Dehradun city is the capital of Uttarakhand and the headquarters of Dehradun district. Dehradun is surrounded by the Himalayas in the north, the Shivalk Hills to the south, the Yamuna to the west and the Ganga to the east. Dehradun has lots of tourist places like Lacchiwala, Rober's cave, Sahastradhara, Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Buddha Temple, Shiv Mandir (Rajpur Road), MDDA Amusement Park, Deer Park, FRI etc. Dehradun is also the gateway to the famous hill station of Mussoorie and the pilgrimage spots of Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Kashipur Temple situated 57 kms from Rudrapur. Kashipur is named after Kashinath Adhikari, the founder of the township and one of the officers of the Chand rulers of Kumaon in the middle age. Kashipur was known as Govishan during the time of harsha (606-647 AD), when Yuan-Chwang (631-641 AD) visited this region. The ruins of the large settlement of those days are still to be seen near the city. Kashipur is an important industrial township. In autumn (after mansoon) one can see the snowclad peaks of Trishul and its surroundings.
Mussoorie is situated 85 kms from Haridwar and is set at an elevation of 2005 mts above sea level. Mussoorie is also called as Queens of Hills. Kempty Falls, the Mall Road, Bhatta falls, Gunhill and Lal Tibba are some of the popular places nearby Mussoorie. This place is situated amidst green hills and is rich in varied flora and fauna.
New Tehri is situated 98 kms from Haridwar and was made during the construction of the Tehri Dam. It is the only planned town of Uttarakhand state. Every month thousands of tourists visit Tehri to see the stagnant water of the massive Tehri Dam. New Tehri is very well connected with motorable roads. There are also many good hotels in New Tehri.