Sightseeing
kempty falls hotel at rajpur road Mussoorie and Kempty Falls
Known as the queen of hill stations, Mussoorie, located at a height of 2,500 meters in the green Himalayan range, is an excellent respite for tourists seeking relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains. An hour's journey from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a convenient weekend destination. With water cascading down from an altitude of 4,500 feet and splitting into five cascades, the Kempty falls, located 15 kms. from Mussoorie, offer a panoramic view.
 
Dhanaulti Dehradun Dhanaulti
Unspoilt, unexplored Dhanaulti is as close to nature as you can get with rows of Deodars, vast green meadows and a gentle cool breeze to greet you. About 30 km from Mussorie, Dhanaulti provides excellent views of the snow-capped Himalayas. From Dhanaulti you can take a day trip to Surkhunda Devi about 10 km away. A trek of about 2 km to a height of about 3000 m which a 180 degree view of the mountain ranges from the top.
Sahastradhara dehradun Sahastradhara
Set amidst the picturesque bounty of nature, Sahastradhara isa cold sulphur water spring about 15 km from Dehradun. The spring is believed to have exceptional medicinal value. The dripping caves and a bath in the Baldi River near the spring are said to rejuvenate the body and soul. Many people come to the spring in the hope of being cured from polio and other such ailments.


Rajaji dehradun Rajaji National Park
The Rajaji National Park is situated at a distance of 23 km from Dehradun. Rajaji is a magnificent ecosystem at the beginning of the vast Indo-Gangetic plains, and has the vegetation of several zones and forest types. Known especially its elephant population, barking deer, leopards, sambar, peafowl, iIt is home to as many as 23 species of mammals and 315 bird species.
Pilgrimage
Haridwar dehradun Haridwar
Located 55 kms from Dehradun, the the holy town of Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttarakhand. It is also the starting point for those looking to journey, to the sacred sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna. According to legend, the city is supposed to be as old as Varanasi. The more than 300 temples in the town cater to the thousands of Hindus who visit each year to bathe in the holy waters at Haridwar.
 
Rishikesh dehradun Rishikesh
Serving as a gateway to the Himalayas, Rishikesh is 45 kms from Dehradun. The city is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation. There are many temples, some ancient, some new along the river Ganges. Rishikesh is now a popular white-water rafting centre, backpacker hang-out, and gateway to treks in the Himalaya.
Schools
Doon School of dehradun Doon School
Nestled in the Doon Valley with the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas to the north and the sal-clothed Shivaliks to the south, the Doon School is one of India's leading school’s with an international reputation. A boys' only private boarding school, the Doon School provides an environment in which every student discovers and realizes his full potential. The school attracts the best talent - students, teachers and facilitators - from all parts of India and the world.
 
Welham dehradun Welham Girls' School
Established in 1957, Welham Girls' School has progressed from being a school for privileged girls to being a school that attracts students from across India, as well as the Indian diaspora. It is an institution which focuses not only on the academic progress of a student but also on the development of an all-round personality. It aims at opening new doors for its students and broadening their horizons, yet at the same time keeping them rooted in their culture and traditions.