Places to Visit
Dehradun has some extraordinary places of tourist interest. The beautiful climate of Dehradun attracts visitors from all over the world. The city also has a very good tourism infrastructure. There are many beautiful guest houses and very good hotels that provide excellent accommodation for the tourists. Once you are in Dehradun you will have plenty to see and enjoy. The place has a number of attractions where thousands of tourists flock every year.
About 5.5 km from the city bus stand you will find one of the most ancient places of worship in in Dehradun. This temple is situated on the bank of a small stream. The name of the temple is given because of droplets of water that fall on the rock. On the occasion of Shivratri, thousands assemble to pray to the God. This beautiful temple is a must see tourist place in Dehradun.
The meaning of the name of this wonderful waterfall is "thousand fold stream". At a distance of only 11 km, from the city of Dehradun, this wonderful waterfall will surely tease you out of your thought. The Baldi river and the caves will give you a breathtaking view of the wonderful scenery of the place. Near this place of perpetual shower, there is a sulphur spring. The presence of chemicals in the water is said to be very useful in curing different types of skin diseases.
Rajaji National Park
This forest range is one of the finest ecological reserve in the valley of the Shivalik Mountain Ranges. It has quite a variety of flora and fauna. There is not only dense forest cover but also fine grass lands and this supports a large number of mammals of different species. The best season to go for a tour of the park is between November to the middle of June. A safari through the park is going to be an experience for you.
Water Sport Resort
The Dehradun valley is famous for water sport and if you really want a taste of it, head straight for the Asan Barrage. Situated along the Chandigarh-Shimla highway, this popular water sport resort is only 43 km away from the city of Dehradun. There are a number of water sports like water skiing, kayaking, boating, canoeing, rowing, etc. that you can enjoy here. During winter it becomes a favorite destination for bird watchers as the reservoir in the vicinity attracts a lot of migratory birds.
At Dehradun, there is never a dull moment. The pleasant climate, amazing variety of wildlife and good hotels will make the tour of Dehradun memorable. Christened after the legendary archer Guru Dronachariya, Dehradun is among the most picturesque city and attractive tourist destination in India.