The state capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is located quite near to the Himalayan foothills with a 6 sided Ghanta Ghar at its core. The small city has a lot to offer whether it is a family vacation you are planning or a small weekend getaway with your friends. There is Paltan Bazaar to the Southwest which is a busy shopping hub and the East is famous for its Sikh temple Gurudwara, Nanaksar which is known for its ornate white and golden domes.
Things to do in Dehradun
1. Take a dip in the medicinal waters of Sahastradhara
The term Sahastradhara means a thousand-fold spring and is quite apt when it comes to the various waterfalls and caves which enhance the beauty of this mesmerising tourist destination. A trip to Dehradun cannot be completed unless you have enjoyed the cool and soothing waters here which are also known to be full of therapeutic values since the water here drips from limestone and turns into sulphur springs.
2. Enjoy the thrill of robber’s cave
Enjoy and live the thrilling story of Ali Baba and Forty Thieves at this adventurous spot near Sahastradhara. The place is known as Gucchipani and has a one-kilometre trek to reach this surreal spot that brings alive the beauty of mother nature like nothing else. It has been rated as one of the best activities to enjoy in Dehradun.
3. Take a family picnic at Lachhiwala
Lachhiwala is one of the most fun activity spots in Dehradun, it has unparalleled beauty. It is an ideal spot for enjoying some family time and break the monotony of everyday life while making memories to cherish.
4. A serene trip at Mind rolling Monastery
Located right in the lap of nature, this is by far one of the largest Buddhist centres of India and make to the top things to do when in Dehradun. Impeccably and beautifully designed, this monastery is known for its beautiful architecture where the walls depict the life of Buddha and the beauty of Japanese architecture.
5. Seek Spiritual Divinity at Tapkeshwar Temple
Located in the foothills of Himalayas, Tapkeshwar Temple is a heavenly abode and is one of the many things that you must not miss in Dehradun. The temple is an abode of Lord Shiva and surrounded by pine, deodar and oak trees that offer immense calm to the visitors.
6. Shopping at Tibetan Market
This list of activities in Dehradun cannot be completed unless you mention shopping here. Check out some pocket-friendly items to pick from Tibetan market available in vibrant colours, ideal to take as small gifts or to pamper yourself, Tibetan handicraft and Garhwali jewellery is sure to tempt you to splurge.
Where to stay in Dehradun
Dehradun is a famous and yet less crowded tourist destination. It is not so difficult to find good hotels in Dehradun irrespective of your budget. With OYO rooms providing hotels in all ranges, one can find and book a hotel of their choice before you have even booked your tickets for Dehradun.
If you are heading to Dehradun for a family vacation, you can check out Oyo Rooms near the Tapkeshwar Temple and choose from a myriad of options like hotels, serviced apartments and homestays as per your budget.
Hotels in Dehradun
You can find various budget and premium category Dehradun hotels online on OYO Rooms website. It is easy to pick a hotel based on your budget, the number of people you are travelling with and duration you are travelling for. If you are looking for a hotel that fulfils a specific need like Wi-Fi or a swimming pool, then you can pick them from the amenities filter is given for hotel search pages on the website.
Standard budget accommodation with OYO rooms offers you clean rooms with attached bathroom, private car parking, air conditioning, refrigerator and in house dining. Whether you choose a hotel or a homestay, most Oyo Rooms have a conference room and a fully functional business centre at your disposal.
If on the other hand, you are looking for a premium stay option with OYO Rooms, use the filter OYO type and check on premium properties. You will be given options like flagship and OYO Townhouses. You also get to choose the services that you mandatorily require like laundry service, free Wi-Fi, round the clock security or a well-furnished room. If you are travelling to Dehradun on a budget, OYO provides some best budget hotels in Dehradun as options to stay.