TOP 5 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN DEHRADUN

Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand. Located in the Doon Valley at the foothills of the Himalayas,  Dehradun is famous because of its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region The city is known for its beautiful climate and provides a gateway to the popular hill stations like Nainital, Mussoorie etc. and pilgrim sites like Haridwar and Rishikesh . Here are the top 5 best places to visit in Dehradun.

1. Sahastradhara

 

  Information for Visitors 

  •  Famous for :- Nature, Views,  Photography, Entertainment.

  •  Opening Time :- Open all day Sunrise  to Sunset.
  •  Tickets :- No entry fee.
  •  Distance from Dehradun :- 16 km.

About Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara means ‘thousand springs’. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the picturesque town of Dehradun. While the place can be visited any time during the year, however it is most beautiful during the rainy season when the water stream is appearing like a gushing torrent. One can even enjoy a stunning view of the mountains while enjoying a rope way ride to a top position in the hill. There is a beautiful garden and restaurant on the top of the hill.

2. Robber’s Cave 

Information For Visitor

  • Famous  For :- Nature, Photography, Waterfall.
  • Open Timings :- Open all days from Sunrise to Sunset.
  • Tickets :- No entry fees.

About Robber’s cave

Robber’s Cave (locals call it Guchhupani), is one of the must visit popular tourist attraction in Dehradun. It is located near Sahasradhara (another tourist place) and approximately 8 km from the city centre of Dehradun. It is a natural cave formation where rivers flows inside the cave. Perfect location for those seeking adventure and thrill.

3. Tapkeshwar Temple, Dehradun

 

Photo by Rajatkantib, CC BY-SA 4.0

Photo by Rajatkantib, CC BY-SA 4.0

Information For Visitor

  • Famous for: Religion & Peacefully.
  • Tickets: No entry fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from 6 am to 7 pm

About Tapkeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun also known as Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple. Tapkeshwar Temple is the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple, in the outskirts of the city, is located at a distance of  6 km from the city Centre. The name of the temple has been taken from the Hindi word Tapak, which means “to drop” The temple is situated by the riverside along the rocky & forest hill that adds a special effect to its beauty and the main shiva linga at the temple is inside a natural cave.

4. Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

 Information for Visitors

  • Famous For :- Education,  Garden, Photography, Architecture.
  • Opening Time :- 9:30 am to 5 pm.
  • Tickets :- 25 INR Per Person and nominal entry fee for vehicles.

About Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

“Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun” has its roots in the erstwhile Imperial Forest Research Institute established in 1906 to organize and lead forestry research in the country. It is a boutique structure built in the colonial time, surrounded with extremely beautiful lush green lawns. Many movies are shot here. It also contains many museums which take time to fully appreciate. A place for wonderful scenic beauty apart from being an institute of national repute for wild flora and home to forest service. Eminent scientists of the field keep visiting. The museum is an eye opener.  A place to balm one’s frayed nerves through a calming walk amidst tall trees and natural surroundings with well kept clean roads.

5. Malsi Deer Park

Photo by Akshita.b1, CC BY-SA 4.0

Photo by Akshita.b1, CC BY-SA 4.0

Information for Visitors

  • Famous For :- Wildlife, Nature.
  • Opening Time :- All days open except MONDAY (10 am to 6 pm).
  • Ticket :- 10 INR Per Person.
  • Distance From Dehradun :-  10.2 km

About Malsi Deer Park

Malsi Deer park renamed as Dehradun Zoo. Malsi Deer Park is a  good place for nature lovers, for here’s wilderness unravelled like never before. It’s home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, and is quite a solace from the din of the city life. Good place to have some refreshments and take a break if you get hunger pangs while strolling around the city.