DHANAULTI is emerging as a gem among the major travel destinations in UTTARAKHAND. It is on MUSSOORIE - CHAMBA road, which comes as a pleasant surprise for the enthusiastic weekend travellers, who find it peaceful, relaxed and laid-back. It's a different experience altogether. DHANAULTI is away from the crowds, busy market places 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, breath taking 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.
BAREHIPANI AND JORANDA FALLS -
The height of BAREHIPANI fall is 400mts and JORANDA Falls has approximately 150mts of height. These falls are located in the heart of the SIMLIPAL National Park. The place is an ideal spot for family picnics and honeymooner’s getaway. BAREHIPANI and JORANDA are the two picturesque and popular waterfalls situated near DHANAULTI.
DASHAVATAR TEMPLE -
The deity of DASHAVATAR Temple is Lord Vishnu. The GAJENDRAMOKSHA panel, the Nar Narayan TAPASYA and the ANANTSHAYI Vishnu, depict scenes from the VAISHNAVA mythology. The temple was built by the Gupta Empire. The temple is also considered as the earliest known PANCHYATAN temple of North India. The side-walls have 3 carved panels depicting VAISHNAVA mythology.
ECO PARK –
MUSSOORIE Forest Department is running Eco-huts for the tourists come to enjoy serene landscapes of DHANAULTI. There are two Eco-parks, "Amber" and "DHARA" about 200 m apart. It has been developed recently by the Forest Department of UTTARAKHAND with the help of local youth. It houses a protected patch of small forest containing Deodar Trees. There is an entry fee of INR 15 for Adults and INR 10 for Children.
DEOGARH is one of the most popular fort situated in DHANAULTI area. The fort is one of the 52 GARHS or 52 forts of UTTARAKHAND state. The fort comprises of ornamented palaces, and artistic Jain temples. . DEOGARH Fort was built in the 16th century near PRATAPGARH.
This place offers panoramic views and water sports activities. MATATILA DAM serves as a popular picnic spot which is located amidst the hills of DHANAULTI. From 6th to 17th century this region served as the Jain centre and during this period 31 Jain temples were built here. The temples depicts scenes from Jain mythology, TIRTHANKARA images, votive pillars, votive tablets, Jain images visible from all sides and pillars carved with a thousand Jain figure.
JAIN TEMPLES -
The place has numerous Jain temples situated inside the KANALI fort of DHANAULTI hills.
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to DHANAULTI situated at a distance of 83kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. DHANAULTI is well connected by motor-able roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to DHANAULTI.
By Rail: RISHIKESH and Dehradun both are well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to RISHIKESH and Dehradun are frequent. DHANAULTI is well connected by motor-able roads with Dehradun and RISHIKESH. Taxis and buses are easily available from RISHIKESH and Dehradun to DHANAULTI. RISHIKESH Railway station is situated 83kms from DHANAULTI and Dehradun is situated 60kms before DHANAULTI. The nearest railway stations to DHANAULTI are situated in RISHIKESH and Dehradun.
By Road: DHANAULTI is situated on MUSSOORIE - CHAMBA Road. DHANAULTI is well connected by motor-able roads with major destinations of UTTARAKHAND state. Buses to RISHIKESH, TEHRI, Dehradun and MUSSOORIE are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to DHANAULTI are easily available from major destinations of UTTARAKHAND.