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Picnic Spots around Dehradun

Nestled between the enchanting Himalayas and the Shivalik Ranges, Dehradun has many scenic and beautiful places for family picnics. Moreover, with its temperate climate throughout the year and a serene environment, Dehradun is good for touring these picnic spots. Whether you are staying in Dehradun or just stopping for a few hours, having a nice lunch at one of its many famous picnic spots is a must-do for all tourists.

Top Picnic Spots in and around Dehradun


Picnic Spots in Dehradun

Lachhiwala is a famous family picnic spot located about 22 kilometers from Dehradun city. Nestled between numerous Sal trees, Lachhiwala provides its visitors with a calm and beautiful environment, which can be enjoyed among both children and adults. At Lachhiwala, a huge stream of water from Suswa River gets divided among different pools spread over an area of 700 meters. The depth of the water ranges between 4 feet to 7 feet deep. Due to its pleasant climate, this place is crowded with hundreds of visitors throughout the year. Many buses are easily available from Dehradun that run daily. For tourists who want to spend a night over here, Forest Rest House is available for any type of accommodation.

Malsi Deer Park

Malsi Deer Park is another very famous picnic located about 10 kilometers from Dehradun. It is a mini-zoological park with a children’s playground built in the middle. Famous for having one of the largest populations of deer, one can easily observe them in their natural habitat. Apart from that, one can also see two-horned deer and Neelgai (Indian Antelope). Due to its picturesque view and an enchanting environment, Malsi Deer Park has developed as a famous family picnic spot and is visited by hundreds of tourists every month. Regular buses are available from Dehradun to Malsi Deer Park. One can even hire a taxi or an auto to reach here.

Robbers Cave

Another popular picnic spot, Robbers Cave is often visited by many tourists, who come to enjoy the cold streams of water flowing inside the naturally designed caves. Located near Anarwala Village, about 8 kilometers from Dehradun, Robbers Cave is one of the best places to visit especially if you want a break from the scorching heat. Visitors are advised to bring an extra pair of clothes, as one can get wet from the various waterfalls inside the caves. To reach here, take a bus from Dehradun till Vijaypur and from there it is a short 1 kilometer walk to Robbers Cave.

Literally meaning ‘Thousand Fold Springs’, Sahastradhara is located about 14 kilometers from Dehradun. Known for its medical benefits and healing powers, Sahastradhara is a small collection of pools where water drops from limestone stalactites and turn into sulphur springs. This famous picnic spot is renowned for its serene surroundings and rich Himalayan vegetation. There is popular water park nearby called Joyland Water Park, which is enjoyed by both young and adult. Visitors can easily hire a taxi or an auto from Dehradun to reach Sahastradhara.

Picnic Spots in Dehradun

Tiger Falls
One of the few waterfalls that are still untouched by commercialization, Tiger Falls is located about 5 kilometers from Chakrata and 11 kilometers from Dehradun Railway Station. At an elevation of 312 feet, Tiger Falls is the highest waterfall in the state of Uttarakhand. Since it is located away from the hustle bustle of city life, very few people are aware about its location. These falls are mostly visited by trekkers and experienced travelers. So, if you are up for an adventure, Tiger Falls is the place to be this summer. Due to its natural surroundings and the steady hum of the waterfall, this place serves as an excellent picnic spot.

Fun Valley
Located about 28 kilometers from Dehradun-Haridwar Highway, Fun Valley is a very famous amusement park and a picnic spot in Uttarakhand. It consists of an integrated leisure complex, food court, a motel and a shopping center. With numerous rides both for children and adults, Fun Valley can be enjoyed equally among elders and the young. A great place for a family outing, Fun Valley is one of the best places for a delicious picnic.

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