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Places to Visit and Things to Do in Dehradun

Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand and the first contact with the mountains. It is snuggled in the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. The location of Dehradun is Doon valley, and the Yamuna surrounds it to the west and the Ganga to the east.

Dehradun is one of the oldest cities in India. In Skanda Purana, the town was mentioned as 'Kedar Khand,' the abode of Shiva. It is also said that Lord Rama and his brother did penance here for killing Ravana. The British era had made the city a colonial settlement. During that time, prestigious academic institutions were built here. The esteemed Indian Military Academy is located here. In short, from cultural aspects to the rich history, this land of Uttarakhand has picturesque attractions. We have curated a list of the best places to visit in Dehradun to cover while enjoying your holiday here.

Here is the list of must-visit tourist places for your Dehradun vacation

  • Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is a beautiful religious site as it derives its name from continuous falling water droplets on the Shivling placed in the shrine.
  • The Sahastradhara, meaning a Thousand springs, is an intriguing sight to check out.
  • The Malsi Deer Park is a beautiful picnic spot that children can enjoy.
  • The Robber's Cave is another beautiful picnic spot to enjoy the surrounding beauty and peaceful environment.
  • Tibetan Temple and Santaula Devi Temple are for peace seekers.

While at Dehradun, undertake excursions to places like Lacchiwala, a beautiful picnic spot. Rajaji National Park is preserved sanctuary of a variety of flora and fauna. Dakpathar is blessed with the beauty of mountains. Crowds flock to the city during Jhanda Fair, Tapeshwar Fair, Laxmansidh Fair, Bissu Fair, Mahasu Devta Fair, etc. A wide range of escapades is available in the hill station. With enormous places for paragliding, skiing, angling, and river rafting, Dehradun fascinates the adventure buffs. Moreover, you will also find several places to visit in Dehradun in night. The joyful sightseeing in this town gives you multiple options to explore Dehradun.

Tourist Places in Dehradun Famous For Why Visit 
Malsi Deer Park Home of Tigers, Deers A photographer's paradise
Robber's Cave River cave formed in the Himalayas For easy trekking
Sahastradhara Springs Hot water springs known for its therapeutic properties
Fun Valley Amusement, Water Park Go there to enjoy exhilarating rides
Tapkeshwar Temple Houses Shivalinga Pay respect to the god
Mindroling Monastery 35 m long Gold Statue Go there to attain spiritual enlightenment
Shikhar Waterfall Awe-inspiring falls Amazing place for a picnic
Zonal Anthropological Museum Historical and cultural place Learn about human history.
Lachhiwala Adventurous place Go there for a picnic amidst greenery
Tapon Popular holy site Loose amidst the tranquillity

Pick up our well-designed tour packages of Dehradun to plan your next vacation at this lovely destination. You can also customize your Dehradun tour package as per your traveling preferences and desires.


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