Dehradun is the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand in the northern part of India. This capital city of Uttarakhand has become the education hub of India. The scenic beauty and pleasant weather attracts students from all over the country and abroad. Being the capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is well-connected by roads, rail, and air and is easily accessible from most parts of the country. It is 235 km away from India’s capital, New Delhi that is easy to reach from different parts of India. Dehradun is also home to some of the important establishment like the ONGC, Survey of India, the IMA, Forest Research Institute are all located here.
Must-Visit Place in Dehradun
Forest Research Institute: The Forest Research Institute was established in 1906 as the British Imperial Forestry Service. This Institute is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India. It is located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, and is one of the oldest institutions of its kind. FRI is the oldest building of its kind with its unique architecture. There is hardly any visitor to this region who has not seen this grand building and the museum it houses. The FRI with its majestic building also houses a Botanical Museum for the attraction of tourists.
Buddha Temple – The Buddha Temple in Dehradun is basically a Tibetan Monastery built in the late 20th century by the respected Buddhist religious head, Kochen Rinpoche to promote the essence & true beliefs of Buddhist culture. This Japanese-styled monastery is also known as Mind-rolling Monastery and is built atop a highland in the Doon Valley that gives tourists a panoramic view of the surroundings.
Robber’s Cave– This wonder of nature is full of serenity and tranquility. Robber’s cave is also termed as “Guchhu Pani”. Here water streams flow underground at one point and come out to surface on the other point. This nature’s wonder mesmerizes the tourists. Tourists who opt for a peaceful getaway with hills and springs must-visit Robber’s cave.
Kempty Falls – Kempty Falls is a magnificent waterfall and recreation area set in the lap of a green valley. It’s a favorite hangout of local residents, who come to cool off in waterholes, have fun with relaxed boating activities and enjoy scenic picnics. A British officer established Kempty Falls in the 1830s as a place for the British Raj to hold tea parties. The waterfall’s name is rumored to stem from the colloquial name of Camp Tea.
George Everest’s House – George Everest peak is one of the major attraction of Mussoorie hill station situated about 6 km from Gandhi Chowk (Library Bazaar) at the west end of the Mussoorie Mall 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 most popular tourist spots.