Dehradun in UttrakhandDehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and a gateway to some of the most popular hill stations in India like Nainital and Mussoorie
Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and a gateway to some of the most popular hill stations in India like Nainital and Mussoorie, with its elevation of 450m above sea level and makes for pleasant stay for visitors
Dehradun is still known for its calm and relaxing life where the weather is pleasant and the air fresh.
It lies between the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers, two of the most prominent water bodies in the county.
Attractions in Dehradun
A visit to the Tapkeshwar Temple is a must when for worshippers of Shiva. The temple is so named because it is inside a cave and water from its ceiling trickles down on the Shiva lingam drop by drop.
Tapkeshwar Mandir is thronged by pilgrims every day and the number goes through the roof during Shivratri as there is special fair called Tapkeshwar Fair organized here during this time.
Robber’s Cave is one of the best attractions for adventure and nature lovers.
Known for its disappearing river and the trek that leads up to a waterfall. Tourists come here to witness the gushing waterfall and trek between two cliffs via a dark cave. The trek begins from Anarwala Village and goes all the way up till you reach the 10m high waterfall.
Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park is spread across 820 sq km in the foothills of the Himalayas, accessible only between November to June, the national park is home to over 400 bird species with birds like great hornbill, reed bunting, green avadavat and more.
Wildlife enthusiasts will have a gala time spotting cheetahs, wild boars, antelopes, Asian elephants and several other species of animals in this park.
If you love reptiles, you can also spot some of the biggest pythons, king cobras, etc.
And don’t forget to spot butterflies when here along with reptiles.
Rajaji National Park offers jungle safaris that offers tourists to witness wildlife in their natural environ from a close distance.
Trek to the Pindari Glacier if the right choise for adventure seeker and is the most easily accessible glacier in the Himalayan region.
The trek takes between six to 10 days with tent accommodation.
Malsi Deer Park
Malsi Deer Park is a perfect spot for family picnic in the open. It is 10 km away from Dehradun city and has a huge number of deer in their natural habitat.