DEHRADUN which is also known as “DERA DOON”, is the winter capital and as well as it is the capital of ” UTTRAKHAND”, It is a part of GARHWAL region, it lies along NATIONAL HIGHWAY 7 with the distance of 250 km north of NEW DELHI.
It is one of the most beautiful cities in India located in the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between the river Ganges on the east and river Yamuna on the west, Dehradun is well connected to tourist destination such as MUSSOORIE, DHANAULTI, CHAKRATA, NEW TEHRI, AULI and many more, but Dehradun itself is a very beautiful and wondrous city and many popular tourist places are located in the city.
Here is a list of must-visit places in Dehradun that ensure a memorable experience to tourists:
1. DEHRADUN ZOO
Dehradun Zoo which is also known as MALSI DEER PARK is a very famous and beautiful zoo and is one of the famous tourist destinations of Dehradun. It is ideally situated in the serene surrounding of the city and this zoo is developed as a mini-zoological park and offers a resplendent view of the natural beauty.
This zoo has various animals which include various types of beautiful colourful birds, peacocks, leopards, and deers. The zoo has also a mini water aquarium section where different types of colourful fishes can be seen and people can enjoy this beauty of nature along with their friends and families.
2. ROBBER’S CAVE
Robber’s Cave which is also known as “GUCHHU PAANI” is one of the beautiful and coolest locations that one can find in the city. This place is a natural cave formation where rivers flow inside the cave, and this place is a popular tourist spot and is maintained by the government of UTTRAKHAND. This cave is 600 meters long and it has the highest fall of 10 meters.
In the summer season, people usually visit this place and it’s a great spot for relaxation and peace.
3. TAPKESHWAR TEMPLE
Tapkeshwar temple is a famous holy temple of Lord Shiva on the banks of the Asan river near Dehradun. It is known to have one of the oldest shiv lings in the temple, thousands of devotees visit this place every day but on special occasions such as on SHIVA RATRI or NAGPANCHMI, a huge amount of people visit this temple, and they all bow down to Lord Shiva.
4. GAUTAM BUDDHA TEMPLE
Buddha temple which is located at the Clement town in Dehradun is a centre of attraction for many Tourists and Buddhist followers.
Buddha temple is a Tibetan monastery also called as “MINDROLLING MONASTERY”, built in the style of Japanese architecture Buddha temple provides a sense of peace and calm atmosphere for the devotees and tourists as well, one can reach Buddha temple through city bus and it is just 4km away from ISBT DEHRADUN.
5. CLOCK TOWER
Clock Tower is a landmark and a major attractive place in Dehradun. It is also known as “GHANTA GHAR” it is located centrally and is encircled by various shops and markets. Names of our freedom fighters of Dehradun are engraved in a gold plaque on the Clock Tower. It marks the center of Dehradun city and also all major commercial centers are accessible from here, Chakrata Road, Rajpur Road, Paltan Bazar they all meet at the clock tower.
6. SHIV MANDIR
Shiv mandir in Dehradun which is also known as “PRAKASHESHWAR MAHADEV MANDIR” is one of the famous religious places of Dehradun, located in the lap of hills. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, every day thousands of devotees and tourists visit this holy temple, and they all bow down to Lord Shiva. This temple provides prashadam to every devotee. It is located about 12 km from DEHRADUN RAILWAY STATION.
7. FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The forest Research Institute of India, popularly known as FRI DEHRADUN is an architectural marvel and collection of forestry-related items in its six museums. It was established in 1906 as IMPERIAL FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE. FRI is spread across 2000 acres of extraordinary scenic and beautiful green fields. Apart from the beautiful building of this institute and greenfield the campus also has a Botanical garden, and because of the scenery beauty, this place is famous among the youths as they visit this place with their friends and they spend a quality of time with them.