Buddha Temple is a Tibetan monestary, also called as Mindrolling Monastery and was build in 1965 by his eminence the Kochen Rinpoche and few other monks for the promotion and protection of religious & cultural understanding of Buddhism.
Sahasratra Dhara, meaning ‘Thousand Fold Spring’ is a popular tourist destination. The place has an ecstatic beauty of nature where water drips from limestone’s stalactites making the water to be sulphur abundant & thus the place is called as sulphur springs. It is a warehouse of excellent beauty of caves waterfalls & steppe farming by local people.
Lachhiwala is a famous picnic spot located near Dehradun. There are manmade water pools amongst the forest with a river flowing by. It is a nice place for nature lovers & for trackers. One can also hire a guide for a bird watching tour.
From Dehradun, en route Mussoorie, Malsi Deer Park is a beautifully developed tourist spot lying at the foot hills of the Shivalik range. Malsi Deer Park is a mini-zoological park comprising of a children’s park enveloped by beautiful, natural surroundings. Along with the attractive environs the availability of refreshments makes the place an ideal sight-seeing cum picnic spot.
Rajaji National Park is an Indian National Park that encompasses the Shivaliks, near the foothills of the Himalayas. It contains tropical & sub tropical moist broad leaf forests. As this park is predominantly formed from dense green jungles the environment forms and habitat for a number of animals and has the largest population of elephants in Uttrakhand. Over 315 species of birds are found in the park.
Locally known as Guchhupani, Robber’s Cave is a river cave formation in Uttrakhand. A natural cave, about 600 meters long, has a river flowing inside the cave. It consists of an extremely narrow gorge formed in a conglomerate limestone located in the Doon Valley’s Achra plateau.
Tapkeshwar Temple is a significant temple of Dehradun and set on the bank of a seasonal river in a damp cave. The river enters the cave temple where the water drips from the ceiling on a Shiv Linga. The water vanishes underground only to reappear after a few yards in the form of a stream. Cool sulphur springs around the temple make it an excellent bathing spot for pilgrims.
Established in 1906 as Imperial Forest Research Institute, Forest Research Institute (FRI) Dehradun has magnificent colonial style of architecture. The main attraction is its main building which is a National Heritage and styled in Greeko Roman Architecture by C.G. Blomfield in 1929. Forest Research Institute (FRI) is spread over 2000 acres of extraordinary scenic and calm green fields having rows of trees. Visitors often like to take long walk in the serene and peaceful environment of FRI. One can witness wide varieties of plants and trees from across the worlds in the fields of FRI. Apart from main building and green field, tourists can also enjoy an picnic place, Botanical Garden in the FRI campus. Some of the most popular forest museums of the world are in FRI Dehradun.
Near the township of Mussoorie, Bhatta Falls is a major tourist picnic spot. Visitors can see several picturesque locations ideal for photographer to catch nature at its best. Although the main stream is filled up with algae, but one can find refreshing water at nearby pond. Tourist like to bath with fun at the pond. Slopes and Swings are also provided in the Children's Park for playing purpose. Tourists are advised to carry their own lunch as ther is also some small eateries are available.