Dhanaulti is a small and popular hill station situated between the Mussoorie and Chamba. It is situated at an altitude of 2286m and is know for its quite environs amidst the alpine forests of Deodar , Rhododendron, and Oak.The latest addition to this beautiful place is Dhanolti Eco Park. A novel initiative spearheaded by a visionary Forest Department Official is a joint initiative of the State Forest Department and the local community of Dhanolti. The outcome of this venture is a beautiful and much needed recreational park, which is one of its kind and a benchmark for much more to come in Uttarakhand and probably in the country. No roller coasters, no bumping cars, no noisy rides, but lush green surroundings, a wide variety of swings for kids, beautiful walking tracks, nice corners and sitting spaces, clean public washrooms and also a few soft adventure activities like Burma Bridge and Flying Fox.
Here are some of my best clicks from Dhanaulti.
Dhanaulti and my story:
The Snow was veiled to me, until now. I was so enthusiastic about the snow.The only reason for taking a Road Trip to Dhanaulti was to see the snow.It was a glorious day, the Temperature was 19-18 degrees, the blue sky was overhead.For me, it was a great disappointment for the whole time I was wondering about playing with the snow but there was not even a possibility for snow .It was a hot day.The Town was all most empty only a few tourist and natives there , it was pacific, you and the mother nature.I've spent my day exploring the whole town , it was full of gratification. As per food , the food was really simple and earthly ,they also have chulha(hearth made up of clay mud) for making chapati (bread) and those chapatis have totally different flavour. Well,the night starts getting young , the entire forecast was changed. The sky was full of clouds, the bright moon was lurking behind the clouds.Everyone was eagerly waiting for the first snowflake.The time was 11:15 pm and the temperature was dropped to -7 degrees , the snowfall begins. I was flummoxed by nature.I remember every single person was howling and dancing in the glee.The town was covered with the pure ivory sheet.
"In the dark night with the moonlight, it's like the shooting star."
"The whole realm was so majestic."
Best part about Dhanaulti
Climate-soothing weather during summer and Winter.The summer temperatures in the town range from 30°C to 35.5°C, while winter temperatures remain between 7 °C and -1 °C. During winter's night, the temperature could fall to -7°C . Snow- winter's Dhanaulti is covered with snow. Mountains -It offers the panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas Birds- It contains a large diversity of birds, the right place for bird watchers.
How to reach?
By Road- give yourself a road trip of 348km from Delhi to Dhanaulti.It'll take approximately 8 hours to reach,including traffic.
By Air- the nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, from there either you can take a taxi or local bus.
By Rail- the closest railway station is Dehradun.Again you can easily hire a taxi as the taxi stand is right nest to the railway station.
Best Traveling Time
From May - August, you'll find a soft and pleasant weather perfect for the recreation in the peak summers.In the month of December - March, you may explore Dhanaulti's famous snowfall.