Tourist Places Near Dehradun
Famous Tourist Places Near Dehradun
Also known as the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie is surrounded with beautiful green hills and a range of flora and fauna. It is located around 35 kilometers from Dehradun on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan Hills. While in Mussoorie, one can take a nature walk on the famous ‘Camels Back Road’ or visit the second highest point in the city – Gun Hill. Other popular places one can visit while in the city are the Mossy Fall, Kempty Falls, Municipal Garden, Lake Mist, Nag Devta Temple, Mussoorie Lake and so on.
How to Reach: Trains and Buses are easily available from Dehradun. Buses run between Mussoorie and Dehradun every 15-20 minutes.
Distance: 35 kilometers from Dehradun
Best Season: Mid-March to Mid-November
RishikeshPopularly known as the ‘Gateway to Garhwal Himalayas’, Rishikesh has become a very popular tourist destination in India especially among the young. Known for its famous white water rafting, Rishikesh is visited by thousands of rafting enthusiasts (both Indian and foreign) every year. Moreover, in the recent years, this city has also become very famous for activities such as hiking, trekking, backpacking and bungee jumping.
How to Reach: Trains and buses are easily available from Dehradun. However, the best way to travel to Rishikesh is to hire a taxi from Dehradun.
Distance: 45 kilometers from Dehradun
Best Season: March to September
HaridwarHaridwar is one the seven holiest places in the state of Uttarakhand. According to the legend, Haridwar is one of the four places where Amrit drops (Elixir of Immortality) were accidentally spilled while being carried by the celestial bird – Garuda. This event is marked by the Kumbh Mela, which takes place once in every 12 years in Haridwar. However, in the recent years, with the development of many industries in the city, Haridwar has evolved from just being a Holy destination to a developing industrial city.
How to Reach: Trains run daily from Dehradun to Haridwar. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport.
Distance: 41 kilometers from Dehradun
Best Season: February, March and August to October
The National Capital Region of India or as popularly known – Dilwalon ka Seher has everything to offer for everyone. From historical monuments like Qutab Minar to all types of entertainment in the form of clubs, pubs, discotheques etc, Delhi has it all. The city is particularly known for its street shopping at Janpath or Sarojini Market or brand shopping at one of its many malls such as Select Citywalk. Known for both street food and fine dining, Delhi is home to some of the most popular restaurant chains in the world. Whether you are looking for sightseeing or shopping, a weekend in Delhi will definitely be worth your money.
How to Reach: Trains and Buses are easily available from Dehradun. One can even hire a taxi or drive to the city.
Distance: 255 kilometers from Dehradun
Best Season: October to March
How to Reach: Even though many trains and buses are available from Dehradun, one can easily drive down to Chandigarh, which takes about 3 hours.
Distance: 160 kilometers
Best Season: September to March
KufriKufri is small hill station in the district of Shimla, about 260 kilometers from Dehradun. The hill station is famous for its snow clad mountains and scenic beauty surrounding the area. Hiking at the Mahasu Peak, Indira Tourist Park, Skiing and Kufro Fun World are some of the popular things one can do/visit while in Kufri.
How to Reach: One can take the Dehradun Amritsar Express or a bus from Dehradun to Kufri.
Distance: 260 kilometers
Best Season: March to November
A popular tourist destination, Nainital is a valley that contains a pear shaped lake and is surrounded by lush green mountains with highest peaks as Naina (8579 feet), Deopatha (7999 feet) and Ayarpatha (7474 feet). It is said that outstanding views of the hill station can be seen from atop the mountains. Tourism is the most important part of Naintal’s economy with major attractions as Nainital Lake, Naina Devi Temple, Governor’s House, Naini Peek and Tiffin Top.
How to Reach: One can take the Link Express from Dehradun or a direct bus to Nainital. Spice Jet operates daily from Dehradun Airport to Nainital.
Distance: 273 kilometers
Best Season: March to November
Other popular weekend destinations from Dehradun include Solan (156 km), Kasauli (170 km), Shimla (226 km), Almora (339 km), Agra (388 km), Manali (425 km) and Jaipur (627 km).