The Best Things To Do in Dehradun

In the beautiful hilly lands of cool breeze and crisp air, lies the stunning city of Dehradun. It is a culturally rich place with the best educational institutions, schools and great places to have food as well. You can explore many things to do in Dehradun and places of historical importance like The Kalinga War Memorial, The Gurkha Fort, The FRI Museum, The Chetwode Hall etc. There are many places of worship as well, like the Mindrolling Monastery, Ram Rai Darbar, Tapkeshwar Temple, Sai Darbar Temple, The Char Siddhs etc. There is also the Sahastradhara, which is a cold sulphur water spring, wherein you can go for a fun day out picnicking with family and friends. You can also drive down to Dakpathar which is a village downtown for sightseeing and relaxing.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Dehradun, India

Must see places in Dehradun ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Dehradun and point of interests to visit.

  1. Forest Research Institute

    #1 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Forest Research Institute

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    Address: P.O. New Forests, Dehradun, Uttaranchal, India

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Forest Research Institute, also known as The Imperial Forest Research Institute was established in 1906 to organize and take off forestry research programs in India. It was originally founded by D...Read more

  2. Robber's Cave

    #2 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Robber's Cave

    Tags: Cave, Waterfall, River, Picnic Spot

    Address: Vijaypur, Gopiwala, Anarwala, Guchhupani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Robber’s Cave is a cave formation located a few kilometres away from the centre of Dehradun. It is locally known as Guchhupani. The interiors of the cave are so beautifully designed that it is h...Read more

  3. Sahastradhara

    #3 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Sahastradhara

    Tags: Temple, Water Body, View Point, River

    Address: Vijaypur, Gopiwala, Anarwala, Guchhupani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Sahastradhara literally means ‘flow of thousand springs’. It is a place where the Baldi River flows through the hilly terrain. History says, it was here that the teacher of the Pandavas an...Read more

  4. Tapkeshwar Temple

    #4 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Tapkeshwar Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Picnic Spot

    Address: Vijaypur, Gopiwala, Anarwala, Guchhupani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Tapakeshwar temple which is also known as the Mahadev Temple is situated a few kilometers away from the center of the city. The feature that makes the location more beautiful is its situation on t...Read more

  5. Mindrolling Monastery

    #5 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Mindrolling Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: Clement Town- 248002, Dehradun, Uttaranchal, India

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Mindrolling Monastery is one among the 6 major monasteries of the Nyingma School in Tibet. It was founded by Rigzin Terdak Lingpa in 1676. The Mindrolling Monastery in India was re-established by ...Read more

  6. Chetwode Hall

    #6 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Chetwode Hall

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Memorial, Exhibition

    Address: Indian Military Academy, Uttarakhand- 248001

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Chetwode Hall which is more widely known as the Indian Military Academy was named after the legendary founder of the academy, Field Marshall Sir Philip Chetwode. He founded this hall and academy i...Read more

  7. Ram Rai Darbar

    #7 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Ram Rai Darbar

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    Address: Darbar Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji Maharaj, Jhanda Moholla, Dehradun- 248001, Uttarakhand, India

    Timings: 05:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    This can be considered as the most important place of the Doon Valley. The name of the valley itself has a link with this place. History says that, Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji, the son of the seventh Guru Sh...Read more

  8. Wadia Institute Of Himalayan Geology

    #8 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Wadia Institute Of Himalayan Geology

    Tags: Educational Site

    Address: 33 GMS Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand- 248001, India

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Wadia Institute of Himalayan geology is an autonomous association of the department of Science & Technology. It was originally established as a small two roomed destination in 1968. This was l...Read more

  9. The Kalinga War Memorial

    #9 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    The Kalinga War Memorial

    Tags: Historical Site, War Memorial

    Address: Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand- 248001, India

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Kalinga War Memorial is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Dehradun. This place is stressed as a must visit by the Uttarakhand government. It is a heritage site. This place is unique, ...Read more

  10. Dakpathar

    #10 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Dakpathar

    Tags: Science Museum, Water Body, River, Nature

    Address: Chakrata Road, Dehradun- 248001, Uttarakhand, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Dakpathar, also called Dakpatther or Dak Pather is a small town located in Uttarakhand. It is a place of abundant natural beauty and lush greenery surrounding it. This place is now a luxurious tourist...Read more

  11. Udipi Restaurant

    #11 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Udipi Restaurant

    Address: 16, Subhash Road, Opposite Pacific Hotel, Dehradun Gpo, Dehradun - 248001,Phone: +(91)-135-2657666, +(91)-9997044222

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Udipi Restaurant is known for serving traditional south Indian dishes. They also prepare fresh and tasty Chinese and Continental dishes.

  12. Cafe 82

    #12 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Cafe 82

    Tags: Cafe, Leisure

    Address: 82 Rajpur road, Dehradun- 2480001

    Timings: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    Cafe 82 is located at the famous road (rajpur road) of Dehradun. It  has become very popular hangout place among the local people of Dehradun. Its ambiance takes back to the Victorian Era wh...Read more

  13. Hotel Vishranti

    #13 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Hotel Vishranti

    Address: Village Lower Kandoli, Dehradun, 248001

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    For ultra luxury, try Vishranti, a Doon Valley Resort & Spa.

  14. Hotel Raj Deluxe

    #14 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Hotel Raj Deluxe

    Address: 75/2 Rajpur Road, Dehradun 248001, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Raj Deluxe hotels like Madhuban, Pacific and Hotel M J Residency are all situated on Rajpur Road.

  15. Atithi Restaurant

    #15 of 45 Things To Do in Dehradun
    Atithi Restaurant

    Address: 13, Tyagi Road, Dehradun - 248 001. Tel. : 0135-2627246, 0135-2625033.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Atithi Restaurant is a restaurant that also serves Indian, Chinese and continental dishes. If you are looking for something well prepared and unique, then look no further.

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