Dhanaulti – Where Tranquility Rules !

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There goes without saying that Uttarakhand is one of India’s most beautiful states with plenty to offer.
And Dhanaulti is one of the destinations that is bound to charm you.

If you are looking for peace and tranquility amidst dense forest, then Dhanaulti is the perfect destination. Not far away from the national capital of New Delhi (325 km), the tiny hill station provides breathtaking landscapes for which tourists especially from North India come to enjoy. Situated at an altitude of 2,286metre, the hill station is quite popular among tourists, thanks to dense forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak.

Is this a special place to plan a quite holiday? Yes! Being a nature lover, I really enjoyed the place. The summer could be harsh in Dhanulti, but in night the weather turns pleasant and cool. In winter, one can experience chilling weather as the mercury goes down to -1°C.

Thanks to the Uttarakhand government’s initiative, a number of eco huts have been constructed for tourists. People can enjoy various adventurous activities here.
Here, tour operators provide tents, which are quite nice (reasonable price).
One can also enjoy different adventurous activities, which the tour operators provide.

The place has also two eco-parks, which should definitely be included in your travel list. Great for photography ! These eco-parks also provide various activities ranging from zipping to hiking. A wholesome entertainment place for family.

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And the rest, I will leave it to you to explore 🙂

Khajjiar – Mini Switzerland

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While searching google, I found a list which said that Khajjiar is a must visit place for anyone who loves to explore new places. And when I saw the images of the place, I thought how did I miss this place ? Well, I can’t explore each and every place of this planet. 😛

Located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie, Khajjiar is often called as Mini Switzerland of India. Is it ? well, for me a big no though I have not explored Switzerland.

But for some others, Yes.

A beautiful yet small hill station, Khajjiar is bound to make you fall in love with the place, thanks to its breathtaking sceneries.

When I landed there, I realized that it would not take more than one hour to explore this place, though you can stay here as long as you want (You can too practice yoga here). 🙂

I saw kids were playing cricket, men and women were chatting, small vendors were selling food items, etc etc.

A typical Indian hill station, yet I loved the beauty of Khajjiar.

There is not much to describe the place. Regarding accommodation, you can stay at Dalhousie, where you can find plenty of hotels & restaurants. From there you can hire a taxi for Khajjiar.

If you have your own vehicle, that’s great !

There are three more places around Khajjiar which you can explore.

1) Dauladhar mountains:

2) Khajjiar Lake:

3) Khajjinag temple:

Have a nice and safe journey to Mini Switzerland !!!