A drive of roughly one hour from the popular hill station of Mussoorie is the tiny and less noisy hill station of Dhanaulti Because of the rush to Mussoorie in the summers, a lot of people nowadays are preferring Dhanaulti over its more famous neighbour because of the laid back serene ambience that it exudes all-round the year.

From Dhanaulti, one can also visit the sacred sites of Surkanda Devi Temple, Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri. This region also receives huge snowfall in winter season.

The other region of Uttarakhand is the Kumaon Himalayas. The origin of the name Kumaon has its roots in the legend of the Kurma Avatar of Lord Vishnu in Hinduism. One of the most beautiful spots in this region, which is not part of every tourist map is the tiny hamlet of Abbott Mount.

The place is beautiful and serene with the mighty Himalayan peaks cowering all around. Travellers here claim that they have seen ghosts, who have believed to throng its old colonial houses ever since its early days, making the place eerie and mysterious.

Another beautiful place in this region is the lake of nine corners – Naukuchiatal, which is easily accessible from Nainital. This place also hosts the unique Escape Festival of Art and Music every year. Uttarakhand is truly a place close to heaven.

Dhanaulti, a gorgeous town a few kilometres from Mussoorie, is nestled amidst the lofty Himalayas. While it’ss more of a stop-over for travellers visiting other parts of Uttarakhand city