Dehradun, which is the capital of Uttarakhand lies at the foot of The Great Himalayas and surrounded by holy rivers like Ganges and Yamuna. This city has a very charming climate which rejuvenates one’s mind and soul. This city connects you to places like Mussoorie, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. There are so many places to visit in Dehradun but here I am going to tell you about such places which you can’t miss whenever you visit Dehradun.

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Forest Research Institute (F.R.I)


FRI Dehradun

Rear-end of the F.R.I


FRI Dehradun



Forest Research Institute

Panoramic view of F.R.I

Forest research institute is a premier institution in the field of forestry research. It was established in 1906 and it is the oldest institution known worldwide. Its well-known infrastructure-led this institute to be recorded in Guinness book of world record. This 450 acres widespread institution is purely built by bricks and has Greek-Roman architecture which attracts most of the travelers.  Along with training courses, FRI also has a forestry museum. One has to take a ticket of 40 rupees pp. to get into it.

Robber’s Cave

Rober's Cave, Dehradun

The entrance of the cave


Robber's Cave

Road to the waterfall

Robber’s cave is locally known as ‘Guchhupani’. This incredible spot is approximately 6 km away from the middle of Dehradun. You can easily get there by cab or public transport. This naturally formed café is 600m long with a flowing river within. This cave will not fail to surprise you right from its entrance till your last step where the waterfall is. You are supposed to remove your shoes and take regular sleepers on rent for 10 rupees. It’s such a pleasant feeling walking through the river inside the cave.

Sahastradhara Waterfall

                                                         Sahastradhara Waterfall Dehradun

 This wonderful waterfall is 11 km away from Dehradun. Sahastradhara means ‘a thousandfold spring’ and like its name, this waterfall will astonish you in a thousand ways. This place comes with a full package of refreshments by the caves, waterfalls and terrace farming done by localities. There is an artificial park and Sai Temple at the hilltop. To add thrill in your trip there is a ropeway which takes you to the top.

Sahastradhara Waterfall, Dehradun

Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Tapkeshwar Mahadev, Dehradun

The entrance of the temple


Tapkeshwar Temple, Dehradun

Garbha Gruh

This is a very old Shiva Temple which is situated in caves on the bank of Asan River. This famous temple is located at 6.5 km from Dehradun. Water droplets continuously fall on Shivalinga is hence known as ‘Tapkeshwar Mahadev’. 



View of the riverside

Lachhiwala is a very famous family picnic spot near Dehradun. Between the woods, it is a very blissful experience to walk around. Now this place is converted into ‘Nature Park’ where there are manmade swimming pools and enjoyment activities. This place is approximately 22 km away from the city.

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By: Urja Pandya