Tourist Spots Near Dehradun

The tourist spots near Dehradun offers you stunning natural scenery as well as historical places. The tourist spots near Dehradun are a slice of heaven on earth.

The tourist spots near Dehradun offers are a subtle mixture of nature and syncretic religion. Dehradun is the principal town of Uttaranchal state. The tourist spots near Dehradun are encircled by the majestic Himalayas in the north,the Shivalik mountain range in the South,the Ganges river in the east and the Yamuna river to the west.

Dehradun and the tourist spots near Dehradun are situated at an altitude of 1500 feet to 2500 feet above sea level.

Dehradun and the adjoining tourist spots near Dehradun have a profound historical significance in ancient Indian history. Dehradun and the tourist spots near Dehradun has found mention in the Hindu religious epic-The Mahabharata. It has been conclusively proved that Dehradun was under human settlement since Vedic times.

Dehradun and the tourist spots near Dehradun is a part of the Garhwal Himalayan region. Earlier in its history, Dehradun and the tourist spots near Dehradun was known as Kedar Khand. After the victory of the British over the Gorkhas (persons of Nepali descent),the entire area of Dehradun came under the jurisdiction of the British Raj. This era in history has given Dehradun and its adjoining regions a distinct colonial atmosphere,which continues to this day.

The tourist spots near Dehradun which deserves special mention

  • Malsi Deer Park: Malsi Deer park is a mini zoological park. It is an ideal picnic spot.

  • Sahastradhara: This is a beautiful waterfall with a steep drop of 9 meters. The water is said to possess medicinal properties.

  • Robber's Cave: It is an ideal picnic spot.

  • Rajaji National Park: Rajaji National Park is home to 23 species of mammals and 315 species of fauna.

Last Updated on 14 March 2013



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