Things to do around Walterre Resort Dehradun
Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort: A water sports resort established at the Asan Barrage by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam in the year 1994. Asan Barrage was shaped in 1967 and it is popularly known as Dhalipur Lake.
Situated 43 kms from Dehradun on Chandigarh-Shimla highway, the resort offers facilities like water skiing, boating, rowing, kayaking, canoeing, etc. Wildlife lovers have a bonus during the winter season as migratory birds can be seen in the vicinity.
Lachhiwala: 3 Kms from Doiwala and 22 Kms from Dehradun, on the Haridwar/Rishikesh road, is Lachhiwala. The serene and blissful spot is famous for its picnic spots.
Malsi Deer Park: 10 km From Dehradun, en-route to Mussoorie has situated a beautifully developed tourist spot lying at the foothills of the Shivalik range. Malsi Deer Park is a mini-zoological park consisting of a children’s park enveloped by beautiful, natural surroundings. Along with the attractive environs, the availability of refreshments makes the place an ideal sightseeing cum picnic spot.
Chandrabani: Situated 7 Km from Dehradun on the Dehradun-Delhi road is the well-known temple of Chandrabani (Gautam Kund). According to the mythical beliefs, this spot was occupied by Maharishi Gautam, his wife, and daughter Anjani who are widely worshipped by the people. It is believed that the daughter of Heaven-Ganga had manifested herself on this spot which is now popularly known as the Gautam Kund. Every year devotees, in large numbers, take a dip in the holy Kund. 2 Kms away from the main road, located amid Shivalik hills, the place is a beautiful tourist spot.
Rajaji National Park: Founded in 1966, the Rajaji National Park and its magnificent ecosystem are settled in the lush green Shivalik Ranges. The Flora of the area comprises of broadleaf mixed forest, chirping forest and the lush Shivalik ranges. The Park has 23 species of mammals and 315 avifauna here. Named after the Late Shri. C Rajagopalachari, the best season to visit is from November to Mid-June.
Rishikesh and Haridwar, on the banks of the Ganga, are religious sites for Hindus. The Beatles came here in search of succor in the 1970s, Hindus come here in search of salvation and to immerse the ashes of their dead, tourists from the West flock here even today on a spiritual journey, to practice yoga and meditate at the many ashrams in these holy towns. Both places are no more than an hour and a half’s drive from Dehradun.
Sahastradhara: SahastraDhara, meaning, the ‘thousand fold spring’ is situated at a distance of 11 km. from Dehradun. The place makes a perfect picnic spot and is of huge attraction to visitors. The Baldi river and the caves provide a breathtaking view. The water here has a fall of about 9 meters and leaves an incrustation of lime of all it touches. Particles thus accumulating over the centuries have formed a projecting ledge, and a sort of cave, from the roof of which falls a perpetual shower. There is also a sulfur spring in which visitors often take bath. Its water is said to cure skin infections and possess other medicinal properties.
Tapkeshwar Temple: Around 5.5 km from Dehradun, the Tapkeshwar Shiv Temple is an ancient place of worship and is situated on the banks of a rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt. The temple gets its name from water droplets, originating from a rock, falling on the Shivling placed in the shrine. People in large numbers participate in the fair organized on the occasion of Shivratri and pay their homage to the deity.