At an altitude of 2286 m , it is a woody paradise. It is work like a balm for weary souls in search of peace and quiet. Dhanaulti lies on a ridge at an altitude of 2286 m. Caressed by a bracing mountain zephyr, this hill station is just ideal for long walks up shady slopes or quiet tête-à-têtes in grassy meadows.
Tourist attractions in Dhanaulti
We recommend following Popular Sightseeing spots in Dhanaulti:
Chanderi : This town, famous for its gossamer-like sarees, also has fine examples of Rajput and Sultanate architecture. A magnificent Mughal Fort dominates the skyline. Among the interesting sites are the Koshak Mahal, the Badal mahal, Victory Arch, Jama Masjid and ancient Jain temples.
Barehipani & Joranda Falls : These picturesque falls (Barehipani - 399m and Joranda - 150m) situated in the core area of Simlipal National Park.
Matatila Dam : This is an ideal picnic spot developed by the Irrigation Department. Water-sports and a garden on the lines of the Vrindavan gardens are added attractions.
Pradhanpat : The Pradhanpat hill, with its picturesque waterfall, offers a rare scenic beauty.
Deogarh : A 16th century magnificent fort, near Pratapgarh with some beautiful palaces ornate with murals and splendid Jain temples.
Jain Temples : These 31 Jain temples were built much after the Vishnu Temple, but are no less remarkable. They are situated inside the fort of Kanali on the hills, overlooking the Betwa. The site was a Jain centre from the 6th to the 17th century. The temples abound in panels depicting scenes from Jain mythology, Tirthankara images, votive pillars, votive tablets, Jain images visible from all sides and pillars carved with a thousand Jain figures.
Dashavatar Temple : This fine Gupta temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the earliest known Panchyatan temple in north India. The terraced basement above the high plinth is decorated with sculpted panels. The figures of Ganga and Yamuna adorn the carved doorway leading to the sanctum sanctorum.