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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the best experiences you must not miss in Dehradun?

Chandralekha Singh DEC 10 2012
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Check out the best experiences you must not miss in Dehradun. Commercial yet raw, the city has retained its natural essence and refreshing beauty. While you are planning to visit this city, here are some of the experiences or places you must not miss in Dehradun

  • Photo of Dehradun (by Deep Goswami)

    • Hiking at Robber’s Cave

      If you are interested in an adventurous hiking on your Dehradun trip, head straight to Robber’s Cave (also known as Guchu Pani or Guchhipani), which has a knee deep stream flowing out of it. You will be greeted by a roaring waterfall and some rocks when you reach the end of the cave. With all this, no wonder, it makes for a marvelous picnic spot. Beyond this cave, there is a tunnel and you will be welcomed by ankle deep water and the tunnel opens out to a wonderful meadow like place. However, if you are planning a trip to Robber’s cave during monsoons, we advise you not to do so as streams swell to massive proportions during rains.

      Address: Near Dehradun Bus Stand, Dehradun

      Photo of Robber's Cave (by Alok Prasad)

    Guided Museum Tour at Forest Research Institute (FRI)

    Nestled amidst a sprawling woodland area, the Forest Research Institute emerges as a nature lover’s haven with its colourful fauna and flora life. You will experience a slice of the old world charm as you walk through the grand colonial buildings and trust us when we say that the tour would be a satiating sightseeing experience for you. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the in-house museums which has an interesting collection of wildlife exhibits. Inside the Greco-Roman colonial building are six museums. Take a guided tour of these separate museums on social forestry, pathology, silviculture, timber, nonwood forest products and entomology.

    Entry Fee: Children- INR 5, Adults INR 15
    Timings: 9 am-5 pm
    Address: P.O. New Forest, Dehradun
    Telephone: +91-135-2755277

    Photo of Forest Research Institute (by Torarne)

    Walks & Golf at Indian Military Academy (IMA)

    You can term the world famous IMA, the officer training Academy of the Indian Army, as Dehradun’s pride. Established in the year 1932, the academy boasts of some notable alumni which played major roles in the Indian history. Although the place is a major tourist attraction in the city, you need special permission to enter the campus. Do wangle at their lush green polo grounds and try a hand or two at Polo. However, the academy is open to general public on the GC day which is the graduation day of their cadets.

    Address: National Highway 72,Dehradun

  • Photo of Parks in Indian Military Academy (by Paul Hami)

  • Picnic at Malsi Deer Parks

    About 10km out of town, the Malsi Deer Park is a small zoological park set amidst the lush green surroundings along the right hand side of the new Mussoorie Road (3 km from the diversion), and is a fun outing for kids. Its beautiful escapade for having a good picnic or barbeque at a sunny day in winters or simply catch a glaze of the deers in their enclosed fenced areas

    Photo of Deer Park (by Christopher T)

    Jhanda Fair at Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara

    Every year on the fifth day after Holi, a huge fair begins at the Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara in Dehra Dun’s Jhanda Mohalla area with the raising of a new flag in the complex. A massive influx of devotees from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh descend on Dehradun for this occasion.

    Photo of Jhanda Fair (by Official Website)

These are some of the Best Experiences you must not miss in Dehradun. You can also check out the other things to do or explore while you are in the beautiful Doon Valley. Visit these places and bring back some lifetime cherishable memories with you!!

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