Places to Visit near Dehradun

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Weekend Getaways from Dehradun

Here is the list of 17 Places to Visit near Dehradun

1. Fun Valley - 28 km from Dehradun

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28 kms from Dehradun

Fun Valley's reputation as a fully-fledged entertainment venue for families and friends to spend a cheery and exhilarated day is unshakeable. Located at almost equidistant measures from Uttarakhand's Golden Triangle between Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh, the amusement park is the perfect arena for a bonding experience with your loved ones. Housing a vast interior complex, multi-cuisine restaurant and kiosks, thrilling rides that include an exciting water park, deluxe rooms and a motel, Fun Valley has seen an influx of tourists and holiday goers in the recent past.

2. Mussoorie - 33 km from Dehradun

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32 kms from Dehradun

Known For : Lal Tibba Lake Mist Kempty Falls

If your idea of the perfect holiday involves tranquil hills, untouched nature and a holiday experience that is unadulterated in the truest sense of the term, Mussoorie is the place you should be heading to. Nestled amidst the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, and has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year.

Best Time: September to June

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3. Dhanaulti - 35 km from Dehradun

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59 kms from Dehradun

Known For : Surkhanda Devi Temple 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.

Best Time: September to June

4. Kalsi - 44 km from Dehradun

44 kms from Dehradun

A small village in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, 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 the river 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 which offers a domestic and homely experience.

5. Tapovan - 47 km from Dehradun

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420 kms from Dehradun

Located in the picturesque state of Uttaranchal, Tapovan is a destination most famous for its hot springs. It is believed that these springs have medicinal properties and are believed to 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. The spring is located at a proper height and is also suitable for bathing purposes.

6. Kempty Falls - 47 km from Dehradun

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47 kms from Dehradun

Located on the way between Dehradun-Mussoorie roads, in the Ram Gaon area of Tehri Garhwal, Kempty Falls is a beautiful cascade of water that falls to the ground from a mighty altitude of 40 feet. Surrounded by high mountain cliffs, Kempty Falls is nestled at an altitude of around 4500 ft above the sea level. This place was developed as a picnic destination by John Mekinan owing to its captivating surroundings and scenic beauty.

7. Paonta Sahib - 51 km from Dehradun

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48 kms from Dehradun

Paonta Sahib is a vibrant, industrial town located in Himachal Pradesh. Apart from hosting significant industries, it is also a prominent place of worship for the Sikh community. The noted Gurudwara Paonta Sahib, built in the memory of Shri Guru Gobind Singh, is situated on the banks of the River Yamuna in this town. Paonta Sahib boasts of diverse culture and beautiful Himalayan landscapes. It is also a popular tourist destination as it is located close to famous hill stations.

8. Haridwar - 55 km from Dehradun

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55 kms from Dehradun

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

Haridwar, considered to be among the seven holiest cities in India, is an ancient city located on the banks of River Ganga in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. 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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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9. Rajaji National Park - 60 km from Dehradun

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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

10. Kanatal - 76 km from Dehradun

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76 kms from Dehradun

Known For : New Tehri Dhanaulti Kodia Jungle

Once a deserted land, today Kanatal is a usual haunt for those travelers 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 plethora of wild flowers and small temples lies in the proximity to other major hill stations of the state like Dehradun (78 kms), Chamba (12 kms ahead) and Mussoorie (33 kms).

Best Time: Throughout the year

11. Chakrata - 88 km from Dehradun

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88 kms from Dehradun

Known For : Tiger Falls Deoban Budher Caves

Chakrata is a small hill town near Dehradun in Uttarakhand, located at a height of 6948 feet known for its coniferous forest, treks, caves and ancient temples. With mountain climbing as one of the popular activities in Chakrata, it is also becoming a popular destination for 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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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12. New Tehri - 98 km from Dehradun

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98 kms from Dehradun

Considered as probably the only planned city in the entire state of Uttarakhand, New Tehri is a spectacular town that is blessed with uninhibited natural beauty. The town is located at a dizzying height of 1950 meters above sea level 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.

13. Har ki Dun - 98 km from Dehradun

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197 kms from Dehradun

Nestled away from the hustle bustle of the city, Har Ki dun is a beautiful cradle shaped valley with untouched panoramic beauty. Perched at an elevation of 3,566 mts above the sea level, 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.

14. Nag Tibba Trek - 108 km from Dehradun

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119 kms from Dehradun

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.

15. Sahastradhara - 135 km from Dehradun

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15 kms from Dehradun

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.

16. Lansdowne - 157 km from Dehradun

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157 kms from Dehradun

Known For : Bhulla Lake Tip N Top St. John's Church

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. Situated at 5670 feet above sea level, Lansdowne is more famously known for being home to the Garhwal Rifle regiment of the Indian Army.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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17. Bali Pass - 172 km from Dehradun

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197 kms from Dehradun

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 that one should try at least once in a lifetime. Bali Pass, which is set at an elevation of about 4,800 meters and located in the heights of Garhwal Himalayan region, is an exhilarating getaway where from you can capture the majestic trio of Kalanag at 6,387 meters, Bander Poonch 6,316 meters and Swargarohini group of peaks at a maximum elevation of 6,252 meters.

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