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  • Lacchiwalla


    Lacchiwalla is a popular picnic spot situated a short distance away from Dehradun. Located on the Haridwar-Rishikesh Road, Lacchiwalla is 22 kilometers away from Dehradun and is very popular among tourists. Easily accessible, Lacchiwalla is renowned for its lush greenery, scenic beauty and pleasant climate all through the year. A ...

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  • Forest Research Institute

    Forest Research Institute

    Larger than the Buckingham Palace, the Forest Research Institute (FRI) is India’s leading and one of its kind institutes in the field of forest research. Established in 1906, the FRI is one of the oldest institutes in India and was recognized as a deemed university in 1991. Located on a ...

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  • Tapkeshwar Temple

    Tapkeshwar Temple

    Sitting at the edge of the Tons Nadi River, the Tapkeshwar Temple is one of Dehradun’s most ancient places of worship. Located at a distance of 5.5 kilometers from the city centre, Tapkeshwar is a temple inside a damp cave and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is also ...

  • Tibetan Buddhist Temple

    Tibetan Buddhist Temple

    The Tibetan Buddhist temple is one of Dehradun’s famous landmarks and is known for its beautiful architecture, impressive interiors and peaceful surroundings. The wall paintings inside the temple depicting the life of Lord Buddha are simply spectacular. The temple was constructed in 1965 by the Tibetan community in India as ...

  • Robber’s Cave

    Robber’s Cave

    Robber’s Cave is essentially a river running through a cave-like natural formation. Located 8 kilometers from Dehradun, Robber’s Cave is 600 meters long and is divided into two parts. The centre of the cave has a fort like structure, which is now broken and a fall which is ten meters ...

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  • Mindrolling Monastery

    Mindrolling Monastery

    One of the six major monasteries of the Nyingma school of Buddhism, the Mindrolling Monastery is located in Clement Town near Dehradun. This monastery was established in 1965 by Khochhen Rinpoche and a few other monks who wanted to renew the Mindrolling Monastery in India. The monastery today is home ...

  • Clock Tower

    Clock Tower

    One of the most significant and recognizable landmarks in the city of Dehradun is the Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar). The clock tower is famous for its beautiful design and is one of its kind in Asia. Located on Rajpur Road, the Clock Tower has six faces, a feature which makes ...

  • Tiger Falls

    Tiger Falls

    The Tiger Falls are located at Chakrata, which is at a distance of 87 kilometers from Dehradun (an hour’s drive depending upon traffic). One of the hidden gems of the region, the Chakrata Falls cascade down a height of 50 meters and are truly a sight to behold. The Tiger ...

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  • Malsi Deer Park

    Malsi Deer Park

    A zoological park sitting at the foothills of the Shivaliks, the Malsi Deer Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dehradun. Located near Dehradun, the Deer park also has a park for children within the complex. The park is home to animals like the two horned deer, ...

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  • Sai Darbar Temple

    Sai Darbar Temple

    The Sai Darbar Tempel is one of the most colourful and popular temples in Dehradun. Located on Rajpur Road, 8 kilometers from the Clock Tower, the Sai Darbar Temple is a calm and peaceful temple, located away from the hustle and bustle of Dehradun. Dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba, the ...

  • Sahastradhara


    Literally meaning “Thousand fold spring”, the Sahastradhara is a beautiful waterfall located 11 kilometers from Dehradun. Sahastradhara is famous for its sulphur water springs which contain medicinal properties and can cure skin ailments. Flanked by the Baldi River and caves on each side, Sahastradhara is renowned for its natural beauty ...

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  • Jaspal Rana Shooting Range

    Jaspal Rana Shooting Range

    The Jaspal Rana Shooting Range was started in 2002 and is named after Indian shooting champion, Jaspal Rana. The shooting range was established to commemorate the victory of Jaspal Rana, a world shooting champion. The institution provides training to students interested in taking up shooting as a sport. Apart from ...

  • Sahastradhara Heights

    Sahastradhara Heights

    Sahastradhara Heights is a theme park located 15 kilometers from Dehradun and is a great place for the entire family to enjoy various activities. Situated opposite the Sahastradhara waterfalls, the Sahastradhara Heights is perched on top of a hill from where you can get a 360 degree view of the ...

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  • Ram Rai Gurudwara

    Ram Rai Gurudwara

    Established by the seventh Sikh Guru, Ram Rai in the seventeenth century, the Ram Rai Gurudwara is one among the oldest in Dehradun. The Gurudwara is a famous place of pilgrimage and is visited by many devotees regularly. It is believed that after Guru Ram Rai was banished from his ...

  • The Museum

    The Museum

    Popular as the Zonal Museum, this museum specializes in the study, collection and display of artifacts related to the origin and survival of mankind on earth. The museum also seeks to explain the origin and social customs of the early inhabitants of people in the Himalayan foothills. This museum is ...

  • Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

    Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

    Established in 1968, the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology is a self-governing research institute which is part of the Department of Science and Technology (Government of India). The Wadia institute has been named after Late. Professor D.N Wadia for his immense contribution to Geology. The institute is involved in research ...

  • Indian Military Academy

    Indian Military Academy

    The Indian Military Academy (IMA) is an army officers training academy, which was set up in 1932 to train officers of the Indian Army. The academy is renowned for producing brave army officers who have shown valour in the face of grave peril. Located 8 kilometers from Dehradun, the ...

  • Swarg Niwas Temple

    Swarg Niwas Temple

    The Swarg Niwas Temple is located in Rishikesh, which is 45 kilometers and an hour’s drive away from Dehradun. Constructed over thirteen floors, this temple is one of its kind in India and is thronged by tourists and pilgrims on a regular basis. Owned and managed by an organization headed ...

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  • Ram Tal Horticultural Garden

    Ram Tal Horticultural Garden

    Located in Chakrata, 87 kilometers from Dehradun, the Ram Tal Horticultural Garden is renowned for its rich variety of flora and fauna. Complete with a small pond and an apple garden, the park is spread over a vast green expanse and is rich with plants like lichen, ferns, conifers and ...

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  • Bharat Mata Mandir

    Bharat Mata Mandir

    The Bharat Mata Mandir is located in Haridwa, which is located at a distance of 54 kilometers and a 2 hours’ drive away from Dehradun. This unique temple is dedicated to Mother India and is completely secular in all respects. This beautiful temple was founded by Swami Satyamitranand Giri ...

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  • Lakshman Sidh Temple

    Lakshman Sidh Temple

    Located 12 kilometers from Dehradun, on the way to Rishikesh is the Laksham Sidh Temple. Popular for its scenic beauty, the temple is visited by numerous devotees on a regular basis. The Lakshman Sidh Temple is located in the heart of a dense forest and is the cremation site of ...

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  • MDDA Park

    MDDA Park

    Located on Rajpur Road, the MDDA Park is a beautiful, lush green park which is a great place to sit and relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The MDDA Park also has an aquarium, parking facilities, a canteen from where you can grab a bite and ample seating space. ...

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  • Tibetan School and Homes

    Tibetan School and Homes

    Adjacent to the Tibetan Buddhist Temple, the Tibetan School and Homes was an endeavor by the Dalai Lama towards social work. The Tibetan School and Homes provides lodging and education to hundreds of displaced Tibetan refugee children. This foundation is supported by generous donations by individuals and organisations that understand ...

  • Tiger View Jungle Camp

    Tiger View Jungle Camp

    The Tiger View Jungle Camp is located in the secluded village of Goolar Khalla and is a great place to view the majestic tiger in its natural habitat. Apart from tiger spotting, a safari and camping in the jungle camp can also prove to be a unique experience. ...

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  • Maha Shivratri

    Maha Shivratri

    The festival of Maha Shivratri which falls between the months of February or March is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Dehradun. Thousands of followers of Lord Shiva flock various temples in Dehradun, especially the Tapkeshwar Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Devotees fast, perform puja and offer flowers, fruits, ...

  • Shivratri Fair

    Shivratri Fair

    Celebrated at the Tapkeshwar Temple, the annual Shivratri Fair and is a huge draw for devotees of Lord Shiva. People assemble in large numbers to enjoy the fair. ...

  • Jhanda Fair

    Jhanda Fair

    This is one of the most popular festivals celebrated in Dehradun and is celebrated five days after Holi every year. Commemorated in honour of the Sikh Guru Ram Rai who came to Dehradun in 1699 and constructed a Gurudwara named the Guru Ram Rai Darbar. Guru Ram Rai hosted a ...

  • Lakhawar Fair

    Lakhawar Fair

    This fair is held every year during the months of September or October in the village of Lakhawar near Dehradun. Portraying the culture of Garhwali tribes, the fair is a lively and colourful affair and includes sporting events, music and dance performances. ...