Top 7 Tourist Places to visit in Dehradun, Uttarkhand

Places to visit in Dehradun

Dehradun is a state capital of Uttarakhand and a well-known name from a long time. It is considered one of the best gateways of North India. Many celebrities and politicians including Kareena Kapoor, Deepa Mehta, Abhinav Bindra, Rajiv Gandhi have studied here. In this post, I am sharing some tourist places which you can explore in your next Dehradun trip-

Forest Research Institute –

Opening Hours – 9:00 AM -1:00 PM | 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM


The FRI, Dehradun is a leading institute in the field of forestry research. In 1991, it was declared a deemed university and it is one of the oldest forest institutes of India. The students are trained here for Indian forest services. Established in 1906 and the architecture of this institute is somehow similar to the Buckingham palace offers spectacular views.

Buddha Temple | Mindrolling Monastery –

Architecture Style – Japanese
Opening Hours – 7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Main Attraction – 130 feet tall statue of Buddha


Located in Clementon town on Rajpur road, Buddha temple is a well-known school for Buddhist. This place is also known as Buddha Garden. It was built in 1965 and it is believed that it was designed by 50 artists who took 3 years to complete this beautiful attraction of Dehradun.

Malsi Deer Park –


A Deer conservation area located in Mussoorie road is a famous picnic spot of Dehradun. The mini garden hosts many visitors during weekends. Apart from deer, a visitor can also spot Nilgai here, this place is covered by Malsi reserve forest. It is a great opportunity for kids to get familiar with wildlife.

Clock Tower –

It is also known as Ghantaghar and a major landmark which is located in the center of the city.  the main attraction of this clock tower is that the name of the freedom fighter of the city is written on it. This tower has six faces and was built before the independence.

Rajaji National park-

Rajaji is a national park and tiger reserve which is stretched over an area of 820 sq. km.


Also Read – Wildlife, Map and Safari information about Rajaji National park

It is mainly famous for Elephants. it hosts 400+ elephants, 300+ bird species 10+ tigers, and 250 panthers which make it heaven for wildlife lovers.

Fun Valley –

 Opening Hours – 9:00 AM -7:00 PM
A famous amusement park of Dehradun, the fun valley has Asia’s largest wave pool. If you are looking for weekend getaways near Dehradun or picnic spot than this place is for you.

Sahastradhara –

The place is located around 16 km far from the city and a picturesque place which is surrounded by caves and waterfalls. Every year many visitor visits here and a perfect destination for a picnic.

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