Dhanaulti Village Uttarakhand : Travel Blog


There is no dearth of places to visit in our country. There are good and friendly places to visit in every season. 

In a few days, summer will start and the temperature of many cities will reach anywhere above forty. 

In such a situation, there is only one thought in the mind of people who like to roam, which hill station to go to, where along with avoiding the heat, the journey can be enjoyed a lot. 

This time I decided to go to Dhanaulti. Because it is close to Delhi and a beautiful place. 

A good place is available to roam and it is not heavy on the pocket.

Let me tell you that this picturesque place is just a short distance from Mussoorie in the hill state of Uttarakhand, 

away from the hustle and bustle of cities and it is also very easy to reach here. 

All kinds of means will be available from New Delhi to Dehradun and you will reach Dhanaulti in a few hours by taking a taxi from there. 

We had to go by our own car. 

After a drive of about seven hours, reached Dehradun and through lush green forests and mountainous roads, Dhanaulti. 

The road from Dehradun to Dhanaulti is very beautiful. Deodar trees and ever-growing greenery fill the mind with the joy of travel. 

It is very pleasant in such places to turn a blind eye to the clouds. 

The mind becomes one with nature while looking at the enchanting scenery around and you are completely lost in the frenzy of your journey.

It takes time to come from Delhi to Dehradun, but it is not known when Dhanaulti came from Dehradun. 

The mind becomes happy to see the beautiful and free atmosphere of this place. 

Dhanaulti is at an altitude of 7500 feet above sea level. The temperature here is only around 21-25 degrees in the summer season, which reaches down to one degree in winter. 

In such a situation, whatever the weather, it becomes necessary to keep some woolen clothes in terms of cold. 

Away from the hustle and bustle of cities, as beautiful as this place is, the people here are equally beautiful. 

At this place, you can enjoy the weather to the fullest, live the beauty of the environment to the fullest, 

visit many such places that will touch your mind and the unforgettable natural beauty will leave you stunned. 

Eco Huts is a good place to visit. If you want, you can also visit Surkanda Devi and Eco Park.


Nepatar village is the last village of Kalimath Valley. Because of Kedar Wildlife Sanctuary, people also come here for research. 

Those who come to Nepatar must visit the Tara Devi temple, because it is the temple which is beautiful. 

Along with this, people believe that this temple protects the villagers from diseases.

 Before leaving Rishikesh, some people had told me that I must go to this temple. 

So I had already made up my mind to visit this place. This place is located at a distance of 215 kms from Rishikesh. 

The nearest bus station is Jal Malla. Nestled amidst the beautiful scenery of nature, the height of the village of Nepatar is about two thousand meters above sea level. 

This is the last village for Kedanath trek, which can be reached by taxi. 

After this village, there is a trekking route from the middle of the beautiful bugyalas and mountain ranges to Kedarnath, which overwhelms the tourists with a beautiful shade. 

In a way, even the journey is very simple and easy. Yes, the subsequent journey from Naptar is fraught with challenges.

Due to the high altitude track, you have to take permission from the district tourism office and forest department. 

A guide has to be hired, who should have done at least a certificate course in basic mountaineering. 

The climb up from here is difficult and the route of about 18 km is completed in two days. 

If the weather turns bad, it takes three days and two days to come back. 

This makes it a total track of four to five days. 

That's why I decided to go till Tara Devi temple, for which only three to four kilometer trek is required.

The beautiful and grand temple of Tara Mata is situated amidst the beautiful shade of nature at a place called Gorganga above Nepatar village as soon as the track starts. 

The idol of Mata in Tara Mata temple is made of wood, which is a wonderful specimen of wood art. 

This temple is about 250 years old. During the Shardiya Navratri, a grand worship of the Goddess is done here. 

Along with this, fairs and wrestling are also organized, to see which hundreds of people reach here from far and wide. 

According to historians, Tara Devi was the Kuldevi of the royal family of the princely state of Qonthal. 

This track comes under Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Therefore, many types of biodiversity are seen growing on this track. 

Many types of animals and birds are seen spontaneously. 

The first apple orchard has been planted on an experimental basis in this valley near the temple. 

If this experiment is successful, then there will be a lot of apple orchards in the valley.

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