The Doon Valley is situated between the two most important rivers of India. i.e. Ganga & Yamuna, is most picturesque having moderate climate, nestling a number of places of tourist interest.
It is named after Guru Dronacharya - A great teacher in Mahabharat epic. The renowned religious town of Rishikesh, the queen of hills Mussoorie, the renowned sulphur springs at Sahastradhara and a part of Rajaji National Park, the quit Chakrata hills all lie in this district. Also visit the Chardhams.
Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2200 feet above sea level. It is one of the most developed cities of India having moderate climate. The places to be visited nearby are Sahastradhara (14 Kms.) Robbers Cave (8 Kms.) Forest Research Institute (5 Kms.) Tapkeshwar Temple (5.5 Kms.), Laxman Sidh (12 Kms.) Malsi Deer Park (9 Kms.)
Famous Places In Dehradun
Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park is distinct for its pristine scenic beauty and rich bio-diversity.
Dehradun- Mussorie Trekking
Enjoy the scenic beauty of Himalayas while trailing through this beautiful trek.
Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Tapkeshwar Shiv temple is an ancient place of worship.
Excursions from Dehradun
Mussoorie is located in the Garhwal hills. Due to its immense natural beauty, Mussoorie is known as the queen of hill stations. more..
Popularly known as Dhalipur Lake, Asan Barrage, created in 1967, was developed By Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN), as a water sports complex in 1994.
Located on the foothills of Shivaliks, on the banks of river Yamuna, Dakpathar is the newly developed recreation center of GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam).
The Jhanda Fair marks the arrival of Guru Ram Rai, the Sikh Guru, at Dehradun.
Lakha Mandal Temple
Lakhamandal is situated on a hill slope along the bank of the yamuna in district Dehradun.
Lakhawar fair is a village fair, held during the months of September- October and is very popular in the neighbouring area of Chakrata, 78 km. from Mussoorie.
Located in the Dehradun district of Uttar Pradesh, Mundali is 129 kms from Dehradun via Chakrata.
Rishikesh is just 24 Kms from Haridwar. Located in the laps of lower Himalayas, this place is considered to be the access point of three other pilgrim places of Badrinath - Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri the four great places which combine to make Chardham .
Sahastra Dhara Falls
Located 14 km from Dehradun is the famous picnic spot called as the Sahastra Dhara. Noted for their astounding beauty the medicinal sulphur waterfalls are a great attraction.
Situated at a distance of 92 Kms. from Dehradun, at an elevation of about 700 feet. Chakrata is known for its serene environ and sylvan charm. The place is devoid of all artificiality and one can move in perfect calm & in pollution free atmosphere. One can find accommodation in the forest rest house. There are few ordinary hotel also. The northern part of Chakrata sub-division, Provides most fascinating area for trekkers and nature lovers. Covered by dense virgin forest dotted with attractive village of colourful Jaunsari tribe, the area is dominated by 10,000 feet high peak of Kharamba. On its northern slopes is situated Mundali (9,000), where skiing is possible during the period from November to April. Deoband (9,000) Kanasar (8500), Kathiyan (7000) (all connected by road), Molta (7000), Tiger Fall near Chakrata are some other spots worth visiting. The famous temple of Mahasu Deota at Hanol is annually visited by thousands of pilgrims from Garhwal and Himachal Pradesh.
It is about 5 kms. from Dak Pathar on way to Chakrata, where there is an Ashoka edict inscribed on the sizeable rock. It is preserved by National Archaeological Department.
About 80 Kms. from Mussoorie on Mussoorie - Yamnotri road Lakhamandal is believed to be the place where Duryodhana of Mahabharat episode conspired to burn alive the Pandavas in the Lakshyagriha a house specially constructed with shellac. There is a temple believed to be constructed in the eighth century with a number of carved figures on stone which are of archaeological significance.
This picturesque place about 12 Kms. from Dehradun on Hardwar road is frequented by a large number of people specially on Sundays. Legend has it that a saint underwent penance at this place. The place is connected by local bus service.
2200ft above the sea-level.
Legend Guru Dronacharya
One of the most developed cities of India.