Dehradun is well connected with other popular destinations such as Mussoorie, Nainital, Auli, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Sahastradhara, Chakrata and Dakpathar besides the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Char Dham. Dehradun is one visual treat as its got scenic beauty, sports, sanctuary, museums and institutions all at one place. Tourists can engage themselves in various activities such as camping, rafting, trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc. Besides all this, they can witness an architectural extravaganza by visiting Tapkeshwar Temple, Malsi Deer Park, Kalanga Monument, Laxman Siddh, Chandrabani, Guchhupani, Forest Research Institute, Tapovan, Santala Devi temple and Wadia Institute. Other old yet important buildings which one must visit are Clock Tower, Morrison Memorial Church, Inamullah Building, Jama Masjid, Osho Meditation Center, Indian Military Academy and Darbar Sahib.
The wetland at Asan Barrage, is situated near the confluence of two perennial rivers Asan and Yamuna near Dehradun. offering the boating facilities and is a treasure chest of adventure and bird-watching. This wetland covers the area of approximately four square kilometers. It has acquired a name of its own in recent years since hundreds of birds, including the migratory ones, visit this man-made sanctuary. The birds are spotted here in October- November and February-March. The lake attracts a large number of waterfowl, both waders and divers. Eco-huts have also been set up in the area for the convenience of the tourists and bird-watchers.
One of the most popular tourist attractions is Mussoorie and its hill station located at a distance of 290 km from Delhi in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand.
With a backdrop of Shivalik range of Himalayas and doon valley, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year. The fact that it was a popular holiday destination during the British era can be seen from British remnants in the city, such as the archaic architecture of the hotels and churches. Mussoorie offers spectacular views of the snow ranges to the north-east, glittering view of the Doon Valley and the Shivalik ranges to the south.
Tiger View Jungle camp is situated in the village of Goolar Khalla, 10km away from Dehradun and is an extraordinary place to see the superb tiger in its common living space. It shelters the endangered Indian Tiger. You can take the jungle safari, to view flora and fauna in their natural habitat. Aside from tiger detecting, a safari and outdoors in the wilderness camp can likewise turn out to be a special ordeal. Tiger View Jungle camp safe houses the imperiled Indian Tiger. You may also enjoy the rare facility of camping in the wilderness. Renowned for its natural beauty and the interactive services offered, this Jungle camp is a full-package experience of the wild. The local community has taken an active interest in the conservation of tigers.
Mussoorie was a much loved destination of all the hill stations in the Garhwal Himalayas. Because of the shining snow-capped peaks that set the sky on fire when the sun rises from behind them, Playing games at the various stalls and take back little gifts awarded to you for your victory,Enjoy the delicious local cuisine
Thus, as the township grew around the beautiful hill station, measures were taken to improve the lifestyle of the people. One such measure taken was the establishment of a canon on the Gun Hill that led the people in understanding what time of the day it was. Thus, following this practice, this second highest peak in this region came to be known as the Gun Hill and is a popular tourist destination in the present day, The highlight of Gun Hill is the ropeway which provides a scenic view of the Himayalan ranges. The hill was named so because of the presence of a gun at these hills during the pre-independence days. The gun was fired during the day to enable people to adjust their watches during those days.
Sahastradhara means 'thousand-fold spring'. It is a famous attraction, famous for its medicinal & therapeutic value as its water contains sulphur. Sahastradhara is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Uttarakhand and is situated about 14 km from the city of Dehradun, hastradhara can be visited throughout the year; the primary season is from September to March, Sahastradhara is a widely known weekend getaway in Dehradun, but apart from its scenic beauty, it is also known for the ancient Shiva temple located nearby. Some spiritual attractions near Sahastradhara are Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple along with Guru Dronacharya's cave, which is known as Drona Guha.
It is said to be that cave got its name from the British after they found out that robbers kept stolen belongings in the cave. The best time to visit the place is from April to October. The place is a getaway from the heat of the sun. Robber's Cave is a fabulous location to have a picnic with friends and family. After a walk inside the 600-metre long cave to explore the region from the inside with your loved ones, you may walk to the waterfall near the cave for a picnic. You can enter the waterfall and capture memorable moments for life. What fun it is to chit-chat about everything under the sun with your loved ones as you rest or grab a bite near the splendid water body. If you are lucky, you might see a beautiful rainbow in the sky over the falls.
Bhadraj Temple is located at a distance of around 15 km from Mussoorie. The temple is devoted to the Hindu Lord Bal Bhadra who is the brother of Hindu deity Krishna. . Bhadraj Temple is situated at the hilltop and the air and the atmosphere of the place feels calm and peaceful.The place is a perfect Trekking spot, with Doon Valley in its backdrop. The Chakrata ranges and the region of Jaunsar Bawar can also be seen from her. The devotees offer milk and butter to the idol of the deity. Every year Bhadraj temple organizes a truthful from 15th to 17th of August which attracts hundreds of devotees who are searching for benefits from Lord Bhadraj.
Surkanda Devi is an ancient temple of Hindus. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga, which is one of the nine Goddess forms. Surkanda Devi Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peeth. The Surkanda Devi temple is surrounded by dense forest and from this place the beautiful view of the Himalayas can be seen in the north and beautiful views of the cities of Dehradun and Rishikesh can be seen in the south. This temple is located in Uniyal village, Dhanaulti, Tehri district, uttarakhand, India. Sudakanda Devi Temple is located 6.7 kilometers from Dhanlatti and 22 km from Chamba. The festival of Ganga Dussera is celebrated in the Surkanda Devi Temple, which falls between May and June every year
Rishikesh, a most tranquil place in northern Uttarakhand, Rishikesh has long been a spiritual centre. It is said that the sage Raibhya Rishi did severe penance here and as a reward, God appeared to him in the form of Hrishikesh, hence the name. Rishikesh has spectacular view of jungle-clad hills. Rishikesh has also confluence of River Ganges and Chandrabhaga. Scenically located where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas, Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram (now closed), and the town is still known as the World Capital of Yoga. The original Rishikesh
lies in Ruru- Palpa district of Nepal. Still people call it Ruru Rishikesh. Rishikesh is also the Gateway to the Himalayas. The Char Dham Yatra ideally begins from Rishikesh.