Uttarakhand, also known as Devbhoomi, or the Land of Gods, is a favourite amongst tourists in the Summer. While everyone is headed to Rishikesh, Nainital, and Mussourie, the quaint town of Dehradun doesn’t make a bad stay as well. The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is a valley city nestled peacefully in the midst of the majestic Himalayas. It is the perfect place to unwind as the air here is much cleaner, and the sky clearer. At night you can not only witness twinkling stars brightening up the sky, but also the cluster of lights that form the mountain town of Mussourie on top of a mountain.
Here are 6 reasons why you need to visit Dehradun this summer, that will definitely break the myth that Dehradun doesn’t have anything to offer.
1. Learn About The Indian Military Academy
The Indian Military Academy, also known as the IMA is located in Dehradun. It is an officer training academy of the Indian Army which was established in the year 1932. It is a great place to get an insight into the lives of the brave soldiers that protect us and our country. You can watch them train and get a few tips for yourself as well.
2. Get Lost In The robber’s cave
Located at a distance of 8 km from Dehradun, the Robber’s Cave is a river cave formed in the Himalayas. The caves are made up of dark limestones with a river flowing in the middle of it. Located in close proximity to proximity, it requires a 1km trek through the Anarwala Village to reach the cave. Few meters into the cave you can witness a beautiful waterfall. It is also called ‘Guchchu Pani’ by the locals.
3. Find tranquil at the Tapovan Temple
Known for releasing tension and providing a sense of satisfaction as well as peace of mind, the Tapovan is located 5 km from Dehradun city. Located in the midst of a forest, the temple promises a sense of calm and tranquility. It is located on the banks of River Ganga, and has a pleasant weather all year round. The ashram at the temple also conducts yoga courses from time to time. Locals believe that it is the forest where the great saint Guru Dronacharya undertook his penance.
4. Chill at Sahastradhara
Sahastradhara means, thousand fold springs. It is famous for its enchanting beauty and therapeutic value, since the water here contains sulphur. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in entire Uttarakhand. The water in these springs drip from limestone stalactites which makes it extremely rich in sulphur.
5. Explore wildlife at the Malsi Dear Park
If you are a wildlife lover then the Malsi Deer Park is a must visit for you. Located 10 kms from Dehradun, the park is surrounded by the Malsi Reserve Forest. It is famous for frequent sightings of young deer including the two-horned deer and the neelgai. It is also home to various different kinds of birds that can live freely in a natural environment.
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6. See the 35-meter long gold Buddha statue at the Mindroling Monastery
This Buddhist Monastery in Dehradun is one of the most famous monasteries in Uttarakhand, It is famous for it’s preservation of the Buddhist culture and heritage. The main attraction of the monastery include art, 35-meter long gold statue of Lord Buddha, the relics, paintings and the stupa. The premises of the monastery include a bookstore and many little shops from where you can buy souvenirs.