Top 7 Places to Visit in Dehradun


Bordered by the Ganga and the Yamuna, Dehradun is a beautiful hill station brimming with scenic picnic spots and surrounded by nature’s wonders. Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand offers a gateway inside a wonderous range of waterfalls, mysterious caves and elusive heritage sites. If you’re planning a vacation in Dehradun, here are some the best places to visit on your trip to this mountainous wonder –

7. JhariaPani Falls -

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One of the most acclaimed waterfalls is the JhariaPani Falls, which is ideal outing offering lush greenery in the midst of the Jharipani Village. The tourist attraction attracts nature lovers from around the world to its thick floral growth, mesmerizing ambiance and surreal waterfalls. Time: 6 am to 6 pm Entry Fee: Free

6. Malsi Deer Park -

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This zoological garden that is located in the foothills of the Shivalik Range is a beautiful outing for wildlife enthusiasts in the Doon Valley. It is an ideal spot for picnicking that is home to the two horned deer ‘Nilgai’ or Antelope, offering tourists a wonderful peek in the wilderness of the mountains. The deer park is the perfect attraction for your children to witness distinct species of flora and fauna. Time: 10 am to 5:30 pm Entry Fee: INR 100

5. Forest Research Institute -

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This research institute, one of the most renowned of its kinds was established back in 1906 by the British Imperial Forestry Services. The institute houses a range of delights right from the Pathology Museum, Timber Museum, Silviculture Museum and Social Forestry. The Entomology Museum is one of the most visited tourist attractions at the institute. Time: 9 am to 5:30 pm Entry Fee: INR 25 per person

4. Tiger Falls -

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Situated at a height of 1600 meters, Tiger Falls is a picturesque picnic spot that unfolds a cascading delight 50 meters high water falls. The beautiful setting amidst dense foliage is a delightful tourist attraction that provides an ideal setting for nature lovers to enjoy a day’s outing in nature’s habitat in Chakrata. Time: till 7 pm Entry Fee: Free

[ Must Read - 8 Most Spectacular Waterfalls in India ]

3. Rajaji National Park -

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Spread over an expanse of 820 sq km, the Rajaji National Park is an exciting nature excursion that falls in the districts of Haridwar, Dehradun and PauriGarwhal, located amidst a dense covering of tropical and subtropical trees. It is one of the major habitats for the Asian Elephant and the Royal Bengal Tiger, visited by many throughout the year who are eager nature lovers. Time: 7:30 am to 10:00 am – 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm Entry Fee: INR 150 (Indians) INR 600 (Foreigners)

2. Robber’s Cave -

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This enclosed space which is a 600 meters long river cave is popularly known as ‘Gucchupani’ by the locals. One of the most exclusive tourist attractions in Dehradun, the place is believed to have been a hideout for robbers during the British Raj. One of the most unique phenomenons of the cave is a disappearing stream offering tourists an immaculate atmosphere for a holiday setting. Time: 7 am to 6 pm Entry Fee: Free

1. Sahastradhara -

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Also known as the ‘Thousand Fold Spring’ Sahastradhara is renowned for its rejuvenating expanse of sulfur springs that brings forth absolute joy to its visitors. The tourist attraction is surrounded by steppe farmlands, dense foliage and a beautiful landscape that has also become an acclaimed picnic spot for visitors. Time: 6 am to 6 pm Entry Fee: Free

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I am Shahil Shah, a traveler and blogger! I bring stories from the places for you to cherish the experiences of my travel. Stay tuned!"

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