Situated at an altitude of 2,286 m above sea level, Dhanaulti is a natural retreat that boasts tall trees and rich grasslands. It shares its west-side border with Dehradun and is dotted with alpine forests and aesthetically pleasing eco-parks, the most popular of which are Amber and Dhara, just 200 m apart from each other.  Another important eco-tourism site is the government-owned Aloo khet / Potato Farm - a place worth a visit to behold pretty sunrises. The best time to visit Dhanaulti is winter when the place turns into a postcard-perfect wonderland. 

Tourists can also visit Thangdhar, on the outskirts of Dhanaulti. Offering a host of adventure activities like trekking, mountain climbing, biking and camping, the place invites thrill seekers from far and wide. Dhanaulti is the base point for many treks into the Himalayas, particularly in the Tehri region of Garhwal. The more popular treks take one to Chandrabadni, Surkanda Devi and Kunjapuri.

Apart from being a popular trekking site, Dhanaulti houses Barehipani and Joranda Falls, which serve as ideal picnic spots. You can also head to the Dashavatar Temple that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was built in the Gupta period and is considered as one of the earliest known Panchyatan temples in North India. Its walls depict scenes from Vaishnava mythology. One can also find a 16th-century fort by the name of Deogarh that houses palaces and artistic Jain temples. 

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