyes. In this orchard, they also offer absolutely delicious Garhwali cuisine food in their restaurant. Also, the green sceneries from this orchard are a sight to see. 

  • Location: Dhanaulti
  • Timings: 12:00pm to 1:00pm everyday
  • Price: Starts from 5000 INR.

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7. Kanatal Adventure Camp

If you want to add a rush of adrenaline and thrill to your vacation, this is the place to visit. This camp is one of the most favourite spots for the tourists because of its start-of-the-art facilities, the delicious food they offer, the absolutely spotless washrooms and the location they command. This place is right on the Mussoorie-Chamba Road in Dhanaulti.

This adventure camp offers a variety of outdoor activities such as rock climbing, valley crossing, zig-zag, bonfires along with trekking, Mowgli walks and more. This is definitely one of the best places to visit in Dhanaulti.

  • Location: Chamba – Mussoorie Road, Kanatal, Kempty Range, Uttarakhand
  • Timings: 12:00 p.m. onwards, every day
  • Price: Starts from INR 1,300 per person

These are the best places to visit in Dhanaulti. If you want to plan a vacation to Dhanaulti, reach out to travel experts at Pickyourtrail and also check out their vacation packages for awesome itineraries. You can also a drop a Whatsapp enquiry if you want to someone to assist with your vacations.

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