Dehradun has been a holiday destination for years. The beautiful surroundings and its proximity to the hills have been major advantages for this city. The gorgeous spots of Rishikesh and Mussoorie are not too far from here, and Dehradun too has unique experiences for its guests.
About 6-7 hours away from Delhi by road, and only an hour by air, Dehradun is the perfect holiday destination for those who don’t want to travel too far. To make your holiday memorable, we’ve listed 6 of the best places to visit and things to do in Dehradun. So go ahead and book your tickets. Your itinerary has been set.
Venture into Robber’s Cave
A river cave formation in the Garhwal Himalayas, Robber’s Cave is a delight for those who like some thrill. This cave is about 600 metres long and has a river flowing through the central part of this natural formation. It’s only about 8 kilometres away from the city centre so the drive here won’t take too long. Start your Dehradun trip with this dose of adventure and take pictures that are bound to induce envy in your friends.
Take a dip at Sahastradhara
Near Robber’s Cave lies Sahastradhara, a collection of sulphur springs. Located about 14 kilometres away from the city centre of Dehradun, Sahastradhara is the ideal place to spend a few tranquil moments in the lap of nature. The water here is known for its medicinal properties but even if you don’t go for its therapeutic value, you’ll want to spend more time here just to take in the unique surroundings and fresh air.
Get your dose of Bollywood at the Forest Research Institute
Not many people know that the location for the popular Bollywood film Student Of The Year was in Dehradun. The Forest Research Institute doubled up as the famous school where the three protagonists studied. For your very own experience with Bollywood, visit this landmark of Dehradun and spot the familiar places from the film. The Forest Research Institute is also known for its unique architecture which makes it stand out among the other structures of the city.
Fill up on all kinds of momos
If there’s one thing you must not miss eating in Dehradun, it’s momos. With a distinct Chinese and Tibetan influence here, the momos here are authentic and heavenly for the taste buds. While good momos are not difficult to come by, there are a few places which stand out. Kalsang on Rajpur road is one of the most popular restaurants in Dehradun and is known to have some of the best momos in town. Some of the places known for great food are Cafe Marigold and Orchard.
Find serenity at Mindrolling Monastery
Located in the picturesque Clement Town, Mindrolling is a prominent Buddhist monastery. It offers a great view of its surroundings along with spiritual serenity. If you want to find a quiet spot in the hustle and bustle of Dehradun, this is where you’ll find it. The monastery is also an architectural marvel and stands out in the distance. The premises of the monastery also houses one of the tallest stupas in the world. Surrounded by greenery and large gardens, this monastery is truly a spiritual paradise.
Explore the jungle life at Rajaji National Park
If you’re travelling with family, spend a day at the Rajaji National Park. The wildlife park opens at 7 am and closes at 10 am. It opens again at 2.30pm and closes for the day at 5 pm. Depending on which time of the year you choose, you have a good chance at spotting several wildlife species. You’ll get a great day with the family and some unique experiences at a national park, all for a nominal price. The Rajaji National Park is xxxx kilometres away from the city centre of Dehradun.
So go ahead and book your summer trip to Dehradun. And to make your holiday even better, book an OYO Home where you can enjoy unmatched privacy and the comforts of your own home.
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