Places to See in Dehradun

There are various sightseeing options in and around Dehradun which are regularly visited by the tourists and residents alike. From zoological park to waterfalls to revered shrines, Dehradun has it all. Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple, Sahastradhara, Robber’s Cave, Malsi Deer Park are some of the popular places of interest in and around Dehradun. The beautiful hill station of Mussoorie is situated just 30 kms from Dehradun. 

Following is the list tourist places and picnic spots in Dehradun

There are 30 tourist spots in Dehradun where travellers can spent their leisure time. Here you will find list of all the Dehradun sightseeing options which you must visit and plan your itinerary accordingly. Explore the hidden gems of Dehradun through this well-researched list, learn about the most happening places, things to do, famous picnic spots for a memorable vacation in Dehradun.

Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute

8.4 kms / 30 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 3 hr |
The Forest Research Institute of India, popularly called as FRI Dehradun is an architectural marvel and vast collection of forestry related items in i...
Guchhu Pani

Guchhu Pani

14.2 kms / 45 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 3 hr |
Robbers Cave is a favourite picnic spot for young couples and fun loving enthusiasts. Located near Anarwala village at 8 kms from Dehradun city center...
Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara

20.3 kms / 45 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 3 hr |
Sahastradhara, which literaly means 'Thousand fold spring' is a famous tourist spot in Dehradun. At the Baldi river, Sahastradhara is located at 14 km...
Tapkeshwar

Tapkeshwar

10 kms / 30 mins
Tapkeshwar is a famous holy temple of Lord Shiva on the bank of seasonal Asan river near Dehradun. Known to have one of the oldest Shivling in the cav...
Buddha Temple

Buddha Temple

4.5 kms / 19 mins
Famous for extravagant Buddhist structure and holy school of Tibetan religion, Buddha Temple is the most visited place in Dehradun city. Located at Cl...
Asan Barrage

Asan Barrage

45 kms / 1 hr 15 mins
The wetland at Asan Barrage, is situated near the confluence of two perennial rivers Asan and Yamuna near Dehradun. The lake attracts a large number o...
Lachhiwala

Lachhiwala

15.5 kms / 34 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 3 hr |
Lachhiwala is a popular picnic spot located at Haridwar-Rishikesh Road, 22 kms from Dehradun. Surrounded by green forest. Lachhiwala now comes up as b...
Dehradun Zoo, Malsi Deer Park

Dehradun Zoo, Malsi Deer Park

15.4 kms / 49 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
Malsi Deer Park is now renamed as Dehradun Zoo. ...
Jolly Grant Airport

Jolly Grant Airport

31.1 kms / 1 hr
Jolly Grant Airport (IATA: DED, ICAO: VIDN), also known as Dehradun Airport, is an airport serving Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Jolly Grant Airport i...
Clock Tower

Clock Tower

6.9 kms / 24 mins
Clock Tower is a landmark and a major attractive place in Dehradun city. Also called as Ghanta Ghar locally, it is located centrally and encircled by ...
Daat Kali Temple

Daat Kali Temple

7.7 kms / 15 mins
Popularly known as "Maa Daat Kali Temple", Daat Kali Temple is one of famous centre of religious sentiments near Dehradun. Located at 14 kms from main...
Santala Devi Temple

Santala Devi Temple

15 kms / 45 mins
Right above the Nun Nadi in Dehradun, Santala Devi Temple is a center of faith for the devotees. Located in between dense green forest at a distance o...
Laxman Siddh Temple

Laxman Siddh Temple

12.4 kms / 30 mins
A place of great devotion, Laxman Siddh Temple is a famous as the cremation site of holy Saint Swami Laxman Siddh. This temple is among the most popul...
Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara

Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara

5.3 kms / 24 mins
At the heart of Dehradun city, Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara is the most famous religious centre in Dehradun. Established in 17th century, Guru Ram Rai Gurud...
Fun Valley

Fun Valley

30.8 kms / 1 hr
Paid Entry | Exploration Time
Located at the Golden Triangle of Uttarakhand, equi-distance from Dehradun-Haridwar-Rishikesh, the Fun Valley is an amazing amusement park near Dehrad...
Khalanga War Memorial

Khalanga War Memorial

13.4 kms / 39 mins
Located at just 5 kms from Dehradun city center at Sahastradhara Road, Khalanga War Memorial is a famous tourist spot in Dehradun which still depicts ...
Jagatram

Jagatram

45 kms / 1 hr 39 mins
Jagatram is a historically significant and heritage site near Vikasnagar, Dehradun. Jagatram is located at 6 km from Vikasnagar, famous for ancient ho...
Paonta Sahib Himachal

Paonta Sahib Himachal

48.5 kms / 1 hr 24 mins
Paonta Sahib is small sacred town located in state of Himanchal Pradesh. Located on the banks of Yamuna river, Paonta Sahib town is holy place for Sik...
Sai Mandir

Sai Mandir

18.5 kms / 45 mins
The Sai Darbar Temple is one of the pious and popular religious places in Dehradun. It is constructed out of white marble and the idol of Sai Baba is ...
Shiv Mandir

Shiv Mandir

20.6 kms / 49 mins
It is popularly known as Prakasheshwar Mahadev Mandir among locals as well as devotees. Shiv Mandir is one of the famous religious places of Dehradun....
Gurudwara Nanaksar

Gurudwara Nanaksar

10.7 kms
It is located at Raipur road near Shivlok Colony, Dehradun. Sant Baba Gurudev Jee founded it in 1973, Nanaksar is one of the famous religious places i...
Shikhar Fall

Shikhar Fall

20.2 kms / 1 hr
It is one of the most frequented waterfalls as it is the easiest to access from Dehradun city. Just push yourself more and you will get a perfect natu...
Dehradun Railway Station

Dehradun Railway Station

5.7 kms / 19 mins
Dehradun Railway Station (Station Code: DDN) or Dehradun Junction is one of the biggest and busiest railheads of Uttarakhand after Haridwar. It operat...
Nagthat

Nagthat

79.9 kms / 2 hr 30 mins
From the meandering meadows, bubbling creeks, the dense woods of deodar and the Himalayan peaks offering a panoramic view of the landscape, what’s n...
Uttarakhand War Memorial

Uttarakhand War Memorial

9.3 kms / 3 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 30 mins
Since World War-I, the land of Uttarakhand has given birth to thousands of warriors who have shed their blood for our country. Uttarakhand is not only...
Chandrabani Temple

Chandrabani Temple

3.2 kms / 9 mins
Chandrabani is a famous temple located in the capital city of Dehradun which is dedicated to Goddess Chandrabani. Perched amidst the Shivalik hills in...
Regional Science Center

Regional Science Center

12.8 kms / 30 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
Regional Science Centre in Dehradun is a newly created science park that educates as well as entertains visitors especially children. It is a perfect ...
MDDA Park

MDDA Park

18 kms / 49 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time
In the hinterlands of Dehra lies the MDDA Park peacefully snuggled in the Kairwaan village at Rajpur. This lavish park is thronged by many visitors be...
Maldevta

Maldevta

18 kms / 45 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 3 hr |
A surreal place besieged by the dense thicket and river Song flowing in ecstasy, Mal Devta is one of the popular tourist attractions of Dehradun. The ...
Dehradun Zoo

Dehradun Zoo

16 kms / 39 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 3 hr |
Formerly known as Malsi Deer Park, the Dehradun Zoo is one of the famous tourist places of Dehradun. It is built on the objectives of Ex-situ con...

Some other places to see in Dehradun

Tiger Falls: One of highest waterfall in Uttarakhand, Tiger Falls is located at 5 km from Chakrata. Tiger Falls has an elevation of 312 ft and is secluded place.

Jwalaji Temple: This place is also known as Benog Hill. There is Jawalaji Temple here with Goddess Durga as its presiding deity. Benog hill is set at an altitude of 2104mts above sea level and is 9 km west of Mussoorie. It is situated on the top of the Benog Hill and looks like the crown of the hill. Surrounded by thick forest Benog Hill affords marvelous views of Yamuna Valley and Doon Valley.

Bhadraj Temple: There is a temple dedicated to the brother of Lord Krishna, Lord Balbhadra. Enchanting view of the Doon Valley and Chakrata ranges are captivating from this place. Bhadraj Temple is situated 15km from Dehradun.

The Char Siddhs: comprising a group of four temples around Dehradun : Lakshman Siddh (along the Dehradun-Rishikesh road 12 km from Dehradun), Kalu Siddh (near Baniyawala), Manak Siddh (near Shimla Bypass Road) and Madu Siddh (near Premnagar). These small temples are scenic and pretty much unspoilt. It is commonly believed that visiting all four Siddhs in a single day will fulfil a devotee's wishes.

Rajaji National Park: Rajaji National Park was founded in 1966 and spreads over an area of 820 sq.kms, the park with it's magnificent ecosystem, is nestled in the lush valley of Shivalik ranges. It represents the flora of several zones of the forest, reverine, broad leaf mixed forest, chirpine forest, scrub land and grassy pasture lands.

The Museum, Forest Research Institute: Lavish environs and one of the largest institutes of its kind the FrI museum takes you deep down in the history of India's vast orest covers. Guided tours available The timings of the museum Open:9AM-1PM and 2:30PM-5:30PM. Photographs are allowed, but no flash is to be used indoors.

Chetwoode Hall, The Indian Military Academy: A charming little museum housing collections of 20th century military artefacts. It also tells us the glorious past of our armed forces.


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