Located in

Tehri Garhwal, Garhwal

Recommended stay

      2 days

Best time to visit

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,

Railway Station

Dehradun – 55 kms

Nearest Airport

Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun – 78 kms

Famous for

Hill Station, Weekend Getaway, Himalayan Views, Adventure Activities, Romantic Destination

Dhanaulti | Uttarakhand

Dhanaulti is a hill station situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range located 115 km from New Tehri, the district headquarter, 60 km from the hill station of Mussoorie. Dhanaulti is a tehsil in Tehri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand, India.

Top 10 hill station to visit in Dhanaulti – Divine Travels

Dhanaulti is a sleepy, little town that sits on the Chamba-Mussoorie road, at a staggering height of 2,250 metres above sea level. Dhanaulti’s elevation  means that you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayas from almost any point and the weather remains pleasantly cool at almost all times. The landscape of the place is defined by virgin forests with towering trees of deodars, oaks and rhododendrons. A short walk away from the town centre is sure to lead you to quaint meadows, dense jungles and gurgling streams.

Albeit small, Dhanaulti has a strong cultural presence and you will be able to spot locals wearing traditional clothings and headgear. Here, you can enjoy traditional garhwali food and buy local hand-made goods and souvenirs. The place is also dotted with several temples and forts that date back to different eras in history and are a great way of finding more about the Dhanaulti and its place in the pages of history. Dhanaulti is dotted with several resorts and camping sites which offer a plethora of accommodation options. When here, you can enjoy the mesmerizing views of the forest from the window of a luxury resort or choose to sleep under the stars in a tent.

There are several places that offer adventure activities that take you skywalking through the peaks, trekking in the forests, climbing mountain faces and sledding down slopes! You can also try your hand at ziplining, biking or rappelling!  If you are not much of an adventure enthusiast, you can spend your time in Dhanaulti enjoying spa treatments, playing golf, reading books while lazing on a hammock or taking leisurely strolls through jungle roads. Dhanaulti also has potato farms that stretch for miles where you can go horse riding!  Apart from these, the apple orchards at Dhanaulti grow a variety of apples and you can spend an entire day walking through these orchards, apple-picking and enjoying delicious apple-based recipes.

Dhanaulti Hill Station - Weekend Getaway

The tinsel town of Dhanaulti is emerging as a popular winter destination because of its tranquil vistas and its proximity to Delhi and various other cities of Uttarakhand. This magical hill station is perched at an elevation of 2286 meters above sea level and offers panoramic views of the lofty Himalayas.

Dhanaulti is located in the proximity of the popular hill stations of Uttarakhand such as Mussoorie, Tehri, Kanatal, and Chamba. This hilly town is enveloped by the velvety rhododendrons, deodar, and tall oak forests. Since the hill station heavy snowfall during winters, many tourists flock here in huge numbers.

Top 10 Best hill station and places to visit in Dhanaulti by The Best Tour and Travel Agency in Rishikesh – Divine Travels

Why Visit Dhanaulti?

Dhanaulti is emerging as a popular weekend getaway from Delhi as it is easily accessible affording exquisiteness and tranquillity. Unlike its popular cousin, Mussoorie, Dhanaulti is still untouched by the maddening rush of the hill stations and maintains a quiet charm all around it. 

Dhanaulti is a place for those who are seeking a holiday of privacy in the hills away from the hustle-bustle of city life. Dhanaulti is a paradise for the tourists and its pristine beauty will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

As Mussoorie has become crowded, many tourists love to retreat to Dhanaulti. Dhanaulti is unlike other hill stations as it is set in a quiet and quaint place away from the boisterous places. 

The pleasant weather, wooded slopes, invigorating views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas adds peace and tranquillity for the tourists visiting Dhanolti.

Activities in Dhanaulti

    1. Nature Walks: The lush green region of Dhanaulti surrounded with dense deodar trees, is a perfect place to indulge in hiking. There are quite a few trails that take one through lush green forests, quaint hamlets and pristine rivulets.
    2. Camping: Due to fewer accommodation options at Dhanaulti, many tourists and adventurers usually prefer camping out in the open under the sky. Tents can be availed on rent or can be brought by the tourists themselves.    
    3. Adventure Activities: At Eco Park, there are plenty of adventure activities that have been made available for tourists visiting Dhanaulti. Horse riding, Burma Bridge, rappelling and hiking are some of the popular activities among tourists. 
    4. Shopping in Dhanaulti: You can buy hand made shawls, stoles, scarves and throws using only natural dyes and wool, eri silk and pashmina in Dhanaulti from Himalayan Weavers. Their aim is to produce high-quality handloom products, popularize the use of environmentally friendly natural dyes and provide a market for craft products made in the Himalayan region.

Dhanaulti Is A Popular Winter Destination

Idyllically situated on the Mussoorie-Chamba road, the hill station of Dhanaulti is a perfect place for planning a weekend getaway. Unlike other hill stations, Dhanaulti is not over-crowded and rests peacefully in the nucleus of the Himalayas.

The pleasant environs and the tempting weather of Dhanaulti allure many tourists to visit this place and unveil the beauty of the Garhwal hills. The popular tourist attractions of Dhanaulti are the Aaloo Khet and the Dhanulti Eco Park. Dhanaulti is the base point for several treks which takes you on an adventurous trekking to the benevolent Himalayas.

Some of the most popular treks lead to the dense snow-shrouded Himalayas of the Tehri Garhwal region and also cover places like the Surkanda Devi temple, Chandrabadni, and Kunjapuri, the sacred three Shaktipeeths of the holy Devi Darshan triangle.


Taste the adventure at Dhanaulti in Uttarakhand

If you are looking for adventure then it is out there as there are several adventure zones in Dhanaulti that offer heart-throbbing adventure activities such as mountain climbing, rappelling, zip line, skywalk, and valley crossing. If you are an adventure buff then, you should hit this jackpot and leave for Dhanaulti. The best time to visit this place is between the months of March and June. 

Note: Dhanaulti is also written as Dhanolty, Dhanaulty, Dhanaolti, Dhanolti and Dhanaolty.

What is Dhanaulti famous for?

Dhanaulti is famous among tourist as Hill Station, Weekend Getaway, Himalayan Views, Adventure Activities, Romantic Destination.

Dhanaulti is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Family and Kids, Groups, Solo.

Dhanaulti is popular destination for following activities/ interests – Adventure, Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Christmas and New Year, Emerging Destinations, Hill Station, Honeymoon Destination, Kids & family spots , OffBeat, Picnic Spots, Romantic, Weekend Getaway, Ziplines.