Doonagiri is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. It is 47 km to the north of Ranikhet, a fantastic tourist destination. This tourist place features natural splendor and entices tourists to embark on a tour to Doonagiri to get acquainted with the land's natural beauty and rich historical and religious significance.
According to myths, a piece of Doonagiri hill fell here while Hanuman was carrying the mountain bearing the 'Sanjivani Booti.' Since that day, this place came to be known as Doonagiri. While on the Doonagiri tour, you must visit the temple of Vaishno Devi (the famous cave Goddess). During the 'Chaitra' and 'Ashwin' months of the Indian calendar, the fairs held at this temple draw numerous devotees to Doonagiri.
Your vacation in Doonagiri will also delight you with the breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. Another major attraction in Doonagiri is the Doonagiri Glacier - one of the important glaciers of the Dhauli Ganga system of glaciers. Above 500 glaciers of differing 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 - it's 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 Doonagiri
By Rail -The nearest railway station to Doonagiri is at Kathgodam (90kms.).
By Road -Doonagiri is well-connected by decent roads with most Uttranchal and Uttar Pradesh places.
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