Dehradun - A solo bike trip

Tripoto
26th Jan 2018
Photo of Dehradun - A solo bike trip by Beparwah Parinda

There are lots of excuses to roam around, but my excuse ....

Even after two years of purchasing the Royal Enfield classic, I never got a chance to take this bike out of Delhi.

Day 1

That day India was celebrating its Republic Day and I was exploring the Delhi-Dehradun highway on Classic 500. I started my journey from Delhi at 6 am. The weather was clear in Delhi but the weather on the highway was very bad. Visibility was only up to 50-60 meters due to the fog.

Photo of Meerut Bypass Road, Pallavpuram, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India by Beparwah Parinda

There was no hurry to reach Dehradun, so I thought it better to go easy.

I wanted to enjoy my ride more, so I took the road from Roorkee to Mohand. I love this highway because of its natural beauty.

Photo of Mohand Range, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda

On reaching Dehradun, I was quite tired, so I booked the hotel and slept without eating anything. It was 6:30 in the evening when the eyes opened. It was very cold in the evening in Dehradun, so I went out to eat only.

Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda

Due to the tiredness, I did not go anywhere and slept at night after dinner.

Day 2

My second day in Dehradun was a little better than the first one. It was sunny day and weather was very pleasant. Dehradun looked very beautiful in the bliss.

Robber's Cave, also known as GucchuPani by the locals is a beautiful picnic spot in the lap of nature near Rajpur, Dehradun. It is the best place to hang out with family or friends.

Photo of Robber's Cave, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Robber's Cave, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Robber's Cave, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Robber's Cave, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Robber's Cave, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda

The first rule is that you have to remove your shoes before going inside the cave. The water here is very clear and very cold.

Photo of Robber's Cave, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Robber's Cave, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda

To enter the cave you have to go through a small stream of water. The flow of water is not very fast during the winter season. There is a 10 meter high waterfall inside the cave. The sound of water and the chirping of birds makes it seem like you are in another world. The cave is really beautiful and very calm.

Photo of Dehradun - A solo bike trip by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Dehradun - A solo bike trip by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Dehradun - A solo bike trip by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Dehradun - A solo bike trip by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Dehradun - A solo bike trip by Beparwah Parinda

It is also said that the cave got its name from the British after they found out that robbers kept stolen belongings in the cave.

Photo of Dehradun - A solo bike trip by Beparwah Parinda

Shops too are present around the cave where one can enjoy Maggi, tea, coffee, momos and some other snacks alongside the scenic beauty.

People who want to live a moment of peace by taking a few moments out of the fast and tired life of the city would love this place. Now its time to go to my second destination.....!!

The Forest Research Institute of India, popularly called as FRI Dehradun is an architectural marvel and vast collection of forestry related items in its six museums. The main attraction is its building which is a National Heritage.

Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda
Photo of Forest Research Institute (FRI Dehradun), Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Beparwah Parinda

Its spread over 2000 acres of scenic and calm green fields. It is open from 9:30am to 5:00pm daily, which an entry fee of ₹40 per person and a nominal entry fee for vehicles. There are six sections in the museum:

1. Pathology Museum

2. Social Forestry Museum

3. Silviculture Museum

4. Timber Museum

5. Non-Wood Forest Products Museum

6. Entomology Museum

Many movies like Krishna Cottage, Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, Paan Singh Tomar, Student of the Year, Student of the Year 2 were majorly shot in this campus.

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