We all want to enjoy the most romantic time (sawan) in the mountains but due to risk factors it always get cancelled. Let me introduce you the most safest destinations of mountains in Uttarakhand (Mussorie, Dhanaulti & Kanatal Range).
There are 2 main factors for this:
– No Rivers or Big Nallahs.
– New vs Old Roads.
No river simply means no flood and that’s understood.
The age of roads constructions also plays a major role here. New roads face higher accidents because newly replaced rocks and soil is unstable. The roads of Mussoorie, Dhanaulti & Kanatal were made by Britishers and were hand-cut in 1930s. The soil and rocks have well settled over the time and now the landslide incidents are rare.
Here are the best 5 destinations which are landslide free and safe for travelers.
1 Mussoorie: Another popular hill station in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is known for its scenic views and colonial-era buildings. The weather in August is pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 20 to 28 degrees Celsius. There are a number of things to do in Mussoorie, such as hiking to the top of Camel’s Back Point, visiting the Mall Road, and taking a cable car ride to Gun Hill.
2 Dhanaulti: It is situated at an altitude of 2286 meters above sea level in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range. Dhanaulti is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer months.
Dhanaulti is known for its stunning scenery, including snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. The town is also home to a number of temples and historical monuments.
3 Kanatal: It is situated at an altitude of 8,500 feet above sea level in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range. It is famous for adventure with luxury traveling.
It is untouched and does not have just one congested city center like mall road. You will find many peaceful and luxury cottages here.
4 Kaddukhal – Midway of Dhanaulti & Kanatal: The place I recommend. It is almost in between of Dhanaulti (6 kms) & Kanatal (9 kms). You can do sightseeing of both the place easily, even on a single day. The next best thing is, it’s just next to Surkanda Mata Ropeway.
There is a resort you can check here:
Sadhoo Vibes Resort (sadhoovibes.in)
Why I recommend?
– The rooms have 1 wall of complete glass with attached dining area. In the end, view is the reason for traveling in mountains. This resort understands that, anytime or in any weather, you will have the nature in front of you. Service, food, staff are also good because the owner is from Delhi and is very cooperative.
5 Jim Corbett National Park: This is a popular national park for tiger sighting. The weather in August is pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 22 to 30 degrees Celsius. There are a number of safaris that you can take to see the tigers, as well as other animals such as elephants, deer, and monkeys.