Dehradun is a prominent and popular hill station in Uttarakhand. It features the picturesque backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas and it is a perfect place for spending a perfect vacation.
The must visit places in Dehradun include religious places, tourist destinations, and wildlife sanctuaries. Several beautiful places are welcoming all the families, couples, and solo travelers.
Tourist Spots of Dehradun
It is India’s largest Buddhist learning center dedicated to the research of Buddhist scriptures, astronomy, Tibetan lunar calendar, classic Tibetan medicine along with calligraphy.
The 220 feet elevated Buddhist temple is in the top of the list of the most famous destinations to visit in Dehradun. The main attractions of this place are the picturesque holy shrine of Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava.
You will be amazed to view the beautiful and vibrant wall paintings, describing the life and works of Lord Buddha. The beautiful monastery complex features a properly maintained manicured garden and a shopping arcade dealing in souvenirs, artifacts, and knick-knacks.
Zonal Anthropological Museum
Zonal Museum is among the fascinating destinations in Dehradun. If you are an enthusiast of culture and history, then you may get the opportunity to explore many unknowns in this place.
The incredibly designed museum attempts to recreate views from the daily life of early Garhwal inhabitants. Despite your love for history, the unveiled artifacts will make you curious about the lives in the Himalayan region in ancient times. It is an interesting destination in Dehradun for children.
Forest Research Institute
Forest Research Institute or FRI is much more than only a university. It is a heritage building as well as a university complex sprawling around 2000 acres. It is enlisted among the most prominent tourist destinations due to its six museums and Greco-Roman architecture. It is an equally attracting place for kids and adults.
Six museums inside the FRI Campus are Social Forestry Museum, Silviculture Museum, Pathology Museum, Non-Wood Forest Products Museum, the Entomology Museum, and Timbra Museum.
This divine place is devoted to Lord Shiva. Your Dehradun travel will remain incomplete without your visit to Tapkeshwar Temple. Constructing in a natural cave, water continuously drops in this Temple on the Shiva Lingam.
Sahastradhara is among the most spectacular, serene, and famous tourist destinations – also called ‘thousand fold spring’. Nature lovers should not miss a chance to visit this place. Several sparkling streams have made this place an outstanding one.
Adventurers can also explore a ropeway ride to the mountaintop to experience the mind-blowing scenario of the waterfalls along with its surroundings.
Other famous tourist spots in Dehradun are Lachhiwala, Robber’s Cave, Malsi Deer Park etc.
Foods in Dehradun
Dehradun is among the ancient cities in India. Along with the beautiful tourist destinations, Dehradun is equally popular for its delicious foods. From original Tibetan cuisine to typical North Indian poori bhaji, the scrumptious food in Dehradun is equally diverse and lip-smacking.
You should not miss Chilli Momos, Milk Rusks, Butter Toffees, Vegetable Sandwich, Momos and Soup, Ras Malai, The Poori Thali etc.
Shopping Destinations in Dehradun
For every shopping lover, Dehradun has many things to offer. Various markets are available in this place and you can shop as per your budget. Two famous markets in Dehradun are:
Paltan Bazaar: Nestled in the popular landmark of Dehradun Clock Tower, Paltan Bazaar is popularly known for its budget-friendly basmati rice (regarded as the pride of Dehradun). You can also shop bags, clothes, bags etc.
Tibetan Market: Another worth visit shopping destination in Dehradun is the Tibetan market. You can explore purchase funky T-shirts and colorful apparels. Adjacent to this place, you can find various small eateries offering fresh and tasty Tibetan delicacies including momos, chowmein, and thupa.
Other famous markets are Indira Market, Rajpur Road, Ashley Hall, and Arhat Bazar. Brand lovers can explore Times Square Mall, Cross road mall, Pacic mall, Vikas mall and The City Junction Mall.
Nightlife in Dehradun
Nightlife enthusiasts can explore the places like Hawz Khaz Lounge & Restro, 3 Pyramids, Sheesha Lounge & Café, Nirvana Restro, Café & Party Lounge, QB Lounge & Bar, Black Hat ‘The Lounge’, The Dug Out Sports Grill & Lounge, Fusion Night Lounge and Restaurant etc.
Dehradun is calling you.