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Explore the rare tourist places of Dehradun with our complete wholesome travel guide. 

Introduction: 

Everybody knows that capital of the Uttarakhand is Dehradun. Dehradun is pretty much famous for its specific Doon valley, tourist spots, scenic beauty and gateway to the various hill stations of the state. You might be aware that Dehradun is also a part of the Garhwal region and is located in the Himalayan bowl. The tributaries of rivers Ganga and Yamuna, Song and Asan surround the city. Generally, tourists prioritise Dehradun because of its accessibility to other cities of Uttarakhand.

Additionally, the city is well-developed and has everything that tourists seek in a place. Most of the pilgrims, who want to go on the Chhota Char Dham Yatra, come to Dehradun by train or flight and then head towards their Yatra. So here in this blog, we have decided to share the best places to visit, and accommodation along with the food guide of Dehradun. Therefore if you are interested in diving deep into the wandering Dehradun then keep reading the blog till the end. 

Top 5 places to visit in Dehradun 

Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Dehradun. The temple has the main shrine of Lord Mahadeva, and various other Hindu gods like Hanuman ji and Vishnu ji are also worshipped in the temple complex. The speciality of this sacred place is known by the natural presence of Shivlinga. There’s a cave in which Shivling has been present since nobody knows. Legends say that drops of sacred water keep dripping into the shivling from the cave roof naturally. In a nutshell, Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple has some mystical energies that are difficult to understand by the human mindset.

More About the Temple

If we talk about its atmosphere then the temple is located beside the river Tons, and usually, the surrounding weather remains very pleasant and spiritual for the devotees. In addition, the sulphur water springs are also present there, and they enhance the aura of the temple the most. Besides that, this temple is understood as the residence of Guru Dronacharya and is 6000 years old as well. 

Location: The temple is at the Tapkeshwar road in the Birpur region of Dehradun. 

Opening and closing time: According to our updates, the temple remains open from 4:00 Am to 10:30 P.m. 

Guchhupani robber’s cave 

The second most popular spot in Dehradun is Gucchupani Cave. It’s also known as Robber’s Cave. This place is the main attraction of its rare geography which is a narrow gorge. A very narrow gorge between the big caves and the cold water stream makes this point perfect for a thrilling and fun-filled experience.

Usually, couples and youngsters find this place more suitable for picnics and little adventurous shots of cold streams. If you are planning to explore Dehradun then this cave must be on your list to visit. It’s said that during the colonial era, the robbers used to hide in this cave to save themselves from the Britishers and this is why it became popular as the Robber’s Cave. 

Location: 

Gucchupani cave is located on the Anarvala road. 

Opening and closing time: The cave remains open from 7:00 Am in the morning to 6:00 P.m. in the evening. 

Mindrolling monastery

If you are the one who believes in spirituality and enjoys the sound of silence then you must visit this abode of peace that is Mindrolling monastery. It’s linked to Buddhism, and a very fine statue of Lord Buddha is also present there. Apart from its peace, and spiritual energies, the monastery is built in a very eye-catching architecture. If you see the walls, roofs, windows and doors of the monastery, will be decorated with colourful imprints and Tibetan artwork. The exterior, as well as the interior of the monastery, give the vibe of Tibetan and Buddhism-inspired architecture. Besides that, there’s a garden around the monastery which contributes to making the place green and environment friendly. It was all about this one of the most visited sites in Dehradun. 

Location: It’s located in the Clement town of Dehradun. 

Opening and closing time: According to our knowledge, it remains open from 10:00 Am to 7:00 P.m., while on Monday its opening time is 2:30 pm. 

Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara, you might have heard about this astonishing place in Dehradun. If you haven’t, then come let’s know about this outstanding point. In Sanskrit language, sahastradhara refers to the thousands of streams altogether and it’s exactly similar to its meaning. In modern times, Sahastradhara is a great waterfall, which has thousands of streams flowing towards the plains from the natural origin. The water streams have sulphur particles and they call them sulphur springs also. 

Tourists find this spot very attractive and entertaining and enjoy the sulphur springs. It’s true that when the great waterfall streams fall into the earth, the striking sound creates a pleasant noise and splashes of water reflect into the faces of tourists, it feels very soul awakening and refreshing experience. In a nutshell, if you want to enjoy the splashes of water and the water amusements then this place is the green signal for you. 

Dehradun zoo

Who doesn’t want to explore the zoo, especially if it’s located in the capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun? We all get excited about the zoo and begin imagining the perfect combination of wildlife, nature, greenery and lots of fun. And this is exactly what a Dehradun zoo looks like. The various wild animals like leopards, deer, crocodiles, and colourful fishes, turtles and unique birds like ostrich, peacocks are present in the Dehradun Zoo and invite you to meet with them. Dehradun Zoo is well-functional and welcomes tourists very happily. Along with the attractive animals and greenery, the zoo has several cartoon structures like Chhota bhim and others in its interior design. These cartoon characters excite the kids and make them happy. 

If you are an animal lover or nature lover then note my words, because you are going to enjoy this place very much. There are so many varieties of fauna that you’ll not get tired of exploring the wildlife in the zoo. Along with it, the fish aquariums will catch your attention a lot. The zoo has a refreshment area also, so if you get tired of roaming then you can take a break and enjoy the light snacks in the middle of the wandering. 

Malsi Deer Park 

If you are confused about what a Malsi deer park is, then let me tell you, it’s part of Dehradun Zoo only. If you have a desire to visualise cute deer then you can go towards the Malsi deer park area and enjoy the creation of Nature. 

Location: It’s located on Mussoorie Road. 

Opening and closing time: It remains open from 9:00 Am to 5:30 P.m. But you need to know that it remains closed on Monday. 

Other places to visit in Dehradun 

Some other places, which are worth exploring in the city are mentioned here. If you have ample time and desire to explore Dehradun, then you must visit these places also. Have a look at the list. 

  1. Shikhar fall
  2. Forest Research Institute
  3. Clock tower/ Ghanta Ghar 
  4. Shri Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib 
  5. Khalanga war memorial
  6. Paltan Bazaar 
  7. Tapovan Mandir
  8. Raja ji National park
  9. Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology 
  10. Shri Prakasheshwar Mahadev Temple 
  11. Subir Raha museum of Oil 

Hotels in Dehradun: 

As a tourist, when you plan your journey, the first thing that comes into your mind is accommodation. So here we are going to share all the necessary details about the stay in Dehradun. 

Luxury Hotels: 

If you are the one who seeks the luxury stay then Dehradun welcomes you with open arms. The city has several five-star hotels and resorts that will offer the best luxurious experiences. However, the price range of luxury resorts will fall between Rs. 5000-10,000. Nowadays it would be better if you book the hotel online, it will save you from last-minute stress. 

Moderate and Budget-friendly hotels: 

Most people belong to this category and find budget-friendly hotels more comfortable. So there’s also no need to worry in Dehradun because ample hotels are providing accommodation services at affordable prices. For your kind information, the budget-friendly hotels in Dehradun range between Rs. 1000 to 3000. 

Homestays: 

If you want to save money then homestay is one of the best options for you. You can search for homestays online or offline in Dehradun and can book your stay at very minimal prices. 

Dehradun famous food: 

Food, the most essential part of our lives, is one of the ingredients that enhances our mood and gives us the energy to enjoy the trip. So here’s the Dehradun food guide, which you should know before going on the trip to experience the authenticity of Uttarakhand. So that you couldn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the best appetisers of the city. 

  1. Tibetan Momos with spicy sauce 
  2. Kafuli made of green veggies with Roti and rice 
  3. Kumaoni spicy green chilli Raita 
  4. Gahat Dal and Basmati Rice 
  5. Singodi, a khoya sweet wrapped in Molu leaves 
  6. Bal Mitha
  7. Kandali Saag 
  8. Gahat stuffed Paratha 
  9. Arsa, a sweet made of jaggery and rice 
  10. Kulath Phanu 
  11. Bun tikki 
  12. Tandoori momos 

FAQs

Q1. What’s Dehradun famous for? 

A1. Dehradun is mainly for its rare tourist places like the ancient Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple, Sahastradhara waterfall, Tapovan, Mindrolling monastery and Dehradun Zoo. 

Q2. Which is the best time to visit the Dehradun? 

A2. The best time to visit Dehradun is from March to June and October to November. You should avoid visiting the city during the monsoon season. 

Q3. What’s the nearest airport in Dehradun? 

A3. The Jolly Grant Airport is situated in Dehradun only. It connects several parts of the country with the Uttarakhand. 

Q4. Is there a railway station in Dehradun? 

A4. Yes, Dehradun has a railway station that is entitled as Dehradun Terminal Railway Station. Which is well connected with various corners of India. 

Conclusion: 

You should be excited now to plan your vacations in the Dehradun and explore the tourist spots and a lot more in the city. We have tried to share all of the required information about Dehradun from an exploring perspective. Still, if you have some more doubts, feel free to reach out to us on our social media page. We are a tour operator company Travel Acharya working in the direction of making the tours unforgettable and comforting. If you want us to plan your Uttarakhand tour then please visit our packages mentioned on the website. Now what’s stopping you from booking the tickets for the Uttarakhand capital? Just squeeze the time and come to Uttarakhand. 

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