Destination: Rishikesh, Dhanaulti
Duration: 2 nights, 1 day
Distance: 650 km from Delhi
For family and groups
Budget: Approx INR 10,000 (per person)
DELHI TO DHANAULTI, VIA RISHIKESH
As the best way to travel to Dhanaulti is by road, you can book a taxi or drive from Delhi. Start early as around 100 km of the route is through mountains. The roads are smooth and there are lots of refreshments stops along the way. Stop at Rishikesh if you want to spend sometime in the holy city. Try to reach Dhanaulti by evening so that you can enjoy the pleasant dusk and the view of the sun setting behind the mountains. Check into your hotel and explore the quaint hill-station.
Dhanaulti is around 320 km from Delhi and it will take you about 9 hours to reach. Dhanaulti can be approached either via Rishikesh or Dehradun. Dhanaulti is around 60 km from Dehradun. You can reach Dhanaulti via Rishikesh and return via Dehradun, or do it the other way around. Rishikesh to Dhanaulti is about 100 km and can easily take you around 4 hours. If you go via Dehradun, the distance reduces to about 60 km but the travel time remains almost the same. As there are no direct buses to Dhanaulti, the ideal way is to go by taxi. You can take a bus to Dehradun and take a shared taxi from there.
The nearest railway station to Dhanaulti is at Dehradun (60 km), which is well-connected to all parts of India
The nearest airport to Dhanaulti is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 80 km away.
The ideal way to explore Dhanaulti is to not have an itinerary. The weather is pleasant throughout the year and the views of surrounding peaks and rolling mountains is stunning. Enjoy the sunrises and sunsets, walk around the hamlet on foot and if you are fond of photography, click some of the most memorable frames. Stay the night in Dhanaulti. If you want, you can also try camping. There is one campsite in the Eco Park of Dhanaulti. There are several camp sites on the Dhanaulti – Mussoorie road and a few spots to set up a camp near Kaddu Khal village. There are several luxurious camps here as well.
DHANAULTI TO DELHI
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and start your drive towards Delhi.
Delhi is about 320 km away and it will take you about 9 hours to reach.