Top Tourist Places to Visit in Dehradun for the Travelers

Dehradun tourist Places
Dehradun- The City of Hills 

Dehradun has many tourist places to visit for tourists or travelers. These tourist places are the main attraction in Dehradun tourism. Mussoorie and Chakrata are hill station near Dehradun that also attracts travelers from all over India and abroad.

Not only in Dehradun city there are lots of tourist places to visit near Dehradun such as Rishikesh, Haridwar, Mussoorie, etc. I to date visited many places in 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.

There are a variety of tourist places to see in Dehradun such as historical buildings, famous temples, waterfalls, caves, museums, zoos, 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 the top 10 tourist places in Dehradun. For religious type tourists, there are many temples in Dehradun such as Tapkeshwar Shiv temple, Buddha temple, etc.

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

Forest Research Institute - Dehradun

Tourist spots in Dehradun
F.R.I.-Forest Research Institute

F.R.I.-Forest Research Institute is one of the most famous educational and tourist places in Dehradun, India. It is popular for its British-era colonial architectural beauty with the lush green campus of the institute spread over 450 hectares. 

It is a good attraction for those tourists who are nature lovers, students and teachers of Environmental, Botanical, and Forestry science, and also for Civil and Architecture students. Read more

Sahastradhara Waterfall Dehradun

Sahatradhara waterfall Dehradun
Sahastradhara waterfall Dehradun

Sahastradhara is a very popular waterfall in 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 a thousand and ‘Dhara’ means waterfall. It is a naturally beautiful place to spend time with family or friends. Sahastradhara is famous for its Sulphur water where tourists come for taking a bath in the waterfall. Read more

Kempty Falls Ram Gaon Mussoorie Uttarakhand

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 waterfalls situated near 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. Read more

Chakrata – Rush free Tourist Place of Dehradun

Places to visit in Dehradun
A Click at Chakrata Dehradun

Chakrata is one of the most popular tourist places in Dehradun. Chakrata is about 92 kilometers from Dehradun city. Chakrata is the best place for tourists, and nature lovers who want to expend some quality time with nature. 

Chakrata is a hill station that is popular for treks, waterfalls, snowfalls, caves, ancient temples, and the forest of conifers and oaks. The long list of Chakrata tourist places includes Tiger Falls, Kimona Falls, Kanasar, Deoban, Deoban Forest, Chilmiri Neck, Budher Caves, and many more. Read more

Lachhiwala Picnic Spot of Dehradun

Lachhiwala is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Dehradun. Lachhiwala Nature Park is densely surrounded by green lush Sal trees, deciduous shrubs, and other hilly trees. It has a Shivalik herbal garden, Butterfly Park, man-made swimming pools that are filled always with Suswa River running water, and a variety of bird species to see.

Lachhiwala is popular among Doon people as a picnic destination so many local peoples come here on weekends to celebrate picnics with family and friends. Read more.

Jai Maa Daat Kali Manokamna Siddh Peeth Mandir Dehradun

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 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 a beautiful forest area near the mountains. Read more

Buddha Temple Dehradun

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 are one of the major tourist 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 learn how to live in a Buddhist way of life. Here you can see the large Buddhist community. Read more

Robber’s Cave Gucchu Pani Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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 yourself a lot. Dehradun local people go there for celebrating the picnic during the summer season. 

But for outsider tourists, it is a one-time tourist destination. I visited this place only two times during the summer. Robber's cave is actually a river cave where you can see the small waterfalls also. Read more

Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir Dehradun

Shri Prakasheshwar Mahadev Mandir is a temple of the Hindu Lord Shiva which is located on the Dehradun-Mussoorie Road in Uttarakhand and is popularly known as Shiv Mandir on Mussoorie road. This Shiv temple has the Sphatik Shivling of Lord Shiva. 

There are many Shiv Mandir in Dehradun but this is a special one because it is a private temple owned by an unknown owner. Due to the private ownership of this Shiv temple, it is one of the visiting places in Dehradun for tourists. The temple is full of devotees during the Hindu festival Shivratri and in Sawan months. Read more

Tapkeshwar Mahadev Mandir Dehradun

Tapkeshwar Mahadev Mandir is the most famous Lord Shiva temple of Dehradun. It is popular by various names as Tapkeshwer Dham, Tapkeshwer mandir, and Tapkeshwer temple. Tapkeshwar Shiv temple is a natural cave that 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 drops fall naturally and regularly. That’s why this Shiv temple is called Tapkeshwar. Around the temple, greenery, river, and springs make this place naturally beautiful. Read more

Shri Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib (Udasin)

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 a 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 worked for human and social welfare. He organized the 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. Read more

Jhanda Mela Dehradun

One of the popular fairs of 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. Read more

Four Siddh Peeths of Dehradun

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

Santala Devi Temple (Santore Garh)

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 of 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 about 2083 m in 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. Read more

Regional Science Centre (Vigyan Dham), Dehradun

Regional Science Centre (Vigyan Dham), 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 popularize 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. Read more

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