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Things to do in Uttarakhand

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Want to go out for some shopping and movies, Pacific Mall is just 10mins away from our property. Dehradun's most crowded Mall provides you with all kinds of entertainment in one place.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 1
“Come, finish that book / poem / memoir that you have long kept overdue, Hills are calling you.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“DISTANCE FROM DUGGAL HOMESTAY : 8 km Time Required: 2-3 hrs Timings: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Robber's cave is a river cave frequently visited by tourists seeking the adventure of witnessing this natural formation that has river water flowing from the middle of a cave, perfect for those seeking adventure and thrill. Locals call it " GUCHHU PANI "and also believe that it is home to Lord Shiva. Tourists can explore this 600m long cave that has been divided into two main parts. If you happen to walk a little further through the stream, you can also spot a splendid waterfall, making you feel you are a part of a mystery movie with its dark limestone, streams gushing into the cave and the sounds echoing inside the formation. If not this, then it will at least give a sense of belongingness as Mother Nature will make you slow down and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the location. The cave has some extraordinary cold water springs in the underground which help cool down the super hot summer afternoon temperature. It is a perfect picnic spot amidst the natural beauty of Uttarakhand & is widely famous for a strange natural phenomenon that people often get to witness here i.e. " A stream of running water suddenly appears & then disappears underground, only to be discovered a few yards away leaving the crowd both excited and astonished by the wonders of Mother Nature ".”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Located near Bhimtal(20 kms from Nainital), this is a great cafe to chill and spend some peaceful time on your lake tour. Do try their special pizzas and hot coffee! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lake
“Bhimtal Lake is a lake in the town of Bhimtal, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, with a masonry dam built in 1883 creating the storage facility. It is the largest lake in Kumaon region, known as the "lake district of India".”
  • 4 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“DISTANCE FROM DUGGAL HOMESTAY: 4km The FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FRI) वन अनुसन्धान संस्थान is an institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier & oldest institution in the field of forestry research in India. FRI also contains a museum on forestry which is open from 9:30am to 5:00pm daily, with a nominal entry fee of ₹40 per person. There are six sections in the museum, namely Pathology Museum, Social Forestry Museum, Silviculture Museum, Timber Museum, Non-Wood Forest Products Museum & Entomology Museum. The building was also listed in the GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS, as the largest purely brick structure in the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also on the occasion of the 4th International Yoga Day, 2018 leaded atleast 50,000 enthusiasts in the sprawling campus of FRI, Dehradun. Even more than a dozen movies including Dulhan Ek Raat Ki, Krishna Cottage, Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, 404, Paan Singh Tomar, Nanban, Student of the Year, Student of the Year 2, Dilli Khabar, Yaara Genius, Dear Daddy and Maharshi were majorly shot in this campus including television commercial ad of Bournvita & punjabi song Pyaar tere naal he and Sajjan Raji by Satinder Sartaj was also shot here. Some web series like Puncch beat is also shot here.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Hindu Temple
“Mukteshwar Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Mukteshwar town owes its name from this 350 years old Shiva temple. This hill temple is perched at an elevation of 2,312 metres above sea level and offers an enchanting view of the surreal landscape.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lake
“Sattal or Sat Tal is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes situated in the Lower Himalayan Range near Bhimtal, a town of the Nainital district in Uttarakhand, India. During the British Raj, the area had a tea plantation, one of four in the Kumaon area at that time.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hindu Temple
“One of the cleanest temples one can ever visit, nestled in the mountains, truly serene and holy, this temple is known to have been set up by Neeb Kirori Baba, and has a huge following....”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Famous for extravagant Buddhist structure and holy school of Tibetan religion, Buddha Temple is the most visited place in Dehradun city. Located at Clement Town, Buddha Temple is center of attraction for many International tourists and Budhhist followers.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“It's the original market with all the hustle and bustle along with colour. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The lake is 175 feet deep and is situated at 1,220 m above sea level. It is covered in trees and shrubs. It also had a hidden route under lake to China. It is the deepest of all the lakes in the Nainital region. The length of the lake is 983 m, its breadth is 693 m and it has a depth of 40.3 m. Within the valley are opportunities for angling and bird watching. Other activities include parasailing, paragliding, fishing, rowing, paddling or yachting.[1] The lake is fed by an underground perennial spring. Naukuchiatal is also known for the 'escape festival' which happens once every year (in the month of May).”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Har-ki-paudi is the most visited spot in Haridwar. Hindus from all over the world come here for dip in the Holy Ganges river as it is said that a sacred bath here washes away the burden of your sins. For a casual visitor the best time to visit is the sunset when the Aarti ceremony is held here. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“The mystical and magical India. Everyone who is lucky enough to experience its power and magic. The concept of 'Safari' conjures up images of adventure, thrilling landscapes and absorbing wildlife. Camp Riverwild is located on the periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve whilst staying at you will experience the ultimate luxury safaris. The Corbett Tiger Reserve is blessed with a great biodiversity of habitat and wildlife giving an excellent chance of close encounters with the Tiger, Elephant and leopard - as well as fresh water fish eating crocodile or Gharial. With over 580 bird species, the reserve is a birdwatcher's delight. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“DISTANCE FROM DUGGAL HOMESTAY : 8 km Time Required: 2-3 hrs Timings: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Robber's cave is a river cave frequently visited by tourists seeking the adventure of witnessing this natural formation that has river water flowing from the middle of a cave, perfect for those seeking adventure and thrill. Locals call it " GUCHHU PANI "and also believe that it is home to Lord Shiva. Tourists can explore this 600m long cave that has been divided into two main parts. If you happen to walk a little further through the stream, you can also spot a splendid waterfall, making you feel you are a part of a mystery movie with its dark limestone, streams gushing into the cave and the sounds echoing inside the formation. If not this, then it will at least give a sense of belongingness as Mother Nature will make you slow down and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the location. The cave has some extraordinary cold water springs in the underground which help cool down the super hot summer afternoon temperature. It is a perfect picnic spot amidst the natural beauty of Uttarakhand & is widely famous for a strange natural phenomenon that people often get to witness here i.e. " A stream of running water suddenly appears & then disappears underground, only to be discovered a few yards away leaving the crowd both excited and astonished by the wonders of Mother Nature ".”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Boat House club has a wonderful bar and a beautiful deck overlooking the Lake. The ambience is great and its a wonderful place to hangout in the evenings.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Cafe... for breakfast / lunch options. Try the 12 hour preorder menu - It is amazing”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Lovely Chicken Tikka and great ambiance, sitting out under the stars, but not beyond 9pm. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located near sisters bazar. Parking space available for small vehicles. Cuisine and ambience: Cafe Desserts available, great ambience- no wifi. **A must visit for everyone with a sweet tooth- Landaur bakehouse gives eating dessert a whole new experience with its vintage interior- the beautiful Landaur weather and its tasty dessert options.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tavern is managed by Brentwood chain which is one of the oldest hospitality companies of Mussoorie. Tavern Cafe is their new venture and has a lot of good food options.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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