Places to Visit in Dehradun
Robbers cave also known as Gucchhupani is a famous tourist place in Dehradun. It is an exciting fun spot for those loves to have fun in the water. Robbers cave is usually a cave-like structure with the stream of water which is about 10 meters high flowing from the center of it. The water in the cave emerges and then vanishes underground all of a sudden. Few yards away, again it comes into view on the surface. Situated at only 8 km away from the Clock Tower Dehradun and 1km apart from the village Anarwala, it is a most popular spot for the young couples and fun-seeking tourists to unwind and have a relaxed picnic. It is said that the Place got the name Robbers cave at the time of British age when the robbers used to hide in the cave from the cops. Robbers cave or Gucchuupani is an attractive, calm and ideal place for a picnic and is the best places to visit in Dehradun. To enjoy the luscious foodstuff along with the exciting environment, some shops or restaurants are too available for the visitors.
Best Time to Visit Robbers Cave:
April to October is the best time to visit Robbers cave. Avoid visiting during the rainy season. During this time of the year, there is a danger of abrupt flow of huge amount of water that can risk anyone’s life.
Opening Time: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Picnic Spot
- Caves and Waterfall
- Picturesque Scenery
Clock Tower (or generally said as Ghantaghar) situated at Rajpur Road is a most recognizable sight or landmark of Dehradun city which was built much before the independence time. It is a Famous destination located at the heart of Dehradun, Uttrakhand near Paltan Market. Clock Tower is a prominent attraction due to its gorgeous design having six faces leading it to the most aesthetic structure of the City. Its unique features make it one of its kind in the Asian continent. The area around the Clock Tower is even marked as the city’s commercial centers such as GPO, malls and other major shops selling different things. Presently, the famous clocks of Clock Tower are not functional but earlier the ring of the clock was audible that can even be heard from the far distant places.
Best time to Visit Clock Tower: Winters
Entrance: Free (Open to Public)
- Six faces architecture
- Major Landmark
- Market Place
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Tibetan Buddhist temple or Buddha Temple is famous tourist places in Dehradun visited by many foreigners and Buddhism followers from all across the world. The Buddhist Temple is a Tibetan Monastery or Mindrolling Monastery located just 9 km away from the Dehradun Railway Station at the Clement Town. The temple is renowned for its magnificent Buddhist structure having five floors and enshrines sculptures of Buddha. The first three floors of Temple give an interesting experience with wide variety of eye-catching paintings in pure gold color. The fourth floor of the Tibetan Buddhist temple is a major attraction for the tourists. It is an open-rounded platform from where anyone can watch the 360-degree panoramic view of Doon valley. The upper floor is accessible only on Sundays. Buddhist Temple also boasts a beautiful garden, series of shopping complexes and eating shops in addition to some good compilation of books written in the Tibetan language. Other main attraction of the Buddhist temple is its 130 feet high statue of Buddha. The Buddhism or religious lovers will certainly find some peace at the tranquil surrounding.
Best Time to Visit Tibetan Buddhist Temple:
Visit any season of the year to experience the peaceful atmosphere with surrounding by nature.
Opening Time: 7:00 am to 7:00pm
Temple Gardens & Shops are open seven days of a week but the inner temple is open only on Sundays.
- Mindrolling Monastery
- View from the top floor of Temple
- Buddha Stupa
- Sopping and eating Complexes
Sahastradhara is one of the other famous places to visit in Dehradun. Sahastradhara factually means ‘Thousands fold spring’ is a popular picnic spot in Dehradun that draws loads of tourists from far distant places. The tourist attraction in Dehradun is famous for its scenic caves, a waterfall of about 9 meters and sulfur water spring. The water in Sahastradhara contains sulfur content which moreover immense the scenic beauty and makes the spot so special as well as it offers noteworthy medicinal benefits. Situated at around 11 km from Dehradun city, it is a beautiful place where one can see the collection of water pools where water trickles from the limestone stalactites and also revivify anyone mind and makes it feel alive. Some deluxe accommodations are available at Sahastradhara. Come to the beloved the Dehradun’s beloved tourist attraction and experience the overwhelming bath in the water of Sahastradhara. The place can be visited throughout the year. The best time to visit Sahastradhara is in monsoon season when the water gushes from the cliff offering the memories for the lifetime.
Best Time to visit Sahastradhara: May to August (Monsoons)
Visit Timings: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Sulphur water springs
- Water slides in Joyland
- Panoramic view from the mountain top
- Luxurious accommodations
Forest Research Institute
Established in the year of 1906, the heritage Site FRI or Forest Research Institute is the India’s leading educational hub for forest research. This oldest institution in Dehradun is the biggest tourist attraction in Dehradun. The biggest attraction of FRI is its building which is a national heritage site and is known for its Greco-architecture beauty with the magnificent museums amazes the tourists and makes it one of its kinds. Dedicated to the research and forestry-related items, the campus of Forest Research Institute features six museums: Silviculture Museum, Pathology Museum, Entomology Museum, Social Forestry Museum, Timbra Museum and Non-Wood Forest Products Museum. The facilities of guided tours are also available for the visitors. The lush greenery around the architectural building makes its more exciting place for photographs and one of the best places to visit in Dehradun. The FRI campus spread over 450 hectares has also been chosen for the Bollywood movie such as Krishna Cottage, Paan Singh Tomar and Student of the Year.
Opening time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Guided tours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Entry fee: 15 INR per person
- Magnificent Architecture
- Impressive buildings
- Guided Tours