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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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Attractions

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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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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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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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Priyanka Priyanka

30 October 2018

"It was every bit worth it! the trek guides were very helpful and nice. Mukesh particularly kept us entertained throughout and went out of the way to help me andy friends. although I feel it should be...

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kunal sehrawat

20 January 2018

"perfect trek for weekend, well organized and had a lot of fun and really good place to get started with trekking..:) \n"

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Nitin Mahajan

20 January 2017

"Amazing place, one of my best experience. Food was very good. Guide and team was very helpful. Thank you thrillophilia. "

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Dipika Sinha

17 January 2017

A great getaway from Delhi beautiful resort, great food and beautiful

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Chandrakin Varma

15 March 2016

Good resort, experience power cuts here and there, but otherwise the overall experience was really nice and we had an amazing time.

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Dwaipayan Bhattacharya

08 March 2016

A gorgeous gorgeous resort, this is amongst the best places in Lansdowne to stay and it is indeed a place where you can see the pines bathed in the warm dawn of every morning... ok I am getting too poe...

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Anand Gill

18 December 2015

Uttarakhand is damn beautiful and Lansdowne is certainly an asset to this state. I loved the entire experience. I so wanted a break from the busy city life and this place was something that I had just