Rishikesh is located in the Dehradun district of the state Uttarakhand. This city gives a most picturesque view of the surrounding mountains, rivers, beautiful lakes, misty forests, and clear blue skies. Rishikesh is also known as the “Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas” and “Yoga Capital of the World“. It is regarded as one of the holiest places for Hindus. Further, also famous for various adventure activities like trekking, rock climbing, bungee jumping, mountain biking, rafting and so on. Therefore, it is one of the major tourist and pilgrimage hubs in northern India.
- Best time to visit: February to May
- Distance: 44 km
- Places of attraction: Triveni Ghat, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Neer Garh Waterfall, The Beatles Ashram, and Lakshman Jhula Bridge.
Mussoorie is a beautiful hill station in the Dehradun city of the state of Uttarakhand. Also known as Queen of the Hills. Set at an elevation of 2,000 m above sea level. This hill station is surrounded by misty clouds, snow-covered mountains, dense trees, and beautiful lakes. Further, it offers various adventure activities like trekking, angling, zip-lining, and paragliding. Then, Mussoorie offers scenic views of Himalayas peaks in Western Garhwal. Thus, it is one of the Best Road Trips To Take in Dehradun.
- Best time to visit: May to June
- Distance: 34 km
- Places of attraction: Lal Tibba, Lake Mist, Gun Hill, Soham Heritage Art Centre, Kempty Falls, and Camel Back Road.
Chakrata is located in the Dehradun district of the state, Uttarakhand. And set at an elevation of 2118 m. Chakrata lies between the rivers Tons and Yamuna. It offers the most picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful views of the hills. Undoubtedly, this hill town is a heaven place for nature lovers. Further, there are many interesting to do here such as camping, river rafting trekking, photography, skiing and so on. Hence, it is one of the most preferred weekend destination places from Dehradun.
- Best time to visit: April to June, September to November
- Distance: 88 km
- Places of attraction: Tiger Falls, Budher Caves, Moila Top, Kalsi, Deoban, Lakhamandal, Chilmiri Neck, and Ram Tal Horticulture Garden.
4. Nag Tibba
Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region of Uttarakhand state. Coupled with a maximum altitude of 9,914 ft. Nag Tibba means the serpent’s peak. It lends its name to the ‘Nag Tibba Range’, itself the next-northerly of the five folds of the Himalaya. Nag Tibba is home to distinct varieties of flora and fauna. Further, it offers a majestic view of stunning Bandarpoonch Peak, Gangotri Peaks, and Kedarnath Peak to arrest the attention of the visitors. Thus, you can enjoy the most adventurous trekking experience here.
- Best time to visit: April to June, October to December
- Distance: 110 km
- Places of attraction: Kempty Falls, Nainbagh, Pantwari Village, Kanatal, Lal Tibba, Mussoorie, and Dhanaulti.
Sahasradhara is located in Dehradun in the state of Uttrakhand, India. Situated on the banks of the small river, Kali Gad. Comprised of waterfalls, caves, and steppe farming lands, and provides a beautiful experience to the tourists. It has the magnificent beauty of nature where water drips from the limestone stalactites and is thus known for its sulphur springs. Also, there is a ropeway, which is one of the famous tourist attractions it gives a panoramic view of the nearby surroundings. Thus, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uttarakhand.
- Best time to visit: Throughout the year
- Distance: 10 km
- Places of attraction: Ropeway, Sahastradhara Natural Spring, Lal Tibba Scenic Point, and Joyland Water Park.