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Best Things To Do in Dehradun

The best things to do in Dehradun run the whole gamut, from clandestine caves, resounding waterfalls, verdant forests and adventure sports, to temples, museums, wildlife sanctuaries and tribal bazaars. Dehradun in Uttarakhand is a tourist destination off the beaten path. Marvel at the grandeur and architecture of the massive Forest Research Institute, dedicated to the study of forestry. Make a trip to Zonal Anthropological Museum and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology. The latter is a premier institute dedicated to the palaeontology and glaciology. Pay your respects at the scenic Tapkeshwar Temple, situated on the banks of Asan River; the Mindrolling Monastery, which is a result work of 50 talented artists at work, and the Guru Ram Raj Gurudwara, which is the epitome of Islamic and Hindu architectural harmony. However, one of Dehradun’s most sought-after travel attractions is the Guchhupani/Robber’s Cave. A river flows inside this spectacular cave. Take a safari through the Rajaji National Park, home to the tiger and elephant. Visit the cascading Sahastradhara waterfall, whose water is touted to have healing powers. Enjoy the man-made pools at Lacchiwala. Engage in keen bird-watching at Asan Barrage, Dhalipur Lake.

The area is a sanctuary for many endangered bird species. Shop woollens and Doon Rice, besides the regular wardrobe necessities, at Paltan Bazar. Get educated about the oil and gas value chain and better automobile fuel options at Subir Raha Oil Museum. Bicycle your way through the pretty MDDA Park and the scenic Malsi Deer Park, which is a mini-zoo. Dehradun is close to many hill stations, including Mussoorie. Some of its other neighbours are Rishikesh and Haridwar. Dehradun is perhaps best known as a hiking and trekking destination, but is offers a plethora of other thrilling outings such as paragliding, hot balloon riding, rappelling and kayaking. Dehradun also boasts a very unique cuisine, which takes inspiration from Tibetan and North Indian food culture. You must try Chilli Momos at Kalsang, Soup at Singh Soup Bar, Poori Thaali at Chetan Poori Waala and Milk Rusks from Standard Bakery. The best things to do in Dehradun are not simply done, but tasted, felt, breathed and imbibed.

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Chopta-Tungnath Trek

Chopta Tungnath trek is a relatively unexplored trekking destination, which is known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. The trek towards Tungnath, the 3 from Tungnath takes you to Chandrashila, which is situated at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level.

Chopta is blessed with rich flora and fauna as it is located in the midst of dense forests, with a beautiful floor of rhododendrons, interspersed by deodar and pine trees. During the first one and half kilometers, you will pass through a sea of brightly coloured rhododendrons and silver oak forests. Following this the vista opens to green alpine meadows which take you to the Tungnath temple.

According to folklore, the arms of Lord Shiva are believed to have emerged here. On trekking a kilometer further ahead, you will reach the Chandrashila peak from where you get spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas glistening in the sun rays. The grassy meadows of the region make it an ideal spot for camping too.

Chopta is well-connected by roadways connecting Guptakashi and Gopeshwar. The weather is lovely and the views are simply breathtaking.

Best season: May to June and August to September

Duration: 3 Days

Altitude: 3680 m

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Deer Park

After Rajaji National Par, Malsi Deer Park is the most visited wildlife centre in Dehradun. This is a mini zoological park turned out to be one of the favourite picnic spots or hangout places in the city, ideal for family outings or school excursions. The herds of deer meandering freely in their habitat through the scenic Malsi reserve forest area ensures an amazing sight before the eyes of its visitors, incomparably beautiful. Unlimited number of birds can also be found inside the park together giving a mind blowing views. For kids, there are fun rides and space for games also. The weekend witnesses the flooding of people towards the park. The park is situated just 10 KM away from Dehradun city at Mussoorie Road.
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Tapkeshwar Temple

Dehradun houses one of its most visited temples, Tapkeshwar where Lord Shiva is the presiding deity. Blessed by natural extravagant sights abundantly, the prominent feature of this temple is the main Shivlinga that is kept sacredly inside a cave.

The temple resides by the side of thick forests and the natural cave drops water from the roof little by little to give away the Shivlinga more beauty and in turn it appears as an amusing spectacle. The temple is existing in a location which is easily accessible, it is hardly six kilometers away from the city.

Shivratri is the biggest festival celebrated at the temple when thousands of pilgrims come and pay tribute to the deity. The cool sulphur- water springs are an additional feature the temple proudly possesses within it. The devotees will take a bath in these springs before they enter inside the temple.
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Guchhupani, Rober's Cave

An authentic picnic spot for fun lovers and couples, Gucchupani or as officially known as Cobber’s Cave in Dehradun. The cold springs inside a natural cave are the attractive factor of Gucchupani, the unusual springs go underneath through some places inside the cave.

There are a number of small and large waterfalls as well exhibiting the natural beauty at its level best and thus a thorough refreshing time will be promised to its visitors, regardless of the season. The cave is located just 8 KM away from Dehradun city, one can reach until Vijaypur by bus and then have to take a trekking route of 1 KM to reach the caves. As the caves with rifts in it give away the best soothing time to mind and body especially during summer.
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Asan Barrage

A barrage located at the confluence of Eastern Yamuna Canal and Asan River is Asan Barrage in Doon Valley, Dehradun. The barrage contributes well in the process of electricity generation and the dam is the reason for the creation of the Asan Reservoir or Dhalipur Lake. An adorning spot for bird lovers, the surrounding acts as a haven for 53 species of native birds and 19 types of migratory birds. Recently this man-made wetland is declared as a bird sanctuary as well.

The Asan River also has a prominent significant when we talk about Asan Barrage as the river is a combination of different streams in the Doon valley. GMVN water sports complex near the barrage is quite famous for providing the thrilling water activities like water skiing, rowing, paddle boating, kayaking, double waters skiing, mono-skiing and motor boating.
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Robber's Cave

Witness the miracle of Nature at the Robber’s Cave, which is approximately 8km from Dehradun. Robber’s Cave is a 600 M elongated naturally formed cave. A river passes through this cave making this place a perfect picnic spot for family and friends. 

The weird and wonderful thing about this place is that a stream of water miraculously appears in the Robbers Cave and vanishes under the ground and then reappears a few yards further.  It is a very pristine and peaceful place and hence intrigues several tourists. Robber’s cave is a must-visit place when in Dehradun.

Timings- 7 AM to 6 PM

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Kalsi

A small village set on the outskirts of Dehradun, Kalsi is known for its calm environment and breathtaking Himalayan views. This charming village is located at a height of 780m and forms its boundary at the confluence of River Yamuna and Tons. The most popular attraction of this village is the Ashokan Rock Edict, a monument that has quite significance in Indian history. Ashoka, the Great Mauryan King was engraved in this Edict in 253 BC.

Apart from it, Kalsi is famous for its ancient architecture, beautiful views, picnic spots, and water streams. Dak Pathar is another popular place to visit in this village. One can enjoy popular activities, such as boating, water skiing, sailing, swimming, canoeing, camping, and trekking. One can also go fishing after receiving a permit from the concerned authorities of the village.

Location: Dehradun-Chakrata Road, Uttarakhand -248158

Best time to visit: Summer is the best time to visit Kalsi.

Timings: Anytime.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee.

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Har ki Dun

This trek is a delight for the travellers of all seasons. It is nestled below Har ki Dun peak in Uttarakhand and takes you to some of the most spectacular Himalayan trails. Alpine, meadows, lush green hillside, Rhododendrons flowers, pine forests, frozen glaciers, basins, ancient temples, pristine Tamsa river, and quaint hamlets are some of the sites that will leave you mesmerized in wonder and amazement.

This is also the only trek where you will get the combined view of Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpoonch, Black peak, and Ruinsara mountain peaks. This cradle-shaped valley is sparsely populated with 3,000-year-old villages. The slow-paced village life will fill your senses with the utmost calm and the sunrise from this valley is just breathtaking.  The valley is spiritually linked the Duryodhana, who is worshipped religiously in these villages. The trek is accessible through Govind National Park, which is itself a perfect site for exotic flora and fauna.

Location: Dehradun to Sankri

Best Season: Round the year except for Monsoon season.

Duration: 7 days.

Altitude: 12,000 Ft.

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Traveller Tales From Dehradun

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Abhinav Kumar

25 October 2018

Nag Tibba Trek is a weekend trek and can be easily accessed from nearby places as Dehradun is well connected. The first half day was journey in the traveller from Dehradun to Pantwari (Base village to ...

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Nishant Singh

20 December 2018

"Undoubtedly one of the best Winter treks with mesmerizing views in Uttarakhand. "

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Sid Du

18 May 2017

"the best experience so far....\nlimitless scenic view from the top \ncool guides and tents\nawesome friendly people around ... snowfall was the best part of the trek. I couldn't say more about the nat

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Tushar Tiwari

19 February 2019

Nag Tibba is a perfect weekend winter trek. First day morning you will travel from Dehradun to Pantwari (Base village to start the trek). You will go through Mussoorie and there is a waterfall on the w...

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Sachchidanand Tripathi

30 October 2018

I had been planning to do Himalayan Trek from last 2 years n I'm really happy that I chose Kedarkanth Trek. A huge credit goes to the operator who were always on their toes for any kind of service. The...

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Faizan Ahmad

03 January 2018

"Trip was amazing.... communication gap with driver for the drop rest all was amazing. Meals, assistance from Pradeep and specially the group....we all become now so closed friends. Requesting Thrillop...

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Malika Verma

04 July 2019

"It was an amazing experience! Mesmerized with the views of the peak. We were thrilled to see what the trek had to offer!\nIt gets steep once the snow trek begins, but it is doable given the surroundin...

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Sarath

22 January 2019

Kedarkantha trek is the perfect winter trek. Couldn't think of words to express myself. The best part is the foods even at high altitudes in base camp. Special mentions to Madhuri from Thrillophilia.

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Karthik

16 March 2017

I have been to Kedarnath trek (4-3-2017 to 9-3-2017) along with my friends. I really appreciate you guys for making this trek a memorable one and immensely grateful for having spent the best time of my...

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