became a cantonment town when the British captured it.Dehra Dun
is a popular spot and an appropriate base for tourists visiting
Rishikesh and the charming hill resort of Mussoorie.
of Tourist Interest
These are two inter-connected cave temples cut into a
cliff by the
. Water constantly drips over the stalactites and onto the stalagmites which
seem like a Shivalinga. The city bus service operates to the temple.
About 8km from the city, the Malsi Deer Park makes a
pleasant break. You can spot nilgai, deer and a variety of birds that live
Robber's Cave (Guchchu Pani)
Some 8km from the town centre lies this perfect picnic
spot. A stream of water emerges from the cave but disappears underground,
only to reappear a few kilometres away.
About 14km from the city, Sahastradhara
is pleasant for picnicis famous for
its sulphur springs. Nearby under the overhanging cliff, stands a small but
attractive Shiva temple .
Rajaji, Motickur and Chilla are three sancturies that
. The forest is home to elephants, leopards, hyenas, spotted deer, barking
deer, wild boars and a variety of birds though you may not get to see many.
Accommodation is available at the rest house and tourist bungalow.
Forest Research Institute
It's the only institute of its kind in
and is devoted to research in forest sciences. Located 5km from the city, it
has six museums relating to different disciplines. Built by the British in
the early 20th century, this elegant building is set in spacious grounds.
Nearly 45km from the city, the Dakpather Barrage is
built on River Yamuna. It offers facility for boating and water skiing and
is a lovely picnic spot. It is well connected to the city by bus and taxi.
About 50km from
Dehradun, it has an edict inscribed on
a the rock. It was carved on the orders of the Buddhist Emperor Ashoka in
the 3rd century BC
The best time to visit :- The best
time to visit
Dehradun in between May-June & Sept.-October
||How To Get
||The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 24 kms from
rail head is at Dehradun.
Dehradun is 235 Km form Delhi & 203 Km