Forest Research Institute
Forest Research Institute, DehradunReached Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport and after checking in to Hotel Lalit Palace in heart of the City decided to not waste time and start to explore the nearest destination. Checkouts & Significance: Have a Look at the whole heartedly spreaded FRI Building, with a distinct feature of Arched columns & a Museum created for Students by the own faculty & staff of FRI.The museum is divided into 5 parts which gives us the information regarding the working of FRI and the nature viz. Forests, Animals, Tress & its products. Being a Construction professional,It was nice to see a typical building structure built during British Rule.I decided to walk through the Long walkways road with Tall Tress and spend time in the garden and reach the Main Gate of FRI.Locals come here to have leisure time in the vast garden.Tried to travel through the local Transport and explore the city before reaching the Hotel. The Local 6 seater Auto are called "VIKRAM" here. Dehradun being a small town , i observed the vikram was always fully loaded and i could not get the vikram easily !
Camel's Back Road
Beginning from Library Point to Kulri Bazaar, Camel Back Road is one of the must visit area in Mussoorie. One can witness a sentimental dawn and dusk from this street effortlessly. A flawless approach to stroll with nature at all around, Camel Back Road is tad bit jammed in summers morning and evening.Visitors likewise get a kick out of the chance to appreciate snacks and astounding perspectives of Doon valley from this street. A 180 years of age British Cemetery additionally get guest eyes while strolling at Camel Back Rd. Auto Rickshaw or steed rides are accessible for the individuals why should not able long strolls. Camel Back Road is situated at the focal point of and one can reach effectively at Camel Back Road via autorickshaw or by foot. Closest rail is at Dehradun railroad station (34 kms) and air terminal at Jolly Grant Airport (56 kms).A wonderful tranquil stroll under the nature will dependably support placidness and inward peace. Camel Back Road gives the same involvement in Mussoorie. This 3 km long street is named as Camel Back Rd because of the vicinity of regular design of rocks formed like a camels bump toward the end of street.
Bhatta Falls is in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. The Bhatta falls has been one of significant attractions of Mussoorie. Situated at a separation of 7 kms from the township of Mussoorie this spot has been produced as a noteworthy visitor spot. Bhatta falls shares the absolute most beautiful destinations with a little stream coursing through the site. The stream is loaded with green growth which makes it unfit for swimming. A little lake with crisp that is found close-by that is produced to stimulate the guests. This little lake gives some chance to the voyagers who consider having a plunge in the water. Alongside swimming offices the lake likewise give some chance to sculling too. Encompassed with some most appealing kids' park and outlandish picturesque excellence this spot is effectively congenial through nearby transport administrations and auto rickshaws. The voyagers can likewise convey their private autos to near to puts which are very much joined with streets. The most alluring sight of Bhatta falls is the area with the extended piles of Mussoorie which add to the grand magnificence of the fall.
This is a very famous temple of Lord Shiva in Dehradun. The main temple is surrounded by caves and water droplets used to drop over the Holy Shivlinga thus got his name as Tapkeshwar Mahadev. It is also said that Guru Drona used to pray & mediate in these caves only. There is also a river flowing down the temple which is very famous among the locals and a famous picnic spot during the summers, however you have to be very careful during the rainy season as river flow becomes very fast and may result in miss happening if not careful.2. Robbers Cave–
Laxman Siddh Temple
Surrounded by dense trees there lies this very ancient temple Laxman Siddh. It is believed that this is the same place where Lord Laxman, brother of Lord Rama underwent repentance after slaying the demon king Ravana. Saint Swami Laxman Siddh underwent penance and cremated at this site.4. Sahastradhara–
So far, she visited two places of completely different style and nature. Now it was time for her to give some solace to mind and soul. Her immense love for mountains and monasteries are inextricable. Located in the Clement town and around 4kms from ISBT, Buddha Temple/Mindrolling Monastery is famous for its extravagant Buddhist structure and is another famous stop worth adding to the itinerary. For a peace lover, it was love at first sight. She was completely astonished while looking at the magnificently constructed temple that has five floors enshrining the statues of Lord Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava combined with its ornate wall paintings. The entire premise reflects the true essence of Buddhism.
If you really want to get inside the heart of Dehradun, go to its bazaars, by-lanes and back alleys. Unlike a big metropolitan city, Dehradun keeps its charm by maintaining the old shops and favourite spots intact. Visit the Clock Tower, Paltan Bazaar, Ashley Hall, St. Joseph's school, which are some of the main attractions at the centre of Dehradun. There is no limit to roaming around in the heart of Doon, however visiting all the places should take about half a day.15) The old Dehradun walk
The Kalinga Park & Fort hike is quite short as compared to many others on this list. On this hike, you will get to see the Kalinga Fort and the war memorial, which was made in the memory of Gorkha soldiers who fought against the British. The Kalinga Park is 5km away from the centre of Dehradun, on the Rajpur-Shastradhara highway. The walk is absolutely refreshing and you can do this hike with Been There Doon That!5) A walk inside the Forest Research Institute
Before a more sophisticated version of Dehradun developed, old Doon remained untarnished, keeping itself away from the urban demands of a growing population. Old Dehradun is near the Saharanpur Chowk, and very close to the railway station. You can visit Guru Ram Rai's Darbar, and spot old mansions that have been impeccably maintained by the owners. Mataon Ka Sthal is behind the gurudwara where four wives of the guru stayed. According to historian Lokesh Ohri, "It depicts the amalgamation of three architectural designs – Mughal, Sikh and Garhwali". This sthal is also called the 'Tomb Of Mothers'. If tea plantations interest you, visit the Dehradun Tea Company. The citizens of Dehradun fought with the government to keep these tea gardens from being cut down for creating a smart city, so you can imagine how beautiful this place is going to be. It should take you a little more than half a day to explore Old Dehradun.
Kalsang AMA Cafe
It was almost dark while spending time at the monastery. The exploration and admiration of the city was ending. However, the best time was yet to arrive to catch up with one of her best friends over a cup of tea. After searching in Zomato, she was surprised to know that her favorite café in Delhi has opened up its outlet in Doon as well. AMA Café, popularly known as the Kalsang AMA at Rajpur road in Doon is worth visiting with friends for all those who are fond of Tibetan and Buddhist culture. Colorful prayer flags, images of Ladakh, handwritten wall pieces, lampshades, delicious sandwiches along with hot cup of tea and a friend beside were worth calling off a day.
6. Clement Town
6. A tour to Clement Town: This is like a smaller town in Dehradun itself. Bordering Rajaji National Park and being away from the crowded areas of the city, one can spend an entire day at this calm and unique township. Several bars, restaurants, hotels, educational institutions and multinationals can be found in this area. Explore the beautiful Tibetan Campus with its Mindrolling Monastery, the world’s largest Stupa – World Peace Stupa and a 103 feet high statue of Buddha dedicated to the Dalai Lama.
4. Paltan Bazaar
4. Shopping: For those who like shopping or want to take back some nick-knacks, pick some ceramic pieces of the famous ‘Khurja’ work along Rajpur Road uphill. These beautifully hand-made and printed pieces of kitchenware, tableware, soap-dishes, pots, vases and an entire range of utilities are worth every penny. Looking for some unconventional shopping? Head to the local shopping bazaar ‘Paltan Bazaar’, south from the landmark ‘Clock-Tower’ for a congested but good walking experience. Choose from a range of fabrics, ready-made material, souvenirs and cheap clothing to a wide variety of cakes, pastries, samosas and more. For the people who cannot live without shopping at malls, try Crossroads Mall at old Survey Road, Pacific Mall at Rajpur Road and the City Junction Mall at Clement Town. Image: Paul Hamilton
The Sai Darbar Temple is one of the popular temples in Dehradun. Located on Rajpur Road, 8 kilometers from the Clock Tower, the Sai Darbar Temple is a calm and peaceful temple where you can spent some relaxing moments with an environment full of devotional Sai songs. Dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba, the temple is visited by many devotees across different faiths. Located just 8 kms from the clock Tower, Dehradun. Tip: Go on Thursdays to enjoy the Kadi Chawal Prasad out there.
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.You must have seen this research institute in many Bollywood films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam, Paan Singh Tomar, Student of the Year etc.
Santala Devi Temple is situated on a cliff at an altitude of 2083 m near Jaitunwala in Dehradun. It is located on the right bank of Nun Nadi, distance being 15 kms from Main Dehradun. To reach the temple of Santala Devi, visitors need to pass through Garhi Cantt and Punjabiwala villages.
For a mountain lover, it was almost impossible to fall in love with a city, which is crowded and populated and polluted. However, with this visit all the stereotypes are broken. Entire time spent in Doon was a pure bliss and she felt happy to admit that one single day was insufficient to admire and preserve its beauty in heart. She would also suggest to her readers visiting all the places mentioned above to re-look and re-shape the thinking of Doon before considering it as a mere pit stop. It is much more beyond writing it in a piece of paper.