Top things to do in Dehra Dun

Top Choice Indian in Dehra Dun

Chetan Poori Wala

If you're looking for that authentic (and delicious) local dining experience, you've found it. Unlimited thalis are served on plates made of dried leaves in this bustling no-frills joint, and you just pay for the pu…
Top Choice Market in Dehra Dun

Paltan Bazaar

The swarming, congested (but relatively traffic-free area) streets of Paltan Bazaar, running south from the clock tower, is a popular spot for an evening stroll. Here you can pick up everything from cheap clothing a…
Buddhist Monastery in Dehra Dun

Mindrolling Monastery

The region around Dehra Dun is home to a thriving Tibetan Buddhist community, mainly focused on this attractive monastery, about 10km south of the centre in Clement Town. Everything here is on a grand scale: at more…
International in Dehra Dun

Salt & Cravings

This contemporary bistro connected to Hotel President features one of the more modern and diverse menus of international cuisine in Dehra Dun, including tuna melts, nachos, poutine, burgers, pastas, and a wide range…
Indian in Dehra Dun

Kumar Vegetarian & South Indian Restaurant

This popular, sparkling-clean restaurant serves what surely comes close to the Platonic form of a masala dosa (curried vegetables inside a crisp pancake), which is the main reason locals flock here. Other Indian dis…
South Indian in Dehra Dun

Moti Mahal

Locals consistently rate Moti Mahal as one of the best midrange diners along Rajpur Rd. An interesting range of vegetarian and nonvegetarian options include Goan fish curry and Afghani murg (chicken), along with tra…
Books in Dehra Dun

Natraj Booksellers

In business since 1923, this bookseller and publisher stocks fiction, nonfiction and specialises in ecology, spirituality, local books and local author Ruskin Bond.
Notable Building in Dehra Dun

Forest Research Institute Museum

The prime attraction here is the building itself. Set in a peaceful 5-sq-km park, this grand remnant of the Raj era – where most of India’s forest officers are trained – is larger than Buckingham Palace. Built betwe…
Hindu Temple in Dehra Dun

Tapkeshwar Temple

In a scenic setting on the banks of the Tons Nadi River, you’ll find an unusual and popular Shiva shrine inside a small, dripping cave, which is the site of the annual Shivaratri festival. Turn left at the bottom of…
Mausoleum in Dehra Dun

Ram Rai Darbar

The unique mausoleum of Ram Rai, the errant son of the seventh Sikh guru, Har Rai, is made of white marble, with paintings covering the walls, archways and ceilings. Four smaller tombs in the garden courtyard are th…