places around mussoorie
Unspoilt, unexplored and in stark contrast to the urban jungle that Mussoorie has become, Dhanaullti is as close to nature as can be. Rows of Deodars, vast green meadows and a gentle cool breeze greets you about 30 km from Mussoorie beyond Landour. It can be a day trip or better still overnite sojourn at this beautiful country side. Treks, pony rides along fruit orchards and water streams appearing from nowhere can keep you busy as there is no mall for shopping or videogames. Hotels are few and quiet basic. Dhanolti also provides excellent views of the snow capped Himalayan ranges.TIP You can go directly to Dhanulti by taking a right turn about 8 km before reaching Mussoorie and then doing another 30 km or so on a 'not so bad' road.
From Dhanaulti one can take a day trip to Surkhunda Devi about 10 km away. One has to trek for about 2 km to a height of about 3000m to reach a very revered religious place for the locals, dedicated to Goddess Parvati, as it is believed her head fell here after she became a sati. The place also provides a 180 degree view of the mountain ranges from the top.
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