Dehradun is a hidden gem nestled in the foothills of Himalayas. It is the gateway to the Garhwal hills. Ganga and Yamuna frame the green hill station, located not very far from Delhi. It is also a popular stop for tourists who are headed to Nainital, Mussoorie and Auli. The beauty of the town of Dehra and its picturesque valleys has been captured perfectly more than once in the narratives of Ruskin Bond.
Just staying one day in Dehradun is simply not enough if you want to uncover its secret beauty. There are tons of famous picnic spots and temples which draw travelers from all corners of the world, every year.
Lachhiwala: A scenery with a perfect balance of green and blue, Lachhiwala is situated in the suburbs. The fresh water comes from a stream which divides into multiple brooks which end in shallow pools spread over 700 sq meters. It is easy to reach the suburbs from any hotel inside the city if you have the number of a reliable cab service handy.
Malsi Deer Park: This world famous zoological park is the home of the endemic two horned deer, neelgais, peafowl, tigers and monkeys. It takes about an hour to reach this zoological park located at the base of the Shivaliks from the main city in a cab for hire.
Sahastradhara: The name of the natural freshwater falls means a thousand springs. This is located approximately 16 kms from the main city of Dehra and can be reached by any outstation cab service.
Robber’s Cave: Just as exciting as the name, the short 1 km trek takes you on a narrow trails through the forest to a well hidden spot between majestic hills adorned by a neat stream of fresh water.
Tiger Falls: this is one of the highest waterfalls in Uttarakhand. This waterfall is located about 5 km from Chakrata. This is a secluded place and is a wise choice for anyone looking to spend a wonderful afternoon with their loved ones. Getting there is fairly easy, as the drive doesn’t even take a full hour from Dehradun in a rented outstation cab.
Museum of Forest Research Institute: this is a wonderful experience for all naturalists and nature enthusiasts; a guided tour of the museum is also available at particular hours. It is just about 5 km from the city center and 6 km from the railway station.
Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple: the name is derived from the constant dripping water which comes from icicles on the ‘shivling’. This is the home of one of the oldest shivlings. The shivling is located is located inside Drona cave, which derives its name from the guru of the Pandavas who once resided in it. It is located about 7 km from the main city and can be easily reached by public transport. However for tourists it is more convenient to opt for private outstation taxi service to avoid the commotion and confusion of public transport.
Dehradun is an example of perfection in all weathers. But going to all the tourist spots, most of which are located in the outskirts of the city or at least a few good kilometers away can be a challenge for tourists. So opting for a 24×7 outstation taxi service is undoubtedly the smarter option if they want to save precious time and enjoy more of the local beauty. You also book Taxi service from your home location like Dehli to Dehradun taxi for hazel free travel.