Top 5 Places to Visit in Dhanaulti

Uttarakhand is a lot of things. It refreshingly different form Indian places with sweltering heat and grandiose palaces. It is cool, pleasant and sometimes sees snow. Now its attractive tourism is multi-faceted. It has places that offer you all the religion and traditionally beautiful nature in the world, complete with rocks and temples and lakes too. And yet another hub has modern, cold-county nature encompassing orchards and ecological gardens. If you’ve had your fair share of Type Ones, and are now yearning for some Type Two, come on board. We here are counting down the chief 5 places to compulsorily visit in Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand.

1. Surkanda Devi Temple

Surkanda Devi Temple
Photo by Justin Pickard, CC BY-SA 2.0

Let’s start with a bit of a killjoy here. I promised you no temples, and here I am starting the list with one. Bear with me, it is going to be worth it. The place this is located it is the perfect retreat to peace far away from the madding crowd, without skyscrapers but not WiFi. Surkanda Devi Temple was built as a salute to the all-important Hindu Goddess Parvati, but the modern aspect you were waiting for is how this site is a notable trek trail for all adventure junkies out there.

2. DeoGarh Fort

This is the second entrant on the list that’s making traditional cool with panache. DeoGarh Fort dates back to the 1500s, and has architecture and sculpture to give the best in the world a run for its money. The murals dotting the boundary are the stars of the show, and there are groups of other temples around the area, Jain in allegiance, which are also popular with tourists and very rightly so. These are definitely going to put you in mind of your Rajasthan tour.

3. Eco Park

Eco Park
Photo by Arup1981, CC BY-SA 4.0

Here begins the new and young touch to Dhanaulti tourism. The Eco Parks, like Amber and Dhara, strive to purify the bodies of both nature and you the tourist. It has many trees all around, lending charm, like deodars, and for you, it has got rejuvenating walks and yoga sessions. This park is bound to feel like Ruskin Bond’s essence captured by the Forest Department in a tiny enclosure only for you. This place has entry fee before you enjoy it.

4. Joranda and Barehipani Waterfalls

Joranda and Barehipani Waterfalls
Joranda  falls, Photo by Nihar.race, CC BY-SA 4.0

Joranda and Barehipani Waterfalls add to the magnetic appeal of Dhanaulti. These are all natural, and very clean in environment. Water based, they are calming and cooling, and make for excellent pictures. Another breathtaking aspect of the view is the sheer height from which the water drops, making it a chillingly fascinating watch. The views of all around are lovely, and there is a splendid natural park nearby that you definitely shouldn’t elude.

5. Potato Farm

Possibly the best in a different sense tourist spot a conventional Indian destination has known in years. These are snapshots right from the pages of Geography book chapters, so make sure to take your kids along for an eye-opening time on tour. The step taken by the Indian Government to ease the growing pains of the farmer has been transformed by time into a truly striking viewpoint, which mix terraced cultivation with the backdrop of rolling hills of Mussoorie to give a memorable landmark to Dhanaulti.

Dhanaulti in Uttarakhand has a mix of tourist places that are modern in flavour as well as ancient, and which combine admirably to provide the tourist with a whale of a time. There are temples if you want art and history and acumen, and eco parks and potato farms to make sure you are being good to nature. The sprawling waterfalls and views of hills are just added icing to a sweet cake. As you can guess, all this attracts tourists like bees to honey, so you’d do well to pick best season and book well in advance for living the holiday of your dreams. Make memories aplenty!

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About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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