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Tourist Places to Visit in And Around Dehradun

Dehradun, the capital city of the heavenly Uttarakhand is a great place to spend a couple of days. The Forest Research Institute which is world famous for its research work in forestry and is the only institution of its kind in Asia is situated here. Headquarters of important establishments like the Oil and Natural Gas Commission(ONGC) Survey of India and The Indian Military Academy are also located here.

Robber's Cave

Robber's Cave (Guchhupani)
Robber's Cave

Robber's cave also known as Gucchupani is an adventurous tourist place in dehradun. Gucchupani is famous for its scenic beauty and a natural waterbody flowing through a cave like structure. One can spot a 10m high waterfall after walking through the stream of the river. Only after completing a trek of about 1 km passing through the Anarwala village can one reach the destination.

Forest Research Institute(FRI)

Forest Research Institute (FRI)
Forest Research Institute(FRI)

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.

Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara
Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara is the oldest and a famous tourist place in dehradun due to its natural beauty and waterfalls. Sahastradhara also has a ropeway providing an airy ride to the mountaintop. From the top one can enjoy the panoramic view of Sahastradhara. A waterpark named 'Joyland Water Park' is a manmade water amusement park which also attracts visitors. Tourists can enjoy Sahastradhara all round the year.

Tapkeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar Temple
Tapkeshwar Temple

Located at 6.5 km from the city of Dehradun, the Tapkeshwar Temple is a must visit place for religious buffs out there. The temple is dedicated to lord shiva and is built on a natural cave. The temple is located on the bank of a river which makes the entire spot even more beautiful and holy. The place gathers a great amount of religious and history fanatic crowd over the year.

Dhanolti

Dhanolti
Dhanolti

Dhanolti is emerging as a popular winter destination because of its tranquil vistas and its proximity to Delhi and various other cities of Uttarakhand. This magical hill station is perched at an elevation of 2286 metres above sea level and offers panoramic views of the lofty Himalayas. Dhanolti is located in the proximity of the popular hill stations of Uttarakhand such as Mussoorie, Tehri, Kanatal, and Chamba. This hilly town is enveloped by the velvety rhododendrons, deodar, and tall oak forests.

Buddha Temple

Buddha Temple
Buddha Temple

One of the major attractions of dehradun city, buddha temple is famous for its extravagant buddhists structure and holy school of tibetian religion. The temple was built in 1965 by Kochen Rinpoche and few other monks that were engrossed in the protection and promotion of cultural and religious sentiments of Buddhism is located at clement town and is the cynosure for many Indian as well as international tourists across the world. Several buddists preachers and followers arrive here in large number from catty-corners.

Mussoorie

Mussoorie
Mussoorie

Located 35 kilometres from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a picturesque hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The hill station is located at the foothills of the Garhawl Himalayan ranges, and is also known by its nickname “The Queen Of Hills”. The place is also known as the gateway to the “Gangotri and “Yamunotri” shrines. The best time to visit the place is between mid-March to mid-November.

Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls
Kempty Falls

Gigantic Fall with somersault of the streams before hitting the bottom, Kempty Falls is the most popular and one of the oldest tourist spot near Mussoorie. Developed before more than 150 years ago by a British man, Kempty Falls is the most fascinating picnic spot or a perfect day out place nearby Mussoorie at a distance of 15 km.