Dehradun is the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, near the Himalayan foothills. At its core is the 6-sided Ghanta Ghar clock tower. To the southwest is Paltan Bazaar, a busy shopping area. Just east is the Sikh temple Gurdwara Nanaksar, topped with ornate white and golden domes. In Clement Town to the city's southwest, Mindrolling Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist center with shrine rooms in its Great Stupa.
Dehradun is the state capital of Uttarakhand, is the gateway to beauteous Mussoorie and Chakrata. In legend and lore, Dehra Dun formed part of the region of Kedarkhand, abode of Lord Shiva who gave his name to the Shivalik Hills. Here, Rama and Laxman bowed in penance for the killing of the king of Lank, Ravana. Here came Drona in search of peace, it was then called Drona Ashram â€" the abode of Drona - here came the five Pandvas on their way to the Himalayas to immolate themselves.
The Doon Valley ( Dehradun) is famous for its scenic grandeur and beautiful surroundings, adorned with the beauty of the Himalayas, There are several Historical places, temples, natural springs, parks, picnic spots in the city`s vicinity which are worth visiting.
Dehradun Tourist Attraction
Forest Research Institute : 7 km from Clock Tower, the Forest Research Institute on the Dehradun â€" Chakrata motorable road is the biggest forest based training institute of India. Most of the forest offices are a product of this institute. The F.R.I with its majestic building also houses a Botanical Museum.
Indian Military Academy : Situated 8 km on Dehradun â€" Chakrata road and 3 km beyond F.R.I ( Dehra Dun ) is a premier training institute for Army Officers. The Academy has the following places of tourist interest â€" Museum, Library, War Memorial, arms and Ammunition, shooting demonstration Room and FRIMA golf Course ( 18 holes).
Robber`s Cave ( Guchchu Pani) : 8 km from the city, too, but near the cantonment is one of nature`s phenomenon to confuse man; a stream of water suddenly disappears from sight, a short few meters away it suddenly reappears-again as a gushing stream. The cave is motorable till Anarwala, a distance of .4 km. The last one and 1/2 km has to be traversed on foot.
Tapkeshwar Mahadev and Fair ( Mela) : The small village of Garhi, 5.5 km from Dehra Dun comes to life once a year when crowds swarm in their 100s to worship Lord Shiva; on the festival of Shivaratri, the gay mood of the crowds rivals the brightness of the color of their costumes, when resplendent in their finery village bells dazzle their swains. This is the Tapkeshwar Mela to honor the Deity of the Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, one km away by the side of a seasonal river. Here from the top of a rock waterfalls drop by drop on the Shiva Ling; it has done so, for countless centuries.
Guru ram Rai`s Gurdwara (Jhanda Mela) : Faithful followers of Guru Ram Rai built a gurdwara for the saint had been repudiated by the Punjab and sought a heaven in Dehra Dun. Situated in the Janda Mohalla area, a place of pilgrimage, it attracts devotees from all over the country in early March. From the remotest corner of India they come to rise flag on a very long staff, five days after Holi, celebrating his arrival about 300 years ago, and re-affirming their faith in him. He came to seek peace and tarried a while in the soothing, sylvan spot. With a handful of followers he set up a temporary camp. It became a city, has not forgotten and presents, every year, the biggest and the best celebrated fair in the Doon valley.
Laxman Siddh : Just 12 km from the town, on the Rishikesh route, is jungle land; in the midst of which is the "Samadhi" of India`s modern saint â€" Swami Laxman Siddh surrounded by dense forests. It is the lone edifice in the area, there are no shops, no houses in the beautiful wilderness only devotees and tourist come to pay homage.
Sahasradhara : If you are waiting to have some enjoyable in Dehradun, Sahasradhara is the place for you. It's a picnic spot, which is a must visit. The place attracts with sparkling springs flowing down the hills along with Baldi River. The place is about 11 km from Dehradun. Waterfalls and hot springs at this position are quite well-known for their healing powers.
Tapovan : Lying on the banks of the holy Ganga river, Tapovan holds a great importance for visitors to Dehradun. This is known to be the penance ground for the famous saint Dronacharya. This region is now a holy ground for several saints and sages who take part in ceremonial activities and religious practices.
The Central Braille Press : As the biggest creator of Braille textbooks in India, Central Braille Press is quite well-known. A journey to the place helps you know about the procedure undertaken for the production of such texts.
Buddha Temple Dehradun : Famous for extravagant Buddhist structure and holy school of Tibetan religion, Buddha Temple is the most visited place in Dehradun city. Situated at Clement Town, Buddha Temple is center of magnetism for numerous worldwide tourists and Buddhist followers. This wonderful Buddhism holy place Buddha temple is about 220 feet in height and has five floors enshrine statues of Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava. First three floors provides interesting familiarity 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.
Malsi Deer Park : Dehradun has yet another great location for picnics. Malsi Deer Park is a great place to visit. It is placed at a distance of 10 km from the main town. The place lies on the lower slopes of Sahaydri hills. It's an exciting zoological park with creatures like horned deer, birds and neelgai. Striking surroundings make it an ideal location for outings.
Mussoorie : Situated only 35 km from Dehradun, Mussoorie is one of the most visited hill stations in the country. It is attractively beautiful place, with really pleasing weather and exotic locales. A trip to Dehradun, without visiting Mussoorie, is as good as waste.
Rajaji National Park : Named after Shri C. Rajagopalachari, the last Governor General of India, Rajaji National Park is a place worth visiting, particularly for all the nature lovers. The park is extend in over an area of 820.42 sq km and boasts of having more than 23 species of animals. There are century-old rest houses within the park, providing accommodation facilities to tourists.
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