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Sahastradhara-Best Natural Water Picnic Spots in Dehradun

On weekends or public holidays, everyone thinks to celebrate a picnic with family or friends. To make the picnic more memorable they choose the best picnic spots near them that are available in their city. Human's generations developed near the rivers and man always want to live at these places but who unable to live near places search that type of places to spend some time here.

Dehradun-the Capital of Uttarakhand that surrounded by hills and filled with Rivers, springs, waterfalls, seasonal Song Rivers attracts the tourist of nearby places to come here to celebrate a picnic here. Dehradun is naturally filled with mesmerizing scenic locations that provide us with a celebration picnic at its different locations. The picnic spots near water bodies in Dehradun will surprise you with their natural beauty and charm.

List of Water Picnic Spots in Dehradun

Dehradun has lots of picnic spots but here we listed only picnic spots situated near the natural water bodies like rivers, springs, or waterfalls.

  1. Sahastradhara
  2. Lachhiwala
  3. Robber's Cave
  4. Maldevta
  5. Assan Barrage
  6. Santala Devi Mandir

1. Sahastradhara

To celebrate picnic in Dehradun, Sahastradhara is in the top position. It is a natural spring water flow that has sulfur content in water which is best to treat skin diseases. It is about 12 km from the Clock Tower of Dehradun. Sahastradhara means the combination of thousands of small springs that come comes from various nearby hills and makes river type.

It is the most popular tourist place in Dehradun where every year thousands of tourists come here. Local and nearby tourists, couples, and families come here to celebrate a picnic here. Here you can do bathing, swimming, and trekking. For Sahastradhara direct city bus is available from the Parade Ground. If you using your own vehicle then it is the best option.

  • Best Time to Visit: Summer season, from March to July.
  • Entry Ticket: Free
  • Timing: 07:00 am to 07:00 pm.

2. Lachhiwala

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Lachhiwala Nature Park- Popular Picnic Spot in Dehradun


Lachhiwala Nature Park is the second most popular picnic spot that is situated near the natural river water body. Local peoples come here for celebrating weekends here and enjoying a picnic here. For the family, friends, and couples there are many things to do like bathing, swimming in water pools, trekking, and walking in Butterfly Park. It is situated on the Haridwar-Rishikesh Road near the Doiwala under the flyover. It is about 17 km far away from the Dehradun railway station. You can reach there directly by Dehradun city bus, Vikram and Auto. Using your vehicle will be more convenient for you.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to June
  • Entry Fees: Ticket Price for kids 10 Rupees and for Adults 20 Rupees
  • Timing: Open 08:00 and Close 05:00 pm

3. Robber's Cave

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Robber's cave or Guchu Pani


Robber's cave or Guchu Pani is third most popular picnic spot of the Dehradun that situated near the natural water body. Robber's cave is actually a river cave where you can see a small waterfall also. Local or nearby peoples come here during summers on weekends to celebrate picnic here with their loving ones. Gucchu Pani has low-level flowing water that can touch up to your knee only during summer. It is full of natural scenic beautiful places where you can really celebrate a good picnic.

  • Best time to visit: March to June
  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fees: Ticket Price 20/- per visitors

4. Maldevta

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Maldevta Picnic Spot 


Maldevta is also among the best picnic spot of Dehradun that is situated near the seasonal Song River. There are lots of things to do and sightseeing like Maldevta Farms, Maldevta waterfall and Maldevta temple. It is situated 17 km far away from the Clock Tower of Dehradun near the Raipur area.

The surrounding area of the Maldevta is very beautiful and full of natural beauty where you can do lots of things like camping, trekking, Paragliding, etc. Dehradun and nearby local peoples come here to celebrate picnic here during their weekends. Direct bus facility not available for Maldevta so you can come here by own vehicle that would be the best option for you.

  • Best Time to Visit: Monsoon season, from July to October.
  • Entry Ticket: Free
  • Timing: 07:00 am to 07:00 pm.

5. Asan Barrage

Asan Barrage is not much popular picnic spot but lots of peoples and tourists nearby go there for enjoying the picnic here. It is situated near the Yamuna River and Asan River that is about 11 km from the 28 km from Dehradun city. This barrage is located at the border of Himachal Pradesh and Dehradun District. This place is famous for bird watching, here you can see lots of migratory birds that attract animal lovers.

There are lots of things to do here for the peoples who come here to celebrate picnic here like water skiing, paddle boating, and motor boating. You can go there via the Dehradun Ponta Sahib Bus service here. Reaching there from your own vehicle is a good option to enjoy the full day.

  • Best Time to Visit: May to October
  • Entry Ticket: Free
  • Timing: 07:00 am to 07:00 pm.

6. Santala Devi Temple

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Peoples Celebrates Picnic near River at Santala Devi temple

Santala Devi Temple is actually not a picnic spot but it is a religious place in Dehradun that is situated at the hilltop. This temple is situated near the Nun River. If you come here you can see that peoples are preparing food and snacks on the riversides and enjoying a picnic with friends. This area is also beautiful and full of mesmerizing scenes. Here you can do trekking and can see the Mussoorie hills from here.

Devotees of Maa Santala come here for wish fulfillment. After a wish fulfilled by Maa Santala, devotees offer small animals like Cock, Goat to Maa Santala. Then they cut these animals near the riverside area and eat them with family and friends. There is no direct bus available for Santala Devi temple you have to take your own vehicle or book a cab.

  • Best Time to Visit: Summer season, from March to April.
  • Entry Ticket: Free
  • Timing: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm.

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