Top 17 attractions to explore in Dehradun
Nested in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is one of the oldest cities of India and is recently declared as the Provisional Capital of newly created Uttaranchal (Now Uttarakhand)
Camel's Back Road was built in 1845 to provide a walking track with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. This road has an ancient Hawa ghar where people can sit and view the mighty peaks. This Hawa Ghar was earlier known as Scandal Point. Telescopes are available here for those wanting a closer look of the Himalayan peaks. There are many stories about this road. One is that while a British couple was riding on horses, suddenly, the girl's horse jumped into the hills.
Chandi Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The temple is situated atop the Neel Parvat on the Eastern summit of the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. Chandi Devi Temple was built in 1929 by Suchat Singh in his reign as the King of Kashmir.
Surrounded by the Oak and Deodar forest, Clouds End is a landmark to the geographical end of Mussoorie. Located at around 7 km from main Mussoorie city, Clouds End is known for pleasant scenic views of hills with enjoyable climate. A heritage building built by some British in 1838 is also an attraction at Clouds End
Company Garden is one of the most perfect picnic spots of Mussoorie. Maintained well by the Municipal Corporation, the Company garden possesses amusement for people of all age groups, especially the children. The garden is enveloped with beautiful mountains on the outside and has lots of joy to offer on the inside. There is a lovely lake with the facility of paddled boating and a small but pleasant waterfall.
Established in the year 1906, the Forest Research Institute is spread over 4.5 square kilometres and has an imposing Colonial and Greco-Roman styles of architecture. This premier institution in the field of forestry research in India is located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Nestled in the serene backdrop of the Doon Valley, Forest Research Institute is also a significant tourist attraction of Dehradun. The beautiful sprawling campus of Forest Research Institute has been drawing a lot of media as wel
The spectacular Gun Hill is among the most famous tourist attractions of Mussoorie. It is the second-highest peak in the region after Lal Tibba. There is an interesting history that backs the popularity of Gun Hill. It is said that from this hilltop, the British used to fire a cannon every afternoon to help the natives know the time.
Gigantic Fall with somersault of the streams before hitting the bottom, Kempty Falls is the most popular and one of the oldest tourist spot near Mussoorie. Developed before more than 150 years ago by a British man, Kempty Falls is the most fascinating picnic spot or a perfect day out place nearby Mussoorie at a distance of 15 km.
Being the highest point in the area, Lal Tibba is one of the most stunning viewpoints in the region. The name literally translates to 'red hill'. Rising to a height of 2,275 meters (7,164 feet), Lal Tibba is the picture-perfect place to fulfil your sightseeing desires. The telescopes installed here are priceless, and aid in cherishing the beautiful unfettering panoramas of the Nilkantha peak (6,596 meters) in Badrinath, Kedarnath peak (6,940 meters), Banderpoonch range .
Library Bazaar is located on the Mall Road. It is also known as Gandhi Chowk because of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at one end of the bazaar. The bazaar is one of the busiest parts of Mussoorie with all the shops, eateries and gaming parlours. But what makes it stand apart is the colonial feel that the stretch of road radiates through the various sorts of colonial constructions. Most remarkable is the Victorian-style old library, which was built in mid-19th century, and lies near the market.
It is a man-made lake which was developed by City Board and the Mussoorie-Dehradun Developmental Authority. The lake is placed at a scenic location about 6 km before Mussoorie on the Dehradun-Mussoorie Road. One can get down at Dhobi Ghat from where the lake is just at a walking distance. Surroundings of the lake include the mesmerizing views of Doon Valley and the verdant hills of Mussoorie. There are pedalled boats to enjoy the calmness of the lovely lake.
Robbers cave located near Sahasradhara (thousand fold spring), is a river cave formation in Himalaya. The cave is about 600 meters long, divided into two main parts. The cave has the highest fall of about 10 meters. In the central part, there is a fort wall structure which is now broken. It consists of an extremely narrow gorge formed in a conglomerate limestone area on Doon Valley's Dehra plateau.
St. Paul's is an Anglican church in Landour, India. The church was built in 1839 and first consecrated on 1 May 1840, by Bishop Daniel Wilson of Calcutta. From 1840 to 1947, the church was run by military chaplains for the cantonment used primarily by the British residents of Landour and the British Military Hospital during the British Raj.
Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated by the forest side, the main shivalinga at the temple is inside a natural cave. Water drops from the ceiling of the cave trickle down over the shivalinga in a continuous downpour, making for an interesting spectacle.
Tera Manzil Temple is a famous tourist spot and holy multi-storey temple located on the banks of river Ganga in Rishikesh. Also called up as Trimbakeshwar Temple in Rishikesh, this holy shrine has 13 storeys and each storey has several idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Away from the hustle bustle of urban city Dehradun, Tiger Falls is a magnificent waterfall located amidst hilly terrain near Chakrata. Untouched by commercialization, Tiger Fall is a favourite attraction among basic trekkers as well as a remote picnic spot for friends.
Triveni Ghat is a ghat situated in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. It is the biggest and most famous ghat in Rishikesh at the banks of Ganges. Triveni Ghat remains overcrowded with devotees to take ritual baths to get cleansed from their sins. It is believed that the ghat was visited by Lord Krishna when he got hurt by the arrow of Jara – a hunter. Being the most venerated ghat in Rishikesh,
Map of attractions in Dehradun