Activities In Dehradun

There are plenty of fun and adventure activities to do in Dehradun for time pass like:

1. Trekking - Gear up for the adventure

Adventure enthusiasts must go for various exciting trek for trekking from Dehradun. Dehradun serves as the base camp for a trek to Kempty fall, Nagtibba in Mussoorie. You can also opt to trek to Chakrata which is almost 98kms from Dehradun. There are other high altitude treks in Uttarakhand the routes of which are easy to reach from Dehradun. If you have some extra time, you can check those treks out.

2. Cycling - Experience Dehradun authentically

Places: Rajur road to Mussoorie, Thano Road, Maldevta, Bhavwala road, Raipur road, etc

Cycling is the perfect exercise to indulge in Dehradun. The mesmerizing weather of Dehradun is always encouraging to take upcycling. The city has perfect cycling tracks which start from Rajpur road and continues 20kms along the old Mussoorie Highway.

Cycling on the streets of Dehradun offers a great experience for discovering the city and knowing more about the lifestyle of the people.

3. Golfing- Learn the sport & calm your mind

Places: DSOI Golf Clubhouse

Dehradun is one of the few places in Uttarakhand where one can enjoy the sport of golf. There is a DSOI Golf Clubhouse located at Vijay Path and few mini Golf courses are also available. Hotel Madhuban also features a mini-golf course.

4. Water Springs - Beat the heat with natural springs

Places: Guchhupani (Robber’s Cave), Tiger Falls, Shikhar Falls, Sahastradhara, Lacchiwala

Guchhupani, Tiger Fall, Shikar Fall, Lacchiwala and Sahastradhara are the four water springs near Dehradun that surely loved by tourists. The former is known for its freezing spring that goes underground at someplace and resurfaces a few meters away from the underground tunnel. The latter, on the other hand, is famous for its 9 m fall of water with healing properties. Tiger Falls is located far away from the hustle and bustle of the city amidst the hilly terrains of Chakrata.

5. Wildlife - Delve into the jungles, flora, and fauna of Dehradun

Places: Malsi Deer Park, Rajaji National Park

Situated on the outskirts of Dehradun, Malsi Deer Park is a zoological garden home to a large number of deer, Nilgai, and two-horned deer along with other types of wild animals and birds. Malsi Deer Park is a perfect place to visit with family and kids with its serene picnic spots and fun environment.

Rajaji National Park is one of the best places to visit for nature lovers. Rajaji National Park hosts a wide variety of flora and fauna. There are about 400 species of birds and a large range of animals like Himalayan Bear, Tiger, Leopard, Leopard Cat, Himalayan Yellow-Throated Marten, Sloth bears, Common Krait, Monitoe Lizard, Asian Elephant, among others. 

You can enjoy an exciting safari in Rajaji National Park and explore the area far and wide.   

6. Pilgrimage

One of the most famous pilgrim places near Dehradun is the Tapkeshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Apart from that, the city is also known for its Sai Darbar Temple, situated on Rajpur Road, Santala Devi Temple, about 15 km from the city, Shiv Mandir at Mussoorie road, Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara at Jhanda Mohalla, Gurudwara Nanaksar at Raipur road, Buddha Temple, Laxman Siddh, etc.

7. Water Parks - Take your adventure to the next level

Places: Fun N Food, Fun Valley

There are two famous water parks in Dehradun where you can spend one of the best times of your life with your friends and family. The water parks offer exciting and interesting water activities which serve as the perfect way to enjoy the summers. 

One is Fun N Food Kingdom located near Prem Nagar, around 10kms from Dehradun city. The other is Fun Valley located in Haridwar Road around 30km from Dehradun city.  

8. Shopping - Choose, Shop, Love

Places: Paltan Bazaar, Indira Market, Pacific Mall, Cross Road Mall

Dehradun is a shopper’s delight. There are plenty of markets, bazaars, shopping malls in Dehradun where one can engage in a shopping spree for virtually anything. Famous markets and malls in Dehradun are Paltan Bazaar, Indira Market, Pacific Mall, and Cross Road Mall.

For cheap and good products you can visit Paltan Bazaar and Indira Market. Sundays are a good time to visit these markets as new product features in the market during Sundays. However, if you aren’t fond of shopping in crowded places, then you can shop during the other days.

For a more relaxed shopping experience, you can visit the Pacific Mall and Cross Road Mall. You get good quality branded products here. The best part of the mall is the convenience that they offer. You can watch a movie, shop, and eat lavishly without having to go out of the mall.

9. Flavors of Dehradun

When in Dehradun you obviously can’t miss the regional delicacies. Dehradun is mostly famous for its Tibetan and north Indian cuisines. Kalsang is one of the famous restaurants from them. Apart from Tibetan restaurants there many other famous restaurants like Black Pepper, Kumar Food, My wifes Place etc which tucks your tummy with delicious cuisines.

10. Paragliding- Fly!

Paragliding is one of the most exciting activities that you can do in Dehradun. Go for paragliding and savour the amazing views of Mussoorie, Chakrata, Tehri Lake, and the stunning landscapes. 

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