The city is known for its pleasant climate and provides a gateway to the popular hill stations like Nainital, Mussoorie etc. and pilgrim sites like Haridwar and Rishikesh. The city receives high amounts of rain during the monsoon season and get really cold during the winters. Being a part of the Princely Garhwal State the local customs of the Garhwali people have influenced the culture in the city. Here are the top places that you must visit on your trip to Dehradun.
Robber’s Cave (locally known as Guchhupani) is a river cave formation located at a distance of 10 kilometers from our hotel. The cave is about 600 metres long, divided into two main parts. The cave has a highest fall of about 10 metres. In the central part there is a fort wall structure which is now broken. It consists of an extremely narrow gorge formed in a conglomerate limestone area on Doon Valley's Dehra plateau.
It is a natural cave formation where rivers flows inside the cave. The place is a popular tourist spot and is now being maintained by Uttarakhand State. Local bus services are available up to Anarwala Village, from where it is a kilometer's trek away.
Malsi Deer Park is at a distance of 10.8 kilometers from the hotel. The Malsi Deer Park is a beautifully developed mini-zoological park that lies at the foothills of the Shivalik range. It also has a park for children and surrounded by beautiful landscape. Along with the attractive environs, the availability of refreshments make the place ideal for picnic. The Malsi Deer Park is a home to neelgai, two horned deer and a variety of birds which makes it an ideal excursion site and attract tourists of all age groups. It is also the home to the gentle and shy deer who can be seen nibbling the grass from a distance.
Main attractions of the Malsi Deer Park of Dehradun are a wide variety of animal species that lives here. Mainly this park is famous for deers. Apart from deer you can also see Tiger, Peacock, Rabbits and Neelgai.
Sahastradhara meaning "thousand fold spring" is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Uttarakhand state and is located at a distance of 14.4 kilometers from the hotel. The place has an ecstatic beauty of nature where water drips from limestone stalactites, making the water sulphur abundant and thus the place is also called as sulphur springs. It is sulphur water spring of relatively lower temperature than its surroundings. It is a warehouse of excellent beauty of caves, waterfalls and steppe farming by local people. Its extreme magnificent essence of nature thrive people from faraway places. It surely rejuvenates the soul and mind.
This forest land mostly attracts people, who are nature lovers. Apart from the sightseeing, the main attraction of the area is the huge man-made pools, where people can enjoy swimming. The lush greenery and fresh unpolluted air make the place an ideal destination for trekking. Besides that, these rich natural forests are home to a number of bird species. This beautiful picnic spot is at a distance of 17.4 kilometers from the hotel and one can enjoy its time in solitude with nature here at Lachhiwala.
Tapkeshwar Shiv Temple is an ancient place of worship and is situated on the banks of a rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt. the temple is well connected by road. It is named Tapkeshwar as water droplets, originating from a rock, fall on the Shivling placed in the shrine. People in large numbers participate in the fair organized on the occasion of Shivratri and pay their obeisance to the deity.
The academy is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, about 15 km The campus is on National Highway 72, which separates the North and South Campus. The campus of the academy originally spanned 206 acres which was transferred to the academy along with existing buildings from the Railway Staff College. The academy area is 1,400 acres. The IMA Museum on the campus displays artifacts of historic importance.
Established in 1906 FRI is one of the oldest institutions that was developed for the research work in forestry not only in India but all around the world. You could see the architectural beauty of the place that often takes ones mind away.
Located at a distance of 30.5 kilometers from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a wonderful hill station in Uttaranchal at a height of 2000mts above sea level. It is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and is known as the Queen of the Hills. The lush green hills, the varied flora and fauna and the majestic view of the Shivalik ranges and the Doon Valley attracts hundreds of tourists both domestic and international to Mussoorie each year. Mussoorie has several interesting tourist places like The Mall which extends from Cloud's End in the west to Rockville in the east. The Mall gives you a feeling of the old world charm which is heightened by the presence of the Municipal garden, the Tibetan School and Home, and the National Academy of Administration. One can take time to enjoy the ropeway on the second highest peak of Mussoorie, the Gun Hill. It also gives a bird's eye view of the town and the Doon school. You can get a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from the Gun Hill. Mussoorie is certainly a must visit for anyone who visits Dehradun.
Haridwar meaning 'Gateway to God' is one of the seven holiest places of the Hindus, located on the banks of River Ganges. It is at a distance of 53.8 kilometers from the hotel. It is the place where river Ganga descends to the plains. Har–ki–pauri is the most important place of Haridwar where thousands of people take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges.
The Chandi Devi temple built by Suchat Singh is located on the top of a Neel Parvat on the banks of river Ganga. Another important temple is the Mansa Devi temple is located atop Bilwa Parwat and is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi. The Neel Dhara bird sanctuary is a must visit place for bird watchers as it is home to several migratory birds.
Rishikesh is a famous Hindu religious destinations, popular amongst devotees, yoga persons and adventurers as well. Located on the banks of the sacred Ganga River, Rishikesh is 45.5 kilometers from the hotel. It is a small serene town famous for meditation and yoga. It is Gateway to the Himalayas and being on the bank of river Ganges it is an ideal destination for adventure activities like rafting, trekking, rock climbing, kayaking etc.
The Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India, 2nd highest in Asia and 8th highest in World. It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand, India. It is located at a distance of 115 kilometers from the hotel. Tehri district contains lot of options for tourism and has lot of religious places. Most visited places of Tehri are Devi koonjapuri temple and chandrabadni and Tracking route of Mahasar taal, Sehstra taal and Khatling glacier is very much popular amongst foreigner tourists and are being developed. New Tehri is being developed as a future tourist spot and here the view of spectacular tehri lake can be viewed.
Buddha Temple as the replica of a Tibetan monastery in 1965. Buddha Temple was built to protect and promote Tibetan culture in India, and lots of renovation and additions were done to the temple building and whole temple complex during later years. The main stupa of the temple, about 220 feet in height, is built in the Japanese architectural style. It is claimed to be the largest reliquary in Asia. The Buddha Temple building has five floors in total, and there are stairs to access each floor. All five floors enshrine statues of Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava, and feature colourful wall paintings that completely mesmerize first-time visitors. After viewing ornate decorations on three floors of the Buddha Temple, you will reach the open viewing platform on the fourth floor of the temple, which offers a magnificent 360-degree view of the entire Doon Valley.