Though I had traveled to Dehradun many times, I never explored the city much (except for food). Dehradun was almost always just a transit when I was headed for treks in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand.
But this one time, after completing the Kedarkantha trek, I decided to extend my stay in the city and look around some interesting places. I, of course, explored kitchens and tried a variety of street food, “Bun-Tikki” is a famous one here. After a bit of internet search and talking to locals, I visited the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology and the very interesting museum within.I had also visited Kalsi – which is known for the Ashoka Rock Edict, on my way back from the trek, before reaching Dehradun.
Also read: Ashoka Rock Edict at Kalsi, Uttarakhand
The place that I liked the most was Robber’s Cave, also called Gucchupani that is some 8ish km or about 5 miles from Dehradun. A short Vikram (a six-seater autorickshaw that is convinient choice of local transport within the city) and bus ride can take you to the place under an hour.
Here are some pictures of the place and a short video about it.