Places to Visit near Dehradun

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Weekend Getaways from Dehradun

Here is the list of 15 Places to Visit near Dehradun

1. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The queen of hill-stations

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The queen of hill-stations
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Known For : Mussoorie Mall Road Kempty Falls Camel's Back Road

The most popular place to visit near Dehradun, Mussoorie is a hill station. With a backdrop of Shivalik range of Himalayas and doon valley, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year. Once the British summer capital, Mussoorie is a popular getaway for honeymooners and families.

Distance from Dehradun: 32 km

Best Time: September to June

36 Mussoorie Attractions

2. Kalsi


A small village in the Dehradun district, Kalsi is known as the gateway to the Jaunsar-Bawar tribal region of the Dehradun District. It is located between Dehradun and Chakrata hill station along the banks of Yamuna and is the confluence of the rivers, Yamuna and Tons. Inhabited by the people from the Khils, Bhutis and Mundar communities, Kalsi is a place that offers a domestic and homely experience.

Distance from Dehradun: 44 km

3. Dhanaulti

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Known For : Dhanaulti Adventure Park Eco Park, Dhanaulti Apple Orchard Resort

With minimal human intrusion, without overloading or overwhelming your senses or expectations, Dhanaulti slowly seeps into your conscience like a long lost pleasant dream, bringing with it comfort and quiet, and giving you the much-needed break from your humdrum routine life. Located at a distance of 62 km from Mussoorie, this little town in Uttarakhand is an offbeat destination located at a height of about 2200 meters above sea level.

Distance from Dehradun: 59 km

Best Time: September to June

10 Dhanaulti Attractions

4. Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls
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Located between Dehradun-Mussoorie road, in the Ram Gaon area of Tehri Garhwal, Kempty Falls is surrounded by high mountain cliffs. This place was developed as a picnic destination by John Mekinan owing to its captivating surroundings and scenic beauty. The pond formed at the bottom of the falls makes an excellent spot for swimming and bathing.

Distance from Dehradun: 47 km

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5. Sahastradhara

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Sahastradhara literally means 'thousand-fold spring'. It is a popular attraction, famous for its ecstatic beauty and therapeutic value since its water contains Sulphur. While the place can be visited any time during the year, you would love the charming beauty of the waterfall during the rainy season when the stream proposes the appearance of a gushing torrent.

Distance from Dehradun: 15 km

6. Tapovan

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An offbeat place to visit near Dehradun, Tapovan is a destination most famous for its hot springs. It is believed that these springs have medicinal properties and can cure skin diseases. This destination also offers fabulous views of peaks such as Nanda Devi and Dronagiri Chaukumbha and is also a gateway to many other popular tourist destinations such as Badrinath and Valley of Flowers.

Distance from Dehradun: 420 km

7. Kanatal

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Known For : New Tehri Dhanaulti Camping

Once a deserted land, today Kanatal is a usual haunt for those travellers who seek peace and solitude. Kanatal is said to be named after a lake that once existed there. Apart from peace, the place exhibits a charm in form of majestic hills, fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests. This quaint hamlet sprinkled with a plethora of wildflowers and small temples is a good place to visit near Dehradun.

Distance from Dehradun: 76 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

10 Kanatal Attractions

8. Lansdowne

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Known For : Bhulla Lake Tip N Top Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Perched amidst the Garhwal Hills of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town that not many tourists know of. Off the beaten tourist trail, Lansdowne is an untouched, pristine town, miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Distance from Dehradun: 157 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

14 Lansdowne Attractions

9. Chakrata

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Known For : Tiger Falls Deoban Budher Caves

Chakrata is a small hill station near Dehradun known for its coniferous forest, treks, caves and ancient temples. It is popular for mountain climbing and camping. With some of the beautiful waterfalls, especially Tiger Falls, Chakrata is a backpacker's paradise and an ideal location for people seeking offbeat tranquil destinations.

Distance from Dehradun: 88 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

6 Chakrata Attractions

10. Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park
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Encompassing the Shivalik mountain ranges, Rajaji National Park is abundantly rich in flora and fauna and proves a great holiday destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Famous for its wildlife, especially for tigers and elephants, Rajaji National Park has recently received the status of a Tiger Reserve by the Government of India.

Best Time: Mid November to Mid June

11. Haridwar

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Known For : Ganga Aarti in Haridwar Har Ki Pauri Chandi Devi Temple

Haridwar, considered to be among the seven holiest cities in India, is located on the banks of River Ganga. Dotted with temples, ashrams and narrow lanes across the city, Haridwar is a famous Hindu temple town where millions of devotees come to take a dip in the holy Ganges. It's believed that taking a dip in the holy Har Ki Pauri relieves you of all your sins.

Distance from Dehradun: 55 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

36 Haridwar Attractions

12. New Tehri

New Tehri
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Considered as probably the only planned city in Uttarakhand, New Tehri is a spectacular town that is blessed with uninhibited natural beauty. It provides a stunning bird's eye view of the magnanimous Tehri Lake and the famous Tehri Dam. Surrounded by the enchanting views of the mountains and the mighty waters of the Tehri dam, this is one picturesque destination.

Distance from Dehradun: 98 km

13. Har ki Dun

Har ki Dun
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Har Ki Dun is a beautiful cradle shaped valley with untouched panoramic beauty. This place is one of the remotest areas of Uttarakhand offering a plethora of trekking excursions. Also referred to as “Valley of Gods”, in Har Ki Dun you will find yourself surrounded by thick Pine forests and scintillating mountain peaks.

Distance from Dehradun: 197 km

14. Nag Tibba Trek

Nag Tibba Trek
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Situated near Mussoorie, Nag Tibba is a relatively unknown and a very exhilarating trekking trail. Known as one of the best weekend treks, the place offers a climb of about 10,000 ft amid the snow clad mountains. Also referred to as Serpent's Peak, Nag Tibba is the highest peak of the Nagtibba range with an altitude of 9915m and is said to serve as a home to Nag Devta.

Distance from Dehradun: 119 km

15. Bali Pass

Bali Pass
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One of the least explored treks in the Indian Himalayan region that connects the Har Ki Dun Valley with Yamunotri, the Bali Pass Trek is a beautiful journey. Bali Pass is an exhilarating getaway where you can capture the majestic trio of Kalanag at 6,387 meters, Bander Poonch at 6,316 meters and Swargarohini group of peaks at a maximum elevation of 6,252 meters.

Distance from Dehradun: 197 km

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