5 Unconventional Ways To Really Understand The Beauty of Dehradun

Robbers Cave- Guchhupani - tourist places near Dehradun within 100 km

Every year, people plan their summer vacations to Mussoorie, Nainital, and other nearby hill stations, and one great place that’s very underrated is Dehradun. With an abundance of hidden gems, there is lot to explore and understand about the stunning capital of Uttarakhand.

Here are 5 must do items to put on your list while in Dehradun, to explore it’s unconventional beauty.

Robber’s Cave

The first hidden gem to get started with is Robber’s Cave. A favourite amongst tourists and locals alike, it is the perfect place for picnics, trekking, and insta-worthy photography. Those looking for a respite from the hectic city life can head over to this calm and tranquil spot, and enjoy its serenity.


With caves and waterfalls, Sahastradhara is a beautiful tourist spot, 18 km away from Dehradun. It has a large collection of pools where water flows from limestone stalactites, turning it into Sulphur springs. It is widely believed that the water in Sahastradhara has magical properties that can manage to heal many ailments, like acne, poor blood circulation, muscle pain, and more.


Soar high into the infinite sky whilst enjoying panoramic views of the valley. Aerial views of the enchanting beauty of Mussoorie, Chakrata, Tehri and Rishikesh are absolutely spellbinding and cannot be missed. Some major adventure sports centers in Dehradun are National Adventure Sports Academy, VXplor Adventure Tourism and The Great Himalayan Adventures.

Mindrolling Monastery

Nestled in the lap of nature, this is one of the largest Buddhist centers in India, and easily makes it to the top of the list of things to do in Dehradun. Aesthetically designed, this monastery is known for its architectural splendor, with the walls depicting the life of Buddha, and the beauty of Japanese architecture enlivening the whole structure.

Chetwode Hall

Among the many things to do in Dehradun, a visit to the mecca of patriotism is an absolute must. Chetwode Hall envelopes one in a sense of pride, joy and regard for the Indian Armed forces. Along with that the fascinating architecture of this historical building is a sight to behold!

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