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Dunagiri is an area in Kumaon, an incredibly beautiful setting within the magnificent Himalayas. Situated 400 km North of Delhi, it takes 10-11 hours to reach Dunagiri from Delhi; 6 hours from Rishikesh/Haridwar. It is also about 6 hours away from the pilgrim town of Badrinath. Dunagiri is within Kumaon area of Uttarakhand and within short driving distance of popular tourist destinations such as Jim Corbett Park, Nainital, Ranikhet, Kausani, Almora, Mukteshwar, Munsiyari and Chaukori.
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 about 400 km North of Delhi in the Himalayas. Administratively, it falls under Almora district in the Indian hill state of Uttarakhand. It is close to the well known town of Ranikhet, from where it is 53 km on the Ranikhet-Kausani route. 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
Altitude: Elevation: 7,000 to 8,300 feet. Position: Coordinates: 29°49'23"N 79°26'54"E Nearest town: Ranikhet Nearest metro city: Delhi
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.
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.
Positional Details of Dunagiri: Coordinates: 29°49'23"N 79°26'54"E
Dunagiri Distance Chart: Distances and approximate driving times from Dunagiri to places of interest:
Dunagiri temple, Pandukholi, Sukhadevi, Mansadevi, Dwarahat ancient temples, Mahavatar Babaji's Cave.
There are several options for treks, village walks, soft adventure, meditation and of course, spiritual practices.
Peace of mind! You can also buy some organic, gourmet quality farm produce.
Pure, organic food grown in fields that have NEVER been contaminated by pesticides, insecticides or chemical fertilizers.
Spring water from pure Himalayan sources, Organic milk.