Places To Visit In Dehradun

Buddha Temple

Buddha Temple is a famous temple of Lord Buddha located in Dehradun of Uttarakhand state. Buddha Temple is a religious place of Tibetans, located in Clement Town, Dehradun. It is a Tibetan monastery and it is also famous as the Mandoling monastery. The Buddha Temple was constructed in 1965 by the famous "Cohen Rinpoche" and protect the religion of Buddhism and was by many other monks to promote culture. This popular temple is built in Japanese architecture style. The statue of Lord Buddha's 103 feet in this famous temple is very beautiful and the centre of attraction. The height of the Buddha Temple is 220 feet, which is a 5th-floor temple and the ornate decoration on three floors of the Buddha Temple is very beautiful. It is believed that the temple was painted by about 50 artists, who took three years to build such a structure of golden paint and this painting describes the life of Buddha. In the temple premises, rolling the iron's roller made in many places makes every wish complete. There are also many shops, restaurants and a bookshop on the temple premises. In the Buddha Temple, can enjoy a lot of things related to Tibetan culture such as books, his dress, food, architecture and objects made by handicraft etc.



Lachhiwala

Lachhiwala is a beautiful picnic spot located in Dehradun. This picnic spot is located on Dehradun-Haridwar / Rishikesh road, about 17 km from Dehradun and about 2 km from Doiwala. This picnic spot is surrounded by dense forests all around. Lachhiwala an ideal place to enjoy holidays with friends and family. This is a forest park, to go inside, the entry permit is required at the entrance gate. There are many swimming pools in the park for tourists, where tourists can enjoy a bath. Often during the summers, there are crowds of tourists in large quantity. Lachhiwala also has a beautiful park for children, where children can enjoy the game. Here, the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful view attract a lot of tourists coming here.



Guchupani or Robbers Cave

The Guchupani or Robbers Cave is a favourite picnic spot located in Dehradun. This place is situated near Anarwala village, about 8 km from Dehradun city. Robbers Cave is locally known as 'Guchu Pani'. It was believed that after the theft, the robber used to go to hide in the Guchupani, hence the British named this cave as the Robbers cave. The cold streams and natural beauty can be enjoyed within the cave. The water of the small river flows between the caves. If you go a little further through the stream of water within the cave, then you can also see a beautiful waterfall of water. Guchupani is one of Dehradun's most popular picnic spots. This place attracts a lot of tourists coming here. This is an ideal place to roam with family and friends during the holidays.



Malsi Deer Park

Malsi Deer Park is a major wildlife park located in Dehradun. Malsi Deer Park is situated on Mussoorie Road, about 10 km from Dehradun. This park is mainly famous for the species of deer. In this park, tourists come to see many species of animals living in the zoo. In addition to deer, many other animal birds like tiger, peacocks, rabbits and Nilgai can be seen in this park. All animals in the park are preserved in bird cages. This park is surrounded by beautiful dense forests. This park is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The park's tranquil atmosphere and natural beauty attract a lot of tourists coming here. Malsi Deer Park is one of the major tourist destinations of Dehradun, which remains open for tourists throughout the year. This park is an ideal place for nature and wildlife lovers.



Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara is located on Raipur road further of Dehradun. Sahastradhara is situated in the mountains between dense forests, about 14 km away from the Dehradun city. This is known as named of Sahastradhara by adding multiple streams. Sahastradhara is a beautiful picnic spot, which settled in the lap of nature and keeps his distinctive identity. Here are the main attractive caves, in which the water constantly keeps dripping. It is believed that this water has medicinal properties, in which by bathing, skin related illness is cured. Water falling from the hill has been conserved in a natural way. Tourists come to Sahastradhara to enjoy the scenes of nature and watching the small-small waterfalls. It is one of the favourite places for tourists. During the summer season, a large number of tourists come here. It is one of the major tourist destinations of Dehradun, which attracts tourists a lot.



Tapkeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar Temple is a famous temple located in Dehradun, which is a popular natural cave temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is situated on the banks of a migratory river. It is said that inside the cave, on Shivling continuously from rocks water droplets keep dripping and the water droplets fall naturally on Shivling. Which is why this temple was named "Tapkeshwar Temple". It is believed that Shivling existent here was manifested by itself. There is the statue of all gods and goddesses in the Tapkeshwar temple. There is also a huge statue of Lord Hanuman Ji near this temple. This temple is also considered by as Sidhipith. It is believed that in this cave Guru Dronacharya received the knowledge of 'Dhanurvidhya' after doing penance of Lord Shiva. This is the reason that this holy place is also called the 'austerity venue' of Guru Dronacharya Ji. A temple of Maa Vaishno Devi has also been built in this temple. On the occasion of Shivratri, a large number of devotees come to darshan this temple. Tapkeshwar Temple is a great religious pilgrimage site in the city of Dehradun.



Clock Tower

Clock Tower is a historic and major landmark located in the Dehradun city. The clock tower is also known locally as a 'Ghanta Ghar'. The clock tower is located in the centre of Dehradun city, where the names of freedom fighters are marked in a plaque. Its construction was started in the year 1948 and was completed in the year 1953. This monument was inaugurated by honourable Lal Bahadur Shastri. It was created before of the India independence by the British. This tower is 85 meters long, which is a typical architecture of six corners. This tower is surrounded by many business centres. Near to the tower, Dehradun is the most famous market platan market of the city, which is in front of the tower.



Daat Kali Temple

Daat Kali Temple is a famous temple of Hindu, which is located on Dehradun-Saharanpur road. This famous temple is about 14 km away from Dehradun town. This temple is dedicated to Maa Kali. Daat Kali Temple is also known as named of "Manokamna Sidhipith" and "Kali Mandir". This temple was constructed in the 13th century. An ancient "Bhadrakali temple" is located near the Daat Kali temple, which was founded by Gorkha Commander Balbhadra Thapa. For those living in this area, there is a lot of faith for this temple because whenever people around this area buy a new vehicle, so people of this region must come to worship in the Daat Kali Temple. There are a crowd stays of devotees for the darshan in this temple but on the occasion of the festival of Navaratri, a large number of people come in the temple. Daat Kali Temple is one of the main religious destinations of Dehradun.



Santala Devi Temple

The Santala Devi Temple is an ancient and popular temple located in Dehradun. This temple is situated in the citadel named of Santaur, in the middle of green dense forests, about 15 km from Dehradun. This temple is a centre of belief for the devotees, which is situated right above the river Noor. This popular temple is dedicated to Goddess Santala and his brother Santoor. This temple has a great cultural and religious significance. According to legend, at this place when the goddess Santala and her brother realized that they were not able to fight the Mughals, they threw weapons and started praying to god. Suddenly a divine light shone on both of them, and they turned into stone statues. After this incident, a temple in the Santaur citadel has become itself. The devotees gather in the temple on Saturday, because it is believed that these days the goddess Santala gets converted into a stone statue. In the number of thousands, devotees come to Santala Devi Temple to take blessings of Goddess Santala and his brother. It is said about the temple that if devotee prays in a true heart, the mother goddess Santala fulfils her desire.



Laxman Siddh Temple

Laxman Siddh Temple is an ancient popular temple situated in Dehradun. This temple is located on Dehradun-Haridwar / Rishikesh Road, about 12 km from Dehradun. This famous temple is situated between dense forests in a tranquil atmosphere, which is also famous for its religious importance and beautiful environment. It is said about Lakshman Siddha Temple, that this Siddhapith is one of the Chorasi Siddhon of Rishi Peeth Rishi Dattatreya. According to mythology, to get rid of the defects of Brahmahatya after killing Ravan by "Laxman and Ram", son of King Dasharath, Lord Laxman had done penance at this place, hence the name of this place was named "Laxman Sidhapith". According to other legends, it is believed that Saint-Swami Laxman Siddh had done penance at this place and at this place, the saint took samadhi. There is a pond 400 meters away from this Siddhapith. Regarding this pond, it is believed that Laxman Ji took out water from his arrow in the pond because at that time there was no water in the pond. In this Siddhapith, Shivalinga has been established and the devotees worship Shivlinga. Since ancient times, this temple has an 'Akhand Dhuna', which is established in this temple from ancient times.



Fun Valley

Fun Valley is a water and amusement park situated in Dehradun of Uttarakhand state. Fun Valley is situated on Dehradun-Haridwar road, about 28 km from Dehradun. In the Fun Valley complex, the amusement park, water park club facilities, multi-cuisine restaurant and the resort to stay at night with beautiful cottages are available. Fun Valley has been specially designed for family fun entertainment. For the children in this park, the longest water slide in the special attraction and the biggest wave pool is Go Karting. Apart from this, this amusement park includes the roller coaster, hedge labyrinth, jumping frog, baby train and some other fun game. This amusement park is one of the major attractions tourist destinations of Dehradun, where tourists can enjoy holidays with family and friends.



Sai Temple

Sai Temple is one of the holy religious places located in Dehradun. This temple is situated on Rajpur Road, about 9 km from Dehradun city. This temple is dedicated to Sai Baba. This temple is made of white marble, in which the idol of Sai Baba is has been kept in the middle of the temple. Inside this popular temple, there are many pictures of Goddesses and Gods. This temple is decorated with attractive colours and beautiful ways. There is a large hall in the temple, where there is a proper arrangement for the devotees to sit, here sitting devotees are involved in worship every evening. On Thursday, many devotees come to this temple for worship because Thursday is Sai Baba's day. Sai temple is open to devotees of all castes and religions. This temple is a religious attraction place of Dehradun.



Shiv Temple

Shiv Temple is a famous religious temple situated in Dehradun. This temple is situated near Kuthal Gate on Mussoorie Road, about 12 km from Dehradun. This popular temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This popular temple is also known as named of Prakasheshwar Mahadev Temple. This famous temple has pictures and sculptures of several gods and goddesses. This popular temple is decorated with beautiful flowers every day. Special worship is organized in this temple on the occasion of Shivratri and Sawan Maas (month), in this worship a large number of devotees are involved. In the temple, Bhandara is organized every day and Prasad is distributed to all devotees who come here. This is the only temple where devotees cannot donate any donations to God. The Shiv Temple is one of the famous religious destinations of Dehradun.



Shikhar Fall

Shikhar Fall is a beautiful natural waterfall located in Dehradun. Shikhar Fall is about 13 km from Dehradun city. To reach the waterfall is about 1 km of a trek. Shikhar Fall is one of the popular picnic spots of Dehradun. The area around the Shikhar Fall is surrounded by dense jungle and mountainous terrain. The Shikhar Fall is known for its charming beautiful waterfalls and natural beauty. The water of this waterfalls is very clear and cool. Below this waterfalls, there is a wide pool of about 30 meters, where the tourists enjoy bathing under this beautiful waterfall. This whole area is rich in vegetation, so here many butterflies and birds species can be easily seen. This is an ideal place for nature lovers, which one of the main attraction centres of Dehradun. The beautiful scenery and natural waterfall attract tourists.



Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute is located in Dehradun of Uttarakhand state, which is known as FRI in Dehradun. This institute is located on Dehradun-Chakrata Road, about 7 km from Dehradun city. Forest Research Institute was established in the year 1906, this Institute is spread over an area of more than 4.5 sq. Km. The architecture of this institute is the colonial and Greco-Roman style. FRI is one of the oldest institutions. The campus of this institute includes laboratory, library, herbs museum, Pathology Museum, Social Forestry Museum, Silviculture Museum and Forest Products Museum. In the premises of this institute, Indira Gandhi is the head office of National Forest Academy and Indian Wildlife Research Council. This is the training institution of forest officers and forest rangers of our country. In this institute, the huge botanical museum attracts many tourists. FRI is one of the major attractions of Dehradun, which is open for tourists throughout the year. This institute is known for its beauty in Dehradun.



Zonal Anthropological Museum

Zonal Anthropological Museum is a popular museum located in Dehradun. This museum is situated near FRI, about 6 km from Dehradun city. This museum was established by the Anthropological Survey of India in the year 1972. This museum exhibits various ancient historical artefacts, which are related to the origin, development and the sustenance of mankind in the area. This museum also shows the origins, culture and social customs of residents residing in the Himalayan foothills. This museum has various sculptures, coins, artefacts etc. which are centuries old. The Zonal Anthropological Museum is a major centre of attraction in Dehradun.



Subir Raha Oil Museum

Subir Raha Oil Museum is a small museum located in Dehradun city. This museum is situated within ONGC's headquarters Oil Bhawan. This museum was inaugurated in the year 2005. This museum was also known as named of Patiala House in the year 1956, It is believed that this once used to be a palace of the Maharaja of Patiala. This museum shows different stages of oil and gas significance series. This museum is divided into different sections. The first sections depict the history of oil, in which various types are several charts showing the properties of crude oil samples. Second section oil exploration and production and the third section shows the refinement techniques used in this industry. The Subir Raha Oil Museum is the centre point of attraction in Dehradun city.



Shri Ram Rai Gurudwara

Shri Ram Rai Gurudwara is a famous Sikh pilgrimage site located in Dehradun. Shri Ram Rai Gurdwara was established in Dehradun in the 17th Century by Ram Rai the eldest son of Shri Har Rai Ji, the seventh Guru of the Sikhs. According to legend, Guru Ram Rai was fired for becoming a Sikh guru and they were forced to leave their original place. So he came to Dehradun and set up his camp in Dehradun in 1676. The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was very impressed by the miraculous powers of Guru Ram Rai Ji. Therefore, he asked King Fateh Shah of Garhwal to give all possible help to Guru Ram Rai. Initially, a Gurudwara was built in Dhamawala. The construction of the present building of Durbar Sahib was completed in 1707. Shri Ram Rai is an example of Gurudwara Islamic and Hindu architecture. In the building, a dome, a minaret, and graffiti exhibit a mixed culture and spiritual knowledge. There is a pond near Ram Rai Gurudwara, which is full of water, where devotees take a dip. The Jhanda fair is held every year after the Holi in this Gurdwara. Jhanda fair is celebrated in memory of Guru Ram Rai.



Kalinga War Memorial

Kalinga War Memorial is located in Dehradun of Uttarakhand state. This memorial is situated on Sahastradhara Road, about 5 km from Dehradun town. This memorial was built by the British in honour of Gorkha soldiers after the war of 1814-16. In the year 1814, the Anglo-Gorkha war between the Gorkha soldiers and the British army was fought. According to historical facts, the Gorkhas soldiers of Nepal attacked the Garhwal region and captured Kalinga fort in Nalapani, then the British army waged war with them and finally defeated them. During the war, Gorkha soldiers protected more than six weeks of Kalinga fort of Nalapani without water and eating food. Seeing this bravery of the Gorkha soldiers, the British built this monument in their his honour.



Chandrabani Temple

Chandrabani Temple is a popular temple located in Dehradun of Uttarakhand state. This temple is situated on Dehradun-Delhi road, about 7 km from Dehradun. Chandrabani temple is dedicated to goddess Chandrabani among the Shiwalik hills. Due to Gautam Kund in the temple premises, there is the religious significance of the Chandrabani temple. Devotees take holy bath in this natural kund during the journey of the temple. According to mythology, it is believed that there was residence place of Maharishi Gautam and his daughter Ajani in the Chandrabani area. It is also believed by the people that Chandrabani is the place where the Goddess 'Ganga' was manifested, due to which it is also known as named of Gautam Kund. Chandrabani Temple is one of the main holy destinations of Dehradun.



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