Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is one of the oldest cities of India and currently capital of new born state Uttarakhand. Also known as the "Abode of Drona", Dehradun has always been an important center of the Garhwal rules which was captured by the British. The headquarters of many National Institutes like ONGC, Survey of India, I.I.P. etc. are located in the city. Dehradun has a string of premier educational institutes like the Forest Research Institute, Rashtriya Indian Military College and the Indian Military Academy is favored tourist destination as it attracts tourists, pilgrims and enthusiasts from various walks of life to its serene environs. Add to this the abundance of special Basmati rice, tea and leechi Gardens which contribute in turning the city into a paradise.
The temple is situated on the bank of rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt. area. 5.5 kms. from the cit bus stand, the temple is well connected by road.It is named Tapkeshwar as water droplets, originating from a rock, fall on the Shivling placed in the shrine. People in a large numbers participate in the fair organized on the occasion of Shivratri and pay their obeisance to the deity.
Sahastradhara is a cold sulfur water spring, with high medicinal value. The Baldi river and the caves provide a breathtaking view. Situated at 14 kms. from the city bus stand, and connected by a regular bus service and private taxies, this is an ideal place for family picnics.
Situated 8 kms. along the clock tower on Rajpur road, is the Sai Darbar temple This place holds a high cultural and and spiritual value and is visited by tourists from across the country and foreigners as well.
Situated at Rajpur Road near the Sai Darbar is a huge and colourful temple of Lord Buddha.
Approximately, 5 kms. from the city bus stand on the Dehradun - Rajpur road, this place is situated in beautiful surroundings. Legends has it that Guru Dronacharya had dine penance in this area.
Robber's Cave (Guchhupani)
An ideal place for a picnic, Robber's Cave, is just 8 kms. away from the city bus stand. Local bus services are available up to Anarwala Village, from where it is just a kilometer trek to the spot.
3 kms. from Doiwala and 22 kms. from Dehradun, on the Haridwar - Rishikesh road Lachhiwala. The serene and blissful spot is famous for its picnic spots. The place also provides accommodation to the tourist in the Forest Rest House nestled in the greenery.