12 Top Tourist Attractions of Dehradun

Dehradun in Doon Valley of Uttarakhand is located in the Garhwal region at the foothills of the Himalayas. The city is known for its picturesque landscape and provides a gateway to the surrounding Himalayan tourist destinations of Mussoorie,Dhanaulti and Auli.

Maa Bala Sundari Mandir

Maa Bala Sundari Mandir is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess, located in Sudhowala near Dehradun.

Tapkeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is located inside a natural cave and a popular pilgrimage in Dehradun. The temple is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Uttarakhand.

Mahasu Devta Temple


Mahasu Devta Temple is dedicated to Mahasu Devta and a must see tourist attractions of Dehradun. The temple has been constructed in Huna architectural style and protected under Archaeological Survey of India.

Robber’s Cave


Robber’s Cave is located near Sahastradhara and divided into two main parts. The natural cave is a popular tourist spot near the Dehradun city.


Sahastradhara is the most popular tourist destinations in Dehradun, located near Robber’s Cave. This place is located 11 km from Dehradun and very popular picnic spot.

Mindrolling Monastery


Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun is a must visit place and also home to one of the largest Buddhist institutes in India.


Lacchiwalla is a popular local destination in Doiwala,on the banks a small river. The man made water pools and forest area are the major attractions.



Dhanaulti hill station is another most popular place near Dehradun and known for alpine forests of Deodar and Rhododendron. Places of interest in Dhanaulti are adventure sports facility,Eco parks, Surkanda Devi Temple and Himalayan Weavers.



Mussoorie Hill Station in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range is located 35 km from Dehradun at an altitude of 6,170 ft. Mussoorie has list of tourist attractions including Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Lake Mist and a nature walk known as Camel’s Back Road.

Malsi Deer Park


Malsi Deer Park or Dehradun Zoo is the major public attraction and major wildlife lovers attraction.

Zonal Anthropological Museum

Zonal Anthropological Museum is the most popular museums of Dehradun, located at Pearson Road inside Anthropological Survey of India.

Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park near the foothills of the Himalayas has one of the highest number of Bengal Tigers in India. The park is nestled between the Shivalik ranges and spread over 820 km2 including three wildlife sanctuaries.

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