City dwellers living in and around Delhi-NCR can easily plan to visit many cities of Uttarakhand on weekends. You can spend some moments of tranquility in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand away from the summer heat of the national capital.
You can plan a visit to Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. And two days are enough to explore the city. From couples to solo travelers, there’s a lot to discover here for everyone.
Here is a list of places in Dehradun worth visiting on weekends.
The Tapkeshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one of the best places to visit in Dehradun city. Remember that your sightseeing in Dehradun will not be complete without it. The temple is built in a natural cave, where the water always falls on the Shivling.
This is one of the main attractions that makes Tapkeshwar Temple so popular among tourists. Located on the banks of the River Tons, it is surrounded by majestic mountains, adding to the beauty of this sacred place.
Robber’s Cave is one of the most popular picnic spots in Dehradun. Surrounded by high hills, the cave is long and narrow.
Har Ki Doon Valley
Away from the bustling city, Har Ki Doon Valley is one of the best places for nature lovers. Located at an altitude of more than 3500 meters, this place is known for its great trekking and pristine deodar forests.
Sahastradhara is located amidst dense forests in the mountains. It is about 12 km from Dehradun. It is a picnic area, but the main attraction here are some special caves in which the water never stops dripping. The clusters of streams located here are known as Sahastradhara. In summer, one can take a bath in the cool waters of Sahastradhara to avoid the scorching sun.
Malsi deer park:
Malsi Deer Park is one of the best places to visit in Dehradun. Spread over 25 hectares, this zoological park of Dehradun is also home to species such as two-horned deer, nilgai, leopard, peacock and eagle.
Zonal Anthropological Museum:
Zonal Museum is one of the most enchanting places to see in Dehradun city for history and culture lovers. It was established in 1971 by the Anthropological Society of India.
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