Dehradun is called to be a gem amongst foothills of the Himalayan ranges. Being the capital city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun itself is a beautiful gateway for the bustling urbanists. As it is one of the oldest cities of India, many residents would know the scenic view of the city but how about the pleasing destinations nearby Dehradun? Here’s a list of hilly areas that can be served as a weekend getaway –
Mussoorie – The Queen Of Hills
Mussoorie, a place with natural beauty, and so many sights to visit like Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, Mall Road, and so on. It will take only 20 minutes to reach from Dun. The perfect season to visit here is from April to May, as it is the peak season; you have to book in advance.
Rishikesh – The Land of Yoga
Rishikesh is a holy city and renowned center for studying yoga and meditation. You can visit the town for night camping and river rafting. You’ll have to pre-book for camping and rafting that will cost your pocket for around 700 to 1000 per person. However, we can state it that you’ll always remember this experience.
Narendra Nagar – The Rejuvenating Hill
Narendra Nagar, a great hill station to enjoy the picturesque view of hills. Popular places to visit here is one of the largest Nandi Bull statue and Radha Krishna Temple. It is a lesser known place of Uttarakhand with significantly less population and tourists which will take just about two hours to drive down here.
Jim Corbett – The Tiger’s Home
Are you an animal lover? If you’re then this hill station is the best place to connect with the wildlife. Jim Corbett National Wildlife Sanctuary is the oldest national park in India where you can spot Tigers, Black Bear, Hog Deer, Mugger Crocodiles, and so forth. The ideal time to visit is from November to June.
Haridwar – The Holy Land
Haridwar is a sacred land for all the religious devotees. Try not to miss out the experience of majestic evening aarti to take the blessings of the holy river. Drive down here in one hour from Dun.
Where have all you been? Just be here to have a pleasure time.