Places to visit in Dehradun, the jewel of Doon valley
Dehradun is the capital of Indian state of Uttarakhand. It holds the top position among North India tourist places and connects to mesmerizing hill stations like Mussoorie and Nainital and religious landmarks like Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Chota Char Dham. It is also an important educational hub and several prestigious institutions like Doon School, Indian Military Academy (IMA), Welham school of Girls & Boys proudly stands here. Dehradun city is located in the Doon valley and is bordered by sacred rivers like Ganga and Yamuna. Being one of the oldest cities of India, it houses some sacred temples, waterways etc. The place is directly connected from all the major place of India. You can arrive at Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun or you may choose to visit it by train or by road route. Below is the list of places to visit in Dehradun, which will prove to be handy on your visit to this amazing city in Uttarakhand.
Buddha temple in Dehradun also known as Mindrolling monastery is a Tibetan monastery and was build in Japanese architectural style in 1965. This monastery is popular among both Indian as well as international tourist for the extravagance structure of Buddhist. The monastery is also one of the most visited place in Dehradun.
Robbers Cave is about 12 kilometers from main city and is located on Dehradun-Mussoorie road. The name “Robber’s Cave” is symbolic, as this place is believed to be most preferred hideout for robbers in the past. It is now one of the famous picnic spot and tourists mainly visit here during summer to enjoy cold water inside the cave. One can see beautiful waterfall both small and big inside the cave.
Sahastradhara is located on Sahastradhara road and is located about 15 kilometers from main city of Dehradun and it will take about 30 minutes to reach there. The main attraction of Sahastradhara is its awesome waterfalls and caves.
Tapkeshwar is a sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located about 5 kilometers from the Dehradun city. The temple is believed to have the oldest Shivling and the water drops on it continuously. The temple is also associated with Hindu epic Mahabharata.
Lacchiwala is another popular picnic spot located about 15 kilometers from main Dehradun city. It is a good place to visit with family and friends.
Malsi Deer Park
Malsi Deer park is a famous zoo in Dehradun. One can leisurely spend his time here adoring the beauty of wildlife. Entry fee of this zoo is 10 INR and it remains open from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. It is popular among kids and adult alike.
Asan Barrage is located about 40 kilometers from main city of Dehradun and is ideal place for bird’s photographer and lovers. One can spot lots of migratory birds here. One can spend his time here with his friends and family, in the lap of nature.
These were the 7 best places to visit in Dehradun. I stayed at Dehradun during my trip to Mussoorie and found this place to be amazing. You may also spend your time here doing shopping or tasting different dishes. Have you been to Dehradun before! Share your experiences in comments.