Things to do in and around Dehradun

Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand state. This place is situated at an altitude of 1400 ft and lies between the Himalayan foothills to the North and the Shivaliks to the South. It is well connected by air, rail and road transport from Delhi which is around 257 km. Here are the best things to do in Dehradun :-


For adventure enthusiasts Trekking expedition is a must. Dehradun is a known hub and base camp for various trekking trails like Nag tibba, Bhadraj hill etc which are some of the popular and challenging treks. The trekking expedition will surely revitalize you and hence it should be on your bucket list for sure.


One of the best things to do in Dehradun is Paragliding. The feeling of being in the air all by yourself is something which cannot be described in words. Just Buckle up and your pilot will take you on an approximately one hour long flight by which you will get an ariel view of the Dehradun, Mussorie, Chakrata, Rishikesh etc.

Forest research institute or FRI

FRI is a unique prestigious institute situate in Dehradun which is known for its forest related research works. This marvellous institute was built by the British and is spread across around 450 hectares. This structure is a marvellous blend of Greeko-Roman architecture. The shooting of the movie ‘Student of the year’ was done here. This place is a heaven for Photographers.

Robber’s cave

Robber’s Cave is a perfect picnic spot for family and friends. This cave is a miracle of the nature and is an elongated naturally formed cave through which a stream of water flows. It is situated approximately at a distance of 7 km from Dehradun and is also known as Guchipani. The Stream of water which flows through the cave surprisingly appears and vanishes under the ground after some distance. Because of this phenomenon, it attracts several tourists.


The name Sahastradhara translates to “thousand fold springs”. During rainy season, this place becomes amazing. The water here is rich in Sulphur content, which is believed to have medicinal properties. Because of this it attracts a lot of tourists. It is situated at an approximate distance of 14 Km from Dehradun.

Wildlife safari in Rajaji National Park

This place is a must visit for the nature lovers as this place offers the Himalayan wildlife, flora and fauna. This place is also the house for around 400 species of birds. Here you will get the chance to encounter the wild animals like Cheetah, Himalayan bear and Asian elephants etc in their natural habitat. This place is also like a paradise for wildlife photographers.

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