Doonagiri is a beautiful destination lying about 47 km to the north of Ranikhet in Almora district of Uttarnchal, India. A place abounding in natural splendor, Doonagiri entices tourists to embark on Tour to Doonagiri, to get acquainted with the natural beauty, as well as the rich historical and religious significance of the land.
According to myths, a piece of Doonagiri hill fell here while Hanuman was carrying the hill bearing the 'Sanjivani Booti'. Since that day, this place came to be known as Doonagiri.
While on tour to Doonagiri, you must visit the temple of Vaishno Devi (the famous cave Goddess). The fairs held at this temple during the 'Chaitra' and 'Ashwin' months of the Indian calendar, draw numerous devotees to Doonagiri.
Your tour to Doonagiri will also delight you with the breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges that the place offers.
Another major attraction on Tours to Doonagiri is the Doonagiri Glacier - one of the important glaciers of the Dhauli Ganga system of glaciers, where above 500 glaciers differing in shapes and sizes flow in the deep, narrow valleys. The important glaciers at Doonagiri are Changbang, Girthi Hoti and Niti glaciers. The Doonagiri glacier is 5.5.km long, and it extends between elevations of 5150m - its head, to 4240m - the terminal point. A stream originates from this glacier and flows into Dhauli ganga near the Juma village.
The best time to visit Doonagiri is from mid May to mid October.
How to Reach
By Rail -The nearest railway station to Doonagiri is at Kathgodam (90kms.).
By Road -Doonagiri is well-connected by decent roads with most places in Uttranchal and Uttar Pradesh.