Dhanaulti is a hill station 24 km (15 mi) from the popular hill station of Mussoorie, and 29 km (18 mi) from Chamba, as it is situated between the two.
It is situated at an altitude of 2286m, and is known for its quiet environs amidst the alpine forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak.
Dhanaulti is about 28 km from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Chamba highway. It is well connected with the capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun (approx 60 kms) through buses and local taxi. One way charge for local taxi would be INR 1,700. You can get taxis and buses to Dhanaulti right outside the Dehradun railway station.
Dehradun is also well connected with Indian capital New Delhi through trains, buses and flights. There are three daily trains from Delhi (approx 240 kms). There are numerous buses to Dehradun however train journey is more comfortable.
The town itself is very quiet and small. There is not much to see in town itself but one can enjoy some nice scenery and peace. Getting around in town can be done on foot. Local taxis are available for nearby excursions.
Dhanaulti is a town where time literally stops. You can spend time in a nice cottage house doing nothing or if you are creative then you will get ample opportunity to pursue your interests in solitude.
You can visit Himalayan Weavers to buy locally made shawls, stoles and scarves. They have have a shop 8 KMs from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dhanaulti Road. Please note that the shop closes at 4.30 PM. They produce beautiful hand-made woollen and pashmina shawls and scarves using only natural dyes. These are ideal gifts representing local craft and skills. For more details: www.himalayanweavers.org