Things to do around Walterre Resort Dehradhun
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 an added bonus during the winter season as migratory birds can be seen in the vicinity.
3 Kms from Doiwala and 22 Kms from Dehradun, on the Hardwar/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 is situated a beautifully developed tourist spot lying at the foot hills 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 sight-seeing cum picnic spot.
Situated 7 Km from Dehradun on the Dehradun-Delhi road is the well-known temple of Chandrabani (GautamKund). 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 GautamKund. Every year devotes, in large numbers, take a dip in the holy Kund. 2 Kms away from the main road, located in the midst of Shivalik hills, the place is a beautiful tourist spot.
Rajaji National Park
Founded in 1966 The Rajaji National Park and its magnificent ecosystem is settled in the lush green Shivalik Ranges. The Flora of the area comprises of a broadleaf mixed forest, chirping forest and the lusgShivalik ranges. The Park has 23 species of mammals and 315 avifauna here. Names after the Late Shri. C Rajgopalchari 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.
SahasratraDhara, 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.
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. Named after Tapkeshwaras water droplets, originating from a rock, fall 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.