DehradunDehradun is the capital city of Uttaranchal and one of the most beautiful cities in the country.

It is known for its beautiful valleys, educational institutions, temples, etc. which makes it a famous tourist destination.

A tourist visiting Dehradun for the first time would be spoilt for choice, given that there are so many places to visit.

Some of the places a tourist must visit when he/she is in Dehradun, are listen out here.

If you are in the mood to do some trekking, then head over to the Robbers Cave.

Robbers Cave is a famous picnic spot in Dehradun, only eight kilometres away from the Dehradun Bus Stand.

Robbers CaveKhalanga SmarakAlso known as Guchu Pani, you can see water flowing underground. The cave is surrounded by hills and the peaceful atmosphere around adds to its serenity.

A visit to the Khalanga War Memorial is a must. The place was built by the British to honour their opponents, The Gurkha Regiment, after the 1814-16 war. The place gives a lot of information about the history of India and about the times when it was ruled by the British.

No visit to Dehradun can be complete if one doesn’t pay a visit to the Chetwode Hall. This hall is situated in the Indian Military Academy. Guru Ram Rai GurudwaraRajaji National ParkIMA is famous for producing soldiers who have served not only in the Indian Army, but also in the Navy and the Air Force. Apart from having one of the best libraries in India, the hall is also used for lectures. There is also a museum in the Chetwode Hall Building which gives a lot of information regarding the Indian Military.

Rajaji National Park is another well-known tourist attraction. The National Park was named after the prominent leader C. Rajagopalachari, who was the last Governor-General of India.

Apart from the famous Bengal Tigers, you can also see avariety of different animals such as Asiatic Elephants, Himalayan Bears, King Cobras, hornbills, and kingfishers etc.

Tiger FallsGuru Ram Rai Gurudwara is a sacred pilgrimage site for the Sikhs and a popular tourist attraction. The Gurudwara was named after Guru Ram Rai, who was the eldest son of the seventh guru, Sri Har Raj Ji. A flag hoisting ceremony, also known as ‘Jhanda Fair’ is celebrated in the memory of Guru Ram Rai every year. It is attended by a large number of tourists.

Tiger Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in the state of Uttaranchal. It falls from a height of more than three hundred metres and is situated near a place call Chakrata. Tiger Falls is a famous site amongst trekkers and campers.

There are many places to visit in Dehradun, of which, these are some places that a tourist should put on the top of their itinerary. Not only can one revel in the scenic beauty provided by the landscapes of Dehradun but also learn about the history of Dehradun through various landmarks which have their own stories to tell.