Places To Visit In Dehradun

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1. Robber's Cave

Robber's Cave
Must visit 4.4 /5

7 km
from city center
1 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Robber's Cave, locally known as Gucchu Pani, is a river cave formed in the Himalayas. This river cave is believed to be an abode of Lord Shiva. Its speciality is that river water flows out from the middle of the cave.

2. Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara
Must visit 4.2 /5

12 km
from city center
2 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Sahastradhara meaning 'thousand fold spring' is popular for its ecstatic beauty and therapeutic value since its water contains Sulphur. Its picturesque beauty attracts a lot of travellers.

3. Tapkeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar Temple
4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
3 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Tapkeshwar is a famous cave temple on the banks of a rivulet. The water further flows in to the cave to drip on to the Shiv Linga inside. Sulphur springs present around the temple makes for a therapeutic bath. This cave was once the abode of the famous guru Dronacharya and hence is also known as Drona cave.

4. Mindrolling Monastery

Mindrolling Monastery
Must visit 4.4 /5

7 km
from city center
4 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

The Mindrolling Monastery, also known as the Buddha Temple Complex, is the largest Buddhist Vihara of India, training monks for over 300 years. Being an architectural masterpiece with several sections, the monastery is a visual wonder. It also houses the tallest Stupa in Asia.

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5. Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute
4.0 /5

4 km
from city center
5 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Established in the year 1906, the Forest Research Institute is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India. Nestled in the serene backdrop of the Doon Valley, Forest Research Institute is also a significant tourist attraction of Dehradun. The Institute has been used to film various Bollywood films.

6. Paltan Bazar

Paltan Bazar
3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
6 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Paltan Bazaar is located in the heart of Dehradun, spanning a 1.5km stretch between the Clock Tower and the railway station. From local spices, confectionery items & street food to goods like apparel, appliances and artefacts, this busy market has it all. Considered as Dehradun's main bazaar, it is the best place for shopping in Dehradun.

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7. Malsi Deer Park

Malsi Deer Park
4.1 /5

9 km
from city center
7 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Located at the base of the Shivalik range, Dehradun Zoo, formerly known as Malsi Deer Park, is a zoological garden. It is home to two horned Deer, tigers, Neelgai, Peacock and many other animals. This well maintained zoological garden is an ideal place for a picnic.

8. Regional Science Centre Dehradun

Regional Science Centre Dehradun

11 km
from city center
8 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

The Regional Science Centre at Vigyan Dham, Jhajra in Dehradun, is a newly established science park. It features a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits and installations to educate people, especially children. It houses exhibits on nuclear power generation, robotics, cloud computing, carbon nano-tube & graphene and more.

9. Pacific Mall

Pacific Mall
4.3 /5

7 km
from city center
9 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

The biggest and most popular shopping mall in Dehradun, Pacific Mall is known for shopping and for entertainment. It features hundreds of brands, several food joints and entertainment options which means it is a great place for individual and group shoppers.

10. Clock tower

Clock tower
3.9 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Clock tower, also known as "ghanta ghar" is a very famous tourist attraction. It was a renowned landmark of the city and was built by the British before India got its independence. The clock does not tick at present, but it is said that years ago when it was built, the peak of it was such that a person on the other end of the city could hear it as well.

11. Sahastradhara Ropeway

Sahastradhara Ropeway

12 km
from city center
11 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Sahastradhara, which literally translates to “Thousand fold spring,” is an extremely popular tourist destination in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The region is famous for its unmatched natural beauty which can be admired via the the Sahastradhara Ropeway. Featuring a ride which is over an hour long, the ropeway takes you to the top of the mountain to the Sahastradhara Heights Top Station in colourful cable cars which overlook the magnificent valleys. The ride is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the stellar scenery which comprises the majestic Himalayas, the entire Dehradun Valley, dense forests, river as well as wildlife. One can click some excellent pictures en route! Upon reaching the Station, stroll around the park, grab a bite to eat at the food court, play games, or go rock climbing.

12. Daat Kali Mandir Dehradun

Daat Kali Mandir Dehradun
4.5 /5

11 km
from city center
12 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

The Daat Kali Temple in Dehradun is dedicated to the Goddess Kali. Devotees come here to seek blessings before starting a new chapter of their lives and also for the darshan of a flame that has been continuously burning since 1921.

13. Fun Valley

Fun Valley
3.6 /5

24 km
from city center
13 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Located within Uttarakhand's Golden Triangle - Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh, Fun Valley is an amusement park cum resort. The largest amusement and water park in North India, it is equidistant from the 3 towns. It has a water park, go-karting and shopping complexes.

14. Paonta Sahib

Paonta Sahib

14 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Paonta Sahib is a vibrant, industrial town located in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh, a few kms from Dehradun. 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 and attracts many pilgrims round the year.

15. Shikhar Falls

Shikhar Falls

12 km
from city center
15 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Shikhar Falls is a waterfall picnic spot located around 13km from Dehradun in Kairwaan village of Raipur. Reaching the waterfall requires a 1 km hike on the rugged terrains.

16. Subir Raha Oil Museum

Subir Raha Oil Museum
4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
16 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

The Subir Raha Oil Museum in Dehradun, Uttarakhand showcase the different stages of the oil and gas value chain. The museum also depicts the industrial history of petroleum in India as well as the process of conservation of fossil fuels.

17. Kalinga War Memorial

Kalinga War Memorial
3.7 /5

4 km
from city center
17 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Located along the Sahastradhara road, Kalinga War Memorial, or Khalanga War Memorial, was erected by the British to honor the Gurkhas. The only war memorial of its kind which was built was Britishers to honor their foe, it is a symbol of pride for Gurkha community.

18. Lacchiwalla

Lacchiwalla
4.1 /5

11 km
from city center
18 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Lacchiwalla is a popular picnic destination near Dehradun. Located in the forest area of Rajaji, Lacchiwalla is famous for its greenery, picturesque cottages and hotels. The beauty of the place is heightened by the brook, flowing through the forest area.

19. Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park
3.1 /5

25 km
from city center
19 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Rajaji National Park is home to the Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Cheetal, hog deer, barking deer, Sambar deer, wild boar, antelopes such as the Nilgai, Goral , Jackal, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Civets, Himalayan Yellow-Throated Marten, Sloth Bears, Pythons, King Cobra, Common Krait, Indian Cobra and the Monitor Lizard and above All the Asian Elephant.

20. Tapovan Temple

Tapovan Temple
4.0 /5

35 km
from city center
20 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Tapovan Ashram is located along the Dehradun-Rajpur Road. It is a picturesque valley, surrounded by lush greenery and calm meadows. Situated just above the Gangotri Glacier, the place also attracts trekking activities. The ashram also holds periodic yoga courses.

21. Har ki Dun

Har ki Dun
3.5 /5

86 km
from city center
21 out of 37
places to visit in 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.

22. Assan Barrage

Assan Barrage
3.9 /5

37 km
from city center
22 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

An amazing place bustling with life, the richness of nature and beauty, Assan Barrage is a bird lover's paradise and a naturalists' heaven with its artificial lake attracting thousands of birds of varied species.

23. Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek
3.5 /5

80 km
from city center
23 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Situated in the lap of mountains of the Tons River Valley, Kedarkanth is a stunning place offering an easy, classic trek. It is a lovely ridge peak accessible throughout the year with plethora of rewarding adventures.

24. Maldevta

Maldevta

7 km
from city center
24 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Maldevta, located in Shripur, 18 km away from the ISBT, is a popular vacation spot in Dehradun. It offers one of the vistas of nature’s perfection, with the great Himalayas in the backdrop, the pristine Song River gurgling through thick shrubberies and little birds hopping and chirping about the area.

25. Sai Mandir Dehradun

Sai Mandir Dehradun
4.0 /5

9 km
from city center
25 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba, the Sai Darbar Temple in Dehradun is situated along Rajpur Road. It is frequented by a plethora of devotees who come to pay their tribute to Sai Baba by offering chadars, flowers and sweets, and to attend the aarti organised every evening.

26. Ram Rai Gurudwara

Ram Rai Gurudwara
3.7 /5

0 km
from city center
26 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Established by 'Ram Rai', the eldest son of the seventh Guru of the Sikhs, Sri Har Rai ji in 17th Century, Ram Rai Gurudwara in Dehradun is one of the oldest Gurudwara and a popular pilgrimage center of the Sikh religion.

27. Trekking

Trekking
3.9 /5

10 km
from city center
27 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Trekking has been one of the favourite activities among adventure travellers coming to Dehradun. Jwala Devi, George Everest, Bhadraj Temple, Shivalik ranges, Doon valley, Dakpather, Asan Barrage are some of the places for trekking from Dehradun. Pachhwadun region is one of the starting points for a lot of treks.

28. Tiger View Jungle Camp

Tiger View Jungle Camp
3.1 /5

10 km
from city center
28 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Situated in the village Goolar Khalla, Tiger View Jungle camp shelters the endangered Indian Tiger. You can take the jungle safari, and enjoy the rare facility of camping in the wilderness.

29. Bali Pass

Bali Pass
3.5 /5

86 km
from city center
29 out of 37
places to visit in 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.

30. Zonal Museum

Zonal Museum
3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
30 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

The zonal museum is popular for its collection of artifacts relating to the origin, development and sustenance of the mankind on earth, and stands witness to the ancient living conditions and customs of its people.

31. Fun 'n' Food Kingdom

Fun 'n' Food Kingdom

8 km
from city center
31 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Fun 'n' Food Kingdom is a huge and gorgeous situated near Prem Nagar in Dehradun. Owing to its themed decor, immaculate clean pools and array of thrilling adventurous rides, the park experiences a huge influx of localites and tourists alike.

32. Chetwoode Hall

Chetwoode Hall
3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
32 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

The Chetwoode Hall adjoins the Indian Military Academy and is home to the Indian army's modern artilleries and sophisticated ammunitions along with a wide range of artifacts that detail the splendor of the Indian Armed Forces.

33. Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass Trek
3.5 /5

116 km
from city center
33 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Perched at an altitude of 4600m, Rupin Pass is a place adorned with stunning beauty offering an adventurous thrill to its trekkers. Situated in the lap of surreal Himalayan mountain range, the trek holds several surprises for you.

34. Mall Road, Mussoorie

Mall Road, Mussoorie
3.1 /5

17 km
from city center
34 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Located in Mussoorie, Mall Road is the best place to shop as there is a cluster of small and large shops displaying the best products. You can pick variety of items from here like Tibetan carpets local jewelries, brass statues, wooden crafts work, Garhwali paintings and woolen items.

35. Rafting in Tiuni

Rafting in Tiuni
3.5 /5

71 km
from city center
35 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

If you have experience and courage then get ready to raft on India’s one of the wildest river Ton and get on a nerve wrecking ride of your life.

36. Kalsi

Kalsi

29 km
from city center
36 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

This little known town finds its place along the bright, crystal clear waters of Yamuna, unlike the dead creature you encounter in Delhi. While the fine landscapes of Doon Valley, Katta Pathar where the Yamuna first comes out of the mountains, scintillating 180º panoramas of the Chakrata Hills and the celebrated 3rd century BC Ashokan Rock Edict are routine sights, the one of its kind river rafting on the Yamuna, and leisurely drives and picnics make for a perfect trip.

37. Joy Land Water & Amusement Park

Joy Land Water & Amusement Park

12,906 km
from city center
37 out of 37
places to visit in Dehradun

Joy Land Water & Amusement Park is situated in Sahastradhara in Dehradun. With a picture perfect scenery and hills in the backdrop, the ambiance of the water park looks still better. Owing to its thrill rides and adventure activities, the water park experiences a large tourist influx especially in summers.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Dehradun?

Day 1 - Once in Dehradun, take some rest and begin your trip with a stroll through the local market, especially the Paltan Bazaar, a fascinating market, with its share of amazing streets and alleys, just near to another famous site in Dehradun city, The Clock Tower on the Rajpur Road. You can buy curios, handicrafts, souvenirs among many other things here.  
 Day 2 - The next day, you should set off officially for the trip, starting with blessings from Lord Shiva at the holy Tapkeshwar Mahadev Mandir. Not very far from here, at a distance of approximately 6.9 km. is the Robbers' Cave, a popular picnic cum adventure sports hotspot for the bold travelers. By evening, you can hop back to your hotel for some rest, for the journey might be quite tiring.
Day 3 - The final day should be reserved for a trek to the Malsi Deer Park, a wildlife reserve, where you can witness some rare breeds of deer prancing about. For the historical enthusiasts, and the qualified applicants of the CDS exams, the Indian Military Academy is always open for you.  

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How much does a package cost for Dehradun?

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What are the top sightseeing places in Dehradun?

The top sightseeing places in Dehradun are Robber's Cave, Sahastradhara, Mindrolling Monastery, Lacchiwalla, Har Ki Dun, Tapovan Temple.

What are the top activities in Dehradun?

The top activities in Dehradun are Nag Tibba Trek with Camping, 2019, Tribal Camping in Chakrata, Rent a Bike For Mussoorie/dehradun, 4 Days 4 Nights Dehradun-mussoorie Tour, Adventure Camp near Dehradun, Sightseeing Tour Of Dehradun.

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