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Dehradun is the capital of the state of Uttarakhand and lies in the Garhwal region which is the prominent division of the state. The city is apt to be the capital because of landscapes and also subtle climate which makes way for people to visit other interesting vacation spots which are very close to Dehradun. The city is situated in the Doon valley which is surrounded by river Ganges on one side and river Yamuna on other. There is a lot to find a perfect getaway destination anywhere in Uttarakhand from this city. Be it the twin heritage sites, Haridwar and Rishikesh which are very near the city or be it the hill stations like Mussoorie, Auli, Munsyari and more.

Places to Visit in Dehradun

Robber’s Cave

It is a river cave better known as Gucchu Pani in local. It is surrounded by Himalayas all around and is an adventurous trek for people.


It is a waterfall attraction of the city and is always an attention seeker for the tourists. The water stream looks ravishing in the rainy season and is a fun location for all. Read more...


It is a less explored picnic destination which is full of lush greenery and natural beauty. It is less commercialized and thus give beautiful scenic views and pictures.


Forest Research Institute is spread over 4.5 kms in the city and has become quite popular after being filmed in many Bollywood films.

Also Read: Anantnag is known for its sheer natural beauty that extends far beyond just beautiful landscapes

Things to Do in Dehradun

Paragliding at many different sports center

Dip in the waterfalls of Sahastradhara

Family Picnic at Lachchiwalla

Experience thrill in the Robber’s Cave

Events & Festivals in & around Dehradun

International Yoga Festival

It is a festival which continues for a long week and the place hosts numerous of tourists in this time span and inspires them to participate in the festival with complete charm and enthusiasm. Read more...

Uttarayani Fair

The Uttarayani fair is a delight to the eyes of the tourists as they will find the amalgamation of culture and fun nicely blended together to entertain the audience of the fair. Read more...


A religious festival which take place in the Garhwal region which is a beautiful hilly area in Uttarakhand. People wanting to know more about Hindu history and epics must definitely be present there. Read more...

Nanda Devi Fair

Nanda Devi Fair is mainly celebrated by the people who religiously have faith in the Goddesses Nanda and Sunanda but again being present during the time of celebration is a worthy experience which will educate a person about the rituals and culture of Uttarakhand. Read more...

Best Time to Visit Dehradun

The city lies at the foothills of Himalayas; thus, the weather gets too cold sometimes. The best time to visit is mainly summer when the weather is suitable for all. Other seasons can also be good other than winter until you really wish to experience snow.

How to reach Dehradun?

You can easily reach here by train, roads or air. The roads are well-connected to all the major cities especially New Delhi. It is 236 kms from the capital city of the nation. It has a railway junction which again connected by all major cities along with an airport to make your travel convenient.

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here

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