Shikhar Falls is beautifully hidden in the lap of nature in the Kairwaan village in Rajpur. Local transport is not available so it is advisable you travl by your bike or car. You can spot the waterfall after a 1 m hike through a small hamlet and a trail crossing the rivers and jungles. The place is around 14 km from the City Centre, DehradunDay 1On a journey to tick the offbeat places of Dehradun, we started for Jharia Pani falls but as they say we found the wrong turn for right reasons.
Rajpur Road has some amazing cafes, it is a good place for shopping as well. But I was looking for a quiet “chai with a view” kind of an experience. It was difficult to find the place, as Google Maps was showing to take a narrow lane. Even the auto driver got confused, we saw a group of Tibetan ladies walking in that lane and asked them but they had no idea. Finally, we decided to take the lane, which further narrowed down. After sometime could locate the Cafe, it is surrounded by bamboo trees. As soon I settled, I wanted to order. The place has some authentic Tibetan, Chinese and Thai food. I ordered Cheese Kothey, Honey-Chilli Potatoes and obviously Chai. The place is apparently run by Tibetan people hence the food was authentic ( and not Desi Chinese place).