The Land of Valleys

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Jaunsari, Hindi, English

4 Days

March-June

Dehradun Airport
22℃ to 33℃

Dehradun Tourism

Huddled in the mountain ranges of Himalaya, there lies a quaint paradise popularly known as Dehradun. Being the capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is known as one of the most famous and exotic hill station of India for its scenic beauty. The word “Dera” means camp and “Dun” means valley, which collectively becomes the land of valleys, where people love to nestle for camp. The city is also known as “The Gray City”, due to its past, since it was the home for some Freedom Fighters; those whose names are now engraved on the Tower Clock. Ex-army officers recommend Dehradun as a place to reside after retirement. It is located at an altitude of 1400 feet above the sea level which turns the atmosphere pleasant, meandering and shallow. The sunset is really mesmerizing and the view becomes so romantic when you are with your partner. Dehradun is a fascinating blend of both ancient and modern architecture. Every year this place beckons many travellers, tourists, families, and couples to witness its must-see architecture, valleys and brilliant atmosphere. Besides the spectacular landscape, there exists many other activities and adventures to get involved in, such as hiking, visiting temples, museum, parks, etc.

Attractions

Forest Research Institute

1.Forest Research Institute

4 kilometres from city centre

Situated around 30 minutes away from Dehradun City is the famous Forest Research Institute of India, popularly known as FRI. This well-known touris...

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Ram Rai Gurudwara

2.Ram Rai Gurudwara

0 kilometres from city centre

Located near Dehradun Railway Station, the Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara is a highly revered Sikh Pilgrimage visited by devotees all-round the year. It wa...

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Mindrolling Monastery

3.Mindrolling Monastery

7 kilometres from city centre

The Beautiful Buddhist Monastery also is known as Mindrolling Monastery is located at the clement town in Dehradun. The Tibetan monastery was built...

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Tapkeshwar Temple

4.Tapkeshwar Temple

5 kilometres from city centre

Tapkeshwar Temple is located 7 km from Dehradun City on the bank of the seasonal river Asan. Dedicated to Lord Shiva it is known as one of the anci...

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Lacchiwalla

5.Lacchiwalla

9 kilometres from city centre

Situated 40 minutes away from Dehradun City, in the Haridwar Rishikesh Road is the popular nature park and picnic spot known as Lachhiwala. The ser...

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Robber's Cave

6.Robber's Cave

7 kilometres from city centre

Located at Anarwala Village which is 8 km from Dehradun City, Robber’s Cave offers cold streams of water within natural caves for tourist to explor...

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Rajaji National Park

7.Rajaji National Park

44 kilometres from city centre

Located at 60 km away from Dehradun City is the famous Rajaji National Park also known as Rajaji Tiger Reserve. Spread at an area of 820 km it fall...

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Sahastradhara

8.Sahastradhara

135 kilometres from city centre

Sahastradhara is located at Baldi River which is 14 km from Dehradun City. The famous tourist spot which literally means ‘Thousandfold of spring’ i...

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Mall Road, Mussoorie

9.Mall Road, Mussoorie

16 kilometres from city centre

Located 31 km from Dehradun Railway Station, is the Mall Road in the city of Mussoorie. Located at the centre of the city, the Mall road is lined u...

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Paltan Bazar

10.Paltan Bazar

0 kilometres from city centre

Situated in the middle of the city is the famous shopping area known as Paltan Bazar located near the Clock tower of Dehradun. The market is mainly...

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Zonal Museum

11.Zonal Museum

4 kilometres from city centre

At a distance of 5 km from Dehradun Railway Station, the Zonal Anthropological Museum was established in the year of 1971 by the Anthropological Su...

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Trekking

12.Trekking

1377 kilometres from city centre

Dehradun serves as the gateway to many trekking points found in the state of Uttarakhand. Trek trails of Dehradun leaves you with spellbinding bloo...

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Malsi Deer Park

13.Malsi Deer Park

9 kilometres from city centre

Malsi Deer Park or commonly known as the Dehradun Zoo is located 15 km from the main city of Dehradun. A major wildlife attraction, this mini Zoolo...

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Kalinga War Memorial

14.Kalinga War Memorial

4 kilometres from city centre

Situated at Sahastradhara Road, 5 km from Dehradun city, is the Khalanga War Memorial. It is the one and only memorial known in the world where the...

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Fun Valley

15.Fun Valley

24 kilometres from city centre

Just an hour away from Dehradun City, is an amazing amusement park known as the Fun Valley. The Fun Valley amusement park near Dehradun comprises o...

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Tapovan Temple

16.Tapovan Temple

6 kilometres from city centre

Located 5 km from Dehradun City is the holy place known as Tapovan. Derived from two words that mean Tapasya and forest, it provides peace of mind ...

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Clock tower

17.Clock tower

541 kilometres from city centre

The clock tower in the midst of the city Dehradun is a popular landmark located near Paltan market. Also known among the locals as Ghanta Ghar, it ...

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Culture

Since Dehradun is a part of Garhwal regions, the local people are greatly influenced by the Garhwali culture and customs. You can find much diversity around the place, creating a plethora of different castes and creeds. People with distinct backgrounds and religions like Punjabis, Nepalis, Kumaoni, etc. reside in the region. As it is the capital of Uttarakhand it has become an educational, transport and communicational hub. Dehradun is renowned for its quality of education all over India, students from all over the country wish to pursue their education here. Women wear Angra jacket, with full sleeves blouse and sarees with a scarf covering their head and shoulder. The traditional dress of the region is langoti, dhoti and angarkha. In winters, men usually wear a jacket, overcoat, and hats.

How to reach

Since it is the capital city of Uttarakhand, a well-established means of transport is available. You can reach Dehradun easily with comfort.

How to Reach by Flight

The Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest domestic airport situated within the main city. You can directly take a flight to Dehradun.

How to Reach by Train

The Dehradun railways station receives trains from all directions. Frequent train services such as Jan Shatabdi Express are available all over the week.

How to Reach by Bus

On a daily basis, regular bus facilities are available for Dehradun. The services of buses are available in the day as well as at night.

How to Reach by Road

As it is a major city of Uttarakhand, it is well connected with National Highways. You can easily reach Dehradun by car.

How to travel within

Local buses, cabs, auto rickshaws are readily available on demand. Finding the right means to travel, is not a hard job within the city.

Cuisine

The staple food of the region is rice and raita with curd and salad. Dehradun is popular for its basmati rice and Lychees. You can find northern food such as parathas served with curd, rajma chawal, chole bhature, etc very easily. Also, many Tibetan and Chinese joints with wide varieties are also available including fluffy Tibetan buns to sugary fruit beer and thenthuk to thukpa. Momos are the best of these regions and served with numerous options of sides. Some of the famous places for people to dig into are:

Dehradun Itinerary

Day 1: Take a flight early in the morning. You can reach Dehradun by 10:00 am. Have a light brunch and find your perfect accommodation. Later, visit Clock tower in the noon since it won't be so crowded at that time. In the evening you can visit Fun valley and have a pleasant time there. After refreshing yourself go to Tapkeshwar temple and then head back to the hotel. Have a hearty dinner and call it a day.

Day 2: Wake up early in the morning and pay your respect by visiting the Tapovan Temple. Have breakfast and hit the road to start your tour. Visit Sahastradhara in the morning. In the noon you can visit Robber’s cave since it will be cold inside. Visit the Zonal museum and explore the place. After that, you can involve yourself in something different by going shopping at Paltan Bazar. After that, you can visit Lacchiwalla and then head back to the hotel and take rest for the day.

Day 3: Getting up early in the morning and having a power breakfast head to Kalinga War Memorial. In the afternoon visit Forest Research Institute and discover the mysteries confined within its walls. In the evening visit Malsi Deer Park and witness the beauty of nature in its peak. Later, head to Mall road and then back to the hotel. Take rest and charge yourself for the next day.

Day 4:You can start your journey for the last day by visiting Mindrolling Monastery early in the morning. Then visit Ram Rai Gurudwara and pay your respects. After spending some time there, head towards Rajaji National Park. Take a flight in the evening and you will be home by midnight.

 

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