Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand, is nestled between the vibrant ‘doon’ of River Ganga and River Yamuna. Lying in the foothills of the Himalaya and Shivalik ranges, Dehradun is well known for its alluring mountains and landscapes. It is one of the most popular hill stations in India.
In this city of lush greenery and snow-capped mountains, there resides an eye-catching, colourful Dehradun resort by the name Shaheen Bagh. Acclaimed as one of the best resorts in Dehradun, it is perfect for those seeking a comfortable and peaceful retreat in the nest of nature. Shaheen Bagh Resort also lies close to some of the best tourist places in the city such as the Forest Institute Museum, the Wildlife Institute of India and Indian Military Academy. It is also well connected to cities like Mussoorie, Rishikesh, and Haridwar.
Shaheen Bagh makes sure that you experience your retreat in Dehradun to the fullest. Therefore, there are numerous excursions planned, to let you soak in the cool weather of hill station. Not only this, but Shaheen Bagh Resort is fully equipped with modern amenities and is well known for its service and facility. Experience the opulence and comfort of one of the names at the top of the Dehradun resorts list.
Things to do in Dehradun
Forest Research Institute Museum
This massive structure is known to be larger than the Buckingham Palace in London. It is magnificently built by combining the Greco-Roman and Colonial style of architecture. It also showcases brilliant paintings by Afshan Zaidi and a cross-section of a 700-year old Deodar Tree.
Survey of India Museum
This museum contains some of the best geographical tools used by Indians in the 19th century. Witness some of the best ancient tools such as brass transits and scopes, part-iron part-brass bar and more. This museum is a private one and needs permission to visit.
Indian Military Academy
The Indian Military Academy was built on the estate of the then Railway College at Dehradun in 1932. It is located on the National Highway which divides the South and North campus. The Chetwode Hall built in 1930 is the administrative headquarters and the training hub of IMA.
Dakpathar has been gaining attention as an important tourist spot under the Yamuna Hydel Scheme. The Dakpathar Barrage is well known in this quaint town, nestled in the Western Doon Valley, amidst Shivalik Range. As it is well connected to Dehradun, Shaheen Bagh Resort is an ideal place to stay if one wants to visit this town.
Santala Devi Temple
Santala Devi Temple is dedicated to the Goddess who turned into stone upon realizing that she won't be able to defend herself from the Mughals. It is located 15 kilometres from Dehradun and is an important place with great cultural and religious significance.
The Tapkeshwar Shiv Temple got its name as the water droplets from the rock above, fall on the Shiva Linga. It is situated 5.5 kilometres away from the city bus stand. People from all over gather to celebrate Shivaratri at this important place of worship.
Sahastradhara means ‘thousand-fold spring' and provides an enchanting view of the Baldi River and the caves. A projecting limestone ledge is formed due to the accumulation of limestone over centuries. The sulphur bath here has medicinal properties.
Sai Darbar is a place of spiritual and cultural significance and is widely visited by tourists from all over the world. This structure built in white marble is encapsulated by the green, peaceful surroundings. Situated near Sai Darbar Temple is a beautiful Temple of Lord Buddha, the Tibetan Temple.
22 kilometres away from Dehradun is a quaint, peaceful picnic spot ideal for family getaways known as Lachhiwala.
The Laxman Siddh Temple is famous and easily accessible at the distance of 12 kilometres from Dehradun.
Malsi Deer Park
Malsi Deer Park is a mini-zoological park which is surrounded by greenery. It also has a children’s park and is an ideal spot for a family to spend time together.
Situated 7 kilometres away from Dehradun is the famous Chandrabani Temple which was once said to have been occupied by Maharishi Gautam and his family.