Sightseeing (in and around Dehra Dun)


Mussoorie

Located at a distance of 32 kms from Dehra Dun, Mussoorie is a wonderful hill station in Uttarakhand situated at a height of 2005 mts above the sea level. It is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and is known as the Queen of the Hills. The lush green hills, the varied flora and fauna and the majestic view of the Shivalik ranges and the Doon Valley attracts thousands of tourists both domestic and international to Mussoorie each year. Mussoorie is famous not only for its scenic beauty but it has also developed into an important centre of education and business.

Mussoorie is a popular cool summer retreat in india. The climate is cool and pleasant all through the year here. Summer Temperature: Minimum 10˚C, Maximum 30˚C Winter Temperature: Minimum 1˚C, Maximum 10˚C Annual Rainfall: 180 cm Snowfall in Mussoorie: End of December to Mid February.

Distance: 32 kms
How to Reach? : By Road.


Haridwar

Haridwar meaning ‘Gateway to God’ is one of the seven holiest places of the Hindus, located on the banks of River Ganges. It is the place where river Ganga descends to the plains. Haridwar is also spelled as Haridwar or Hari-Dwar. Haridwar is also one of the four places where drops of Amrit or nector fell from the pitcher which was being carried by Garuda, the heavenly bird and the spot is known as Brahma Kund or Har-Ki-Pauri. Haridwar has a pleasant climate for many months of the year. As it is located at the foothills of Himalayas, the climate never goes to the extreme level and remains pleasant throughout the year, although it receives heavy rainfall. Thus Haridwar is one such tourist spot that can be visited any time of the year.

Distance: 53 kms
How to Reach? : By Road & Train.


Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a small serene town famous for meditation and yoga. It is Gateway to the Himalayas and being on the bank of river Ganges it is an ideal destination for adventure activities like rafting, trekking, rock climbing, kayaking etc. Rishikesh is situated 25 kms ahead of Haridwar at an elevation of 356 mts above sea level and consists of three distinct areas known as Rishikesh, Swargashram and Muni-Ki-Reti. The town of Rishikesh is such strategically located at the Himalayas foothills that it has easy access by road to the entire Himalayas region in India, and is famous to be the ideal starting-point for your exploring expedition in the Himalayas region. Rishikesh has continental climate, with pleasant weather throughout the year, as it is located at the foothills of Himalayas. Rishikesh Summers (March to June): have an average temperature of 35˚C. Rishikesh winters (November to February): give a pleasant weather with a temperature range of 19˚C to 33˚C. Rishikesh Monsoons : offer average rainfalls during July to September.

Distance: 45 kms
How to Reach? : By Road.


Buddha Temple

Buddha Temple is a Tibetan monastery, also called as Mind rolling Monastery and was build in 1965 by his eminence the Kochen Rinpoche and few other monks for the promotion and protection of religious & cultural understanding of Buddhism. Buddha Temple is located in Clement Town on Delhi-Saharanpur Road at just 4 kms from ISBT Dehra Dun. Believed to be largest Buddhist reliquary in Asia, Buddha Temple is visited by hundreds of tourists’ as well international Buddhism lovers. This marvelous Buddhism holy place Buddha Temple is about 220 feet in height and has five floors enshrine status of Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava. First three floors provides mesmerizing experience as eye catching ornate wall painting makes everyone stunned. These Lord Buddha life illustrating paintings were painted in pure gold color and about 50 artists took over three years to paint these intricate paintings.

Distance: 10 kms
How to Reach? : By Road.


Sakya College

The Sakya College is an institute of traditional Buddhist philosophical and scriptural studies where the ideals of Buddhist monasticism and rigorous scholarship are cultivated simultaneously. It was established in 1972 and is the oldest school of its kind among the Tibetans in India and Nepal. The main subjects of teaching and study at the College are the basic Buddhist scriptures of India in their Tibetan translations. Special emphasis is also laid on the commentarial and scholastic traditions of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism.

Distance: 12 kms
How to Reach? : By Road.


Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara, which literally means ‘Thousand fold spring’, is a famous tourist spot in Dehra Dun. At the Baldi River, Sahastradhara is located at 14 kms from Dehra Dun city. Tourist visit Sahastradhara in large numbers to watch beauty of waterfalls and caves. Sahastradhara also has a ropeway providing an airy ride to the mountaintop. From the top one can enjoy the panoramic view of Sahastradhara.

Distance: 14 kms
How to Reach? : By Road.


Asan Barrage

The wetland at Asan Barrage is situated near the confluence of two perennial rivers Asan and Yamuna near Dehra Dun. The lake attracts a large number of waterfowl, both waders and drivers. The barrage is 287.5 m long, the river bed being 389.4 m above sea level, with minimum and maximum water levels respectively at 402.4 m and 403.3 m above sea level. The Asan reservoir exists throughout the year and is fed from the river Asan and the discharge channel of Yamuna through Dhalipur power house. This is an ideal place for bird lovers, Ornithologists and Naturalists alike, who can travel easily up to the Asan barrage, and see thousands of birds, who have travelled miles to be there.

Distance: 41 kms
How to Reach? : By Road


Forest Research Institute

Established as Imperial Forest Research Institute in 1906, Forest Research Institute (FRI) Dehra Dun, is a premier institution under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE). Styled in Greeko Roman Architecture by C.G. Bloomfield, the main building is a National Heritage which was inaugurated in 1929. FRI Dehra Dun is one of the oldest institutions of its kind and acclaimed the world over. The Institute’s history is virtually synonymous with the evolution and development of scientific forestry, not only in India, but over the entire sub-continent. Set in a lush green estate spread over 450 hectares, with the outer Himalaya forming its back drop, the institute’s main building is an impressive edifice, marrying Greco-Roman and Colonial styles of architecture, with a plinth area of 2.5 hectares. The institute has a developed infrastructure of all equipped laboratories, library, herbarium, arboreta, printing press and experimental field areas for conducting forestry research, quite in keeping with the best of its kind anywhere in the world. It is 7 Kms from Clock Tower, on the Dehra Dun-Chakrata motor able road and is of the biggest forest based training institute in India. Most of the forest officers are a product of this institute. The F.R.I. with its majestic building also houses a Botanical Museum for the attraction of tourists.

Distance: 7 kms
How to Reach? : By Road.


Indian Military Academy

The academy is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, about 8 kms west of Dehra Dun in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Distance: 7 kms
How to Reach? : By Road.


Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is distinct for its pristine scenic beauty and rich bio-diversity. A paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, the wildlife of the park is blessed with elephants, tigers, leopards, deers and ghorals as its best known life forms. Three sanctuaries in the Uttarakhand, Shivaliks-Rajaji, Motichur and Chila were amalgamated into a large protected area and named Rajaji National Park in the year 1983 after the famous freedom fighter Late Sri. C. Rajgopalachari; popularly known as “Rajaji”. This area is the North Western Limit of Asian Elephants. Spread over an area of 820.42 sq km, Rajaji is a magnificient .
eco-system nestled in the Shivalik ranges and the beginning of the vast Indo-Gangetic plains, thus representing vegetarian of several distinct zones and forest types like sal forests, reverine forests, board-leaved mixed forests, scrubland and grassy. It possesses as many as 23 species of mammals and 315 bird species. The abundance of nature’s bounties heaped in and around this park, are bound to attract a large number of wildlife conservation lists, nature lovers and eco-friends to visit this most breathtaking wilderness area. Rajaji National Park is situated along the hills and foothills of Shivalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills and represents the Shivalik eco-system. On the map it is located between Haridwar (Latitude 290 56’ 40”) and Dehra Dun (Latitude 300 20’ North) and 790 80’ E Longitude (Dehra Dun 780 01’ 15” E (Ramgarh), Chillawali-770 54’ 30” East.

Distance : 25 kms
How to Reach? : By Road, Rail and Air.