These Places In Dehradun Should Be On Your Bucket List

  • Mansha Dhingra
  • Published 20/05/2019
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Dehradun is a popular city in Uttarakhand. The city is well-known for its schooling, weather and environment. The scenic backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas, beautiful Queen of hills; Mussoorie and many other places situated near the outskirts of Dehradun invites many visitors.

Lush green environment and peace all around; the city consists of religious attractions, hill stations and wildlife havens. There are an end number of places for college students to enjoy. Even better, these places are extremely inexpensive which is an add on for college students. In the following article, we have made a list of some interesting places which students can visit.

1. Forest Research Institute or FRI

Forest Research Institute Dehradun

Forest Research Institute


FRI is a heritage building and the complex of the university is as huge as 2000 acres. The reason why you should visit the museum is simply because of its Greco-Roman architecture and the six museums that attract one and all. There are six museums inside the FRI Campus. These include Pathology Museum, Social Forestry Museum, Silviculture Museum, Timbra Museum, Non-Wood Forest Products Museum, and the Entomology Museum.

2. Tapkeshwar Temple

  Tapkeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar Temple


A very famous temple near Dehradun is the Tapkeshwar temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the best places for students to visit in Dehradun city. The temple is built in a natural cave where water continuously drops on the Shiva Lingam. This is one of the key attractions that make Tapkeshwar temple an attractive picnic spot for students. The other is the sulphur water spring near the temple. It is surrounded by majestic mountains that adds to the beauty of this holy place.

3. Robbers Cave

Robbers Cave

Robber’s Cave


One of the most popular picnic spots, Robbers Cave in Dehradun is an exciting place for students to visit. It is a natural cave which is long and narrow. It is surrounded by lofty hills and has freezing-cold springs inside. A serene picnic spot where people can dip their feet in the ice-cold water of the cave and walk through it.

4. Lachhiwala




If you are looking to spend a day in near a stream and amidst the beauty of Dehradun, Lachhiwala is the best place to visit. Surrounded by tall green trees, this place is relaxing and is known for gorgeous sunset views, trekking trails and even bird watching. With a rejuvenating pool to chill out and luxuriant greenery around it, Lachhiwala is one of the best places to visit in Dehradun.

Mansha Dhingra
Mansha Dhingra

The writer is a part of the UPES editorial team

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