The gardens of Walterre make for amazing outdoor meals, while a packed picnic lunch can be carried to the nearby Tauns River as well. In addition, beautiful picnic spots like Lachhiwala, Malsi Deer Park, and Sahastradhara are a short drive away.
3 Kms from Doiwala and 22 Kms from Dehradun, on the Haridwar/Rishikesh road, is Lachhiwa, a serene and blissful spot famous for its many picnic spots.
Malsi Deer Park is a mini-zoological park consisting of a children’s park enveloped by beautiful, natural surroundings. It is located 10 km From Dehradun, en-route to Mussoorie, and is a beautifully developed tourist spot lying at the foothills of the Shivalik range. Along with the attractive environs, the availability of refreshments makes the place an ideal sightseeing cum picnic spot.
Sahastradhara, meaning, the ‘thousand fold spring’ is a waterfall situated at a distance of 11 km from Dehradun. The place makes for a perfect picnic spot and is a 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 sulphur spring in which visitors often bathe. Its water is said to cure skin infections and possess other medicinal properties.