The premier research institute of forestry in India is located in Dehradun. The Forest Research Institute was established in 1906 as the British Imperial Forestry Service. The site also contains a museum for forestry with six main sections that are Pathology Museum, Social Forestry Museum, Silviculture Museum, Timber Museum, Non-Wood Forest Products Museum and Entomology Museum.
The Tapkeshwar temple is in the Garhi Cantonment zone around 6.5 kms from the Dehradun city. Tapkeshwar is a radiant place along a regular waterway in the thick woods valley where an extensive number of Lord Shiva Devotees throng amid the Shivratri. The water or dampness gathers from the slopes and trees and streams down as drops onto the shivling, thus the name (Tapkeshwar).
Situated at a distance of 14 km from the Dehradun is Sahastradhara, a colorful outing spot and a famous vacation destination of Dehradun. With its strict importance being 'Thousand Fold Spring', Sahastradhara is a lovely sulfur spring, having a fall of pretty nearly 9 meters and leaves an incrustation of lime on every thing it touches.
A Popular temple, Laxman Siddh is around 12 kilometres from Dehradun on Haridwar-Rishikesh road, Uttarakhand, India. The temple is easily accessible by uncountable devotees especially on Sundays from all over the world. It is also the cremation site of Saint Swami Laxman Siddh and to pay the homage to the saint, multiple devotees gather at the holy Samadhi (penance) here.
Malsi Deer Park is situated at around 10 km from the city on way to Mussoorie. Malsi Deer Park is home to the two horned deer, Neelgai and an assortment of birds. This is a zoological park that lies at the foothills of the Shivalik range. It also has a kids park and is a good family destination. Its picturesque set up and vibrant wildlife makes it an interesting destination for photographers.
Located 7 Km from Dehradun on the Dehradun-Delhi road is the acclaimed Chandrabani Temple(Gautam Kund). As per the mythological conventions, this spot was occupied by Maharishi Gautam, his wife and girl Anjani who are generally revered by the individuals. It is accepted that the girl of paradise Ganga had showed herself on this spot which is currently prominently known as the Gautam Kund.
The Sai Darbar Temple is a standout amongst the most beautiful and well known temples in Dehradun. Situated on Rajpur Road, 8 kilometers from the Clock Tower, found far from the rushing about of Dehradun. Devoted to Shirdi Sai Baba, the temple is regularly visited by numerous aficionados crosswise over diverse beliefs. The Sai Darbar Temple is built of marble and the icon of Sai Baba is set amidst the temple.
Buddha Temple is a Tibetan monestary, also called as Mindrolling Monastery and was build in 1965 by his eminence the Kochen Rinpoche and few other monks for the promotion and protection of religious & cultural understanding of Buddhism. Built in Japanese architecture style, Buddha Temple complex atmosphere provides a mental peace equal to Buddhist monk.
Guchhupani or Robbers Cave is known for unusual cold springs which goes underground at some of the places inside the caves. One can enter the cold water with folding pants and witness small and large waterfall. Experiencing beautiful natural rift or caves with legs in freezing water is amazing and romantic as well. Youngsters and tourists rushed to Robbers Cave mostly in summers to get relief from scorching Sun.
Lachhiwala is a popular picnic spot located on the Haridwar – Rishikesh road, 22 kms from Dehradun.Encircled between Sal trees, Lachhiwala is a fun loving destination for visitors of all age groups. There are man made water pools in which visitors can enjoy bathing whilst also appreciating the great nature views. This is also a popular trekking place and is usually crowded over weekends.
Kempty Falls is said to be one of the most prominent waterfalls in Uttarakhand. The falls are encircled by high mountain cliff. Since the water falls from a great height, it is believed that this water further divides in 5 different streams. Being present on the Mussoorie-Dehradun Highway, the Kempty Falls attracts a number of tourists from across the country. Kempty Falls is located about 15 km from Mussoorie
In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit. It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level.
Gun Hill is one of the most prominent tourist attractions for the tourists who visit Mussoorie. It is the second highest peak in Mussoorie. Irrespective of the time of the month, do carry woolen clothes with you. Views from the top of the Gun Hill peak are bound to leave you spell bound. Gun Hill is situated at a small distance from the Mall Road. Cable car ropeway that is one of the key adventure sports here.
Camel's Back Road is one of the most visit locations in Mussoorie. A peaceful and calm walk in the lap of nature will assure absolute peace and calmness. It is a 3 km long road and is called as the Camel Back Road because of the presence of the natural layout of the rocks that are in the shape of the camel humps. The Camel Back Road starts from the Library Point and goes up to the Kulri Bazaar.
The enchanting Jharipani Fall offers a splendid view of the Shivalik Range, shrubs, creepers and the species of wild flowers. On the other end of the waterfall lies the beautiful Doon Valley and step farming fields that amplify the beauty of the place. Jharipani Falls is located near the Jharipani village and is about 7 km away from Mussoorie. The Jharipani Falls is an ideal place for practicing some adventure sports.
Mussoorie Lake is the freshly developed tourist spot developed by the City Board. It is an ideal destination or boating or a day out for picnic. This is regarded as the A one lake and is visited by a number of visitors all round the year. There are some shops that sell eateries here. The Mussoorie Lake is located just 6 km before Mussoorie in the Dehradun- Mussoorie road.
George Everest's House is set at the Mall Road and has long been the home to the much popular Welsh surveyor and geographer, Sir George Everest. The geographer just couldn’t stay untouched by the scenic beauty of the Mussoorie and hence planned to live here for thirty years. His house is today one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie.
A small and laid-back town, Dhanaulti is by no means a ‘popular’ weekend getaway attraction near to Mussoorie. Many people just stop by the town for a quick break and head on towards the fancier destinations. The town is nestled in the green Garhwal Himalayas and has amazing landscapes that you can look upon for hours without any fail while listening to distant bird sounds.