On the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is a beautiful place. It is one of the oldest cities in India. References of Dehradun are available in the Mahabharata as the city of Guru Drona. Along the mountain trails there are many tourist attractions in Dehradun.
The Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun is an ancient place of worship. The Tapkeshwar Temple is about 5.5 kilometers from the city center. The Tapkeshwar Temple is a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located in the Garhi Cantonment area, this temple is an important tourist destination of the hill city. The Tapkeshwar Temple of Dehradun is linked to the city with well maintained roads and witnesses thousands of tourists visiting the temple to pay their obeisance to the deity.
Sahastradhara, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Sahastradhara is a sulfur water spring of very low temperature and remarkable medicinal value. The aesthetic beauty of the site is exaggerated by the Baldi River and the caves. It lies at a distance of 14 kms from the Dehradun bus stand. There are buses regularly visiting the places from the city as well as the private taxis. Sahastradhara is suitable as a picnic spot.
The literal meaning of Sahastradhara is 'thousand fold spring'. Its immense beauty attracts people from far and away. It is said that whenever you go there you are sure to forget all your worries and sorrows. It is a place which rejuvenates our mind and makes us alive!
Forest Research Institute of Dehradun
The Forest Research Institute of Dehradun was established in 1906. Not only is the institute one of the oldest institutions of its kind, but it is also acclaimed all over the country and has even succeeded in winning an international reputation. The history of the esteemed Forest Research Institute of Dehradun is virtually synonymous with the evolution and development of scientific forestry, not only in India, but over the entire sub-continent.
The building is to be found amidst a lush green estate spread over an immense sprawling area of land, which extends for almost 450 hectares. The outer ranges of the Himalayan mountains form its back drop. The main building of the Forest Research Institute of Dehradun is a fine and majestic example of fusion in architecture. The style is a beautiful blend of Greco-Roman and Colonial styles of architecture, with the plinth area itself covering a space of of 2.5 hectares.The Forest Research Institute of Dehradun boasts of state of the art infrastructure, which consists of extremely well-equipped laboratories, a library, a herbarium, arboreta, a printing press as well as several experimental field areas for carrying out research in the domain of forestry. The research facilities and other accessories are definitely at par with the best of its kind anywhere in the world.
Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
The picturesque landscape of the Rajaji National Park of Dehradun is distinct for its rich biodiversity. Rajaji National Park of Dehradun occupies an area of 820 square kilometers on the foothills of Shiwalik ranges of the Great Himalayas.
Rajaji National Park at Dehradun was formed in 1983 by combining the 3 sanctuaries of Dehradun namely Rajaji, Motichur and Chillaand. This was renamed as Rajaji National Park after the famous freedom fighter Late Sri C Rajgopalachari.
Rajaji National Park in Dehradun is thickly foliated by the Sal forest, the Western Gangetic moist and northern dry deciduous and Khair-Sissoo forests.Wild animals that you can find in the Rajaji National Park in Dehradun
Himalayan yellow throated marten
The goat-like Goral
Himalayan black bear
The Rajaji National Park in Dehradun shelters more than 400 species of birds such as
The Great Pied Hornbill
Fire tailed Sunbird
Pallas's Fish Eagle
Himalayan Pied Kingfisher
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie
Rusty-flanked Tree creeper
Pale-footed Bush Warbler
Rajaji National Park in Dehradun give an opportunity to the visitors and wild life lovers to watch the elephants roaming majestically in the jungle or even a tiger picking its way through the tall grass from far. The Rajaji National Park is a home to 23 species of mammals.
The Ganga adjacent to Rajaji National Park at Dehradun houses various species of fish such as
Robber's Cave is also known as Guchhipani or Guchu Pani. It is a beautiful place for picnic.Robber's Cave is only 8 kms away from the Dehradun Bus Stand. Local bus facilities are available till Anarwala Village.
To reach the spot from here you will have to trek only one kilometer. This will surely give you an experience to remember all your life.
One can enjoy serenity while walking along the paths on the very lap of the nature. There is absolute silence all over. You can breathe in an air which is devoid of even a hint of pollutants.It is specially the trek which attracts people more towards a trip to Robber's Cave. Robber's Cave is an amazing picnic spot. Here one can witness a wonder of the nature. A flow of water runs underground but can be seen again if you move a few meters away. The cave is guarded on all the sides by hills. People go there in search of peace and solitude which is otherwise wanted in today's busy urban life. It goes without saying that a visit to the Robber's Cave will be the best gift of love and peace to your near and dear ones.
Places to Visit in Mussoorie :- The Queen Of Hills Stations
Camel’s Back Road
The place offers a picturesque view of the sunset and a life like resemblance of a sitting camel. One can also enjoy long walks and horse riding here.
About 5 km before Kempty falls on the Mussoorie-Kempty road is a developed good picnic spot with accommodation and restaurant facilities, boating is also available. The place showcases nature in an exquisite manner. With the Kempty river flowing through it, Lake Mist has many small but beautiful waterfalls made by the river. Thus, this is a gem in the queen of hills.
One can enjoy a thrilling ropeway ride to Gun Hill, the second highest peak of Mussoorie(2122 mts). The peak offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges.
Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. It can also be negotiated by bridles path which forks-off from Mall Road near Kutchery and to reach takes about twenty minutes. The Ropeway distance is only 400 mtrs. And the sheer thrill of the ride is memorable.
A newly developed picnic spot situated on Mussoorie-Dehradun road. The lake is situated at 6 km on Mussoorie-Dehradun road having a facility of pedaled boats. It offers an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages. View during Night is marvelous.
Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary
11 Kms to the south of Library Point lies an old sanctuary established in 1993 and covering an area of 339 hactares. It is famous for the extinct bird species, Mountain Quail(Pahari Bater), which was last spotted in 1876.
15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road is the most fascinating and the biggest water fall, Kempty located in a beautiful valley of Mussoorie.