Almost every year I plan multiple.trips.to the North in the hope of living in a dainty little cottage with snow around.. Fortunately to say it hasn't ever happened due to which I plan more such trips n make wonderful memories.
Liking for a relaxing ..quite holiday and the last long weekend of 2017..we ventured out in search of snow again ...this time to Dhanaulti ..
Dhanaulti a tiny hamlet in Uttarakhand ,where the Surkanda Devi temple resides. It's a good 2.5hrs uphill that takes you to this scenic beauty... At an altitude of 3000mts..it offers arial view of the surrounding areas like Rishikesh Mussorie Kanatal....another place of instrest are the 2 Eco parks which provide you a jungle trail to admire the greenery ...the valley ...the view of the Himalayas and loads of birds
Around 40 odd kms is the Tehri Dam ...passing through the apple orchard of Kanatal ( if u go in May June u may see red apples too)...Its one of the longest and highest dams in India ...huge mountains in the backdrop with shades of blue waters. Water sports and boating is what you could indulge in here or just sit back on the banks and enjoy some warm Maggi and Pakodas.
Mussorie is another queen of hills which is 30+ kms from Dhanaulti which is more of a hustle bustle and people place boasting of gardens , temples and Mall road which huge variety for leisure shopping and places to eat ..Kempty falls is a place one shouldn't miss in Mussorie.
Further down would be a trip to Dehradhun..that has the Sahastradhara which is the place to see drona caves.. hot water sulphur springs or take a leisurely cable car ride over the scenic mountains.. you could roam around the city to see how it's planned and the places of interest
Reaching there : Flight / train to Dehradhun
Stay : Mussorie has a number of stay options ..however we preffered staying at Dhanaulti at Vikrams Karma In... decent hotel with good service and lip smacking food
Contact numbers :
Vikrams Karma In : Ajay Singh 8700090154
Taxi/driver : Ravat 9627800894
If you had a few extra days (our trip was 4 days) you could also queeze in Rishikesh in your itenary with a night stay there.