Places To Visit In Dehradun

Dehradun, a city which is famous for its beauty. Situated in the Doon Valley in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is surrounded by the Ganges and Yamuna rivers of India. There is no dearth of tourist places to visit here.

Places To Visit In Dehradun

Dehradun, a city which is famous for its beauty. There is no dearth of tourist places to visit here. There are many famous places like 'Asan Barrage', 'Guchupani', 'Buddha Temple'. If you are a resident of Dehradun, then here you can roam freely in a day and probably will also roam around. But, if you are not a resident of Dehradun and you want to go here for a walk, then Dehradun is the best, where you can plan your weekend. To visit these places, you will not have to travel by air, but instead, you can go here with your family or friends. In today's article, we will tell you about all the places in Dehradun where you can go for a walk. 

about all the places in Dehradun

Places To Visit In Dehradun:

Known for its natural resources, Dehradun is the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Situated in the Doon Valley in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is surrounded by the Ganges and Yamuna rivers of India. The city is known for its spectacular climate and being close to popular hill stations like Nainital, Mussoorie etc. and pilgrimage sites like Haridwar and Rishikesh is like a USP. 

In this article related to Dehradun Travel Guide, we will tell you about the city, which is very important for you to visit this city. The city receives excessive rainfall during the monsoon season and actually winters during the winter. Being a part of the princely state of Garhwal, the local customs of the Garhwali people have influenced the culture in the city.

1. Asan Barrage:

The Asan Lake, which connects Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, has a distinct history of its own. The Asan Barrage, located at a distance of 28 km from Dehradun, is a famous spot for the Siberian Bird. Hundreds of tourists come here to see these foreign guests.

Here you can see Mallards, Red Crested Pochades, Coots, Cormorants, Egrets, Vagtails, Pond Herons, Pallas Fishing Eagles, Marsh Harriers, Greater Spotted Eagles, Ospreys, and Steppie Eagles. Let us tell you that October to November and February to March are the best time to see birds here.

2. Buddha Temple:

The Tibetan community is a religious place just a few kilometers from the ISBT (Inter State Bus Terminal) of the capital, Dehradun. Which is known as Buddha Monastery or Buddha Gordon. The amazing view of the temple attracts the tourist.

3. Forest Research Institute:

Only the oldest institution in the state is located just seven kilometers from Dehradun Clock Tower. Talking about the history of FRI, the British Imperial Forest School was established in 1878 in the British period.

Then in 1906 under the British Imperial Forestry Service was reestablished as the Imperial Forest Research Institute (IFS). Let us tell you, there are a total of seven museums in FRI spread over 450 hectares. FRI's Bollywood connection is also amazing, with many big filmmakers shooting the film on the FRI campus.

4. Guchupani Or Rubber Cave:

A scenic spot nestled in the middle of the mountains, a short distance from the Cantt area of Dehradun City, where hundreds of tourists come for a summer picnic. The water of the springs falling from this cave, nestled in the middle of the mountains, greatly attracts the tourists.

5. Malsi Deer Park:

Malsi Deer Park is located on Dehradun Mussoorie road. Let us tell you that Malsi Deer Park is also known as Mini Zoo. There are animals in this park-like deer, chital, peacock leopard and many other species of animals which attracts a lot of tourists.

6. Sahastradhara:

Nestled in the lap of nature, Sahastradhara has its own distinct and special identity. Some tourists come to enjoy a picnic of nature while celebrating a picnic here. By the way, while there is a small waterfall, a temple on the top of the mountain in Sahastradhara, on the other side, there is Buddha Monastery Tourist who attracts a lot of people. This is one of the best tourist places in Dehradun hill station.

7. Tapkeshwar Temple:

Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is a popular cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is on the banks of a Tamsa river located 5.5 km from the bus stand of Dehradun city. Let us tell you that there is a Shivling in the cave of the temple and the water from the roof of the cave falls directly on the Shivling.

A waterfall of sulfur waterfalls around the temple. Sulfur water is very beneficial for skin-related diseases. A large number of devotees visit this temple on the occasion of the Hindu festival Shivaratri.

8. Rajaji National Park:

Located at a distance of 23 km from Dehradun Rajaji Park affects people a lot due to its magnificent ecosystem. This is surrounded by Motichur and Chilla Range, due to which the natural people here attract themselves. Let us tell you that this park is known for its elephant population. 23 species of mammals and 315 species of birds are found here.

9. Mal Devta:

The scene of the deity in the lap of nature captivates everyone's mind. It is said that if you came to Dehradun and did not visit the deity, you missed a lot. Small waterfalls falling from the mountains in Mal Devta not only attract the tourist but also make them spend time there.

10. Shikhar Falls:

Shikhar Falls is a waterfall picnic spot located in the village of Kairawan in Raipur, about 13 km from Dehradun. A 1 km hike is required over rugged areas to reach the waterfall.

On the way, you will come across shallow pools, where birds chirping in the background, various species of butterflies, and wild flora complement the overall beauty of the region. But if you're for adventure, don't forget to wear comfortable, running shoes.

11. Tapovan:

Tapovan is known by Guru Dronacharya for doing his penance according to the Hindu epic Mahabharata. This place is situated on the banks of river Ganges and is considered a major pilgrimage place. Tapovan is also known as Nandavan, which is also known for trekking by various pilgrims and trekkers.


So these are some of the beautiful places around Dehradun where you can go and roam and come back. If you want to spend a good weekend in Dehradun, then go to these places and make yourself feel different pleasure.


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