Summers in Dehradun are quite unpredictable just like the winters or any other season. The temperature may hit up to 40 Degree Celsius in the month of May and June. But it then makes it up to you with surprising rain showers and climate becomes soothing.
Although rain provides you relief for a few days in a month, but what about the most of the days? During hot days the Doon valley gives you a number of natural and man made water places to hit. The best part is, these water places are a way cheaper than a typical water park. Most of them cost less than even 20 rupees to enter.
Every place is unique in its own way and has something special and different to offer. So let’s check out the Top 5 Places to hit in Dehradun during Summer Season and find out what is special about them.
1. Lachhiwala or Nature Park:
Lachhiwala is now known as Nature Park but still it is more popular by its local name “Lachhiwala”. There are a few man-made water pools and a river flowing through them. The eye catching thing about these pools is that they are amidst lush green forest. Swimming in them gives you a much more supreme feeling than a typical water park or swimming pool.
The place is also good for bird watching. Many Himalayan birds come this way during winters and monsoons. Do do not forget to bring your camera. Lachhiwala is also rich in Flora with many Sal trees around it.
- Entry Fee in Lachhiwala is only 10 rupees.
- Distance from ISBT is only half an hour, which is around 15 km.
Sahastradhara is a pretty popular weekend getaway in Dehradun, which has many water pools. Although it is not in the city and takes up to an hour to reach there but it is worth it. The best thing is, it is free of cost. Only if you need floating tubes then you would have to pay 50 rupees.
There are a few small caves to explore nearby and many man-made water pools to take a dip. Apart from this, there are many good restaurants to try out. The area is rich is beautiful landscapes and flora to take some pictures.
- Entry fee is free.
- It would take more than an hour to reach Sahastradhara from ISBT.
3. Guchhupani or Robber’s Cave:
Guchhupani or sometimes referred as Robber’s cave is an almost 600 meters long natural and open air cave with water flowing inside it. It was formed following a geographical impact on Dehra Plateau. It has become so much popular in last few years.
You can enjoy walking inside the cave with cold flowing water touching your feet. There are a few natural pools along the way in which one can take a dip. The beautiful landscapes along the way would definitely force you to pull out your camera and capture the moment.
- Entry is free.
- It would take almost an hour to reach there from ISBT.
4. Shikhar Falls:
Shikhar fall is a beautiful little waterfall in the outskirts of Dehradun. Thick woodlands and beautiful landscapes make in even more beautiful. There are also many tea stalls and Maggie points along the way to Shikhar falls.
The lush forests and scenic trails make it a perfect destination for trekkers also. One need to trek along a beautiful trail for 1 km to reach the waterfall.
- Shikhar fall is in Kairwan village in Rajpur, 13 km from Clock Tower, Dehradun.
- Entry to Shikhar fall is free.
5. Bhatta Falls:
Bhatta fall is a colossal waterfall near Mussoorie in Mussoorie – Dehradun road. But it is in the proximity from Dehradun. One has to take their own vehicle down the road to reach the fall or you can walk for 15 minutes.
Here, water falls from the height of 30 feet and forms a natural pool there. If you are planning a trip to Mussoorie then you can stop-by here to chill before reaching Mussoorie or after coming back.
- Entry is free here.
- It is located on Mussoorie – Dehradun road near Mussoorie.