Mindrolling, which means "Place of Perfect Emancipation" in Tibetan language, is the largest Buddhist Vihara of India, training monks for over 300 years. An ideal place to expand your spirituality, consisting of beautiful garden with 35 m high golden statute of Lord Buddha. Being an architectural masterpiece with several sections, numerous shrine rooms, Tibetan art forms and murals; the monastery exudes beauty and is a visual wonder with a great statue of Lord Padmasambhava and the tallest stupa in Asia.
Tapkeshawar Temple is one of the oldest Shiva temple in Uttarakhand and is located at the banks of the Nandi River. The Temple is located within a cave which is characterized by naturally dripping water over the Shiva lingam placed here and is highly popular among the locals. It is also believed Guru Dronacharya of Mahabharata gave teachings to his disciples around this area.
The Chetwoode Hall adjoins the Indian Military Academy and is home to the Indian army's modern artilleries and sophisticated ammunitions along with a wide range of artifacts that detail the splendor of the Indian Armed Forces.
Sahastradhara meaning 'thousand fold spring' is popular for its ecstatic beauty and therapeutic value since its water contains Sulphur. While the place can be visited any time during the year, you would love the charming beauty of the waterfall during rainy season when the stream proposes the appearance of a gushing torrent.
Nestled within a suburb of Dehradun, Robber's Cave is popularly called Guchu Pani. It is a magnificent gorge between a limestone formation. With extraordinary cold-water underground springs, the cave cools down during the scorching-hot summer-afternoon. It is a perfect picnic spot amidst the natural beauty and definitely promises a sense of belongingness as Mother Nature slows you down, making you resonate with its mesmerising beauty.
The premier research institute of forestry in India is located in Dehradun. The Forest Research Institute was established in 1906 as the British Imperial Forestry Service. The site also contains a museum for forestry with six main sections that are Pathology Museum, Social Forestry Museum, Silviculture Museum, Timber Museum, Non-Wood Forest Products Museum and Entomology Museum.
Idyllically situated in the serene surroundings of the city, the Dehradun Zoo is one of the best places to visit. It is developed as a mini-zoological park and offers a resplendent view of the ethereal natural beauty enveloping the area. It is a home to carried animal species, has an aviary with several types of birds and a large aquarium named as Aquatic world, which houses several rare species of fish.
The celestial city of Rishikesh is a hermit’s hermitage, a sage’s abode and an adventure lover’s hub. The tranquil and sometimes raging river of Ganges flows in eternity in this holy city, providing nourishment and life to many earthly beings. The city is famously known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. It is also a popular spot for white water rafting enthusiasts, both from India and abroad. Being the adventure capital of India, it is also a center for Camping, Hiking, Bungee Jumping, Cliff Jumping, Trekking, Rock climbing and Backpacking.
Mussoorie, Queen of the Hills, is among the most popular hill stations of the country. It is a captivating paradise for leisure travellers and honeymooners. A perfect summer resort and a major educational and cultural centre has been rolled into one hub. Once the British summer capital, Mussoorie is a popular getaway for honeymooners and families. Affording a mind-stirring view of the snow-dusted Himalayas, Mussoorie beckons trekkers, climbers and adventure sports enthusiasts too.
Haridwar is an ancient city and stands as the gateway to the four pilgrinaround of Uttarakhand and is among the seven sacred cities of India. It is also one of the four venues for the famous ‘’Kumbh Mela’’, held in its magnitude every twelve years. Essentially a religious centre which holds promise of salvation for devotees, Haridwar is also a centre of herbal medicine, and traditional studies. There are many places of scenic beauty on the outskirts of the town.
Spread over a massive 820 sq kilometers of land, the Rajaji National Park falls in a region shared by 3 districts, Dehradun, Haridwar and PauriGarhwal in the state of Uttarakhand. The reserve consists of subtropical and tropical moist broadleaf forests that houses a plethora of wildlife, birds and fish species. It is also a major habitat of the Asian elephant and the Tiger in India.
A small hill site in the charming state of Himachal Pradesh, Paonta Sahib is a famous pilgrimage center for Sikhs and a town filled with oodles of attractions that draw the attention of many a tourist from all across the globe. Erected in the respect of the tenth guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh. Pilgrims can also enjoy the salubrious climate, verdant beauty and tall evergreen trees around the holy shrine.
A blue green lake has today become a hot spot for nature-lovers and birdwatchers. Enthusiasts can be seen training their lenses on the winged beauties at the Assan Barrage, which offers most delightful experiences to those interested in photography and conservation of the eco-system. Lying at the confluence of the rivers Yamuna and Assan, it is popularly known as Dhalipur Lake and enjoys distinct summer and winter seasons.