Nestled in the lap of the Garhwal mountains, the capital of Uttarakhand is a place so rich in variety that it is hard to know where to begin exploring it. Dehradun Tour Packages offer you experiences that will reward you with an immense amount of beauty and serenity. Though the city in itself is fast changing into a commercial hub, the natural landscape around it is still as lush and thriving as ever, and the treks and tours that are possible are of a kind that will etch themselves in your memory as the best times of your life.
If you are looking to enjoy an active vacation in the midst of mountains with your friends and family, this is the perfect spot to visit. There are many trekking trails here and the roads are excellent for cycling and long car rides. Many of the major trekking routes are beginner friendly, and the main roads outside the city are also great for long walks. The beautiful environs of Dehradun inspire peace and stillness, and rejuvenate you so that you can tackle the stresses of life better.
Apart from natural beauty, there are many other enjoyments that Dehradun has to offer. Since the city is a fast-growing tourist and commercial hub, there are many activities designed for tourists. The bustling markets are a great way to spend the evening. Not only can you enjoy exploring the stalls full of interesting curios, you can also delight your palate in the rich variety of restaurants that line the streets. If you are looking for some bright and jazzy time, you can also head over to one of the many malls in Dehradun.
Dehradun is special because of its blend of city and country. You can enjoy the vibrant activity of the city while also enjoying the quiet beauty of the mountains. It is the perfect place for those people who are looking for an adventure filled mountain holiday but do not want to travel to remote locations to fulfil their desires. Even as it provides all the comforts of a city, Dehradun makes for a good weekend from the chaotic plains. Some of the best Dehradun Tour Packages include a visit to the Rajaji National Park, Robbers’ Cave and Sahasradhara amongst the many others.
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What are the best places to visit in Dehradun?1. Tiger View Jungle Camp: Located in a lush village, this is one of the best places for a close encounter with its most famous resident-the tigers in their natural habitat. You can enjoy a fun jungle safari and camping in the raw wilderness of the place. The camp is abundant with native Himalayan trees, flowers, and birds. The place is especially loved by photography enthusiasts who get stunning views of mountains and valleys in the background of the camp.Location: Goolar Khalla, Dehradun.Timing: Every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.2. Malsi Deer Park: A haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, a visit to Malsi Deer Park must be included in your Dehradun package. Also known as Dehradun Zoo, the place is primarily famous for deer species like Chital, Barking deer, and Spotted deer, etc. It also houses hundreds of species of other birds and animals like Emu, Turkey, Love Birds, Tortoises, etc. Don’t miss to see the 3D park and the aquarium here.Location: Mussoorie Road, Dehradun.Timing: Every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.Entry fees: Rs. 10 per person.3. Regional Science Centre: This science park is a fascinating place to visit for people who love to explore the mysteries of the universe. Here you can understand intriguing concepts like nuclear power generation, robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and cloud computing, etc. in relation to universal sciences. There is an in-house planetarium here that lets you explore the night sky and several interesting science exhibits like Birding Cage, Gravity Chair, Whispering Garden, etc.Location: Vigyan Dham, Jhjara, Premnagar, Dehradun.Timing: Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.Entry fees: Rs. 50 per person.4. Forest Research Institute: The pride of the nation, the Forest Research Institute is the premier institution for forest research in the country. The university here trains the force of forest rangers and officers. FRI has 6 museums dedicated to scientific forestry, biology, etc. The institute has been featured in the Guinness Book for having the largest pure brick structure in the world. No wonder a trip to this Greco-Roman building surrounded by the Tons River and Himalayas in the background, tops the charts in Dehradun tourism packages.Location: Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun.Timing: Every day from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.Entry fees: Rs. 10 per person.5. Tapkeshwar Temple: One of the holiest sites in Dehradun, Tapkeshwar Temple is visited by people from all over North India topping the Dehradun tour packages. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, a visit to this temple is said to be the answer to all your prayers. The temple, nestled in a natural cave, has a Shiva Linga on which water droplets fall constantly from the cave’s ceiling. This simply designed and architectured temple also has a sulphur pool here that is said to have medicinal properties.Location: Tapkeshwar Colony, Dehradun.Timing: Every day from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.6. Tibetan Market: This charming market running since 1989, managed completely by Tibetan migrants, is one of the must-visit places in Dehradun. This is the best place to pick up kitschy clothes, accessories, shoes, woollens, etc. Not only this, but you can also pick up exotic-looking Tibetan paintings, jewellery, handicrafts, paper crafts, etc. After a day of shopping, you can indulge in authentic Tibetan food like thukpa, momos, noodles, fruit beer, etc. at the tiny shacks here.Location: Opposite Parade Ground, Dehradun.Timing: Every day from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.7. Mall Road: The quintessential characteristic of any hill station, Dehradun’s Mall Road is equally popular and vibrant. Located in the heart of the city, this is the go-to place for picking up the latest fashion clothes, accessories, books, electronics, shoes, and much more. Few shops here also sell Tibetan stuff like wall hangings, carpets, jewellery, etc. Mall Road also has several ice cream shops, cafes, and restaurants to help you fuel up after a day of shopping. The road has several seating areas for people to get beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.Location: Near Doon School, Dehradun.Timing: Every day from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.8. Clock Tower: One of the most prominent landmarks of the city, the Clock Tower is a place that must be included in Dehradun tour packages. This iconic structure’s foundation was laid by Sarojini Naidu in 1948 and was inaugurated by former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1953. This unique six-faced and 85-metre tall tower has a gold plaque on the top that bears the name of the people who died while fighting the British. It is now the epicentre around which several shops and markets are located.Location: Near Paltan Market, Dehradun.Timing: It can be visited anytime.
What are the famous things to do in Dehradun?1. Soak in the serenity, Mindrolling Monastery: This beautiful and serene temple of peace is one of the must-include things in your Dehradun packages. This is one of the largest Buddhist centres in India and is visited by monks who wish to research, live here, and promote Buddhist culture.
You can’t miss seeing the Great Peace Stupa, the vase of which holds the ‘life force tree’ filled with precious relics, and the traditional three-dimensional mandala. The monastery has stunning Japanese architecture and beautiful laws where you can spend time soaking in the tranquillity and admiring the Himalayan ranges in the background.Location: 3 Buddha Temple Road, New Basti, Clement Town, Dehradun.Timing: Every day from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.2 .Cool off at the Nature Park, Lachhiwala: One of the best places to beat the heat amidst lush thickets of Sal trees, Lachhiwala is one of the most popular places to spend the day and have a picnic with your friends and family.
Enjoy fun activities like trekking, bird watching, and cool off with a swim in the man-made pools here that are fed by the waters of the Susma River. Its lush scenic expanses and fun activities make Lachhiwala a popular inclusion in Dehradun tour packages.Location: Haridwar-Rishikesh Road, Dehradun.Timing: Every day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.Price: Rs. 10 per adult, Rs. 5 per child.3. Enjoy the world’s best butter toffee, Ellora Bakery: There is hardly anybody in Dehradun who hasn’t tasted the butter toffees or ‘stick jaws’ as they’re called. Since 1953, this bakery has been offering this decadent treat to generations of people. Besides the toffee, you cannot miss trying the delicious plum cake, the flaky rusks, and a huge range of pastries and savouries like patties and sandwiches.Location: 29, Rajpur Road, Dabbawala, Chukkuwala, Dehradun.Timing: Every day from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.Price: A meal for two would approximately cost Rs. 300.4. Stroll in velvety lush gardens, MDDA Park: A place that’s sure to transport you to the ‘Dehra’ often heard in Ruskin Bond’s books, this park is an absolute must-visit. It has long cobbled pathways edging around the flowerbeds, fountains, and mud trails. There are several benches set here that give you views of the Himalayan ranges in the distance. The best thing to do here is to watch a glorious sunset and seeing the mountains disappear behind the night sky.Location: Kairwaan VillageTiming: Every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.Price: Rs. 10 per person.5. Dine with views of the Himalayas: Due to scores of tourists visiting Dehradun from all over the world, its food culture has developed well over the years. There are several great restaurants and cafes that offer every cuisine that you can imagine. Be it Mediterranean, Chinese, Tibetan, Mughlai, Punjabi, etc. These places are popular for their live music and open terrace areas that look onto the glittering lights on the dark shadows of the mountains in the distance.Location: Kalsang Friends Corner, Black Pepper Restaurant, Anandam, The Terrace, Moti Mahal Restaurant, etc.Timing: Every day from 12:30 pm to 10:30 pm.Price: A meal for two would cost approximately Rs. 1000.6. Explore the fascinating Himalayan geology, WIHG: This museum has been intriguing people since 1968 who are interested in the evolution of the Himalayas and how they remain dynamic and change every day. The museum, a must-include in Dehradun tour packages, here houses pictures, over 25,000 books, documents, that educates people on aspects like natural resources, earthquakes & avalanches, and geodynamics of mountains.Location: GMS Road, Ballupur Chowk, Dehradun.Timing: Every day from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.7. Get healed, Sahastradhara: Translating to ‘thousand-fold spring’, Sahastradhara is one of the most prominent landmarks of Dehradun and tops Dehradun tourism packages. The water here flows over limestone that’s said to have medicinal and healing properties. The cold streams of water attract people from all over North India, especially during summers.
There are intriguing caves with stunning orange hues here that are perfect for spending time in. Sahastradhara overlooks lush mountain ranges in the background offering a sense of peace and tranquillity. There are plenty of cafes here that let you enjoy delicious snacks and hot coffee after a day of soaking in the water.Location: Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun.Timing: Every day from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
What are the best adventure things to do in Dehradun?1. Paragliding: What’s a better adventure sport to try on this beautiful mountainside than paragliding! A top favourite in Dehradun tourism packages, this activity lets you cruise at an altitude of around 6000 ft. to get beautiful views of Mussoorie, Tehri, Doon Valley, etc.2. Trekking: Dehradun’s beautiful mountainside landscape offers some of the best treks in the entire Uttarakhand. You can choose from mountain, waterfall, and riverside treks like the Nag Tibba trek, Pari Tibba trek, Benog Hill trek, Kempty Falls trek, etc.3. Mountain biking: The great weather and roads in Dehradun offer the best space for exciting activities like mountain biking. You can start from Rajpur Road and cycle as far as Old Mussoorie.4. Exploring the numerous springs: Dehradun is bestowed with one of the most intriguing natural phenomena of water springs due to its rocky landscape. Head over to Sahastradhara that’s made of thousands of water streams that form freshwater pools and sulphur springs. Other great options are the freezing Gucchupani, Tiger Falls, and Lachhiwala.5. Enjoy thrilling rides: Housing some of the best amusement parks in Uttarakhand, Dehradun is a great place to enjoy a day full of fun and excitement. You can try thrilling water rides, go-karting, slides, water disco, wave pool, roller coasters, etc. Some of the best amusement parks to include in your Dehradun tourism packages are Fun Valley, Fun ‘N’ Food Kingdom, Joy Land Water & Amusement Park, etc.6. Cave exploration: Probably one of the most intriguing caves in the country, the 600-metre long Robber’s Cave or Guchhupani is a must-visit. It is an amazing experience walking through the cold limestone walls trudging in freezing knee-deep water that keeps appearing and disappearing. The cave also has a waterfall and several viewpoints for you to spend time soaking in the beauty of the place.
What are the things to do in Dehradun at night?1. Take a stroll at Paltan Bazaar: This vibrant market overlooking the mountains is beautifully lit up in the evenings. It is one of the best places to take an evening stroll amidst pleasant breeze and enjoy a delicious late-night meal.2. Enjoy a bonfire: Surrounded by water, Lachhiwala is a great place for night camping. There are charming cottages available here where you can enjoy barbecue, bonfire, and music with your friends till the wee hours of the morning.3. Pub-crawling: Dehradun has some great pubs that are perfect for enjoying a sundowner party while looking at the twinkling lights on the mountain silhouettes. Some of the best places are Opal, The Great Indian Pub, Bristal Bar, The Dug Out, and the Black Pepper Restaurant.
How to reach Dehradun?Air: Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport receives daily flights from all the major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc. by airlines like IndiGo, Air India, etc. The city, located around 31 kilometers from the airport, can be reached by cab.Train: The train station, located around 2 kilometers from the city, is connected to all the major cities like Lucknow, Allahabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, etc.Road: Dehradun has excellent road connectivity from all the major North Indian cities. You can opt for private or state-run buses or self-drive.
What is Dehradun famous for?Dehradun is famous for the serene ambience that emanates from the lush mountainside surrounding it. It is famous for housing important landmarks like the Forest Research Institute and the Indian Military Academy. Its litchi orchards, bakeries & cafes, temples, and natural attractions are equally famous.
What is the best time to visit Dehradun?The summer months of March to June are the best to be in Dehradun. When the plains are scorching in the summer heat, Dehradun has extremely pleasant weather. The cool breeze and low temperatures allow you to see all the beautiful sights and enjoy food and adventure activities without getting exhausted.
How many days are enough for Dehradun?2 days are enough for this beautiful compact city. In this time, you can visit all the popular tourist spots like the Robbers Cave, Malsi Deer Park, Forest Research Institute, Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Lachhiwala, etc. You can also enjoy great food at various charming cafes that overlook mountains, shop at the local markets, and enjoy fun activities like golfing and cycling.
Is Dehradun worth visiting?Yes, absolutely! Dehradun is one of the most scenic cities in the country that has something for everybody and is perfect for a quick mountainside getaway. The city is loved for its ancient temples, wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls, streams, military landmarks, and food joints. The city has a charming Victorian vibe that can be seen in its bakery culture and architecture of old buildings.
What food is famous in Dehradun?Dehradun offers a huge range of foods- ranging from the staple north-Indian cuisine and Tibetan & Chinese foods that are the newer favourites. Some of the must-try things here are:- Momos, thukpa, and noodles at Kalsang- Rusks at Standard Bakery- Stick Jaws at Ellora Bakery- Poori and sabzi at Hanuman Chowk
Which are the famous trekking tours in Dehradun?
Trekking the Garhwal Himalayas around Dehradun is one of the best ways to enjoy Dehradun when on a vacation. There are many gorgeous trekking routes around the city which will reward you will delightful scenery, fresh air, and lasting memories. There are treks suitable for all fitness levels, so everyone can enjoy some trekking when in Dehradun. Some of the best treks that you can enjoy in Dehradun are,
What are the best heritage sites in Dehradun?1. Forest Research Institute: This iconic building has been declared as a national heritage site and even finds a mention in the Guinness Book for being the largest pure brick structure in the world. The Greco-Roman architecture of the research institute and university, set against the Tons River and Doon Valley in the background, also houses 6 museums that are a must-include in your Dehradun packages.2. Clock Tower: This iconic structure is what landmarks Dehradun. The foundation of this tower was laid by Sarojini Naidu in 1948 and was inaugurated by the former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri. This six-faced tower has a plaque on the top that mentions the names of the people who lost their lives during the fight for Indian independence.3. Mindrolling Monastery: Built in the late 19th-century, this temple is one of the most important symbols of the Buddhist faith. Made in the Japanese style of architecture, it houses a 200 feet stupa and is surrounded by views of Dehra hills and lush forests.4. Daat Kali Mandir: Established in 1804 at the time of the construction of the Dehradun-Saharanpur Highway, this temple is visited by people from all across North India. It is said that the flame here has been burning non-stop since 1921.
Which are some famous cycling tours in Dehradun?
Cycling in the mountains is an unparalleled experience. To peddle along long-winding roads curving beguiling in the distance, while the Himalayas smile benignly down upon you is an experience you will not forget in a hurry. There are many places in and around Dehradun where cyclists can exercise their skills. Both long-distance cyclists and beginners can profit on the roads in and around the city. Some of the best long-distance cycling routes in Dehradun include,
But if you are looking for short-distance cycling, there are other routes you can explore.
- Cycling to Shastradhara
- Cycling to Premnagar
- Cycling to Maaldevta
- Cycling to Purkul
What are the best areas for shopping in Dehradun?1. Race Course: The Tibetan market here is famous for traditional Thungka paintings, jewellery, handicrafts, and handmade woollens. Don’t miss visiting the local shacks to try great Tibetan foods like momos and noodles.2. Rajpur Road: No visit to Dehradun is complete without visiting this popular market. It houses branded outlets of clothes, accessories, and electronics and several coffee shops, pizza places, and local restaurants.3. Indira Market Road: Indira Market houses shops that sell copies of popular brands. This is a great place for economically priced jeans, shoes, and mobile accessories.4. Lakkhi Bagh: Arhat Bazaar here is perfect for people who want to pick up native Himalayan spices, tea leaves, rice, and pulses. Some shops here sell handmade herbal cosmetics and wellness products that are a must-buy. This bazaar also has a cluster of wood shops that sell beautiful wooden handicrafts and souvenirs.5. Chukkuwala: Head over to Ellora’s bakery here to pick up the quintessential ‘Dehra’ goodies. This bakery is famous across the country for its delicious rusks, cookies, tarts, cakes, and butter toffees.6. Gandhi Road: There is a popular flea market here by the same name that’s famous for silver jewellery, second-hand books, curios, clothes, etc. You can also pick up souvenirs like brass artworks, wall hangings, paintings, etc. from this market.
Can I trek to Hari Ki Dun on my Dehradun Tour? What’s so special about it?
Yes, absolutely. Not only is the Hari Ki Dun trek one of the most magnificent treks in India, it is also one of the most accessible. It is accessible both in summers and winters, and people with all fitness levels can manage it with ease. 5 hours of trekking per day will allow you to finish the trek in 7 to 8 days.
The speciality of the trek is its easy yet awe-inspiring route. The beauty that you canvass over the course of the trek is such as to bring tears of wonder to your eyes. Snow-capped peaks glistening in the sun surround the “hanging valley”, while fresh and healing natural aromas scent the air. In the course of the trek, you will also see Swargarohini, the peak which holds the stairway to heaven. While walking through a fairytale landscape full of rivers and flowers, trekkers will also come across the famous Duryodhana Temple.
The 7-8 days that you spend on this trek will prove to be a unique and rewarding experience.
What are the romantic things to do in Dehradun?1. Exploring Robbers Cave: This is the most popular spot in Dehradun for couples. The dark caves and the clear water streams make for a perfect couple spot. You can visit this place as a part of your Dehradun tour packages and spend some alone time with your loved one exploring the cave together.
2. Visit the Tibetan Buddhist Temple: This is a popular couple destination you can visit with your partner to enjoy the peace and tranquility. It features a beautiful lawn a big temple with wonderful architecture. You will surely find this place mentioned in the itinerary for Dehradun tour packages.
3. Get a Massage: A massage is a great way to relax your mind and body. It will strengthen the bond between you and your partner as both of you will be at peace.
4. Salon and Spa: You can visit a spa while where you can enjoy ayurvedic treatments and beauty treatments for you and your partner.
How can I explore Dehradun in 2 days?1. Robbers Cave: You can wake up in the morning and head for the Robbers Cave which is situated near Anarwala Village. A river flows inside the cave and you can explore it to your heart’s content.2. Malsi Deer Park: From there, you can head to the Malsi Deer Park which is a major tourist attraction. This 25-hectare park features beautiful deer species and is a favourite among children.3. Sahastradhara: In the afternoon, you can visit Sahastradhara which is a magnificent waterfall. Here there are small pools where you can enjoy a fun time with your family.4. Tapovan Temple: Before retiring for the day, you can visit the Tapovan Temple where you will enjoy the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. This is a place of religious significance located at the banks of the river Ganga.5. Tapkeshwar Temple: On day 2, you can visit this temple where Lord Shiva is worshiped. The Asan river runs beside this temple, and you can get a splendid view of the surrounding mountain ranges from here.6. Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology: This is an institute dedicated to the study of geodynamics, natural resources, landslides, earthquakes, and glaciology. Here, you can learn a lot about earth sciences.
Which are the best areas to visit on a shopping tour of Dehradun?
When you are on a vacation, it is only natural that you explore the ins and outs of the market streets of the place you are vacationing in. Shopping is a great way of employing the evening hours and bringing back trinkets that will remind you of the place you visited. Dehradun is rich in markets and there is something for everyone there. Woollen garments, wooden artefacts, and Tibetan curios are some of the best things you can buy in the markets of Dehradun, so make sure you explore-
- Paltan Bazaar, Dehradun
- The Mall, Dehradun
- Rajpur Road, Dehradun
- Indira Market, Dehradun
- Tibetan Market, Dehradun
- Astley Hall, Dehradun
- Pacific Mall, Dehradun
- Times Square Mall, Dehradun
- Landour Bazaar, Mussoorie
What are the top attractions to see on a sightseeing tour to Dehradun?
Dehradun is a mega-city with a diverse range of enjoyable activities in store for travellers. Not only can you trek to exotic locations, you can also enjoy great sightseeing in and around the city. The natural beauty of the Garhwal mountains around Dehradun needs no introduction. Add to this the dignified beauty of the ancient temples and monasteries, along with the museums and markets, and you have a vacation that you will be bound to enjoy every moment of. Some of the best sight-seeing attractions in Dehradun include,
- Rajaji National Park
- Robber's Cave
- Tapkeshwar Temple
- Timber Museum
- Malsi Deer Park
- Picnic Spot, Lachhiwala
- Mindrolling Monastery
- Har ki Dun
- Assan Barrage
Which are the best places for a wildlife safari tour in Dehradun?
Dehradun is a bustling city, and escaping from its traffic into the hush of the jungles is a great idea when vacationing there. The hills around the city are full of flourishing flora and fauna, and immersing yourself in them is a beautiful experience. There are many tigers around Dehradun and you can enjoy their majesty with some good jungle safaris. You can choose to camp inside the jungle and partake of their safari tours or simply take a jungle safari day trip. The best places to experience the wildlife in Dehradun are,
- Tiger View Jungle Camp, Goolar Khalla
- Rajaji National Park