Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Tourist Places in Dehradun

Places to visit in Dehradun and Mussoorie
Dehradun- The City of Hills 
Dehradun has many tourist places for tourists. I till date visited many places in the Dehradun. Some of the places I visited many times and some of the places only once. But up to date, I have to visit lots of tourist places in Dehradun. Dehradun has a variety of tourist places such as historical buildings, famous temples, waterfalls, caves, museums, zoo, etc. There are many places to visit in Dehradun for couples such as Sahastradhara, Gucchu Pani, FRI, etc.  You will find here reviews of all top10 tourist places in Dehradun. For the religious type tourists, there are many temples in Dehradun such as Tapkeshwar Shiv temple, Buddha temple, etc.

Those places I visited till date, I mentioned here. For full details, you can click on the headings and you will get details review of that tourist place.


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FRI Dehradun
F.R.I.-Forest Research Institute is one of the most famous educational and tourist place in Dehradun, India. It is popular for British era colonial architectural beauty with the lush green campus of the institute spread over in 450 hectares. It is a good attraction for those tourists who are nature lover, students and teachers of Environmental, Botanical and Forestry science and also for Civil and Architecture students.


Tourist attractions in and around Dehradun
Sahatradhara waterfall Dehradun
Sahastradhara is a very popular waterfall in the Dehradun. During summer it would be fully filled with tourists and local natural beauty lovers. Sahastradhara is not a single waterfall. Sahastradhara means a collection of thousands of waterfalls. ‘Sahastra’ means thousand and ‘dhara’ means waterfall. It is a naturally beautiful place to spend time with family or friends. Sahastradhara is famous for Sulphur water where tourists come for taking a bath in the waterfall.


For nature lovers, Dehradun and Mussoorie is a good place. One of the famous tourist destinations of the Mussoorie is Kempty fall. Kempty fall is one of the popular waterfall situated near the Mussoorie. Kempty Waterfall is situated at an altitude of 4500 feet above sea level. Kempty waterfall, falling from a mountain about 40 feet high, is the largest of the five springs flowing in the valley of Mussoorie. This waterfall, 15 km from the destination site at the distance of Yamunotri is located on the road.


Jai Maa Daat Kali Manokamna Siddh Peeth Mandir is popularly known as Daat Kali Mandir in Dehradun. Daat Kali Mandir is among the popular temples of the Dehradun. Daat Kali Mandir is dedicated to the Goddess Kali. Goddess Kaali is the avatar of Goddess Shakti. Maa Daat Kali Mandir is considered as the Sidh Peeth temple. Every devotee of Maa Daat Kali comes here to get blessings before starting new work. It is situated outer of the city on the National Highway Number 72 A Dehradun Saharanpur road. Maa Daat Kali is situated in the beautiful forest area near the mountains.


Dehradun tourist places list
Buddha Temple Dehradun
Buddha Temple of the Dehradun is an eminent example of Tibetan culture and Japanese art. Buddha Temple is situated in a calm and peaceful place far from the city's hustle and bustle. Buddha Temple and Mindrolling Monastery is one of the major tourist’s attractions of Dehradun which attracts not only Indian tourists but also international tourists from various countries such as Japan, China, Nepal, Shri Lanka, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Tibet, etc. Tourists come here to see, the World's Largest Stupa of Lord Gautama Buddha and learning how to live in a Buddhist way of life. Here you can see the large Buddhist community. 


Dehradun has lots of tourist places to visit. During summer for one time visiting Robber's cave or Guchu Pani is the best option where you can enjoy a lot. Dehradun local people go there for celebrating the picnic during the summer season. But for outsider tourists, it is the one-time tourist destination. I visited this place only two times during the summers. Robber's cave is actually a river cave where you can see the small waterfalls also.


Shri Prakasheshwar Mahadev Mandir is a temple of Hindu Lord Shiva which is located on the Dehradun-Mussoorie Road in Uttarakhand and popularly known as Shiv Mandir on Mussoorie road. This Shiv temple have Sphatik Shivling of Lord Shiva. There are many Shiv Mandir in Dehradun but it is a special one because it is a private temple owned by an unknown owner. Due to private ownership of this Shiv temple, it is one of the visiting places in Dehradun for tourists. The temple is full of devotees during Hindu festival Shivratri and in Sawan months.


Tapkeshwar Mahadev Mandir is the most famous Lord Shiva's temple of Dehradun. It is popular by various names as Tapkeshwer Dham, Tapkeshwer mandir, and Tapkeshwer temple. Tapkeshwar Shiv temple is a natural cave which is situated near the Tons River. This cave is also famous as 'Dron Cave' because Guru Dronacharya did 'Tapasya' here. There is a Swayambhu Shivling inside the cave on which water drop fall naturally and regularly. That’s why this Shiv temple called as Tapkeshwar. Around the temple, greenery, river, and springs make this place naturally beautiful.


There were lots of great saints in India who worked for society and country during their lifetime and created a system for their followers to work for the welfare of society and country. Shri Guru Ram Rai was the great saint who worked their whole life for the human, society, and country. Today we popularly know them by various names such as Jhanda Sahib, Jhande Ji, Baba Ram Rai and the founder of Dehradun. Dehradun was the ‘karmbhoomi’ of Shri Guru Ram Rai where the rest of life working for human and social welfare. He organizing popular Jhanda Mela and gave the message of blessing, harmony, goodwill and mutual brotherhood. Interestingly, if the flag was not present today, then perhaps Dehradun would not have happened.


One of the popular fairs of the Northern India is the Flag Fair of Dehradun which is more popularly as Jhanda Mela or Jhande Ji ka Mela. This Jhanda Mela starts on the fifth day of Chaitra (the fifth day from the Holi) which is the birthday of Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji. Other than being the birthday of Guru Ram Rai, it is the day he came to Dehradun in 1676 AD. So this flag hoisting ceremony is celebrated at Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib, Jhanda Bazar in Dehradun by his large number of devotees to remember Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji every year.


The famous Char Siddhs of Dehradun situated in the corners of Dehradun in each direction. All Siddh Peeths situated in very calm and naturally beautiful places near the river or forest. After visiting these places you will feel relax and peace in mind. These four Siddh Peeths very famous among the Dehradun and nearby cities devotees. The famous Char Siddhs comprises four temples. These four temples are listed below.

Dehradun tourist place information
Maa Bala Sundari Temple Dehradun
Hindu Goddess Maa Vaishno Devi’s ‘Baal Roop’ called as Maa Bala Sundari. There are lots of temples of Maa Bala Sundari Devi in India and the most famous Maa Bala Sundari Mandir is situated in Tirlokpur, Himachal Pradesh. One of the popular temples of Maa Bala Sundari is situated at Sudhowala in Dehradun. This temple is situated inside the forest which is approximately 3.5 km from Sudhowala in South-West direction.


Santala Devi Mandir is a very popular and ancient hilltop temple of Dehradun. The temple is also famous as Santora Devi temple among the devotees. The Santala Devi temple is situated in the village Jahariwala. Temple is situated at the hilltop and at the bottom of the hill there is a very beautiful river Nun which makes it a very beautiful location for the tourist who comes to visit this temple. Santala Devi temple is at about 2083 m height. There are other Gods statues also in the Santala Devi Temple such as Gauri Sankar Statues, Lord Hanuman, Lord Shani Dev, Maa Kali, etc.


Shri Balaji Dham- Shri Siddh Hanuman Mandir is situated at national highway 72, Jhajra, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. This temple was established by Baba Ram Kishan Das Barfani in Jhajra in 1957. Balaji is a very famous name of Hindu God Hanuman. Balaji name is famous in north India. Balaji means Baal Hanuman or childhood form of Lord Hanuman.  Most famous Balaji Mandir is Mehandipur Balaji Mandir in Dausa, Rajasthan. Shri Balaji Dham temple is established with the same theme of the Mehandipur Balaji Mandir. Prayer of Balaji and worship methods for the Balaji is same as in Mehandipur Balaji Mandir.


List of all tourist places in Dehradun
Aanchalik Vigyan Kendra Dehradun
Regional Science Centre is also called as Aanchalik Vigyan Kendra and more popularly known as Vigyan Dham in Dehradun. It is situated in Jhajra near Suddhowala. Regional Science City is developed by the Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST) and National Council for Science Museum (NCSM).The aim of Aanchalik Vigyan Kendra is to popularizing the science & technology and scientific knowledge among the students and common people. Whole year students and common peoples visit the Regional Science city Dehradun. There are lots of functions and exhibitions organized during special occasions such as Science day, Earth day, etc.

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