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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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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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Rajaji National Park Wildlife Safari

Do not forget to add Rajaji National Park to your things to do in Dehradun list. If you are a nature lover, then this place is a heaven on earth for you. Capture the mesmeric panorama and the flora and fauna in your cameras. This place is an abode to approximately 400 species of birds.

There are also several animals in the Park like the Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Cheetah, hog deer, barking deer, Leopard Cat, Civets, Himalayan Yellow-Throated Marten, Sloth Bears, Pythons, King Cobra, Common Krait, Indian Cobra and the Monitor Lizard, Asian Elephant and many more. The best way to travel around the park is to go for the wildlife jungle safari and explore the wilderness with family and friends.

Safari timings - Morning 06:00 AM to 10:00 AM,Afternoon 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM.

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Shopping at Tibetan Market

Lighten your pockets a little, because things to do in Dehradun are incomplete without Shopping. The popular Tibetan market is based near Parade Ground Road and also near Rispana Pul in Dehradun.These markets are extremely well-known for its multi coloured woollen garments.

They are run by the Tibetan community and their culture is showcased in the handicrafts and Garhwali jewellery sold here. One can also purchase stunning wind chimes and a variety of wooden art pieces. Savour the delicious momos and the popular hot noodles with butter soup, served at the Tibetan Market. So collect some souvenirs and cherish the memories from Dehradun.

Timings- 10 AM to 10 PM

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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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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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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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Aastha khare

09 January 2019

The experience was good , though it was a little hectic but views were worth. Also the arrangements made on camping like tents, bonfire, food was good .

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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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Mukul Mishra

04 January 2019

Nag Tibba is an amazing escape for a short winter holiday like new year or Christmas. It is a two day trek to the top of the highest peak of Lesser Himalayas.The trek is a bit steep and hence tiring f...

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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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