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Dhanaulti is a hill station with a population of 1,000 people in Garhwal district. It is in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range 24 km (15 mi) from the hill station of Mussoorie.


Get in[edit]

Dhanaulti is approximately 315 km by car from Delhi, and 28 km from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Chamba highway. It's possible to leave to Mussoorie early in the morning, and return by night fall.

Get around[edit]

The center of town, apart from some accommodation and dining options, and bus stations, is of little interest to most travelers. There is a very famous Temple Sukhanda Devi, about 3 km out of town. There is no Ashram.


  • Aaloo Khet (Potato Farm). A Government potato farm, and a popular sunrise view point.
  • 1 Eco-Park. The main attraction of Dhanaulti. There are two eco-parks, "Amber" and "Dhara", about 200 m apart. It has been developed by the Forest Department of Uttarakhand with the help of local youth. About 60 local young men and women are employed as guides, gardeners, service providers, ticket collectors, information providers etc. It houses a protected patch of small forest containing Deodar Trees. There is an adventure sports facility available. ₹20 For adults, ₹10 for children.
  • 2 Surkanda Devi Temple. Hindu temple close to Dhanaulti on the road towards Chambais surrounded by dense forests and affords a scenic view of the surrounding region including the Himalayas. It is also famous for its Ganga Dussehra fair in autumn. It is part of the Devi Darshan triangle, which offers trekking opportunities around Dhanaulti - Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri.



  • Himalayan Weavers (below the Himalayan Guest house), +91 97590 09830. Himalayan Weavers is a Mussoorie/Dehradun based company which produces beautiful hand-made shawls and scarves using only natural dyes. It uses Himalayan wool, pashmina and eri silk and works with a large number of local people in Garhwal area. Himalayan Weavers operates on fair trade principles. Its products are ideal gifts representing local craft and skills. Himalayan Weavers has a shop in Dhanaulti bazaar.





Go next[edit]

Yamunotri: A famous pilgrim site for Hindus. Nearby trekking places to famous trek Dodital.

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