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1. Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute
3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 31
places to visit in Dehradun

Established in the year 1906, the Forest Research Institute spread over 4.5 square kilometer has imposing Colonial and Greco-Roman styles of architecture.

2. Robber's Cave

Robber's Cave
Must visit 3.4 /5

7 km
from city center
2 out of 31
places to visit in Dehradun

Nestled within a suburb of Dehradun, Robber's Cave is popularly called Guchhipani or Guchu Pani. It is a magnificient gorge between a limestone formation. Surrounded by majestic hills and offers a glorious trek up the mountains, it makes for one of the best attractions near Dehradun.

3. Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara
Must visit 4.2 /5

12 km
from city center
3 out of 31
places to visit in Dehradun

Sahastradhara meaning 'thousand fold spring' is popular 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 rainy season when the stream proposes the appearance of a gushing torrent.

4. Tapkeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar Temple
3.6 /5

5 km
from city center
4 out of 31
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.

5. Assan Barrage

Assan Barrage
3.5 /5

37 km
from city center
5 out of 31
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.

6. Lacchiwalla

Lacchiwalla
3.1 /5

11 km
from city center
6 out of 31
places to visit in Dehradun

A popular picnic destination, Lacchiwalla is famous for its lush greenery unspoiled by human activity. It is located at a small drive away from Dehradun. You can stay over at picturesque cottages and hotels.

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7. Malsi Deer Park

Malsi Deer Park
3.1 /5

9 km
from city center
7 out of 31
places to visit in Dehradun

Located at the base of Shivalik range, Malsi Deer Park is a zoological garden and it is home to two horned Deer, Tiger, Neelgai, Peacock and many other animals. This well maintained zoological garden is an ideal place for picnic.

8. Clock Tower Dehradun

Clock Tower Dehradun
3.6 /5

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

Clock tower, also known as "ghanta ghar" is a very famous tourist attraction. It was started in the year 1948 and got completed in 1953. The much respected Lal Bahadur Shastri inaugurated the monument. 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.

9. Ram Rai Gurudwara

Ram Rai Gurudwara
3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
9 out of 31
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.

10. Fun Valley

Fun Valley
3.6 /5

24 km
from city center
10 out of 31
places to visit in 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 within Uttarakhand's Golden Triangle - Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh, this amusement park cum resort 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 is the largest amusement and water park in North India.

11. Kalinga War Memorial

Kalinga War Memorial
3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
11 out of 31
places to visit in Dehradun

Located along the Sahastradhara road, Kalinga 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, Kalinga War Memorial is symbol of pride for Gurkha community.

12. Shikhar Falls

Shikhar Falls

12 km
from city center
12 out of 31
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. On the way up, you will come across shallow pools with birds chirping in the backdrop, different species of butterflies and wild flora complementing the overall beauty of the area. But do remember to wear comfortable, running shoes if you are up for the adventure. The place is also favoured by photographers, who often get to the place to capture scenic moments

13. Har Ki Dun

Har Ki Dun
3.5 /5

86 km
from city center
13 out of 31
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.

14. Mindrolling Monastery

Mindrolling Monastery
Must visit 3.4 /5

7 km
from city center
14 out of 31
places to visit in Dehradun

Mindrolling, which means "Place of Perfect Emancipation" in Tibetan language, is the largest Buddhist Vihara of India, training monks for over 300 years .

15. Tiger View Jungle Camp

Tiger View Jungle Camp
3.1 /5

10 km
from city center
15 out of 31
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.

16. Trekking in Dehradun

Trekking in Dehradun
3.1 /5

10 km
from city center
16 out of 31
places to visit in Dehradun

Trekking has been one of the favorite activities among adventure travelers coming to Dehradun. Jwala Devi, George Everest, Bhadraj Temple, Shivalik ranges, Doon valley, Dakpather, Asan Barrage are some of the places to be mentioned when we talk about trekking in Uttarakhand. Pachhwadun region is one of the starting point for a lot of treks.

17. Tapovan Temple

Tapovan Temple
3.6 /5

35 km
from city center
17 out of 31
places to visit in Dehradun

Tapovan Ashram is located along the Dehradun-Rajpur Road, 6 kms from the city of Dehradun. A picturesque valley, surrounded by lush greenery and calm meadows, Tapovan is a delight to the sense, to visit anytime of the year. Situated just above the Gangotri Glacier, the place also attracts trekking activities. The ashram also holds periodic yoga courses for its visitors to attend. Placed along the banks of Ganga, this place radiates an air of spirituality.

18. Maldevta

Maldevta

7 km
from city center
18 out of 31
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.

19. Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park
3.1 /5

25 km
from city center
19 out of 31
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. Bali Pass

Bali Pass
3.5 /5

86 km
from city center
20 out of 31
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.

21. Paltan Bazaar

Paltan Bazaar
3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
21 out of 31
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.

22. Zonal Museum

Zonal Museum
3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
22 out of 31
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.

23. Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek
3.5 /5

80 km
from city center
23 out of 31
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. Chetwoode Hall

Chetwoode Hall
3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
24 out of 31
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.

25. Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass Trek
3.5 /5

116 km
from city center
25 out of 31
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.

26. Mall Road, Mussoorie

Mall Road, Mussoorie
3.1 /5

17 km
from city center
26 out of 31
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.

27. Rafting in Tiuni

Rafting in Tiuni
3.5 /5

71 km
from city center
27 out of 31
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.

28. Kalsi

Kalsi

29 km
from city center
28 out of 31
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.

29. Fun 'n' Food Kingdom

Fun 'n' Food Kingdom

8 km
from city center
29 out of 31
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.

30. Joy Land Water & Amusement Park

Joy Land Water & Amusement Park

12,906 km
from city center
30 out of 31
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.

31. Paonta Sahib

Paonta Sahib

31 out of 31
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.

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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.  

How can I commute within Dehradun?

Shared autos and auto-rickshaws are some of the easiest modes of transport around the city.
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How much does a package cost for Dehradun?

The packages for Dehradun start at INR 7000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

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.

What are the top hotels in Dehradun?

There are 302 Hotels in Dehradun which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Dehradun are Hill-View Studio Home on Rajpur Road, Dehradun, Premium 1BR Stay on Rajpur Road, Dehradun, Vaara, The Doon Homestay, Classic 1BR Stay in Maaldevta, VASUDHARA HOME STAY. You can see all the hotels in Dehradun here
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