Your Guide To Spend Best 48 Hours In Dehradun

Photo of Your Guide To Spend Best 48 Hours In Dehradun by Priya Pareek

Nestled amidst the Doon Valley in the state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun boasts of a scenic backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas. The beautiful hill town has a pleasant climate all year round and offers a soothing stay. Whether you are a family person, or you want to experience some thrill in the hill or if you are out on a trip with your beloved, the place is ideal for travel purposes. If you are planning a trip to Dehradun on a weekend and wish to make the most of your stay then here is a 48 hour guide to have the best time in the hill station. From the famous Robber’s Cave, to colorful street side markets and beautiful monasteries, Dehradun promises a colorful and refreshing experience.


Day 1

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Photo of Robber's Cave, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Priya Pareek

Early morning head to Robber’s Cave which is a river running through a cave-like natural formation. Divide into two parts, Robber’s Cave is located 8 kilometers from Dehradun and is 600 meters long. It is a beautiful place that allows you to have tranquil and fun morning amid natural beauty.

Timings: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Entrance fee: ₹25

The Terrace Four Points by Sheraton


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For breakfast you may visit The Terrace Four Points by Sheraton which is situated near the Robber's Cave. The terrace area offers perfect peaceful setting to enjoy your morning breakfast while beholding amazing views of the city.

Timings: 7:00 AM - 10:45 PM

Cost for two: ₹1,500


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Photo of Sahastradhara, Timilimansingh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Priya Pareek

Famous for its ecstatic beauty, Sahastradhara literally means 'thousand-fold spring'. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Dehradun, the place exhibits breathtaking beauty. The place is also known as Sulphur Springs as water drips from limestone stalactites.

Timings: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Entry fee: Free

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Photo of Mindrolling Monastery, Budha Temple Road, New Basti, Clement Town, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Priya Pareek

Established in 1676, Mindrolling Monastery is one of the six major monasteries of the Nyingma School in Tibet. The monastery was re-established in Dehradun in 1965. A popular tourist spot in the hill town, the monastery also a destination where on a daily basis almost hundreds of individuals attain spirituality. An unnatural beauty is surrounded by beautiful gardens, university complex and a mesmerising Stupa.

Timings: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Entry fee: Free

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Photo of Orchard, Rajpur Road, Dhakpatti, Kairwaan Gaon, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Priya Pareek

For lunch relish some delicious hot and spicy Tibetan and Thai delights at Orchard restaurant. The place offers wide range of momos, soups and noodles. Not only food but the place also offers breathtaking natural views as there is pristine stream flowing just below the restaurant.

Timings: 12:30 PM- 10 PM

Cost for two: ₹800


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Photo of Tibetan Market, Pant Road, Race Course, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Priya Pareek

In the evening, step out to shop some local souvenirs and colorful Garhwali jewellery. The market is dotted with stalls offering wide variety of colorful wind chimes, wooden art pieces, jewellery, wide range of colourful hand knitted woolen clothes and wooden handicrafts. While shopping, you can also relish delicious street food.


Day 2

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Photo of Your Guide To Spend Best 48 Hours In Dehradun by Priya Pareek

Start your morning with a thrill and rush of adrenaline by flying high in the sky by paragliding in Dehradun. This is one of the most interesting and popular outdoor activity in the hill station. This also lets you behold gorgeous aerial views of the beautiful places.

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Photo of Cafe De Piccolo, Rajpur Road, Near Sai Mandir, Kishanpur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Priya Pareek

The ever so vibrant and colorful Cafe De Piccolo is a small quaint cafe on Old Mussoorie Road. The beautifully done interiors and a menu replete with delicious dishes make this place a perfect choice for breakfast.

Timings: 11am - 10pm

Cost for two: ₹400


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Photo of Rajaji National Park, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Priya Pareek

Rajaji National Park is wildlife lovers' paradise with picturesque beauty and rich biodiversity. The park spreads over an area of 820.42 sq km and is home to elephants, tigers, leopards, deers and ghorals among others. The National Park was formed in the year 1983 by merging Rajaji, Motichur and Chila sanctuaries.

Timings: 7 Am–10 AM, 2:30 PM–5:30 PM


(c) Black Pepper Restaurant

Photo of Black Pepper Restaurant, Astley Hall, Rajpur Road, Ashtley Hall, Irigation Colony, Karanpur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Priya Pareek

Being a hill town, Dehradun does not have a nightlife as happening as in metro cities but that also gives you some more time to admire the natural beauty, spend some good time amid hills, greenery and streams. For dinner and drinks, there are plenty of options for every budget range. Located in Astley Hall, Black Pepper Restaurant resembles a cave. The place also has a well-stocked bar and an equally cozy ambiance.

Timings: 11 Am- 11 Pm

Cost for two: ₹1,000

With this itinerary, you can be sure to explore all major attractions of the Dehradun while also relishing delicious food at some of the most well-styled restaurants and cafes. Have you ever been to Dehradun? Share your travel experience with Tripoto community here.

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