Hola travelers! The capital of the mystical state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun, is the encapsulation of what the entire state has in store for you. The amazing weather, the awesometacular sights and the feeling of being one with nature is what the city and the state at large offers its visitors. And whenever you find yourself in the city of Dehradun and feel like exploring the places around it, you can visit the following positively mind-boggling places,
The perfect one day excursion for backpackers, Chakrata is a stunning hill station at an elevation of 2,118 meters above sea level. The view of the towering Himalayas from Chakrata is one sight, that no traveler should miss out on.
Distance from Dehradun: 86 kilometers.
Slowly becoming popular in the tourist circles, thanks to its proximity to Delhi and other cities in Uttarakhand, Dhanaulti is a quaint and beautiful town that sits at a height of 2,286 meters. Come for the tranquility, stay for the sights.
Distance from Dehradun: 63 kilometers
The perfect location to go for a picnic, the Kempty Falls is one of the most popular tourist hotspot near Mussoorie for years, and rightfully so, thanks to its somersaulting streams of water.
Distance from Dehradun: 52 kilometers
An idyllic town located between Chakrata and Dehradun, Kalsi has a rich heritage as it is home to the rock edicts that have inscriptions made by the legendary Mauryan Emperor, Ashoka.
Distance from Dehradun: 44 kilometers
The Queen of Hills, Mussoorie is just a one day excursion from Dehradun, and to not include it on this list, would be a cardinal sin. ‘Nuff said!
Distance from Dehradun: 37 kilometers
A place that is equal parts spiritual and adventurous, Rishikesh offers its visitors with the kind of peace and tranquility that can only be described as spiritual, whilst, also offering them the most popular adventure activities at its best.
Distance from Dehradun:47 kilometers
Speaking of spirituality, Haridwar, the city where the Ganges enters north India is also a one day trip away from Dehradun and is the perfect place to go to, if you’re planning to take a journey inward.
Distance from Dehradun:55 kilometers
With scenic woods, stunning creeks and one of the best panoramic views of the Himalayas, if heaven is what you’re looking for, then you won’t have to travel to Himachal Pradesh, because Nagthat has got everything you need.
Distance from Dehradun: 79 kilometers
And that’s about it folks! A list of the best one day excursions to take from Dehradun. If we missed out on any of your favorite spots, feel free to hit us up in the comments section. And also, if you’re ever in need of wheels to take you to all these awesometacular places, visit WheelStreet Bike Rentals.