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'''Dunagiri''' - also called Drongiri, Dronagiri and Doonagiri - is an area in [[Kumaon]], an incredibly beautiful setting within the magnificent Himalayas.  
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'''Dunagiri''' is an area in [[Kumaon]], an incredibly beautiful setting within the magnificent Himalayas.  
Touching an astounding 8,800 feet, the lush forest setting overlooks stunning snow peaks and a dramatically serene landscape.  
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Touching an astounding 8,800 feet, the lush forest setting of [http://www.dunagiri.com Dunagiri Retreat] overlooks stunning snow peaks and a dramatically serene landscape. Distances seem infinite and heaven seems close at Dunagiri. They say silence speaks in a thousand whispers here, eternity flows as time seems to stand still. Very few places are left on our planet where we can enjoy tourism experiences in such pristine, tranquil and harmonius environment amidst ancient forests. A spot of stunning natural splendor, being One with nature is easy to do at Dunagiri.
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
[[Image:Dunagiri,Almora,India.jpg|350px|thumb|Dunagiri.]]
 
[[Image:Dunagiri,Almora,India.jpg|350px|thumb|Dunagiri.]]
 
Situated 400 km North of Delhi, it takes 10-11 hours to reach Dunagiri from Delhi. 100 km from Nainital, Dunagiri is 43 km from from Ranikhet and about 50 km from Kausani. One can travel to Rishikesh/Haridwar from Dunagiri in 6 hours. It takes 6 hours to travel from Dunagiri to Badrinath, to Valley of Flowers National Park or to the revered Hemkund Sahib. Dunagiri is within short driving distance of other popular destinations such as Jim Corbett Park, Almora, Mukteshwar, Bageshwar, Jageshwar, Munsiyari, Chaukori and Patal Bhuvaneshwar - all of these are under 5 hours drive from Dunagiri.
 
Situated 400 km North of Delhi, it takes 10-11 hours to reach Dunagiri from Delhi. 100 km from Nainital, Dunagiri is 43 km from from Ranikhet and about 50 km from Kausani. One can travel to Rishikesh/Haridwar from Dunagiri in 6 hours. It takes 6 hours to travel from Dunagiri to Badrinath, to Valley of Flowers National Park or to the revered Hemkund Sahib. Dunagiri is within short driving distance of other popular destinations such as Jim Corbett Park, Almora, Mukteshwar, Bageshwar, Jageshwar, Munsiyari, Chaukori and Patal Bhuvaneshwar - all of these are under 5 hours drive from Dunagiri.
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Very few places are left on our planet where we can enjoy tourism experiences in such pristine, tranquil and calm environment amidst ancient forests. Its greatness lies not merely in its fascinating history and captivating beauty, it is rather the serene and spiritual atmosphere of this place that strikes the mind and brings peace to the soul. Known by various names such as Drongiri, Dronagiri and Doonagiri.
  
 
Dunagiri is also intimately associated with '''Mahavatar Babaji''' and '''Kriya Yoga'''. It was at Dunagiri in 1861 that Shyamacharan Lahiri, better known as ''Lahiri Mahashaya'', was given initiation into Kriya Yoga and the discipline of Kriya Yoga was re-established in the world after having been ‘lost’ for centuries.  This first meeting, spectacular and miraculous, occurred at a cave at Dunagiri. The full account of this meeting is well documented in the famous book “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Swami Yogananda Parahamsa (chapter 34-Materializing a Palace in the Himalayas). The cave at Dunagiri is well marked and is visited by thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.
 
Dunagiri is also intimately associated with '''Mahavatar Babaji''' and '''Kriya Yoga'''. It was at Dunagiri in 1861 that Shyamacharan Lahiri, better known as ''Lahiri Mahashaya'', was given initiation into Kriya Yoga and the discipline of Kriya Yoga was re-established in the world after having been ‘lost’ for centuries.  This first meeting, spectacular and miraculous, occurred at a cave at Dunagiri. The full account of this meeting is well documented in the famous book “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Swami Yogananda Parahamsa (chapter 34-Materializing a Palace in the Himalayas). The cave at Dunagiri is well marked and is visited by thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
'''Dunagiri''' is about 400 km North of Delhi in the Himalayas. It is close to (43 km) from the well known town of Ranikhet. One can reach here by road - you can drive, take a bus or a taxi; you can reach here by train - the closest station is Kathgodam which is connected to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Calcutta, Varanasi and Jammu or you can take a flight from Delhi to the nearest airport at Pantnagar Airport (PGH).
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'''Dunagiri''' is about 400 km North of Delhi in the Himalayas. It is close to (43 km) from the well known town of Ranikhet. One can reach here by road - you can drive, take a bus or a taxi; you can reach here by train - the closest station is Kathgodam which is connected to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Calcutta, Varanasi and Jammu or you can take a flight from Delhi to the nearest airport at Pantnagar Airport (PGH). Various options of reaching Dunagiri are given at: [http://www.dunagiri.com/facility_reaching_here.html Reaching Dunagiri]
  
 
Altitude: Elevation: 7,000 to 8,300 feet.  
 
Altitude: Elevation: 7,000 to 8,300 feet.  
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
The best way to get around within Dunagiri is to walk! Local taxis, though limited in availability, can be hired to travel within the immediate area.
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The best way to get around within Dunagiri is to walk! Local taxis, though limited in availability, can be hired to travel within the immediate area. Information on travel to several interesting places close to Dunagiri can be seen at [http://www.dunagiri.com/vicinity.html Dunagiri-Places of Interest]
  
 
Dunagiri is within short driving distances to Nainital, Ranikhet, Kausani, Baijnath, Bageshwar, Almora, Binsar, Mukteshwar, Munsiyari, Chaukori, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Joshimath, Badrinath, Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib which makes it suitable for visitors to stay at Dunagiri and visit these places as 'day trips' or short excursions. Dunagiri's is centrally located with reference to these popular tourist destinations.  
 
Dunagiri is within short driving distances to Nainital, Ranikhet, Kausani, Baijnath, Bageshwar, Almora, Binsar, Mukteshwar, Munsiyari, Chaukori, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Joshimath, Badrinath, Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib which makes it suitable for visitors to stay at Dunagiri and visit these places as 'day trips' or short excursions. Dunagiri's is centrally located with reference to these popular tourist destinations.  
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Positional Details of Dunagiri: Coordinates: 29°49'23"N  79°26'54"E  
 
Positional Details of Dunagiri: Coordinates: 29°49'23"N  79°26'54"E  
  
Dunagiri Distance Chart:
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Dunagiri Distance Chart: Distances and approximate driving times from Dunagiri to places of interest: [http://www.dunagiri.com/vicinity-driving%20distances.html Dunagiri Distance Chart]
  
 
*[[Delhi]] to Dunagiri distance                        400 km (10 hrs)
 
*[[Delhi]] to Dunagiri distance                        400 km (10 hrs)
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==Do==
 
==Do==
There are several options for treks, village walks, soft adventure, meditation and of course, spiritual practices.  
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There are several options for treks, village walks, soft adventure, meditation and of course, spiritual practices. [http://www.dunagiri.com/facility_activities.html Activities at Dunagiri].
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Venturing out to off-the-beaten-path destinations and exploring relatively unspoiled lands is a great way to feel invigorated and refreshed and to return with a lifetime of memorable experiences. Though it is wonderful to simply be here and be in tune with nature, for more ‘spirited’ visitors there are many activities for all age groups at
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For details on rooms, tariff, reservations at Dunagiri Retreat, visit [http://www.dunagiri.com/facility_accomodation.html Dunagiri Retreat-Tariff & Reservations].  
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
Organic produce.
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Peace of mind! You can also buy some organic, gourmet quality farm produce.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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At [http://www.dunagiri.com Dunagiri Retreat]: Pure, organic food grown in fields that have NEVER been contaminated by pesticides, insecticides or chemical fertilizers.
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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==Contact==
 
==Contact==
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phone="+91-98102 67719" email="[email protected]"
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==

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