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Best Places to Visit in Dehradun with Flatmates

Best Places to Visit in Dehradun with Flatmates

The clock is ticking and you must find places to visit in Dehradun? You must also find places to visit in Dehradun for couples to take your partner out? There are so many things to find out about the city of love, but so little time, right? It’s okay, take a chill pill and let us help you through it.

We’ve surfed through thousands of web pages and we’ve talked to our residents in Dehradun (Go Stanzens!) – to get you a list of places with their opening hours and traveling routes so that you can plan your short trips in no time. That’s so convenient, you say? Well, then you’ll be wowed when you see our Stanza Living residences. We put attention to detail and make sure your stay is completely convenient with our homely meals, in-house entertainment room, cleaning staff, and laundry services. And the times you wish to step out, you have our list of the best places to visit in Dehradun to help you out. So set your camp (Dehra) in the Himalayan foothills soon!

Best Places to Visit in Dehradun

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Mindrolling Monastery New Basti

Let your ‘mind’ ‘roll’ with some tranquil peace and quiet in the largest Buddhist learning center of India. The Monastery is one of the most popular places to visit in Dehradun with its spectacular shrine of Buddha, and Guru Padmasambhava. Moreover, the complex houses a beautiful garden, vibrant shops selling souvenirs, artifacts, and decorates. And if you catch the dusk fall on the monastery, the mesmerising view in the evening will certainly lift up your ‘spirits’!

Opening Hours: 9 AM-7 PM (Gardens and shops are open all week except the monastery which is open only on Sunday)

Address: 3, Buddha Temple Road, New Basti, Clement Town, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248002

Time Spent: 1-2 hours

Clock Tower Near Paltan Market

And this is why the clock’s always ticking in Dehradun! The chimes of the iconic clock tower (also known as Ghanta Ghar) used to be heard throughout the central area of the city. It’s surrounded by shops and markets all around. And whether it’s the pandemic or not, it’s one of the places to visit in Dehradun during lockdown. Go out for your weekly groceries and you can tick one tourist place off your list!

Opening Hours: Anytime of the day

Address: Gol chakkar, Rajpur Rd, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

Time Spent: 30 minutes

Paltan Bazar Near Railway Station

Paltan Bazar is Dehradun’s most popular and crowded market. And it’s largely due to its location (right next to the clock tower) and its innumerable shops, street food joints and grocery market. You can find all sorts of not-too-expensive shoes, clothes, and handicrafts in the place. So maybe gather up your ‘paltan’ (group) of flatmates to shop your heart away?

Opening Hours: 10 AM-10 PM

Address: Paltan Bazar Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248002

Time Spent: 2-3 hours

Robber’s Cave Malsi

Robber’s cave is a natural cave with ice-cold springs and surrounded by gorgeous hills in Dehradun. Dip your feet in the cold water and walk through the cave or pick one of the large rocks to sit on and chat all day. Also, we suggest you bring an extra pair of clothes to change into (and yes, they do have lockers and bathrooms for tourists) so you don’t have to go back to your Stanza residence all wet. And did we tell you- it’s one of the best places to visit in Dehradun for couples? It’s the perfect place to ‘rob’ your partner’s heart away!

Opening Hours: 6 AM-7.30 PM

Address: Paltan Bazar Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248002

Time Spent: 4-5 hours

Malsi Deer Park Malsi

You can visit the Malsi Deer Park and Robber’s Cave on the same day if you manage your time well. The Malsi Deer Park is a zoological garden in Dehradun which is famous for the two horned deer, nilgai, leopard, peacock and eagle. It’s a popular picnic spot spread over 25 hectares. So maybe get your ‘dear’ friends to visit your two horned ‘deer’ friends in Malsi?

Opening Hours: 10 AM-6 PM

Address: Diversion, Mussoorie Rd, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248009

Time Spent: 3-6 hours

Lachhiwala Dehradun Haridwar Road

Lachhiwala is another popular picnic spot in Dehradun. You can head there for trekking trails, bird watching and its mesmerizing golden hour. With a scenic atmosphere surrounded by Sal trees, the place is definitely worth one of the best places to visit in Dehradun.

Opening Hours: 8 AM-7 PM

Address: Dehradun Haridwar Road, Lachhiwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248140

Time Spent: 3-6 hours

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology Vijay Park

It is an autonomous institute for the study of geology of the Himalayas, established in 1968. If you’re someone who wants to trek and explore the mountains, this place will cement your desire to do it even more! Also, the institute provides a glimpse to the origin and evolution of the Himalayas, so it can help you understand the terrain a lot better.

Opening Hours: All days from sunrise to sunset

Address: 33, General Mahadev Singh Rd, Vijay Park, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

Time Spent: 1-2 hours

Opal Lounge Rajpur Road

Most scenic places in Dehradun are close by sunset, so you will probably be looking for a good nightlife experience. The Opal Lounge near the clock tower is one of the best places to visit in Dehradun at the night. So hurry up with your flatmates and get your ‘shots’ in order!

Opening Hours: 1 PM-11 PM

Address: India Trade Centre, 59/4, International, Rajpur Rd, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

Time Spent: 2-3 hours

Sahastradhara Sahastradhara Road

It’s located on the banks of a small river, Kali Gad and it’s known as the ‘thousand fold’ spring. You’ll fall in love with the many sparkling streams flowing through the limestone terrain. Moreover, you should visit the place during monsoon when the streams crash on the rocks with full strength.

Opening Hours: 7 AM-7 PM

Address: Sahastradhara, Timilimansingh, Uttarakhand

Time Spent: 2-3 hours

Tapovan Ladpur

Put some good trekking shoes on your shopping list if you’re planning to visit Tapovan. It’s considered to be a holy site for Hindus as Guru Dronacharya (teacher of pandavas and kauravas) is said to have taken penance in the forest. Surrounded by a majestic forest and the river Ganga flowing through it, it’s an inviting place for trekkers and people who practice yoga & meditation. Tap your inner peace by spending a fulfilling day at ‘Tap’ovan in Dehradun (Excuse us for that joke!)

Opening Hours: 6 AM-8 PM

Address: Ladpur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248008

Time Spent: 2-3 hours

Maldevta Shirpur

This popular spot will remind you of the scenic beauty of middle earth (any LOTR fans? anyone?). It’s a popular picnic spot with a river flowing amidst a green meadow. And if you are looking for places for camping in Dehradun, you can pitch up your own tents here and do stargazing with your flatmates or your romantic partner (No, we’re not giving ideas!).

Opening Hours: No visiting hours

Address: Maldevta, Shripur, near Raipur, Uttarakhand- 492001.

Time Spent: 1-2 hours

Asan Barrage Dakpathar

Asan Barrage is situated near the confluence of two perennial rivers, Asan and Yamuna near Dehradun. Every year, the barrage attracts thousands of migratory birds, out of which a lot of the species are termed as globally threatened species. Hence, it’s a paradise for bird lovers and common folks alike. So in case, you’ve trouble choosing between which places to visit in Dehradun first, this heavenly abode will make your decision very Asan (Hindi for ‘easy’)!

Opening Hours: 8 AM-5 PM

Address: Dakpathar, Uttarakhand

Time Spent: 1-2 hours

Chetwode Hall IMA

The Chetwode Hall is a building within the campus of Indian Military academy. It is named after the founder of the academy- Sir Philips Chetwode in 1930. Visit the premises to take a glimpse at the accomplishments of our great military. Moreover, it inspires a sense of pride and joy in anyone who visits the historic building.

Opening Hours: 10 AM-1 PM

Address: Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Time Spent: 1-2 hours

Wildlife Institute of India Chandrabani

The internationally acclaimed institution was established in 1982. The premises include a research facility which comprises Forensics, remote sensing and GIS, Laboratory, Herbarium and a Library. Spend a day here to absorb the rich biodiversity of the country. And while you’re at it, bring your ‘wild’ friends to make them learn a thing or two about wildlife in India! 

Opening Hours: 10 AM-1 PM

Address: Wildlife Institute Rd, Chandrabani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

Time Spent: 1-2 hours

Kempty Falls Mussoorie

We promise you, your soul won’t return ‘empty’ from Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. The site was originally developed by a British officer for hosting tea parties. However, it has now become a popular hotspot for tourists to swim and relax at the pool formed by the falls. Also, the spicy maggi with kadak chai will make you ‘fall’ in love with the place even more!

Opening Hours: No visiting hours

Address: Ram Gaon, Tehri Garhwal District 

Time Spent: 10 AM-6 PM

Cloud’s End, Mussoorie

One of the best places to visit in Dehradun Mussoorie for every travel soul out there. You can head to Cloud’s End by trekking along the Hathipaon area. Cloud’s End is the place where you can bring your ‘DSLR friend’ to level up your Instagram feed. Moreover, it’s a good spot to solo travel, because at the end of the trek, you’ll feel like you’re in ‘cloud’ 9!

Opening Hours: No visiting hours

Address: Hathipaon Area, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Time Spent: 4-6 hours

Fun Valley Mussoorie

The Fun valley is one of the largest water amusement parks in Northern India. And it’s clearly the best place to bring your flatmates and enjoy a day of splashing and crashing in their fun pools which include a large wave pool, a number of thrilling water slides and classic roller coaster rides. Also, challenge that self proclaimed ‘valley-iant’ friend to take a ride in their tallest slide and see if they can walk the talk!

Opening Hours: 9 AM-6 PM

Address: 28th Km Stone, Haridwar Road, Lal Tappar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

Time Spent: 4-6 hours

Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara Jhanda Mohalla

The historic Gurudwara is one of the oldest tourist places to visit in Dehradun in evening. Located at its heart, the holy place of worship is dedicated to Guru Ram Rai, the eldest son of seventh Sikh Guru. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet without travelling afar, experience the tranquil atmosphere of this holy place with your closest friend!

Opening Hours: No visiting hours

Address: Tilak Rd, Jhanda Bazar, Jhanda Mohalla, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

Time Spent: 2-3 hours

Regional science center Prem Nagar

If you’re slowly losing your interest in science after a month of boring assignments, it’s time for you to visit the regional science center in Dehradun. We assure you that you will be fascinated by their installations. The center also includes a Dinosaur’s Park, 3D park and a library. Moreover, the center has a Himalayan gallery that’ll give you some serious travel goals!

Opening Hours: 10.15 AM-5 PM

Address: Vigyan Dham, Jhjara, Prem Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248007

Time Spent: 2-3 hours

Anand Van Jhajra

Anand Van is the first urban forest in Uttarakhand. It was developed to curb air pollution in the area. In case your flatmate is missing home and putting on a sad face, take them out for a stroll to create a happy mood for them (coz ‘anand’ van, no?)

Opening Hours: 9.30 AM-4.30 PM

Address: Jhajra, Uttarakhand

Time Spent: 1-2 hours

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FAQs on Places to visit in Dehradun

Which are the Best Places to Visit in Dehradun?

Dehradun is home to one of the most scenic places in the country. Some of them are:

  • Asan Barrage
  • Mindrolling Monastery
  • Robber’s Cave

Which are the Best Hill Stations near Dehradun?

Some of the most soul-satisfying hill stations near Dehradun are:

  • Mussoorie
  • Dhanaulti
  • Binsar

Which are the Best Places to Visit in Dehradun for Couples?

Dehradun is known as the city of love. Some of the best places for couples are:

  • Mussoorie
  • Robber’s cave
  • Malsi Deer Park, Malsi

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