10 Best Places to Visit in Dehradun

The beautiful city of Dehradun lying between the river Ganges and the Yamuna on the foothills of the Doon valley is a very famous tourist spot offering numerous places to visit. It is also the capital of the Indian state, Uttrakhand. It is mainly famous for the alluring hills. It also offers the tourists scenic beauty. One can reach here either by flight, train or road. The place is best suited for those who want to escape the monotonous life and enjoy it. 

The 10 best places one can visit in Dehradun are:

Sahstradhara Dehradun

Literally meaning thousand fold spring it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Dehradun. One can visit throughout the year but the best months are October to March as there is a natural water flow. The waterfall, caves as well as the Himalayan vegetation attract numerous visitors from all around. The place is also known for its sulfur water that is medicinal. One can also enjoy the panoramic view of the city by taking a ropeway that is quite an adventure as well as a memorable activity.

Entry Fee– no entry fee

Timings– 9 am to 6 pm

How to reach– take the city bus or an auto

  • Tiger Falls

Tiger Falls Dehradun

Located in Chakrata near Dehradun it is a hidden gem. It is a natural fall surrounded by dense forests. The gusting sound of the flowing water brings about a reviving feeling to the visitors. This destination is best suited if you love nature, as well as an adventure as the experience of the trek, will remain in your memories for long. If you want to enjoy trekking you are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as the terrain gets slippery during monsoons.

Entry fee- no entry fee

Timings- closed after 7 pm

How to reach- take a cab or one can trek 5 km from chakrata

  • Robbers cave

Robber's Cave Dehradun

About 8 km from Dehradun formed in the Himalayas is this river cave situated near the Sahastradhara. The locals call this place Guchhu Pani and also believe that Lord Shiva resides here. It is a 600 m long cave that has water level till the knees. After a few in the cave, you will also find a small waterfall flowing through the cave.

Entry fee-  Rs.25 per person

Timings- 7 am to 7:30 pm but prefer to visit in the morning to enjoy the cool breeze

  • Sir George Everest’s House

Sir George Everest's House View Dehradun

Situated about 6 km from Mussorie is this place which is called park House which was the home and laboratory of Sir George. He was a British surveyor who served in India and contributed to the Great trigonometric survey of India. In honor the highest mountain peak was named after him that is Mt.Everest. This place offers a beautiful view of the Doon Valley on one side and the snow-covered Himalayan Ranges on the other. Photographers and nature enthusiasts love to visit this place as it offers a very pleasing and alluring view. Also, don’t forget to explore the walls of the house built there.

Entry fee- no entry fee

Timings- 8 am to 6 pm

How to reach- Book a cab or taxi from the main market

  • Mindrolling Monastery

Mindrolling Monastery dehradun

Established in 1965 is this most famous monastery in Dehradun. this place is famous for its lord Buddha statue art paintings relics as well as a huge stupa. The statue has a height of about 220 feet making it largest in Asia. The architecture is influenced by Japanese art. One can enjoy a peaceful walk here as well as have a glimpse of the culture of Buddhism.

Entry fee- no entry fee

Timings- 9 am to 7 pm

How to reach- take a bus or book a cab or taxi

  • Assan Barge

Asan Barrage Dehradun

Located on the confluence of two perennial rivers Asan and Yamuna is this place famous among birdwatchers and naturalists. It is 287.5 m long with river bed as 389.4 m above the sea level. Some of the migratory birds that can be spotted here are marsh herrier, Egrets, Ruddy Shelduck and many more.

Entry fee- no entry fee

Timings- 8 am to 6 pm

How to reach- hire a taxi or a cab

  • Bhatta Falls

Tiger Falls Dehradun

This attractive place is an ideal place to visit for adventure seekers as to reach to the fall one needs to trek about 500m. This place also attracts photographers as it offers some ideal locations to capture nature and its beauty. To make it a perfect destination for children swings and slopes are set up in the nearby area. People love to swim and

Entry fee-no entry fee

Timings-8:30 am to 8 pm

How to reach- one can hire a taxi or can even reach here by bus

  • Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park Dehradun

Situated in Dehradun is this place ideal for both Wildlife lovers and nature lovers. You will find yourself surrounded by thick sal forests and moist of the western Gangetic plains. You can easily spot more than 20 mammal species here. Have a deep knowledge of all the species in the park by hiring a guide and taking a jungle safari which is of 3 hr long. The park remains closed during the rainy season. To enter the park make sure to take a permit from the place.

Entry fee- Rs.150 for Indians and Rs.600 for foreigners. Extra charges are there for guides and taking a safari.

Timings- 7 am to 10 pm and 2:30 am to 5:30 pm

How to reach- one can take a bus or hire a cab or taxi

  • Malsi Deer Park

Malsi Deer Park

Also called the Dehradun zoo and is a must-visit spot for all nature lovers as the park includes a wide variety of both florae as well as fauna that is pleasing to watch in itself. The park is famous especially for deers but you can easily spot more than 300 birds as well as animals. Its 3D park, fun park, and the aquarium attract both kids as well as adults. Add this to your bucket list and the place won’t disappoint you.

Entry fee- 9 am to 5:30 pm

Timings- Rs.20 per person

How to reach- easily accessible by bus or auto

  • Forest Research Institute


Forest Research Institute Dehradun

Also called FRI Dehradun it includes 6 monuments filled with a vast collection of forest items. It was established in 1906 and aims to study topography, climate, plants, and animals of the Himalayan forests. The place is set in lush greenery and spread over 2000 hectares. It is the best place for those who want to explore the natural habitat and have a glimpse of the beautiful architecture.

Entry fee- Rs.10 per person

Timings- 9 am to 5:30 pm

How to reach-  you can take a bus or get into an auto or cab

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