Maldevta is a naturally beautiful
tourist place of Dehradun that has hills, bridge, waterfall, song river, farms
and temple for tourists who come here to relax and enjoy some time in the lap
of nature. It is mainly popular as famous picnic spot of Dehradun for its
Maldevta is a hilly area that has
low-height mountains. The famous Maldevta Bridge is near the Rispana Valley.
During the monsoon season, this area looks so beautiful. Monsoon is its peak
season and lots of tourists come here to visit this place. This place is so
popular and scenic in Dehradun, so the local movie, video album, song makers
come here for shooting their scenes here.
Song River is a seasonal river so
it filled with water during the rains on the hills only. So it would not be
filled with water throughout the year. If you are visiting here from November
to June then you will find very little water in the River and you can sit on
the rocks of the River and enjoy the mesmerizing view of the surrounding area.
Maldevta Waterfall is situated
one far away from the bridge that can be seen in the rainy season or monsoon
season. It is not a very big waterfall it is a small waterfall that attracts a
huge crowd at its own peak season.
Popular Picnic Spot
Maldevta is more popular as a
picnic spot in Dehradun. Couples and family members come here to celebrate a
picnic. To beat the heat in the summer Doon peoples come here with the pleasant
environment of this place. Other than Maldevta, Sahastradhara, Lachhiwala, and
Gucchu Paani also a good place for celebrating a picnic in Dehradun.
Things to do at Maldevta
For travelers, nature lovers,
adventure bugs, and tourists, there are lots of things to do at the Maldevta
according to their choices. Maldevta is the best place for adventurous
activities like trekking, biking, rock climbing, cycling, camping, and
paragliding. Camping in Maldevta Farms provides you the real experience of
living with nature and free from the city hustle-bustle life.
For recreational activities,
swimming, bird watching, sightseeing, photography can be done here. If you did
not want to do anything you can relax in Mother Nature’s lap with the modern
facilities at Maldevta farm hotels.
Paragliding in Maldevta
If you want to feel the real
sensation of flying like a bird? Then Paragliding at Maldevta is the best
option for you. From the sky, you can see the beautiful mountain ranges of the
Maldevta. There is a BSF’s Institute of Adventure and Advanced Training (BIAAT)
center that gives training on paragliding here.
At the Maldevta, Paragliding
Festival is also organized by the Uttarakhand tourism department in association
with other departments like Himalayan Aero Sports Association (HASA), and BIAAT.
It is an open area place with no entry
gate or exit gate here so you can come here any time according to your
convenience. If you did not want to stay here then going to early morning and
returning in the evening would be a good option for you.
Best Time to Visit Maldevta
The best time to visit Maldevta will
be monsoon season and just after the monsoon. At that time Song River is filled
with water and Maldevta waterfall also will be in full swing. Maldevta area
will be filled with greenery and makes scenery location for the tourist. From July
to August would be the best time to visit this place. During summer, the river
will have no water or less water so it better to avoid this time to go there.
You can go any time here but the
Song River will have no water and also you can’t see the waterfall here
throughout the year. Maldevta weather is always pleasant all around the year.
For celebrating picnic you can go here anytime with family or friends. Since it
is very far away from the city’s busy life so for enjoying your full-day picnic here
you should go early morning.
You Should Read: Water Picnic Spots in Dehradun
How to Reach Maldevta
Maldevta is situated near
Mahendrapur, Raipur in Dehradun. It is about 17 km far away from the Clock
Tower of Dehradun. It is about 18 km from the railway station Dehradun and 23
km far away from the ISBT Dehradun. You can reach Maldevta by City bus, Auto or
Vikram but frequency or availability is very less for it.
The best way to reach here is by
booking a private cab or by your own vehicle. Then you can explore this place
more. For reaching Maldevta you have to go Raipur first then via Maldevta road
you can directly reach here.
Roads are very good and straight,
there is no much up and down on road. After the Raipur, lush green trees on
either side of the Maldevta road give a breathtaking view of the journey.
- Don’t go after evening far away
from the bridge, drinkers will be busy here drinking alcoholic drinks on the
roadside of hills.
- If you visit the Dehradun then
you can visit this place. It is a good place for one-time visiting for nearby
- There are not so many big
restaurants or food shops, only small and few food and snacks shops available
for the tourists. So if you want you can carry good foodstuff with you here.
- If you looking for a paragliding
activity you can try this place once.
- Don’t spread garbage here and
enjoy the place calmly with friends and family.
Nearby Tourist Places to Visit
Maldevta is situated outside of
the main city of Dehradun so there are very few tourist places such as Gurdwara
Nanaksar, Khalanga War Memorial, Nalapani Fort, which are nearby to it for