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  • Places to visit near Dehradun include Har Ki Dun, Fun Valley, Tapkeshwar Temple, Chakrata, Dhanaulti, Haridwar and many such amazing attractions. The capital of the state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is a place that sits midway to all sorts of adventures and experiences that one expects to enjoy here. 

    Close to the National Capital, Delhi, and close to major holiday and honeymoon destinations, Dehradun is a quaint central city for enjoyment. Be it the spirituality of Haridwar just 55 km away, or the adventure of Rishikesh just 45 km from here, or the romance of Mussoorie’s hills and valleys, tourist places near Dehradun within 100 kms are ready to blow your mind with the variety of amazement that they serve.

    If you are in Dehradun or are even just passing by, you can have a lot planned for you to enjoy, starting with this guide to tell you how and where to go.

    Here are some of the best places to visit near Dehradun:

  • 01Rishikesh


    The most adventurous of places to visit in Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is located on the foothills of the Shivalik range and is easily one of the only few cities that are both spiritual and adrenaline spiking at the same time.

    Brought on the map of the world by the band, The Beatles, who visited here in the 60s, Rishikesh has since evolved to be a centre of prayer, rafting, trekking, and many other such great adventure sports.

    The rapids of the river Ganges flowing through the city are said to be the best in the country, thus making it a hotspot for rafting enthusiasts. Apart from this, there are many beaches, waterfalls, Ashrams, the iconic Lakshman Jhula, and many other great attractions nearby that are worth the visit.

    Location: 45.1 km from Dehradun.

    How to reach: You can reach Rishikesh by road from Haridwar and Dehradun.

    Best time to Visit: March to the first week of May, and then September to mid-November.

  • 02Dhanaulti


    Lesser-Known heaven of a place, Dhanaulti is a hill station in the state of Uttarakhand, located in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas. At a rather small distance of 24 km from Mussoorie, Dhanaulti is a must take gateway, and worlds apart from the crowded roads of Mussoorie.

    Located a height of about 2300 m above sea level, the town of Dhanaulti is famous for all the vampire stories that prevail here. Nature’s real seat on this side of the hills, Dhanaulti is both, a destination, and a midway stop for people venturing into deeper Himalayas.

    You can visit the many temples, Deogarh Fort, Eco Parks Farms, or enjoy staying in camps, and even play with snow in the winters.

    Location: 41.8 km from Dehradun.

    How to reach: The best way to reach Dhanaulti from Dehradun is to take the Mussoorie-Chamba Road. You can also get buses or bring your own vehicle here.

    Best time to Visit: The best time to visit Dhanaulti are the months of September to July.

  • 03Mussoorie


    One of the most famous romantic destinations of the country, Mussoorie is a hill station in the hills of Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Located at an altitude of 1,880 m above sea level, Mussoorie has a beauty that captivates anyone who comes here, and thus, is rightfully called the queen of the hills.

    The relationship of Mussoorie with Dehradun is that you can see one city from the other, where Mussoorie appears as a triangular collection of lights on the hills, Dehradun appears like a sprawling garden of lights.

    There are many worth visiting places in Mussoorie like The Mall, Cloud’s end, Gun Hill, Camel’s Back Rock, Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls, and Company Gardens.

    Location:  33.3 km Dehradun

    How to reach:
    Located at about 36 km from Dehradun, one can take the Mussoorie Road from Dehradun’s Rajpur Road to reach here.

    Best time to Visit:
    Throughout the year.

  • 04Haridwar


    One of the seven holiest places in the country of India, Haridwar is one of the most famous pilgrimages and interesting places to visit near Dehradun. According to Hindu Mythology, this was the spot where Lord Shiva released the torrential River Ganges into the plains.

    One of the 4 places that host the Kumbh Mela every 12 years, during which millions of devotees from across the world gather to take ritualistic bath in the holy river.

    Some of the best places to visit in Haridwar include popular names like Har Ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Saptrishi Ashram, and Ma Anandamayee Ashram, while one of the most mesmerizing experiences to have in Haridwar is to see the evening Aarti at the ghats.

    52.9 km from Dehradun.

    How to reach:
    Hardiwar is connected with many major cities of Northern India, including Dehradun and Delhi, by road.

    Best time to Visit:
    Pleasant throughout the year, the best time to visit this city is the months of February, March, and August to October.

  • 05Chakrata


    A cantonment area near Dehradun, Chakrata is located right between the rivers Yamuna and Tons. Located at the height of 7000-7250 ft above sea level, Chakrata is one of the quietest and serene locations in the state of Uttarakhand, with forests, hills, and valley views like none other.

    You can visit the Tiger Falls, Budher Meadow, Deoban, Kansar, and Mundali Meadows, to give you the best that the Himalayas have to offer. On one side of Chakrata is the state of Himachal Pradesh, while on the other is the hill town of Mussoorie. But the best part of this quaint little town has to be the remoteness and the calm surroundings, increasing the flavour of everything that one can experience here.

    Location: 89.7 km from Dehradun

    How to reach:
    The only way to reach Chakrata is through road, and the nearest and the only accessible city is that of Dehradun located some 87 km away

    st time to Visit: Although it is open throughout the year, the best time to visit this pleasant hill station is the months of March to December.

  • 06Har ki Dun

    Har ki Dun

    A hanging valley in the shape of a cradle, Har Ki Dun is a beauty that unfolds with every step you take in this heaven. About 45 km long, the valley is covered with alpine forests and offers some of the most amazing panoramic views of the Garhwal Himalayas.

    The way to this valley leads from the famous Govind National Park, and further from the valley is the snowy river valley of Baspa. A great thing to do here is to take a 5-day trek through the valley, that opens you up to the most amazing views of the hills of Garhwal, making this valley one of the best places to visit near Dehradun.

    Location: 213.5 km from Dehradun

    How to reach:
    The way to reach Har Ki Dun leads you to Sankri from Dehradun, which is about 200 km away.

    Entry Fees:
    None, apart from the fee for Govind National Park

    Best time to Visit:
    April to June and September to December.

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  • 07Fun Valley

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    Just as the name suggests, there is no limit to the kind of fun that you can have at Fun Valley, Dehradun. Located equidistant from Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Dehradun, the Fun Valley is an amusement park cum entertainment destination and one of the best tourist places near Dehradun within 100 kms.

    You can enjoy a variety of entertainment, rides, and services at this grand place including Dragon Coaster, Water Slides, Go Karting, Wave Pool, Comfortable Cottages, Multicuisine Restaurant, Shopping Complex, and many other world-class services for all their visitors. There are also locker facilities so you can keep all of your belongings, with the park operating between 9 to 7 PM every day.

    291.4 km from Dehradun

    How to reach:
    The park is located about 30 km from Dehradun on the Dehradun-Haridwar Highway and about 20 km from Rishikesh.

    Entry Fees:
    INR 700 for people of height above 4'6", INR 600 for people between height 3' and 4'6", and free for under 3’.

    Best time to Visit:
    Summer Months between March to June.

  • 08Tiger View Jungle Camp

    Tiger View Jungle Camp

    The exhilaration of seeing a tiger in Uttarakhand is something that people have no basis to compare with, but it can be said that it is a life changing experience. You can now actually spot a tiger in its natural habitat, right here in one of the best places to visit near Dehradun Dehradun.

    The tiger view jungle camp in Dehradun offers an experience of staying in the outdoors and enjoying a tiger safari in the wilderness. Rich in greenery and the kick of adventure, the camp is a great place to unwind in the natural environs and is one of the best places to visit in Dehradun. Choose to take the fast route or explore at your own pace, this place will delight you in both ways.

    Location: Goolar Khalla, Dehradun

    Best time to Visit: The months of summer, that is from March to June.

  • 09Tapkeshwar Temple

    Tapkeshwar Temple

    Also known as the Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the most famous of the Hindu God, Lord Shiva, located in the Himalayas. One of the most interesting highlights of the temple located in the forest is the main Shivalinga (idol of Shiva), where the sanctum is a natural cave where a continuous trickle of water drops directly on the idol, thus making a sight to behold.

    With connections in history going as far back as the Mahabharata Era, the temple is located pretty close to the city, thus making it easy to visit as well, while the setting of the temple is between two hills and is a mesmerizing one at that. People from afar come to visit this beautiful and make it one of the best places to visit in Dehradun.

    Location: 6.3km from Dehradun

    How to reach:
    The temple is located at a distance of about 7 km from the city and is connected through road.

    Entry Fees:

    Best time to Visit:
    Throughout the year, but should be avoided in the rainy season.

  • 10Bali Pass

    Bali Pass

    Connecting the two amazing locations of Yamunotri (the origin of Yamuna) and the Har Ki Dun Valley, the Bali Pass is a trekkers paradise.

    Starting from the village of Sankri, one can reach the Bali Pass after a rigorous and challenging trek that leads you to the pass and then, ends at Janki Chatti, offering you some of the most amazing views of the Himalayas, including the Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini peaks, and if luck is by your side, snowy trails as well.

     172.3km from Dehradun.

    How to reach:
    The starting point of the trek that leads you to Bali Pass is Sankri, which is about 200 km from Dehradun and accessible by road only.

    Entry Fees:
    None apart from entry fee to Govind National Park

    Best time to Visit:
    The best months to do Bali Pass trek are from May to June and from September to October.

  • 11Tapovan Temple

    If you are someone looking for inner peace and solitude, then the Tapovan Temple is a great choice of place to be near Dehradun. Relating to the history of Hindu Mythology, the Tapovan Temple’s name is comprised of two different words; Tap means rigorous meditation, and Van means forest.

    Perched on the banks of River Ganga, many devotees visit this place because of the religious importance of the place, and also because it is a great place to find inner peace. There is also an ashram nearby, which teaches and conducts courses on Yoga for all the visitors.

    Location: 659.4 km Dehradun

    How to reach:
    It is located at a distance of 5 km and is easily connected by road.

    Entry Fees:

    Best time to Visit:
    April to July.

  • 12Kalsi

    On the road between Dehradun and Chakrata are a small town of a quaint nature and an important descendence. Located about 44 km from Dehradun on the Dehradun Chakrata Road, Kalsi is perched on the banks of River Yamuna and is well known for its connection with the history of India.

    You can find the inscriptions of Ashoka on rock edicts, which is the only artefact of its nature from the Mauryan Empire in Northern India. Preserved by the Archaeological Department of India, Kalsi has the gift of rolling green hills and fertile lands gifted by the Yamuna, where you can also enjoy some fishing.

     44.3km from Dehradun

    How to reach:
    One can take the road from Dehradun to Chakrata, and can find this town at a small distance of about 44 km.

    Best time to Visit:
    Avoiding the months of extreme cold in the region, you can enjoy the best of this place in the months of March to December.

  • 13Nag Tibba

    Nag Tibba

    Trek to one of the most amazing peaks with Nag Tibba which is highest in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. This hidden yet exciting trail in Mussoorie leads one to view a variety of landscape, including tall trees, meadows, villages, rocks, streams and much more including the halting camps, as the trek needs at least more than 1 day time.

    View the charming sunrise in the morning along with distinct flora and fauna, and no wonder, this is just soothing like anything. Best to trek during summers, winters usually block the paths.

    Yet, interesting things about is, it is quite easier to hike up! So beginners can just tighten up the boots to reach the top while getting soaked in the beauty of surroundings, all my own eyes. Sip a cup of hot tea and Maggie, right in mid of snow covered terrains, while clicking multiple pictures with friends and family!

  • 14Assan Barrage

    Assan Barrage

    Built on the river of the same name, the Assan Barrage is a small dam made to divert the water of the Asan River into the Eastern Yamuna Canal. In doing this, the dam creates a small reservoir called Dhalipur Lake, which is a heaven for birdwatchers.

    You can find about 53 species that are indigenous to the region, while about 19 species migrate from around the world to this location. A quiet place in the midst of nature, the lake and the barrage attracts a good number of people who come here to look at the birds and photograph them.

    Location: 41.6 km from Dehradun

    How to reach: Located at a distance of about 32 km by road, you will be able to find the barrage on the highway that goes towards Poanta Sahib.

    Entry Fees: Free

    Best time to Visit: Apart from the monsoon months of August and September, you will find the place to be a pleasant surprise throughout the year.

  • 15Rupin Pass

    Rupin Pass

    A high altitude pass in the Himalayas of the state of Himachal Pradesh, this 4,650 m tall way in the Himalayas is something that attracts a large number of trekkers and adventurers into its folds.

    Part of the age-old shepherd route that takes one from Dhaula in Dehradun to Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. The sceneries change as you reach for the pass, going from rocky, wooden bridges, snowy meadows, and to beautiful views of the hills, resulting in unmatched popularity of this high mountain pass.

    Location: 227.8 km from Dehradun

    Entry Fees: None apart from the entry/permit fee of the National Park

    Best time to Visit: Pre Monsoon months (May-June), and Post Monsoon months (September-October).

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  • 16Rajaji National Park

    Rajaji National Park
    A National Park and Tiger Reserve of India, the Rajaji National Park covers areas at the foothills of the Shivalik Hills. Spread in an area of 820 sq km across Dehradun, Pauri, and Saharanpur, Rajaji is the second tiger reserve of the state after Corbett National Park.

    With the Tigers and Leopards making up the top of the food chain here, other animals that find their home at Rajaji National Park includes Asian Elephants, Goral, Rhesus macaque, Barking deer, Himalayan black bear, and many others.

    One can find amazing avenues for a safari in the jungles to spot some of the rare and grand species of Rajaji, making this one of the best places to visit near Dehradun.

    Location: 60.5 km from Dehradun

    How to reach:
    The Rajaji National Park can be reached by road from major destinations like Dehradun, Haridwar, and Delhi.

    Entry Fees:
    INR 150 for Indians, INR 600 for foreigners for about 3 hours.

    Best time to Visit:
    The best time to visit the park is between 15th of November to 15 of June, as the park remains closed the remaining time.

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  • 17Malsi Deer Park

    Malsi Deer Park

    Located on the foothills of the Shivalik range of Himalayas, the Malsi Deer Park is a part of the Malsi Forest Reserve and a great place to spot deer in their natural habitats. Forming the population of the park are the herds of deer, two horned deer, and Neelgai, all of which are ready to be part of your pictures and your memories as you come here to enjoy the amazing greenery of the park.

    To make things more serene for the visitors here, the park also has a small population of peacocks and rabbits. The experience is a must have and makes this one of the greatest tourist places near Dehradun within 100 kms.

    Location: 10.2km from Dehradun

    How to reach: Located on the Mussoorie road, The Malsi Deer Park, located at about 10 km from Rajpur Road.

    Entry Fees: INR 20

    Best time to Visit: Though it is open through the year, the best time is the summer months of April to July.

  • 18Lacchi Wala

    Located on the Haridwar Rishikesh road, Lacchi Wala is a favourite picnic spot of the locals. Surrounded by Sal Trees and gifted by the misty nature, Lacchi Wala is essentially famous for being pretty much untouched by the crowds, thus making it a serene inclusion in the best places to visit near Dehradun.

    A favourite of all age groups, Lacchi Wala has many man-made pools and a stream from the Suswa River, where you can bathe and enjoy the time spent to the full extent. It is just a small drive away from Dehradun (22 km) and is bathed in the green beauty, with amazing provisions to enjoy a stay in the lap of nature. 

    Location: 16.4 km from Dehradun

    How to reach: Take the Haridwar Rishikesh Highway and you will arrive after travelling for about 22 km.

    Best time to Visit: Summer months for beating the heat (March to June).

  • 19Joy Land Water & Amusement Park

    Enjoying a perfect backdrop of picture-perfect hills and valleys, the Joy Land Water and Amusement Park is one of the best places to enjoy at in Dehradun. Located in the region called Sahastradhara of Dehradun, the park has a number of thrilling rides and adventurous activities. z

    Owing to all these factors, there is a number of visitors who arrive here in search of beauty as well as an adventure at the same place. And the place stands true on all the expectations, as it operates every day between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM. z

    Undoubtedly, the Joy Land Water and Amusement Park are one of the best tourist places near Dehradun within 100 kms.z

    Location: Bagda Dhoran, Main Shahastradhara, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

    Best time to Visit: Summer months of March to June.
  • 20Tibetan Buddhist Temple

    Tibetan Buddhist Temple

    Also known as the Mindrolling Monastery, this spot in Dehradun is a must visit if you are in the city. Opened in the year 1965 by the eminent Kochen Rinpoche and disciples, the monastery follows a Japanese style of Architecture, and is thus, a beautiful complex exuding an air of spirituality and inner peace.

    With a height of about 220 feet, the monastery has 5 different floors, where on the 4th floor is a platform which gives a panoramic view of the entire doon valley.  Also on the complex, one can find a variety of books in the Tibetan Language, as well as books,  are written on Buddhism, making it a complete package.

    Location: 3, Budha Temple Rd, New Basti, Clement Town, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248002

    How to reach: The main railway station of Dehradun is about 9 km away from the monastery, and you can take the road from there to Clement Town

    Entry Fees: Free

    Best time to Visit: Throughout the year.

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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


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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



Tucked away in the Raipur area of Dehradun, Maldevta is nature in utmost abundance. From an ancient temple to great Himalayan vistas, this gorgeous place is bliss for nature lovers. The untouched trails of this place will lead you to a quaint hamlet which is nestled in the lap of lush green hills and bordered by meandering River Song. It is one of the top places to visit in Dehradun.

Maldevta is also known for its recreational activities, such as swimming, sightseeing, biking, cycling, and bird-watching, photography, and camping. The best way to spend your night in Maldevta is by pitching your own tents under the stars, preferably in groups.  Dance around the bonfire during the night and wake up to the sweet chirping of birds and shining light of the sun.

Location: Maldevta, Shripur, near Raipur, Uttarakhand- 492001.

Best time to Visit: This place has pleasant weather all year long but summer is considered to be the best time to visit Maldevta.

Timings: Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


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.


Shopping at Tibetan Market

This popular market in Dehradun is completely run by the Tibetan Community. One of the top places to visit in Dehradun, you can buy handicrafts, wooden showcases, art pieces, handbags, Garhwali jewellery pieces, and wind chimes. Apart from the above items, you can also shop for beautiful souvenirs for your friends and family.

This place is also known for delicious snacks such as momos, noodles, hot noodles soup with extra butter. Just a pro tip for anyone who visits this market is to definitely buy the hand-knitted woollen garments. You can buy multi-coloured sweaters for yourself and your family. The busy street of Tibet Market is accentuated by a whiff of scrumptious Himalayan food and spices, and it is vibrant with a good ambience and great vibes all the time.

Highlights: Handwoven woollen garments, momos, noodle soup, colourful clothes, etc.

Location: Opposite Parade Ground, Dehradun, Uttarakhand - 248001

Timings: Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 10 PM.

Entry Fee: There is no Entry Fee.

Mindrolling Monastery

One of the most famous places to visit in Dehradun, Mindrolling Monastery is among the six major monasteries of Tibet’s Nyingma School. Originally constructed in 1676 by Rigzin Terdak Lingpa, the monastery was re-established in 1965 by Khochhen Rinpoche. Highly significant to tourists as well as religious visitors, the place is regarded as an architectural masterpiece.

Surrounded by endless gardens, vast spaces, and a striking stupa, the tallest of its kind in Asia, the monastery is known to offer spiritual guidance to hundreds of devotees every day. The paintings and murals around the monastery depict the life of Buddha as well as teaching from Buddhism. Built according to Japanese architectural style, the edifice has five floors dedicated to Lord Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava.

On the fourth floor, visitors would find a massive open space that allows them to experience a 360° view of Dehradun Valley. Home to Ngagyur Nyingma College, one of the largest institutes in the world dedicated to Buddhism studies, the monastery provides education to over 300 monks at a time.

Location: 3, Buddha Temple Road, New Basti, Clement Town, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248002.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


Shikhar Fall

Tucked away in a quaint corner of Dehradun, Shikhar Falls is one of the most fascinating places to see in Dehradun. Although hidden, it is one of the most popular tourist places in the city that sees plenty of adventure lovers regularly. Surrounded by woodlands and mountainous terrain, the falls takes visitors through a short yet strenuous hike across a shallow pool to reach the main waterfall. Once at the summit, the mind-blowing views and the refreshing breeze make up for all the extra effort.

Due to its rich vegetation and plush greenery, the waterfall is home to several birds and butterflies species. Additionally, there are several small and big waterfalls on the way to the top of Shikhar Falls. There are a few hawkers and snacks stalls at the summit for refreshment.

Location: Kairwaan Gaon, Dumal Gaon, Uttarakhand 24800

Timings: Anytime

Best Time to visit: October to June

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


Fun Valley

One of the most family-friendly attractions in Dehradun, the Fun Valley’s reputation for being a full-fledged entertainment venue is unfathomable. Located almost in the smack middle of Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar, the amusement park offers the perfect opportunity to have an excitement-filled day with your family, especially for children. Home to several thrill rides, a water park, and multi-cuisine restaurants, the Fun Valley can be the perfect venue for a family picnic.

Additionally, the vast complex also boasts a motel and deluxe rooms for guests wanting to stay within the premises. Set amidst the lush foothills of Garhwal Himalayas, the Fun Valley is also equipped with conference rooms, banquet halls, and lavish cottages. Whether you are staying within the complex or planning to spend a day, it is the perfect excuse to get away from the chaos of daily life and enjoy exclusive time with your loved ones.

Location: 28th Km Stone, Haridwar Road, Lal Tappar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Fee: Below 3ft – Free, From 3ft to 4ft 6 inches - INR 600, Above 4ft 6inches - INR 800



Surrounded by Sal trees, accompanied by deciduous shrubs, and shimmering with the cold waters of Susma river, Lachhiwala is known as a Nature Park. The highlight of the picnic spot is its pool which is quite an attraction for nature lovers. Soak in the sunlight while swimming in the man-made pools of Lachhiwala.

This place is also flocked by tourists for its lush green forest cover, bird-watching, trekking, swimming, and other interesting activities. This place is a paradise for bird-watchers since there are various species of birds and even hires a local guide to educate you about these birds and the locations where you will find them.

 Doiwala Block, Lachhiwala Range, near Haridwar – Rishikesh Road, Uttarakhand – 248008

Best time to visit: The weather at Lachhiwala is pleasant all through the year but it is advisable to visit this beautiful place during summer. 

Timings: Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 5 PM. 

Entry Fee: 
Adult – INR 10, Child –INR 5


Clock Tower

One of the most iconic places to visit in Dehradun, Clock Tower. The history of Clock Tower or Ghanta Ghar goes back to the time of India’s Independence. The monument was built as a sign of respect and commemoration of the hard-earned independence of our country. Originally named as ‘Balbir Tower,’ this tower is approximately 85m long and holds the names of many freedom fighters engraved on a gold plate. Its foundation was first laid by the then Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Sarojini Naidu.

The tower was finally completed in 1953 and since then, it is a symbol of pride for all Dolomites. This hexagon-shaped edifice has often been a part of Ruskin Bond’s tales of Dehradun. Today, Clock Tower stands tall in the busiest street of Dehradun and even though, it needs restoration from time-to-time, its regality has inarguably remained intact all through these years. No wonder this Greco-Roman styled structure is one of the most popular places to see in Dehradun

Highlights: Location, history, and architecture.

Location: Rajpur Road, Near Paltan Market, Dehradun, Uttarakhand – 248001.

Best time to visit: It can be visited at any time of the year but winter is an excellent time to visit Clock Tower.

Timings: Anytime.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee.

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