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Dehradun District

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Dehradun district is a district of Uttarakhand state in northern India. The district headquarters is Dehradun, which has also served as the provisional capital of Uttaranchal since its founding in 2000. The district has 6 tehsils, 6 community development blocks, 17 towns and 764 inhabited villages, and 18 unpopulated villages. As of 2011 it is the second most populous district of Uttarakhand (out of 13), after Haridwar. Dehradun district also includes the prominent towns of Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Landour and Chakrata. The district stretches from the Ganges river in the east to the Yamuna river in the west, and from the Terai and Shivaliks in the south and southeast to the Great Himalaya in the northwest.Dehradun is located 230 km from the national capital, Delhi. The national Oil and Natural Gas Commission, Survey of India, Indian Institute of Petroleum are located in Dehradun. Doon University is located in Dehradun and many educational institutions like Law College Dehradun, Forest Research Institute, Rashtriya Indian Military College and Indian Military Academy are also situated here. Basmati rice, tea and litchi orchards are some of the major agricultural crops.
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Popular things to do in Dehradun District

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Rishikesh
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Spa
Spas Rishikesh
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lakshman Jhula Bridge ©
Bridge
Lakshman Jhula Bridge Rishikesh
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Triveni Ghat ©
Religious Site
Triveni Ghat Rishikesh
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Dehradun District

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Kempty Falls ©
Waterfall
Kempty Falls Mussoorie
2.6
Duration: 2 hours
Gun Hill ©
Mountain
Gun Hill Mussoorie
1.0
Duration: 2 hours
Vashishta Gufa ©
Cave
Vashishta Gufa Rishikesh
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
Cave
Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani Malsi
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Dehradun District

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Parmarth Niketan Ashram ©
Religious Site
Parmarth Niketan Ashram Rishikesh
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Beatles Ashram ©
Historic Site
The Beatles Ashram Rishikesh
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Sivananda Ashram
Religious Site
Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Tapkeshwar Temple
Religious Site
Tapkeshwar Temple
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Dehradun District

Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Religious Site
Kunjapuri Devi Temple Rishikesh
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Nag Tibba ©
Mountain
Nag Tibba
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh ©
Waterfall
Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh Rishikesh
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Tiger Fall -Chakrata
Waterfall
Tiger Fall -Chakrata Chakrata
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Dehradun District

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Lal Tibba ©
Landmark
Lal Tibba Mussoorie
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Company Garden ©
Park
Company Garden Mussoorie
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
Bhatta Falls ©
Waterfall
Bhatta Falls Mussoorie
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Dehradun Zoo ©
Zoo
Dehradun Zoo
2.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Dehradun District

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Shiv Gauri Pashmina World ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Shiv Gauri Pashmina World Rishikesh
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Scorpion Handicrafts ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Scorpion Handicrafts Rishikesh
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Arihant Gems ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Arihant Gems Rishikesh
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Cambridge Book Depot ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Cambridge Book Depot Mussoorie
4.6
Duration: 2 hours