Say hello to Uttarakhand which is known for its untouched beauty, gorgeous women and a rich history. There are hill stations which prove to be an excellent choice for weekend getaways. A short drive away from Delhi, Punjab and Haryana, Uttarakhand is a great pick for a winter or summer getaway. When we talk about Uttarakhand, we cannot miss the capital city, Dehradun.
The metropolis is known for its perfect weather, great nightlife and exquisite food. Additionally, Dehradun is close to all the famous hill stations like Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Nainital. We have listed the best tourist spots in Dehradun. Do you fancy knowing about each of them? Let us take a quick look!
The Best Tourist Spots in and around Dehradun
1. Forest Research Institute
This place is famous for its beautiful gardens, architecture and one can click grand photos here. There is a museum inside which you must NOT miss. The ticket costs a mere Rs. 25 and it is open all days of the week. Established in the year 1906, the institute has been used for famous movies like Student of the Year and Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein.
When you head to Rishikesh, there is an elevated road which takes you to Tapovan. Located an hour away from Dehradun, Tapovan is best for yoga sessions. It is best for yoga, Sai baba darshan and trekking. Pack your yoga pants and trekking shoes because you are going for meditation and adventure.
An hour away from Dehradun, Rishikesh is famous for river rafting. It costs a mere Rs. 450-500 for an adventure ride. Rafting in the grand River Ganga is exciting and the body surfing is the BEST! Body surfing in the chilled water will remind you of the end but it will be an experience of a lifetime.
4. Malsi Deer Park
Malsi Deer Park is located 10 km away from Dehradun. If you fancy watching this beautiful species then make your way here. The entry costs Rs. 10 which is a small price to pay to watch the spotted deer. Do note that it is closed on Monday! You can do bird watching, explore the wilderness and watch the deer grazing away.
5. Tapkeshwar Temple
It is good to remember God in happiness and sickness. Tapkeshwar Temple is famous because of its cave structure. The water flows and drips on top of the Shiv Linga. It has become a famous concept across different cities but the Tapkeshwar Temple is genuine and beautiful. If you want a therapeutic bath, consider bathing in the sulphur springs.
6. Fun Valley
If you have got kids with you, consider going to Fun Valley where there are aquatic rides for kids and adults. You would have a lot of fun because there are enjoyable rides and lots of food to indulge in. It is located on Haridwar Road and is not far from Dehradun. It closes at 6 PM. Consider taking your swimming costume with you. The highlights are the Lazy River Pool and Wave Pool.
What’s YOUR plan?
Now that you are aware of all the fun things to do in Dehradun, you must come up with a plan. We did not mention Mussoorie and Nainital because it is a no-brainer that you MUST visit these hill stations. Mussoorie is known for its Mall Road and Kempty Falls. Nainital is known for the Naini Lake. Whether it is a romantic tour or a family trip, don’t forget to visit all the places mentioned-above.