6 Weekend Getaways near Dehradun to Seek Solitude



Dehradun is one of the most popular travel destinations in India but still there are several places around the beautiful city that are unknown to a travel junkie. If you are an avid traveler who has explored a lot of the country’s beauty, you must be aware of Auli, Mussourie and Rishikesh – hill stations located near Dehradun but what about Dhanaulti and Chakrata?

In this blog, we have discussed about the perfect weekend getaways near Dehradun that you must explore sooner or later.


Considered as “Queen of Hills” in the North, Mussoorie is one of the most famous hill stations situated at a distance of 35 kilometers from the city of Dehradun. It experienced pleasant weather all year round that always leaves the place packed with tourists from all across the world. The verdant hills, the spectacular views of the Doon Valley and Shivalik Range and the varied flora and fauna are what attract both national and international travelers. Do not forget visiting Cloud’s end, Mall Road, Gunhill and other important attractions in the small town. Even if you are out on a business trip to the city of Dehradun, take a day or two out to visit this beautiful place. We bet you won’t regret booking that expensive business class flight. However, Indian Eagle can get you this at affordable flight rates.

Distance from Dehradun: 35 Kilometers (Approx.)

Travel time: 1 hour

Important places to visit: Happy Valley, Kempty Falls, Christ Church, Jwalaji Temple, Camel’s Back Road, Mall Road, Lal Tibba, Mussoorie Lake Sir George Everest’s House

Popular Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Rafting, Paragliding, Rock Climbing and Shopping

Ideal time to Visit: October-February; March-June


Second on our list is Rishikesh, a destination popular al across the world for being a holy pilgrimage, a yoga center of the country and a fantastic adventure destination. All kinds of travelers explore the small town of Rishikesh, located on the banks of Ganges in the Himalayan foothills in Uttarakhand. Only 43 kilometers from the city of Dehradun, Rishikesh is replete with yoga centers and temples. Young groups visit the place to indulge in adventure water sports such as white river rafting. Some other adventure sports you can enjoy here include camping, hiking, rock climbing, hiking, bungee jumping, kayaking and rappelling. All excited to experience the thrill? Book last minute flights to Dehradun at highly affordable prices. You won’t want to miss visiting the place in the best season!

Distance from Dehradun: 43 kilometers

Travel time: 1 hour

Important places to visit: Shivpuri, Laxman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, The Beatles Ashram, Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishi Kund, Vashishtha Gufa Temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Kaudiyala, Kunjapuri Temple and Swarg Ashram

Ideal time to visit: September-November; March-June


Dhanaulti near Dehradun is a small hill station situated 43 kilometers from the city on the Mussoorie-Chamba route. The most amazing thing about this hill station is fewer crowds as it is among the unexplored places around. If you seek a peaceful weekend away from the buzz of the city, drive to Dhanaulti from Dehradun. The lofty palm trees all around the Eco Garden makes it a beautiful place to relax. During winters, the place experiences heavy snowfall. Plan and pack according to the weather conditions.

Distance from Dehradun: 43 Kilometers approx.

Travel time: 1-2 hours

Important places to visit: Deogarh Fort, Dashavtar Temple, Potato Farm, Adventure Park and Eco Park

Popular activities: Zip Lining, Trekking, Skywalk, Rock Climbing and Camping

Ideal time to visit: October-February; March-June

New Tehri

Engulfed in the magnificent Himalayan mountains, New Tehri is a small town lying at the confluence of Bhagirathi and Bhilanga River after the old town was submerged due to the construction of Tehri Dam. It is one of the offbeat places near Dehradun you must explore. It is a perfect weekend escape for a person seeking solace. There are a few beautiful places other than Tehri Dam that you will discover. Another reason for your amazement is the different kinds of water sports you get to try at this place.

Distance from Dehradun: 100 kilometers approx.

Travel time: 3-4 hours

Important places to visit: Sem Mukhem Temple, Tehri Dam, Tehri Lake and Chandrabadni Temple

Popular activities: Jet Skiing, Pilgrimage, Parasailing, boating, kayaking and rafting

Ideal time to visit: March-June


Chakrata near Dehradun is another tiny hill station settled in the Jausar-Bawar region of Uttarakhand state. Around 90 kilometers away from the city, Chakrata is famous as a cantonment area located between Tons and Yamuna Rivers amid rhododendron, oak and coniferous trees. It is a picturesque destination bestowed with panoramic vistas and natural beauty far from the polluted and crowded environment of the city.

Distance from Dehradun: 90 Kilometers approx.

Travel time: 1-2 hours

Important places to visit: Chilmiri Neck, Kanasar, Tiger Falls, Deoban, Moigad Falls, Ram Tal Horticulture Garden, Budher Caves, Kimona Falls, Mundali,Chinta Haran Mahadev Temple and Thanda Danda Peak.

Popular activities: Adventure, nature and pilgrimage

Ideal time to visit: October-February; March-June

Nag Tibba

If you want to plan a trip for camping or trekking to an unexplored hill station near Dehradun, Nag Tibba is a good option. Situated In the district of Tehri in Uttarakhand, Nag Tibba is 80 kilometers away from the city of Dehradun. It is considered as the highest peak of the lower Himalayas in Garhwal region. The place offers a spectacular view of the snow-covered Himalayas of the Garhwal region. Some of the most popular peaks in the area include Srikanth, Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Black Peak. When on a trail, you will spot the shepherd huts and the gazing animals in the green meadows.

Distance from Dehradun: 109 Kilometers approx.

Travel time: 3 to 4 hours

Popular Activities: Camping, trekking and nature

Ideal time to visit: October-February; April-June

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