Ghandiyal Danda : Unexplored Beauty Of Uttarakhand
When it comes to natural beauty, Uttarakhand is having it enormously. If you love nature and want to visit some unexplored sites of Uttrarakhand near Rishikesh then Ghandiyal Danda is your destination for a complete thrilling journey.
Ghandiyal Danda is one of the unexplored place where you feel like awesome but have to trek about 4 km uphill for that feeling. This place is situated in Tehri Garhwal , 60 km from Rishikesh and 25 km from Chamba town. 12 km from Gaja mini town. Nearest railway station is Rishikesh and Airport is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun. you can reach Gaja by Bus or Trekkers which is easily available from Rishikesh. From Gaja there is no public vehicle which can lead you to this place. You can hire local horseman from Gaja or some tracker service are available on booking up to Gauntchalli. From Gauntchalli you have to track around 4 km uphill to reach Ghandiyal Danda.
This is one of the highest hill in the nearest places. A very untouched tourist destination and no lodges are available near by . You can camp nearby, or stay in hospice built for devotees. You have to carry your food stuffs with you.
One of the best camping site nearby Rishikesh .The panoramic view will catch your eyes in any season. This place is mostly worshiped by devotees of Ghandiyal Devta. Which is one of the most worshipped god in pahadi communities.
This place is having view of Shakti temples Kunjapuri, Chandribadni, Surkanda, and some places of Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Haridwar all together from a single place at different direction. This place was explored by geological survey of India and is having a mark of it nearby.
In some stories people relate this place to Pandavas and having various caves nearby and a big Chulha shape which is rock-made locally known as Bhim Chulha.
Over all you need a full day or two to visit this place. March to September is the best time to visit this place because in winter it is covered with snow and the track becomes difficult to explore.
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