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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. Tibetan Temple Situated at Rajpur Road
near the Sai Darbar is a huge and colourful temple
of Lord Buddha.
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.