Dhanaulti is perched at an astonishing elevation of 2,286 mts above sea level on Mussoorie-Chamba Road, in the Tehri district of Uttarakhand state offering panoramic views of the lofty Himalayas. Dhanaulti is emerging as a popular weekend getaway from Delhi as it is easily accessible affording exquisiteness and tranquillity. Unlike its popular cousin, Mussoorie, Dhanaulti is still untouched by the maddening rush of the hill stations and maintains a quite charm all around it.
Dhanaulti rests on the misty mountains amidst dense alpine, oak and rhododendron forests. Also written as Dhanolti, Dhanaulti is also popular because of its proximity with famous tourist spots like Mussoorie, Tehri, Kanatal and Chamba.
Why Visit Dhanaulti?
As Mussoorie has become crowded, many tourists love to retreat to Dhanaulti. Dhanaulti is unlike other hill stations as it is set in a quiet and quaint place away from the boisterous places. And not being far away from Dehradun, it is also a popular weekend getaway.
The pleasant weather, wooded slopes, invigorating views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas adds peace and tranquillity for the tourists visiting Dhanaulti.
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Eating in Dhanaulti
Dhanaulty is a remote hill station and it is still untouched by urbanisation, so one does not find any fast food joints and restaurants here. The only restaurants you find here are the ones in the resort and hotels. These restaurants serve mostly multi-cuisine or north Indian food.
Shopping in Dhanaulti
You can buy hand made shawls, stoles, scarves and throws using only natural dyes and wool, eri silk and pashmina in Dhanaulti from Himalayan Weavers. Their aim is to produce high quality handloom products, popularize the use of environmentally friendly natural dyes and provide a market for craft products made in the Himalayan region.
Note: Dhanaulti is also written as Dhanolty, Dhanaulty, Dhanaolti and Dhanaolty.
Dhanaulti Weather (Best Time to Visit)
Dhanaulti showers tourists with natural beauteousness throughout the year; therefore it can be visited at any time of the year. During summers the place acts as a relief from the sultry conditions of the plains and during wintersdhanaulti is covered with snow.
Summer temperature: Range from 32°C to 37.5°C
Winter temperature: Range from 7°C and 1°C