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Kanatal

Around a safe distance of 78 kilometres from the bustling town of Dehradun, Kanatal is also far removed from the popular hill-station of Mussoorie. The distances and the higher elevation makes it an exclusive destination away from the reach of the regular tourists. Kanatal is a destination for the discerning traveller with virgin forests and a view of the lofty Himalayan Peaks. Take a little hike inside the forests or climb up a hill to have a stunning view of the undulating terrain. Small temples are great places to sit and contemplate about the reigning calm and spirituality. Sip on a hot cuppa by the roadside stall or grab a bite of the pahadi cuisine served with a warm smile.

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Things to do

Explore Kanatal -Leaving behind the crowd at Mussoorie, Kanatal gives you the experience of a hill station in solitude. Take a day out in a car exploring this beautiful hamlet. The mist kissed roads and the virgin forests here make you fall for them. Take a little hike inside the forests or climb up a hill to have a stunning view of the undulating terrain.

Visit Dhanaulti-A little over 30 kilometres away from Mussoorie is the quaint town of Dhanaulti. Fascinating little hamlets dot the area with amazing views through winding roads up to Dhanaulti at 2286 metres above msl. The most alluring part of Dhanaulti, besides the amazing views of the valleys and the mountains, is its lovely Eco Park.

Adventure Activities - Kanatal provides one with a varied set of adventure activities. It offers activities like rock climbing, rappelling and valley crossing. We drive to the venue of these activities where experienced instructors will be ready to guide you through the basics of each.

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  • Around a safe distance of 78 kilometres from the bustling town of Dehradun, Kanatal is also far removed from the popular hill-station of Mussoorie. The distances and the higher elevation makes it an exclusive destination away from the reach of the regular tourists. Kanatal is a destination for the discerning traveller with virgin forests and a view of the lofty Himalayan Peaks.

    4 Days | INR 12,702 per person
  • Around a safe distance of 78 kilometres from the bustling town of Dehradun, Kanatal is also far removed from the popular hill-station of Mussoorie. The distances and the higher elevation makes it an exclusive destination away from the reach of the regular tourists. Kanatal is a destination for the discerning traveller with virgin forests and a view of the lofty Himalayan Peaks.

    3 Days | INR 6,254 per person
  • Around a safe distance of 78 kilometres from the bustling town of Dehradun, Kanatal is also far removed from the popular hill-station of Mussoorie. The distances and the higher elevation makes it an exclusive destination away from the reach of the regular tourists. Kanatal is a destination for the discerning traveller with virgin forests and a view of the lofty Himalayan Peaks.

    4 Days | INR 12,702 per person
  • Around a safe distance of 78 kilometres from the bustling town of Dehradun, Kanatal is also far removed from the popular hill-station of Mussoorie. The distances and the higher elevation makes it an exclusive destination away from the reach of the regular tourists. Kanatal is a destination for the discerning traveller with virgin forests and a view of the lofty Himalayan Peaks.

    3 Days | INR 7,462 per person

Best time to visit October to April

The best time to visit is from October to March. The rain recedes by September and the mountains are a lovely shade of green. The flora comes alive and you can catch a glimpse of the snow clad mountains as the haze disappears.

The chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February. It does get pretty cold and it snows at higher elevations. The skies remain clear and you can get a good view of the snow-clad peaks.

Clear skies stay on through March till the haze sets in by mid-April. You need to be lucky to get a view of the peaks during this time. But this is the best time to witness some wildlife action, especially the tiger.

The rains arrive by mid-June and it's officially monsoon time. Everywhere you see, you'll come across the brightest shade of green. Frequent landslides are the only dampener till the monsoons end.

How to reach

Air

  • The closest airway to the Kanatal town is Jolly grant airport situated at a distance of 92-kilometre in Dehradun. You can find daily flights from Delhi airport to Jolly grant airport making it easily accessible. Jolly grant is well connected to Delhi international airport. From Jolly Grant it will take you at least 3 hours to reach Kanatal. You will have to take either bus or cab from the airport to reach Kanatal.

Rail

  • Dehradun and Rishikesh railway station are two major railhead nearer to Kanatal. Trains are frequently to both the railway station. Dehradun railhead is around 85-kilometers away from Kanatal and Rishikesh is about 75-kilometers. From both the railway station you can take bus or book a cab which will lead you to Kanatal city. Both the railway stations have well-established rail network connecting it with most of the major cities in India.

Road

  • Kanatal is well-connected with many well-known towns of Uttarakhand states through road. Mussoorie-Chamba road connects Kanatal to different destinations. Buses are available for Kanatal from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Delhi, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Tehri, and Chamba making it easily accessible from any of these destination.