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Things to do in Dehradun

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  • Uttarakhand
  • Dehradun
  • 16.7°C-36°C
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  • March to Oct
  • Dehradun
  • Dehradun
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5 Best Things to Do in Dehradun

Dehradun, capital city of Uttarakhand is one of the highly recommended tourist destination of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is located in the Doon valley at the foothills of mighty Himalayas. Dehradun is popular for its beautiful nature, pleasant environment and various adventurous activities it provides. The city is also a gateway to some of the highly reputed tourist Destinations like Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Haridwar etc. There are plenty of things to do in Dehradun in a single trip in this beautiful destination which includes various adventure activities, Dehradun culture, kids attractions, shopping, Visiting at local bazaars, places to eat and a lot more. Dehradun is a perfect destination for adventure lovers.It offers many trekking sites . People can try golfing there in some avenues and can go for picnic as dehradun also offers some amazing picnic spots.Paragliding above captivationg landscapes is another option for adventure lovers.Other adventure activities offerd by Dehradun includes water springs, hot air ballooning, wildlife spotting, visiting water parks. Here are the list of some Things to do in Dehradun which you must try on you excursion:-

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There are a number of things to do in Dehraudn of which 5 popular things are:-

Trekking
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Trekking

Dehradun being located in the foothills of Shivalik Mountains is a heaven for adventure trekkers & nature lovers . This means that one doesn’t have to travel too far to be in the lap of mountains .

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Cycling
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Cycling

For cyclists who have been thinking of doing the Manali - Leh route or any long distance mountain biking trip , this will be a good reality check & confidence booster.

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Golfing
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Golfing

Golf is one of the few ball games that do not require a standardized playing area. The game is played on a course with an arranged progression of either nine or 18 holes. Each hole on the course must contain a tee box to start from, and a putting green containing the actual cup.

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Water Spring
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Water Spring

Sahastradhara, located at a distance of around 14 km from the heart of the city, is a popular tourist attraction of Dehradun. Literally meaning 'Thousands fold Spring', Sahastradhara is a beautiful spring, having a depth of around 9 m.

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Hot Air Balloon
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Hot air balloon

Hot air ballooning entails the pilot riding inside a wicker basket attached to a huge balloon made of rip-stop nylon. The balloon has a burner which is positioned between he wicker basket and the balloon. The flame of the burner heats the air inside the balloon and makes it rise. The degree to which the balloon air is heated depends on the atmospheric conditions, also on how high the pilot wants the balloon to go, and, of course, the fuel.

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Kids Attractions In Dehradun

Forest Research Institute
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Forest Research Institute

The Forest Research Institute is an institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India. It is located at Dehradun in Uttarakhand, and is one of the oldest institutions of its kind. In 1991, it was declared a deemed university by the University Grants Commission. The Forest Research Institute campus hosts the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), the staff college that trains officers selected for the Indian Forest Service

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Fun N Food Kingdom
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Fun N Food Kingdom

The place is well connected with all means of local transportation. Dehradun Railway Station is approximately 9 km from this park. Public transport is easily available at the station to reach this destination. Parking facility is also available at the destination so you can also travel in your personal vehicle

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Indian Military Academy
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Indian Military Academy

You can term the world famous Indian Military Academy (IMA), the officer training Academy of the Indian Army, as Dehradun’s pride. Established in the year 1932, the academy boasts of some notable alumni which played major roles in the Indian history. Although the place is a major tourist attraction in the city, you need special permission to enter the campus. However, the academy is open to general public on the GC day which is the graduation day of their cadets.

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Kempty Falls
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Kempty Falls

The Kempty Falls are situated on the hilly tracks of Uttarakhand, India, 13 km from Mussoorie on the Chakrata Road. It is nearly 1364 meters above sea level, at 78°-02’East longitude and 30° -29’North latitude. The Kempty Falls, and the area around is surrounded by high mountain ranges at an altitude of 4500 feet.Kempty Falls were developed as a tourist destination by a British officer John Mekinan, around 1835. The name Kempty is probably derived from the word 'camp-tea', A stream of water running throughout the year starting from the southwest of village Banglow ki kandi moves northwest and falls from 4,500 ft. Splitting into five other cascades, the water falls a further 40 ft.

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Lazer Wars
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Lazer Wars

Located just above the Pacific Blue Restaurant, Lazer Wars in Dehradun is one of the best places for hanging out with friends. It offers virtual games that are quite engaging and interesting; thanks to the latest game technology. You will actually feel that you are playing Lazer Tag, Golf and Sniper for real. Other interactive games offered include basketball, football etc.

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Malsi Deer Park
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Malsi Deer Park

10 Kms. From Dehradun, enroute Mussoorie is situated a beautifully developed tourist spot lying at the foot hills of the Shivalik range. Malsi Deer Park is a mini-zoological park comprising of a children’s park enveloped by beautiful, natural surroundings. Alongwith the attractive environs the availability of refreshments makes the place an ideal sight-seeing cum picnic spot.the Malsi Deer Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dehradun. Located near Dehradun, the Deer park also has a park for children within the complex. The park is home to animals like the two horned deer, Tigers, Neelgai’s and Peacock’s. The Malsi Deer Park is an ideal place for nature lovers and bird watchers.

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Visit Religious Places in Dehradun

Tapkeshwar Temple
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Tapkeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun, also known as Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated by the forest side, the main shivalinga at the temple is inside a natural cave. Water drops from the ceiling of the cave trickle down over the shivalinga in a continuous downpour, making for an interesting spectacle.

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Sai Darbar Temple
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Sai Darbar Temple

Sai Darbar Temple is a famous pilgrim site and a number of devotees flock to this temple to pay their respects. Set in a tranquil surroundings far away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city of Uttarakhand, this temple has the perfect ambiance that helps to connect with the divine. Made almost entirely out of marble, this temple is open to people from all cast and creed. Walk in here for some moments of divinity, and you might turn lucky if its prayer time. The evening prayers at the temple are something to watch out for, with a swarm of devotees singing hymns in God's praise.

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Santala Devi Temple
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Santala Devi Temple

A visit to Dehradun would be incomplete without a visit to the famous Santala Devi Temple. The legends have it that Santala Devi and her brother prayed when they couldn't face the invasion of Mughal army. A divine light emerged as a consequence and they both turned to stone statues. Devotees from far and wide come in reverence for the sacrifice they made.

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Shiv Mandir
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Shiv Mandir

The famous Shiva temple, near Kuthal gate along the way to Mussoorie, is of great religious importance among the visitors not only from India but all over the world and hence you could find a number of foreign tourists coming to this divine place.

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Ram Rai Gurudwara
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Ram Rai Gurudwara

Ram Rai Gurudwara in Dehradun is of great reverence to the Sikhs for it's believed to be the place where Shri Guru Ram Rai set up his camp in 1676. The gurudwara and the surrounding structure as it stands today was built in 1707. The walls of the gurudwara are carved with flowers and motifs, while paintings of religious figures of almost all the religions hang there. There's a pond in the compound that measures 200 x 80 feet and brims with water where devotees usually come for a dip. A major attraction of the place is the community kitchen where around 1000 people take food everyday.

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See Dehradun's Culture

Situated right amidst Himalayas and Shivalik Ranges, Dehradun is one of the most seasoned urban city in the country and hence, it is profoundly rich in culture and heritage. Even in the midst of all the innovation and modernization, local people of Dehradun are faithful to their traditions, and at each event or celebration, they proactively take part in every one of the festivals. Individuals in Dehradun have a place with a wide range of religions and in this way, the city has turned into an area that comprises of various foundations, which makes it a city with a one of a kind arrangement of societies.
Since Dehradun is a major part of the Garhwal Region, the city is extraordinarily influenced by the Garhwali Culture. The essence of old Garhwal Rule can even now be seen in Dehradun. Other than Garwhali, which is the main language spoken in Dehradun, English, Hindi, Punjabi, Napali, Tibetan and Kumaoni language are likewise talked generally all through the city. Hinduism is the prime religion taken after by the general population in Dehradun, around 60% of the populace is Hindu. Other prominent religions in the city are Sikhism, Islam and Jainism.

Fairs and festivals of Dehradun:-

The festivals of Dehradun are very colorful and distinctive and are the blend of various social and cultural factors. The love for color and joyous celebrations of the people of Dehradun is well reflected by the elaborate rituals and the gay abandon with which they surrender themselves to the numerous festivals of the region.

  • Jhanda Mela, the most vital celebration of the year is commended on the fifth day after Holi in the time of March. This reasonable honors the entry of the Sikh Guru Ram Rai to Dehradun who had landed here around the same time in 1699 AD. The reasonable starts with the spreading out of another banner at the Jhanda Chowk.
  • Tapkeshwar Mela is held at the acclaimed Tapkeshwar Temple of Dehradun at the season of Mahashivratri. Aficionados of Lord Shiva from various corners of the state collect at the sanctuary to pay praise at the feet of the god.
  • Laxman Sidhha Mela is sorted out in the respect of the four Siddhapeethas situated around Dehradun. Individuals assemble in a substantial number and make offerings at the Samadhi at the season of Laxman Sidhha Mela.
  • Bissu Mela is praised at the Jhanda ground which denotes the start of the collecting season. In addition, the social legacy and the custom of the Jaunsari tribe are likewise celebrated at the season of Bissu Mela.
  • Mahasu Devta's Mela is a yearly celebration held in the time of August at Hanol. At the season of this three days celebration an excellent parade of the Goddess Mahasu is conveyed when the parade is joined by steady melodic petitions that continue for 3 days and evenings without break.
  • Saheed Veer Kesri Chandra Fair is composed at the commemoration devoted to an extraordinary opportunity warrior of this locale Veer Kesri Chandra.
  • Lakhawar Fair celebrated at a town named Lakhawar is held amid the times of September or October consistently. This reasonable is set apart with the exhibitions of move, music, social exercises and different games rivalries. This is a conventional celebration of local Garhwali tribes of Dehradun.

Nandadevi mela
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Nandadevi-mela

The Nanda Devi Melas are held at Almora, Dehradun, Nauti, Dandidhara, Munsiyari and Ranikhet, of which the Almora and Roopkund fairs are the most famous ones. The Nanda Devi Jat is celebrated every year in the Nanda Devi temples spread across Garhwal and Kumaon. The festival commences on the day earmarked for the Devi’s visit to her maiti or parents’ home and culminates with the return to her husband’s home. This tradition is beautifully expressed in the folk songs of Uttarakhand.

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Basant Panchami
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Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami is celebrated in between January and February of every year. As per hindu calendar this is the second last month of the year and called Magh (January-February). On this festival people worship the Goddess Saraswati, and wear yellow clothes .

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Makar Sankranti
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Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti or Ghugutia is one of the famous Hindu festivals and is celebrated with lot of zeal in Uttarakhand. According to the Hindu scriptures, on this day, the sun enters the zodiac sign of Capricorn from the zodiac sign of Cancer. This day marks the northward transit (Uttarayan) of the sun. The migratory birds also return to the hills, since a change in season takes place. On Makar Sankranti people give Khichdi in charity and take a dip in holy rivers in Kumaun Bageshwar (Saryu and Gomti Sangam) and Ranibagh (Gaula). They also participate in the Uttarayani fairs to celebrate the festival of Ghughutia(also known as Kale Kauva).

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Ganga Dussehra
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Ganga Dussehra

Ganga Dusshera is celebrated in Uttarakhand with lot of enthusiasm. This festival starts on the tenth day of Jaishtha (May-June) according to the Hindu calendar. It begins on the Amavasya night (dark moon night) and continues till Dashami tithi or the tenth phase of the moon. The ‘Aarti’ is held in Haridwar and thousands of people attend it. The festival of Ganga Dusshera or Dasar sees the River Ganges worshipped for ten days by the people. During this period people douse themselves in the sacred river of the Ganges to wash themselves from all their past and present life sins.

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Shopping Places in Dehradun - What is Famous in Dehradun

Dehradun is not only a decent place for touring but rather can likewise be said to be every shopper's paradise. The little stores and markets have plenty of invaluable souvenirs that can't be found even in the swankiest of shopping centers. All you need is a little persistence and capacity to meander wander along the endless roads to stock your pack with beautiful memorabilia.

Alaya Design Studio
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Alaya Design Studio

If revamping your home or office space is on your mind, Alaya Design Studio is just the place for you. It's a one stop shop for the most exclusive hand crafted furniture, lamps shades, and a very exclusive range of home wares and more. And while you are there, don't forget to check out the very exclusive collection of personalised furniture, something that's sure to take your breath away.

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Ashley Hall
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Ashley Hall

Located on Rajpur Road, Astley Hall in famous for its wooden, bamboo and cane items, especially furniture, crafted by local artisans. Apart from that, Astley Hall is also famous for woolen items, such as cardigans, shawls and sweaters, most of which are available at bargain prices.

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Eleganza Mall
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Eleganza Mall

Parsvnath Eleganza Mall one of the best Shopping Mall/Shopping Centre in Dehradun. Parsvnath is a company whose business philosophy lies in the commitment to creating architectural marvels using state-of-the-art technology and global architectural, construction and business practices. Parsvnath Eleganza Mall located at Rajpur Road, Dehradun.

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Himalayan Weavers
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Himalayan Weavers

Stole by Himalayan Weavers Dehradu. Himalayan Weavers produce Hand Woven Shawls, Stoles and Scarves using Natural Dyes Wool Eri Silk and Organic Cotton on Fair Trade basis. This stole is made with Indigo and Flame of Forest. Shopping in Mussoorie and shopping in dehradun. We produce shawls, stoles and scarves using natural dyes, Himalayan wool, eri (ahimsa) silk and organic cotton. We are based in Masrana village near Mussoorie and Dehradun in the India Himalayas. These products are available for shopping in Mussoorie on the way to Dhanaulti and Dehradun.

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Places To Eat In Dehradun- famous food,restaurants

Chicken Point
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Chicken Point

A haven for non-veg food lovers, Chicken Point in Dehradun promises a delightful culinary voyage for its guests. There's much more on the menu than just chicken, including the mouth watering biryanis and kormas. Moreover, you will be greeted by a polite staff, a lavish menu and a cosy ambience at this famous eatery in Dehradun.

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Nanking Restaurant
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Nanking Restaurant

Nanking Restaurant is a perfect place if you want to have the best of almost all the worlds. This multi-cuisine restaurant at Dehradun serves the best of specialities, like the Chinese seekh kebabs, Afghani chickens, chicken sagwala, butter paneer, and more. Delve into a world of culinary delights that includes Continental, Chinese, Indian and more.

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Black Pepper
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Black Pepper

If you're looking for a scrumptious Indian meal then Black Pepper is the place for you! Do try the wonderful "Fish Fry Amritsari" along with the papad and salads. The ambience here is also very subtle, which when coupled with the impeccable service makes for an unforgettable experience.

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Town Table
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Town Table

Encompassing of both indoor and outdoor seating, Town Table is surrounded by contemporary and sophisticated decor. Though the continental cuisine is famous city wide, the desserts are especially enticing. Don't forget to try the 'hyderabadi biriyani', one of the best dishes served here.

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Tirupati balaji-the vegetarian restaurant
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Tirupati balaji-the vegetarian restaurant

Tirupati Balaji-The Vegetarian Restaurant, as the name suggests, is one of the more frequently visited restaurants on Rajpur Road. Essentially vegetarian, it's famous for its snacks that are majorly imbibed with Indian flavours. Apart from the snacks, many north Indian delicacies are a major draw here. Walk in for a platter full of surprises at astoundingly low prices here.

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Places to see in Dehradun

Hotels in Dehradun

Four Points By Sheraton

Four Points By Sheraton

Forest Avenue

Forest Avenue

Hotel Shiva Residency

Hotel Shiva Residency

Hotel Pacific

Hotel Pacific

Aketa

Aketa

Softel Plaza

Softel Plaza

Places to visit Dehradun

Tapkeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar Temple

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Robbers Cave

Robbers Cave Dehradun

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Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara Dehradun

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Laxman Siddh

Laxman Siddh Dehradun

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Malsi Deer Park

Malsi Deer Park Dehradun

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Clock Tower

Clock Tower Rajpur Street, Dehradun

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Forest Research Institiute

Forest Research Institiute

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Mindrolling Monastery

Mindrolling Monastery Dehradun

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Sakyamuni Buddha Staute

Sakyamuni Buddha Staute Dehradun

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Tapovan

Tapovan Near Raipur,Dehradun

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