A lot of people are not yet aware of Dhanaulti, but the place is an absolutely attractive and charming destination in the Uttarakhand state. The town is located just 30 kilometers away from Mussoorie, making for a good excursion tour in Uttarakhand. It lies along the the Mussoorie-Chamba road, elevated at a height of 2250 meters above the sea level. It is far away from the bustle of the cities and offers calm and perfect peace for those who seek it.
Dhanaulti is surrounded by the dense and thick
forests of oaks, rhododendrons and deodars, which keep the atmosphere
balanced and pleasant. Every weekend people visit here in large number
from nearby locations. That's why, Dhanaulti has become the ideal
weekend destination for travelers.
With the passage of time, Dhanaulti is becoming more popular. People can easily reach this destination from the capital city of India Delhi. A drive from 8 to 9 hours Delhi takes travellers here. It is also very famous to be one of the perfect excursions for trekking as well. Dhanaulti keeps it uniqueness and unparalleled beauty the entire year, which is why this has become a destination where visitors can go around the year.
The refreshing and peaceful environment of the area attracts people increasingly every year. In summer, the atmosphere is affordable while in the months of winters the region is capped with the heavy snowfalls. If you are willing to make a trip to Dhanaulti, summers is the best period.
There are many nearby places to see in Dhanaulti including Barehipani and Joranda Falls, Dashavatar Temple, Deogarh Fort, Matatila Dam and Jain Temples. Joranda and Barehipani are two unique water showers which attract a large number of people. Dashavatar shrine is devoted to Lord Vishnu; this temple was discovered during Gupta period. Deogarh is the most attractive fort in Dhanaulti area, constructed in 16th century. Apart from these attractions, people can also make a visit to Matatila Dam, a popular picnic spot in the centre of the hills of Dhanaulti.
A big crowd-puller in the town of Dhanaulti is the Deogarh Fort. The fort was erected back in the 16th century. Located at Pratapgarh, the Deogarh Fort features a number of palatial buildings. In addition, it also includes many Jain temples that are worth visiting.
The temple is definitely worth a visit, as it was built none other than the kings of the Gupta Empire. The architecture of the temple is an exemplary one and you will truly enjoy exploring the sidewalls and the carved panels of the temple. The temple has its own place in whole North India.
If you are looking for a wonderful family picnic spot, these falls are a great place to spend some quality time. The falls occupy a place inside the Simlipal National Park. The elevations of the Brehipani and Joranda falls are 400 m and 150 m respectively.