Top Things to do in Dehradun
Explore the lush green capital of Uttarakhand
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Adventure Activities Dehradun
Laden with lush green foliage and buzzing markets, Dehradun is a mesmerizing bumbling city in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The history, culture, and amazing local opportunities here in the city are rich and tells many tales of the past. There are a lot of things to do in Dehradun, something for every age group to enjoy. Check out our comprehensive list of activities and experiences that you can enjoy while in this amazing city.
Museum Hopping at Forest Research Institute
The Forest Research Institute located in Dehradun is a premier Indian institution that specializes in the field of forestry research that is practiced in India. If you are wondering as to what to do in Dehradun, this place could be your primary choice. Along with hordes of lush greenery in this amazing town, there are plenty of museums in the main building that can be explored by the history and plant enthusiasts. Check out the different museums present here and get to know about the different aspects of forests, nature products, forestry, and how everything in the field of forestry has evolved with times in India. There are a handful of museums with a focus on topics like Silviculture, Timber, Entomology, etc.
Lachhiwala is a picnic spot located on the outskirts of Dehradun on the way to Rishikesh. The place is laid with natural beauty with step waterfalls where people can play with water and bathe. It is a great place for families and groups. You can enjoy delicious snacks and food items at the food stalls present at the location and enjoy a great picnic experience. Amongst the several things to do near Dehradun, enjoying a picnic at Lachhiwala is quite popular. The place has plenty of swings for the kids to have a fun time. One has to book a cab or make use of their own vehicle to get to this place as local transportation to this area is not frequent and won’t be available at occasions.
Paltan Bazar is the equivalent to the Sadar Bazaar of other Indian cities. The market is the primary shopping places in the city located near the famous Clock Tower. The place is always buzzing with people and hordes of shops and street vendors are always busy selling some item or the other. You would get almost anything that you need to buy from clothes, accessories, footwear, and even plenty of food items. Amongst the many activities in Dehradun that can be enjoyed while at this bazaar is shopping for baked goods at the many famous bakeries here. If that wasn’t enough, there is a famous ice cream parlor here called Gaylord. This shop has been there since generations and has been satisfying the sweet cravings of the hungry shoppers at the bazaar.
Gorge upon Baked Goods at Ellora’s
Amongst plenty of things to do around Dehradun, gorging upon some baked goods at Ellora’s could easily become anyone’s favorites. This bakery has been there in Dehradun since ages and continues to serve the locals and tourists with different sweets and other confectionery items. The place has an assorted collection of baked goods like biscuits, cookies, tarts, cheesecakes, truffles, fruit cakes, slushies, and a whole lot of other sweet items. Do not forget to try the rich and creamy goodness of Plum Cake, Brownies, and Cream Rolls while you are here in Dehradun.
Try the famous Bun Tikki at Street Food Kiosks
Not many know of the food item called Bun Tikki. Even though the combination seems pretty simple and easy to understand, there is something different about the version that is served here in Dehradun. The usual Bun Tikki that anyone relishes at a street food kiosk has regular burger buns or the pav buns. The ones served in Dehradun makes use of the sweet buns that is laden with Tooty Fruity crystals. A Tikki or Patty made of potatoes along with sweet and spicy chutneys, spices, and a whole lot of salad goes into the middle to provide an amazing taste. You could easily find many street food kiosks around the city to savor this amazing dish. While you are planning your list of things to do in Dehradun, do include this culinary adventure to give your vacation a taste of local.
Enjoy At Fun Valley Water Park in Dehradun
Nestled at the equal distance from Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar, Fun Valley Water Park in Dehradun is one of the best waterparks in the Himalayan region. Comprising some of the best, biggest, and rare rides, Fun Valley, Dehradun is one-of-a-kind waterpark in the Asian continent.
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- Amusement Park
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Picnic Spot Lachhiwala in Dehradun
A pristine picnic spot in Dehradun, away from the crowd of Dehradun city, is located Lachhiwala. One of the best family places to visit, Lachhiwala in Dehradun is a famous attraction in the city. There are tiny 4-7 feet well maintained ponds amidst the trees of Sal present here. The primary source of water for these ponds ...
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Sahastradhara Ropeway in Dehradun
Sahastradhara, or thousand fold spring is a popular tourist spot in Dehradun and is visited by everyone who visits this hilly paradise in Uttrakhand. Sahastradhara in Dehradun is located at the banks of river Badli, hence comprises of a lot of caves and waterfalls along with freshwater sulphur springs, whose water is of med...
- Ropeway ride
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Shopping at Paltan Bazar in Dehradun
Paltan Bazar in Dehradun is a vibrant and the biggest market that is located in the heart of this beautiful city. It is located near the Rajpur road and stretches from the railway station to the clock Tower. It is literally the best place for people who love shopping at you can purchase a variety of things at very reasonabl...
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- Ideal for families
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