This year we decided to visit Dhanaulti a small hill town away from the hustle and bustle of over crowded ones like Mussorie. We wanted to find a small untouched hill resort with a pristine snow view , towering pine trees and unpolluted air.
Dhanaulti near Mussorie seemed perfect as it is a small hill resort with few good hotels, small quaint shops , roadside tea -stalls and eateries on the winding pebbled road.
We also found two well maintained Eco-Parks with a small cafeteria offering tea,biscuits , pakoris and Maggi noodles.A nominal fee is charged as entrance fee and easy pathways lined with beautiful flowers, shrubs await a visitor. Wooden huts, swings and slides have been provided in the open clearings as the entire area is hilly and ideal for climbing , the top of the hill offers an awesome view of the snow clad of the Himalayas.
The local people are friendly and helpful ready with directions , though its difficult to get lost in a single road town!The mornings and evenings are cold even in May , light sweaters and shawls are a must.
Our trip was a big hit with all the family members big and small,we could not get enough of the pure mountain fragrant air and congratulated ourselves on our good choice of a hill resort!