In summer, if you are thinking of going to a cold place, then Dhanaulti is the best place for you in Uttarakhand.

In summer, when all the hill stations Nainital, Mussoorie, Almora, Munsiyari are full, then Dhanaulti will be the best for you because Dhanaulti is such a place where you get a different peace of mind.

And this place is in a quiet environment away from the crowded place of the city. There is lots of places to visit and many adventure sports too.

Dhanaulti is best for both summer and winter as the temperature is low during the summer and the weather is cool.

You can enjoy it in the summer and there is excessive snowfall in the winter. You can enjoy the snow at this time.

You will not be able to do shopping at Dhanaulti, because there is no option of shopping in Dhanaulti, Dhanaulti is known for its beauty for its weather and the high jungle range

The temperature of Dhanaulti is very less in comparison to Mussoorie.

Timings to visit Dhanolti

Summer(April -June)

If you want to come to Dhanaulti in summer, then visit Dhanaulti from April to June, you will feel relaxed in the cool and calm  environment here.


The rainy season is not the right time to come to Dhanaulti because due to the mountainous area, the hills here often have landslides in the rainy season and road breaks in many places, which can get you stuck on the way.


If you want to visit Dhanaulti in winter, then you come here between December and February, at this time the weather here is extremely cold and you will enjoy snowfall here.

Many tourists come here in December, January, and February because there is a possibility of snowfall here at this time.

How to Reach Dhanolti

To visit  Dhanaulti, you must first come to Dehradun. You can reach Dehradun by Bus, By Train or By Air. The distance from Dehradun to Dhanaulti is 65 kilometers.

By Bus

After reaching Dehradun by any means, you can visit Dhanoli on road by bus, taxi, or bike. The distance of Dhanolti is 65 km from Dehradun.

By Train

To visit Dhanaulti from any city in India, you have to come to Dehradun first.

Dehradun is well connected through rail to all the major cities of India. By train, you can reach Dehradun and from Dehradun, by road, you can go to Dhanaulti.

From Dehradun railway station you get taxi and bus for Dhanaulti.

Charges of taxi for Dhanolti is around 1500-2000.


By Air

The nearest airport to go to Dhanolti is Jolly Grant  Airport Dehradun.

Distance from Dehradun Airport to Dhanaulti is 85 kilometer .

From the airport, you can hire a taxi or bus to Dhanolti.

From Dehradun Airport, You can visit Dhanaulti  through two routes.

  1. If you go through Mussoorie, you will have to travel 92 kilometers

  2. Via Narendra Nagar and Chamba distance is 92 km.

Stay in Dhanolti

You will find so many hotels and resorts in Dhanolti. Most of the resorts in Dhanaulti are a bit expensive.

Charges in hotels range from 500 to ₹ 5000. It depends on which season you are going to Dhanaulti.

Dhanaulti is also very famous for its camp life, there are many camps available here, if you want, you can stay there too.

Online booking of camps is available, you will get it in Rs. 1800 to 2800 per night/per person.

If you are coming to Dhanaulti with your personal vehicle, then you take the hotel three to four kilometers away from Dhanaulti, here you will find cheap and good hotels.

Places to visit in Dhanolti



This is a huge park of cedar and oak trees. This park is also very good for children to play, you can spend some time in peace here.

Apart from this, you can also see many types of mountain animal birds here.

Adventurer Park


An adventure park is a major place of Dhanaulti. This place is most liked by people.

Dhanaulti Adventure Park is 3 kilometers away from  main Dhanolti.

So many  adventure games held here,  you can enjoy :

  • Valley crossing,
  • Skywalk,
  • Sky bridge,
  • Zip line
  • Tracking

and other adventure sports.

This park nestled among the mountains showed you snow-capped hills and lush green forests.

Camp Thangadhar


This camp is about 14 kilometers from Dhanaulti.

This place is the best place for camping in the forests, Here you will see scenes that you might have seen on the Discovery Channel.

Here you will find cedar trees all around.

Here you will find rock climbing, snow camping, and trekking

Surkanda Devi Temple


Surkanda Devi Temple is also a major religious place in Dhanaulti.

It is 8 kilometers from Dhanaulti and is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Mata Sati where the head portion of Mata Sati is worshiped.

From Dhanolti you can go to Surkunda temple by hiring a taxi or through your personal vehicle.

There is parking on the main road itself and from here you have to climb 1.5 kilometers to reach the temple.

If you want, you can also complete this distance from the mule.

Ropeway work is going on here, which is completed soon.

Complete the 3 km trek slowly by enjoying this trek, you will get to see the most beautiful views.

You will not have any problem with food on the whole trek, on the way you will get Tea, Dumplings, Maggi, etc. to eat.

On reaching the temple, you will see the snow-capped high peaks of the Himalayas, which is very attractive.

Potato Garden

You can also go to the Potato Garden of Dhanaulti, which is a short distance from Dhanaulti, for this you will also have to trek on foot.

The special thing here is that it is a very famous Potato Garden in Uttarakhand and there are such a large number of potatoes that are exported to different states.


If you are going to Dhanaulti, then I think you will not need a night stay in Dhanaulti because you will visit the entire Dhanaulti in the daytime.

There is a 3–4 point to travel in Dhanaulti which you will cover throughout the day and then you can stay in Mussoorie at night, doing this will reduce your budget because resort to stay nights in Dhanaulti is very expensive.

But if you want to enjoy the camp, then you can stay in Dhanaulti.


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