Top 7 Must-Visit Places in Dehradun for Every Traveler

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Exploring Dehradun

Dehradun, a dream location for travelers from all over the world, needs no introduction. This breathtaking city which translates to ‘home’ and ‘valley’, certainly makes you feel right at home as you enjoy your vacation between the Ganga and Yamuna rivers.

Dehradun is studded with many wonderful sites and spots which is why we’ve compiled a list of the top 7 places that every traveler must visit while exploring Dehradun.


Sahastradhara, which means “Thousandfold Spring,” is a stunning spot in Dehradun that offers the perfect combination of medicinal benefits and natural beauty.

It features multiple tunnels and waterfalls surrounded by beautiful flora. A higher vantage point provides a better view of the breathtaking surroundings and lush flora. 

Time to Visit: From 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

How to Get There: Local buses and all-day rental cab or auto rickshaw services may take you to Sahastradhara from Survey Chowk, which is 13 kilometers distant from the location. 

Robber’s Cave

Robber’s Cave, also known as Gucchupani, is a must-see site for adventurous groups of friends, offering scenic beauty and exhilarating adventures.

This fascinating natural feature outside Dehradun provides a unique experience and is the ideal spot for thrilling walks, picnics and making memorable memories with your friends. 

Time to Visit: From 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

How to Get There: Robber’s Cave is accessible via local public transportation, including City Buses, Autorickshaws, and Vikram, from Garhi Cantonment Chowk or Hathibarkala Bus Stop, all of which are less than 4 kilometers away. 

Dehradun Zoo 

Dehradun Zoo, originally known as Malsi Deer Park, is one of the most popular family-friendly tourist attractions in the city. The park which covers a large area, is home to many animal species including deer, several bird species, leopards and others. 

The park features a children’s play area as well as other activities such as ziplining and rappelling and provides excellent opportunities for nature enthusiasts to observe and photograph these beautiful animals in their native habitats. 

Time to Visit: Open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on Mondays. 

How to Get There: Dehradun Zoo is around 10 kilometers from the city of Dehradun and can be reached using local transportation from Rajpur Road. It may also be reached by taxi or private vehicle via Mussoorie Road.

Tapeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar Temple which is located on the banks of the Asan River, is a well-known sacred place dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hidden within a beautiful cave, the temple offers a serene environment ideal for family outings. Here, you may see the water drops fall upon the Shivling inside the Cave, creating a unique natural display. 

Time to Visit: Open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

How to Get There: Tapkeshwar Temple is around 6 kilometers from Dehradun’s city center and may be reached by local bus, taxi, or private vehicle. The temple can also be accessed from the railway station via a cab or a local bus. 

Forest Research Institute (FRI)

In addition to being an academic institution, the Forest Research Institute is an amazing tourist attraction in Dehradun that will captivate you and your guests. The artwork depicts colonial-style buildings surrounded by lush foliage and vast lawns. 

Time to Visit: From 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The guided time is between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., followed by 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

How to Get There: The FRI compound’s entrance is easily accessible via any public transportation on Chakrata Road. You may get there by city bus, vikram, or e-rickshaw from Ballupur Chowk, which is 2 kilometers away.

Buddha Temple

This magnificent Buddhist temple boasts a quiet ambiance, gorgeous architecture, and peaceful surroundings. While exploring this spiritual retreat, you may visit the towering Great Stupa, see the amazing Tibetan artwork and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. 

The temple is also known as Mindrolling Monastery and has wonderfully designed gardens where you may rest and revitalize in the natural surroundings. 

Time to Visit: Open every day from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

How to Get There: The Temple is around 4 kilometers from Dehradun’s Interstate Bus Terminal. It is accessible by vikram or city Bus traveling towards AFSB or Bell Road in Clement Town, which is less than 1 kilometer away.


When it comes to tourism in Dehradun, Tapovan is an absolute must-visit. Tapovan with its beautiful greenery and the River Ganga running through it, is a perfect place to relax, meditate and seek spiritual strength. 

It is stated that Guru Dronacharya performed his penance at the Tapovan temple. Tourists can go to the temple and immerse themselves in sacred chanting and ringing bells.

Tapovan is unquestionably one of Dehradun’s most popular tourist destinations and it is great for people seeking peace and tranquility amid the mountains. 

Time to Visit: Open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

How to Get There: Tapovan is easily accessible via busses from major cities. Another method to get there is via train with the nearest train station being the Dehradun Railway Station. If you want to go by car, the distance between Dehradun’s city center and Tapovan is around 7 kilometers.


1. How can I reach Dehradun from major cities in India?

Dehradun can easily be reached from any major city. The nearest railway station is Dehradun Station which is well connected to major cities in northern India, most notably New Delhi. Additionally, Jolly Grant Airport serves Dehradun domestically with regular flights arriving from several major Indian cities. At last, regular bus services operate to and from Dehradun over an efficient road network.

2. What is the best time to visit Dehradun?

The best months to visit Dehradun are April, May, and June. November, December, January, February, and March feature favorable weather conditions, making them ideal for exploring Dehradun.

3. Which is the best budget hotel in Dehradun for travelling?

There are many budget hotels in Dehradun, however, Hotel Sukhsadan tops the list because it provides every single facility that a person may require when he/she is out to explore.

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