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.
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.
Dhanaulti Tourist Places
Dashavatar Temple: The Dashavatar Temple is an ancient shrine was constructed by the Gupta Empire. The Lord which is installed inside the temple is Lord Vishnu. The temple also popularly known as the Panchyatan shrine of North India. The walls of the temple from three sides are beautifully chipped which describes about the mythos of Vaishnava. These walls of the temple had three carved panels are the Gajendramoksha panel, the Nar Narayan Tapsaya, Anantshayi Vishnu. These three panels are clearly shows the Vaishnava mythology.
Deogarh Fort: This is one of the most famous Fort and popular destination among the tourists. This popular fort is located in Dhanaulti region. The Deogarh fort was built in the century 16th closer to the Pratapgarh. This fort includes ornamented palaces and artistic Jain temples. Whenever tourist comes to Dhanaulti they must take a visit to Deogarh fort.
Eco Park: This is a new park made by DFO and by the coordination of Dhanaulti inhabitants. The Eco Park is well decorated with deodar trees all around. Apart from that there are two more parks in Dhanaulti Amber and Dhara at a distance of 200 meters. The entire area is maintained by forest division of Garhwal region. To enter into the park visitors pay a fee of Rs. 15 for elders and Rs. 10 for children.
Surkanda Devi Temple: After covering a distance of 8 kilo meters tourist can visit one of the most worshipped temple of Surkanda. The shrine is devoted to the Lady Goddess Parvati Devi. The locals pay utmost respect for Devi Parvati. The temple is perched at elevation of 1000 ft. tourist will need a trek of 1.5 kilo meter to reach atop the temple. Surkanda Devi temple is a part of Devi Darshan triangle combining Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri. From Surkanda temple tourist can view the Himalayan region Garhwal and Dehradun mountains etc.
Jain Temples: There are several Jain Temples are placed inside the Kanali fort of Dhanaulti. The region has also been used as the Jain Center from 6th century to 17th century, during that time 31 Jain temples were contracted. Theses still remained the mythological importance, Tirthankara images, votive pillars, votive tablets and so forth. Jain temples are one of the attractions in Dhanaulti for tourists.
Matatila Dam: Matatila Dam is one of the tourist attractions in Dhanaulti. It is also popular picnic spot for tourists and locals in the region. The Dam is situated in the middle of Dhanaulti hills. At this place one can also enjoy the water activities.