Dhanaulti, located amidst thick, virgin forests of deodar, rhododendron and oak has an atmosphere of perfect peace & tranquility. The long wooded slopes, lazy outings, cool caressing breeze, warm and hospitable inhabitants, lovely weather and fabulous view of snow covered mountains makes it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday. Situated on the Mussoorie - Chamba route, Dhanaulti is 25 kms. from Mussoorie.
Attractions in Dhanaulti
Barehipani & Joranda Falls
These picturesque falls (Barehipani - 399m and Joranda - 150m) situated in the core area of Simlipal National Park. Chanderi
This town, famous for its gossamer-like sarees, also has fine examples of Rajput and Sultanate architecture. A magnificent Mughal Fort dominates the skyline. Among the interesting sites are the Koshak Mahal, the Badal mahal, Victory Arch, Jama Masjid and ancient Jain temples.
This fine Gupta temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the earliest known Panchyatan temple in north India. The terraced basement above the high plinth is decorated with sculpted panels. The figures of Ganga and Yamuna adorn the carved doorway leading to the sanctum sanctorum. Three large carved panels along the side-walls - the Gajendramoksha panel, the Nar Narayan Tapasya and the Anantshayi Vishnu, depict scenes from Vaishnava mythology. Only the lower portion remains, of the spire, which was the most important part of the temple.
A 16th century magnificent fort, near Pratapgarh with some beautiful palaces ornate with murals and splendid Jain temples.
These 31 Jain temples were built much after the Vishnu Temple, but are no less remarkable. They are situated inside the fort of Kanali on the hills, overlooking the Betwa. The site was a Jain centre from the 6th to the 17th century. The temples abound in panels depicting scenes from Jain mythology, Tirthankara images, votive pillars, votive tablets, Jain images visible from all sides and pillars carved with a thousand Jain figures.
This is an ideal picnic spot developed by the Irrigation Department. Water-sports and a garden on the lines of the Vrindavan gardens are added attractions. Pradhanpat
The Pradhanpat hill, with its picturesque waterfall, offers a rare scenic beauty.
31 km, south of Lalitpur, Talbehat is situated on the Jhansi-Sagar National Highway. It derived its name from Tal (Lake) and Behat (village), in the language of Gonds, the original settlers at the site. In 1618, Bharat Shah, the king of Bar and Chanderi, built a fine fort with the famous Narsingh temple inside.
Excursions from Dhanaulti
Mussoorie is located in the Garhwal hills. Due to its immense natural beauty, Mussoorie is known as the queen of hill stations. more..
Surkhanda Devi Fair
The Surkhanda Devi Fair is held on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra, at the Surkhanda Devi Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga.
Chamba valley is also known as Ravi valley. The scenery is of a picturesque and varied character presenting many delightful sights.
The district head quarters of Tehri Garhwal, at New Tehri is a recent development. It will soon become an important center of attraction on the completion of the dam at Tehri, when the huge lake will become a picturesque spot. Facilities are being developed here.
How To Reach Dhanaulti
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (82 kms).
Nearest railhead is Dehradun, 60 kms.
Well connected to Dehradun (60 kms.), Delhi (325 kms.) & Rishikesh (107 kms.)
Famous Places In Dhanaulti
GMVN Tourist Bungalow. Forest Rest House. Hotel Dhanaulty Breeze. A couple of guest-houses also offer good accommodation.
Surkanda Devi, Chamba.
Summer : Max : 31.5 ;Min : 7.4 Winter : Max : 7.2 ;Min : 1.0
2286 m above sea level.
Winter Heavy Wollens.