Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand near the Himalayan foothills. so let’s see the Best place to visit in Dehradun. Dehradun is also Spelled as Dehradun, and the interesting fact is that Dehradun is the most populated city of Uttarakhand.

1. Robber’s Cave

Famously called Gucchu Pani by the localities, the place has emerged as one the best picnic spots of the country. One can see the unique phenomena of water stream flowing which vanishes underground and starts to flow again a few yards ahead. One can also explore a beautiful waterfall by walking a little further from the stream. this is the most famous place according to us in the list of Best Place to visit in Dehradun

Timings: 7 AM – 6 PM

Entry Fee: Rs 25

2. Dehradun Zoo

Formally known as Malsi Deer Park, the zoo is recognized as one of the top 10 in the world. A beautiful landscape with over 350 different types of animals and birds. The zoo also has an aquarium, adventure park, beautiful garden and much more. A must visit for all animal lovers.

Timings:10 AM – 5 PM

Entry Fee: Adults – Rs 25   and  Kids- Rs 10

3. Kalinga War Memorial

Constructed by British to honor Gorkhas, their enemies after being impressed with their bravery. Till now, the only memorial in the world built by an army to honor their opponents. Surrounded by lush green gardens, it gives a magnificent view of the Kangra fort.

Timings: 9 Am – 5 PM

Entry Fee: Nil

4. FRI Museum

The Forest Research Institute has an amazing architecture to watch out for. The oldest research institute in India has also become a favorite tourist destination. The campus has 6 museums and all are worth visiting. These museums depict the natural environment comprising of timbre, entomology, Non-wood forest products and much more. this is the most beautiful place in the list of Best Place to visit in Dehradun. The natural aura and scenic beauty is also a major attraction of tourists. Trekking through the mountainous campus to see the exotic birds will make the trip more special.

Timings: 9:30 AM – 1 PM  and  2:30 PM – 5 PM

Entry Fee: Rs 15

5. The Char Siddhs

These comprise of 4 Shiva temples located around four corners of Dehradun depicting four different swaroops of Lord Shiva. These temples are:

  1. Laxam Sidh
  2. Kalu Sidh
  3. Madhu Sidh
  4. Manak Sidh

All temples are located near rivers or forests. Thus all the temples are purely scenic spots to watch. According to mythology, visiting all the 4 temples in a single day will fulfil the devotee wish. It takes around 3-4 to visit all the temples.

Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM. All the Temples follow this time interval

Entry Fee: Nil

6. Mindrolling Monastery

Amongst the biggest Tibet Monasteries in India, Mondrolling Monastery is a place to watch out for.  The monasteries contain several beautiful gardens, Tibetian art forms, the tallest Stupa in all Asia.  However, the most attractive part is the tall statue of Lord Buddha which catches all the attention towards itself.  Located at the foothills of Himalayas, this place must be surely on everyone’s radar while visiting Dehradun.

Timings: 8 AM – 12 PM  and  2 PM – 7 PM during summers.                                                             9 AM – 12 PM  and 2 PM – 6 PM during winters

Entry Fee: Nil

7. Clock Tower

Commonly known as The Ghanta Ghar, this 85m tall tower lies in the heart of the city.  What makes this tower special is that there is a Glod Plate at the top of the tower where we can find the names of all the Freedom Fighters who fought hard for the independence of India. The tower has six faces.

Timings: 24 Hours

Entry Fee: Nil

8. Shikhar Fall

One of the most frequently visited Waterfalls in the city of Dehradun. this place comes in the number eight in the Best Place to visit in Dehradun A trekkers paradise where you can find many unique species of birds plus a number of butterflies. The charming waterfall makes this place a popular picnic spot.

Timings: 24 Hours

Entry Fee: Nil

9. Tiger View Jungle Camp

This place serves as a natural habitat for the Endangered species of Tiger. One can enjoy Safari at this jungle camp for spotting the tigers. One can also enjoy camping in the wilderness which proves to be a unique experience. The serene views of mountains, lush green surroundings and of course the majestic wild animals make it a not to miss place for anyone.

Timings: 9 AM – 5 PM

Entry Fee: Charges as per jeep for Jungle Safari

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