Tourist Places To Visit in Dehradun for Memorable Holidays
Places to visit in Dehradun

Tourist Places To Visit in Dehradun for Memorable Holidays

Dehradun, Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful and famous locations in India. Thousands of tourists come here because there is something for everyone like trekkers, photographers, couples, are the type of people you can see on this popular hill station. One of the famous spots in Dehradun is Robber’s cave, it is the famous picnic spot among tourists and locals. People who visit Dehradun have experienced simple, peaceful life and bustle of the modern rat race, so here is a list of some Best places to visit in Dehradun.

Tourist places in Deharadun for best experience.

  • Robber’s Cave
  • Kedarkantha Trek
  • Bali Pass
  • Forest research institute
  • Tapovan temple
  • Malsi deer park
  • Har ki Dun
  • Lacchiwalla
  • Sahastradhara
  • Mind rolling Monastery

1. Explore Famous Robber’s Cave

Robber’s Cave
Robber’s Cave

Robber’s cave is one of the preferred places in Dehradun for a picnic. The cave has its own waterfall and you can have a picnic here. Robber’s Cave is around 600 meters long and is visited by thousands of tourists who seek adventure. On the entrance, people can rent rubber flip flops and it is advised to people to take care while exploring the cave as the water in the cave could get knee-high for adults. Some people have also seen a beautiful rainbow in the sky over the falls.   

Visiting hours = 7:00AM – 6:00PM

Entry fee = INR25

Trip Duration = Around 2-3 Hours

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2. Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute
Forest Research Institute

This institute is the Indian Council of Forest research and education. The institute has various things that you can see here such as museums, libraries, laboratories and multiple areas for conducting forestry research. The place is so famous that the institute has been used in many Bollywood films. Not just Bollywood films but also TV commercials and albums have used this place for shooting. FRI also offers various courses to study.

Visiting Timings = 9:30AM – 6:00PM

Entry fee = INR 15

Trip Duration = Around 1-2 Hours

3. Tapovan Temple

Tapovan Temple
Tapovan Temple

This Temple is located on the bank of the Ganga river and is visited by hundreds of devotees and people often come here for meditation and release tension to have a sense of satisfaction as well as peace of mind. The best time to visit the Tapovan temple is in April and July. Devotees visit here for meditation, enjoy the snow and witness the rituals also to enjoy the quiet environment. This place is full of Sadhus and sages, they worship here to appease God.

Visiting hours = 6:00AM – 8:00PM

Per Hour Pricing = Free 

Trip Duration = Around 1-2 Hours

Suggested Read = Best Activities in Haridwar for Religious Holidays

4. Lacchiwalla


This is a forest type place in Dehradun and there is a river flowing in the forest and there are around 8 pools that are used for baths. This place is always crowded but clean. This is a famous place in Dehradun is which is famous for bird watching and trekking. Despite being the crowdy place the water remains clean, the only problem is monkeys that you will likely to see here.

Visiting hours = 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Entry fee = INR 30

Trip Duration = Around 1 hour

5. Sahastradhara


This is a man-made waterfall and located on the bank of river Badli and has eye-catching beauty, this is so beautiful that attracts lots of enthusiasts who come to explore waterfalls and caves. The waterfall gives the place a scenic beauty and to enjoy this place one can opt for ropeway ride, these ropeway rides provide trips to these gorgeous mountain tops.

Visiting hours = 8:00AM – 7:00PM

Trip Duration = Around 1 Hour

Entry Fee = Free

6. Mindrolling Monastery

Mindrolling Monastery
Mindrolling Monastery

This Monastery is beautiful architecture, and also has beautiful gardens and a stupa. This place is not just a tourist spot but also a place for spirituality. It is advised for visitors that they should remove their shoes before you enter the monastery.   

Visiting hours = 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Entry Fee = Free

Trip Duration = Around 1-2 hours

Also, Read = Famous places in the Yoga capital of World – Rishikesh

7. Malsi Deer Park

Malsi Deer Park
Malsi Deer Park

This Park is in the Shivalik range and the perfect place for wildlife photographers, nature enthusiasts. This small zoological park is home to tiger, deer, peacock, Neel Gai, and many other animals. Malsi deer park also has food items. This park is a perfect place for picnic and kids can enjoy various slides available in the park. It is advised that people should not take pets along with them. 

Visiting hours = 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Entry Fee = INR 10

Trip Duration = Around 1-2 Hours

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8. Bali Pass

Bali Pass
Bali Pass

If you have time are love to trek Himalayan mountain then you must trek to the visit Bali Pass. It is one of the least explored places in the Himalayan Region and located 170km from Dehradun. Bali Pass is around 4800 meters high and the view from above is so majestic. You should have an extra battery for your camera because you won’t stop taking photos and as there is no electric supply so carry extra batteries. You should pack food and water before camping here. Tourists who visit here have found that mountain river water is clean to drink.

Charges = Free

Ideal Duration = Around 1-2 hours

Location = Raipur road, IAS Officers Colony, Rajpur, Dehradun   

9. Har Ki Dun

Har Ki Dun
Har Ki Dun

This place is referred to as “Valley of God”, it is one of the finest places for camping and trekking. As the mountains are around 3500 meters high it offers a panoramic view of the surrounding. While trekking and camping one can explore the most unexplored areas of the Himalayan region. This place is mainly for trekking, so you won’t find any food up there, so it is advised to pack your food. One should have a well informed and trained guide in advance to avoid any kind of problem.

Visiting hours = All days

Trip Duration = Around 1 week

Entry Fee = Fee varies according to package

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10. Kedarnath Trek

Kedarnath Trek
Kedarnath Trek

This is famous for trekking among tourists and while trekking you have an opportunity to explore the exotic flora and fauna. Visiting this place is an adventure itself, trekking in Kedarnath in easy. Food and water while trekking is easy to find, there are many guesthouses and one can also have clean water from River Supin. It is advised to carry warm clothes irrespective of the season you are visiting here and obtain all the permits well in advance required for trekking.           

Visiting hours = Open all days

Entry fee = INR 7000 – INR 9000

Trip Duration = Around 3-4 days

Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. How to reach Dehradun?

A. You can reach here by three options by air, train, and bus. You can get all the transport mood from the capital city of India Delhi. If you traveling by air then you can reach Jolly Grant Airport and if you travel by train then Dehradun Railway station is the nearest railway station or if you are traveling by bus then you can be easily caught the bus from Delhi (ISBI) Kashmiri Gate.

Q. Is it important to hire a Guide?

A. There are many places that can be dangerous to travel alone so you should hire a travel guide to explore places without any problem.

Q. Best time to visit Dehradun?

A. The best time to visit Dehradun is during the monsoon and winter season i.e., between July to February and ideal trip duration for Dehradun to explore is around 2 – 3 Days.

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Roshan Panjiyara

Roshan Panjiyara is a Travel blogger & adviser. The aim of this website provides information about Travel planning, how you can choose the best travel destination, hotels, transfers & flights in budget price for your memorable trips.

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