Nestled amidst Shivalik ranges of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, Dehradun is a very popular and beautiful hill station that attracts all types of travellers alike.
This bustling town hosts a variety of places that tickle all the travel taste buds.
Best places to visit in Dehradun are –
Robber’s Cave is a treat to the eyes and a limestone formation in Dehradun. This cave formation has a gorgeous gorge flowing through it; Robber’s Cave is popularly called Guchhipani or Guchu Pani. Robber’s Cave is surrounded by Himalayan hills and offers a glorious trek up the mountains.
Sahastradhara is Sanskrit for ‘thousand fold spring’. Sahastradhara is a popular spot known for its natural beauty and it’s water’s therapeutic value as its water has Sulphur that helps in relieving joint pain. Sahsradhara’s beauty is enchanting all year round but this natural spring becomes even more beautiful during the monsoon months when the rain rejuvenates it.
The Mindrolling Monastery, also known as the Buddha Temple Complex is located in Clement Town of Dehradun. The monastery is situated in the middle of the serene foothills of the Himalayas. This monastery is one of the largest Buddhist centres in India which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country as well as abroad. This monastery attracts those who seek to gain spirituality for themselves and those who are appreciative of architecture.
Lachhiwala is a popular picnic destination in Dehradun. The young, the old and everyone in between can enjoy themselves at Lachhiwala with its lush greenery and cool waters. It is located just a small drive away from Dehradun. Lachhiwala is also one of the places where one can enjoy Camping in Dehradun.
HAR KI DOON
Har ki doon is perched at an altitude of 3,566 mts above the sea level in the mighty Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Har ki doon is a remote untouched valley near Dehradun where one can enjoy panoramic natural views and a variety of trekking excursions.
Maldevta is a picnic spot near Dehradun, at Maldevta nature is in it’s grandest game form. Maldevta hosts an ancient temple to great views of the Himalayan vistas, Maldevta is a gorgeous place and bliss for nature lovers. Maldevta offers a variety of activities such as camping, paragliding and bonfire.
Tapovan is situated just above the Gangotri Glacier and is located just 6 km away from the heart of Dehradun. Placed along the banks of Ganga, this place radiates an air of spirituality. The drive up to tapovan itself is an experience, the roads leading up to and the ashram itself is surrounded by a picturesque valley, which is filled by lush greenery and calm meadows, the ashram also offers trekking activities. The ashram also holds periodic yoga courses for its visitors to attend.
Paltan Bazar serves as Dehradun’s Time Square. Paltan Bazaar is located in the very heart of Dehradun and is guarded by the Dehradun Railway Station on one side and the iconic Ghantaghar on the other side. The shops at Paltan Bazar deal in everything, from local spices, confectionery items & street food showpieces and clothes.
Fun Valley is the largest amusement and water park in North India. Fun Valley is an amusement park cum resort and is the perfect destination for anyone looking to gain a bonding experience with your loved ones and relax. Fun Valley Houses a vast interior complex that hosts multi-cuisine restaurants and kiosks, thrilling rides that include an exciting water park, deluxe rooms and a motel.
The zonal museum at Dehradun was founded in 1971. The museum is known for its collection of artefacts relating to the evolution and tools of mankind on earth and stands witness to the ancient living conditions and customs of its people.
The Tapkeshwar Temple, also known as the Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is a Shiva temple located 6 kilometres away from the city centre of Dehradun. This revered temple is situated along the banks of another equally revered stream which imparts it a unique sanctity. This cave was once the abode of the famous guru Dronacharya and hence is also known as Drona cave
MALSI DEER PARK
Malsi Deer Park is situated at the base of the Shivalik ranges and is a small zoological park in Dehradun. The park is a great point to unwind and break away from the busy life of the city. It is a small zoological park with a picturesque location and vibrant wildlife, making it an amazing place for photographers. the park is mainly famous for deer, the tourists who pay a visit here can also spot tigers, peacocks, nilgais and the Himalayan Antelope.