Dhanaulti: The hidden gem of Uttarakhand

Fateh Veer Singh Guram, Travel @ The Hush Post: Dhanaulti is an unexplored place in Uttarakhand. Offering views of the Gangotri and Yamunotri glaciers on a clear day, it is easily accessible from Delhi and thus, acts as an ideal weekend getaway.

A relatively quiet place, it is surrounded by forests of deodar trees.

Surkanda Devi Temple:

Standing at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet, this old temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is one of the Shakti Peeths. A popular visiting spot for trekkers as well, one can reach this temple after completing a 1.5 kilometres trek from Kaddukhal village.

Aloo Khet:

A must visit spot for nature lovers, the potato farm of Dhanaulti is one of the most famous spots of the region. Jointly operated by the government and some private farmers, it gives visitors a unique opportunity to learn about the crops of the region.

Spectacular views of the Doon valley are an added bonus of this place!

Potato Farm in Dhanaulti
Potato Farm in Dhanaulti

Eco Park:

The Eco Park of Dhanualti is a lovely picnic spot that offers magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges. Spread over an area of 13 hectares, this park was built by locals as a measure of poverty alleviation.

Best Time to Visit:

Since Dhanaulti is located at an average altitude of nearly 7,500 feet, it experiences pleasant summers. Winters can be a little cold, with average temperatures dipping to near freezing points. Thus, the months of April-November are an ideal time to visit this place.

Dhanaulti is surrounded by beautiful deodar forests
Dhanaulti is surrounded by beautiful deodar forests

How to Reach:

The nearest railway station and airport to Dhanaulti are in Dehradun, which is located at a distance of around 70 kilometres.

The cities of Chandigarh and New Delhi lie at a distance of nearly 201 kilometres and 350 kilometres, respectively.


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