The monotony always gets to us. Truth be told, we have got only weekends to rejuvenate our weary body and mind. Kickstart your winters by visiting this small town 'Dhanaulti' which exists merely 60 Km beyond mussorrie (queen of hills). It is the perfect amalgation of wildlife and nature with enough human interaction to keep you going.
You can hire bikes from dehradun itself and could enjoy the experience of road trip. From mussorrie, it is a path of rough terrains all over. At some points roads are not well built which could give spike to adrenaline at moments. Otherwise, it is a safe way. Traffic is moderate as the road leads to many other regions one of which is garhwali range.
There would be patches where it would be negligible cell phone range.
Variety of camps are available in dhanulti which you could book online as well. The camps are established on the slopes. You could choose from a pakka camp or a raw one. One pic is as follows:-
At night there are bonfires, Good music and dance in these camps. Enjoy the serenity of the mountains and maybe connect with some strangers too.
For adrenaline seekers, There are adventure sports camps over there. You could hike or do an old traditional classic trek, choice is yours.
Hunger of more peace, Temples like Surkanda devi temple is in reach if you could trek(1.5 km trek) your way from Kaddukhal village (Village near Dhanaulti). Eco Park visit is another option.
Explore what the nature has created, and you will find something majestic.