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Dhanaulti is a small town in Garhwal in India.


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.[1]

It is situated at an altitude of 2286m, and is known for its quiet environs amidst the alpine forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak.

Get in[edit]

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.

Get around[edit]

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.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Surkanda Devi Temple, Dhanaulti Chamba Road (Approx 9 Kms on Dhanaulti Chamba Road). Small temple dedicated to local deity Surkanda Devi. The temple is moderate 2 KM trek from the main road towards Chamba. There are few beautiful view areas on the way.  edit

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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.

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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:

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  • Hotel Drive Inn, Mussoorie-Chamba Highway, Dhanaulti 249180 (On the main Mussoorie Chamba road, right in centre of this small town). Out of all options in Dhanolti, this hotel is best. The rooms are clean and food is good. It is also on the the Dehradun Chamba road which makes access easy. The staff was helpful and friendly. There were only two problems you can experience: 1. The water pressure is not enogh for showers to work in bathroom so you have to manage with a bucket. 2. The windows of the room could not be opened so no fresh air. However the above two options are not a big issues if you consider other options around. The rates for this hotel are reasonable too.  edit
  • Hotel Dhanaulti Heights GMVN, Mussoorie-Chamba Highway, Dhanaulti 249180, India (On main Mussoorie-Chamba Highway, right in center on town). This hotel is run by state governmnet and there is lot to desire in terms of cleanliness and hygiene. Stay here only if you are on very tight budget or find no other place to stay.  edit


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