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Dehradun Tourism

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Tourism in Dehradun

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Mar - Jul
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About Dehradun Attractions

Located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is a buzzing congested city surrounded by the Himalayan mountain ranges. Being the state capital of Uttarakhand, it is the hotspot of a plethora of state’s activities and functions. Dehradun tourism is on a rise as well as the city is evolving with the modern times. Tourists pass the city to head to the major hill stations like Mussoorie, Dhanaulti, and Kanatal. The ones who stay back also get a lot to explore and enjoy. There is plenty to see and experience here. Even though Dehradun has become the hubbub for all the major activities of the state, the city maintains its vintage charm. Many structures and places have remained from the times of the British Raj in India that provide an insight into the history of this amazing place. Another factor about Dehradun that makes it an ultimate choice amongst the travelers is its lush green foliage. Driving along the roads of the city and enjoying a plethora of activities at its natural sights leaves people feeling mesmerized. Combining the natural beauty of Dehradun with all that it has to offer in terms of amenities, easy access to the other places in the state, the many amazing places, and things to do makes it quite popular amongst the tourists.

History

About Dehradun, it is said that it was a part of Kedarkhand, the abode of Lord Shiva. It has also been a part of the Garhwal Kingdom that came into formation later in time. The present town is named after ‘Guru Ram Rai’, the elder son of seventh Sikh Guru, Guru Har Rai who came here in the year 1675. There is a Temple cum Gurudwara in his memory that is still present in the central parts of the city. This place is called the Dera or settlement around which the entire town of Dehradun was developed. This structure was built in the year 1699 by Raja of Garhwal, Fateh Shah. The tomb is modeled on the structure of the tomb of Mughal Emperor Jehangir. Laden with frescos from the times of Mughals, Britishers, and the other Indian rulers, this place brings about all of the town’s history into one place.

Any Dehradun travel guide would tell you about the influence of Gorkhas in the town. The city was part of the Tehri Garhwal Kingdom and later became a part of the Gorkha Kingdom for about 12 years. The Gorkhas subsequently lost Dehradun to England and that’s when the British Raj took over. The Gurkha War (1814–1816), also known as the Anglo-Nepalese War was the iconic event that ousted the Gurkhas from their kingdom after the siege of the fort of Nalapani. From this time over, the Britishers took over and carried out their activities and governance.

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Places To Visit In Dehradun

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  • Clock Tower in Dehradun

    Clock Tower in Dehradun is situated at the heart of the valley. It is often considered as the city center. Just as the name suggests, the tower comes with a huge clock that has been the center of attraction of many visitors. It is one of those historical attractions in Dehradun that embodies the essence of the town. Moreove...

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  • Shikhar Fall in Dehradun

    One of the famous tourist attractions in Dehradun, Shikhar Fall is located in the Kairwaan village of Dehradun. It is easily accessible from Dehradun railway station, ISBT Dehradun and Jolly Grant Airport. Before it became a picnic spot, Shikhar Fall was a secluded place tucked away in the outskirts of the main city. With t...

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  • Robbers Cave in Dehradun

    Robbers Cave is one of the primary attractions in the city of Dehradun in Uttarakhand, India. The place is accessible through an 8 km ride from the main city area. The Robbers Cave in Dehradun, Uttarakhand is located quite near to Sahastradhara whose name translates to a thousand-fold spring. Due to the close proximity of b...

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  • Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun

    The Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun is amongst the six major monasteries of the Nyingma School in Tibet. This has been the best place to seek peace and purity. Home to the 130 feet statue of Lord Buddha, you can pay homage which was put up there as an honor to Dalai Lama. For a usual traveler, this place is best for spend...

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  • Santala Devi in Dehradun

    Snuggled between the lush forests of Santur Garh, Santala Devi Temple is a religious attraction located at a distance of about 15 km from downtown Dehradun. Also, referred to as Santaura Devi Temple. Perched atop a cliff at a height of about 2083 meter along the right bank of Nun Nandi, it is one of the most sought-after pi...

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Things To Do In Dehradun

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  • Enjoy At Fun Valley Water Park in Dehradun

    Nestled at the equal distance from Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar, Fun Valley Water Park in Dehradun is one of the best waterparks in the Himalayan region. Comprising some of the best, biggest, and rare rides, Fun Valley, Dehradun is one-of-a-kind waterpark in the Asian continent.

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  • Picnic Spot Lachhiwala in Dehradun

    A pristine picnic spot in Dehradun, away from the crowd of Dehradun city, is located  Lachhiwala. One of the best family places to visit, Lachhiwala in Dehradun is a famous attraction in the city. There are tiny 4-7 feet well maintained ponds amidst the trees of Sal present here. The primary source of water for these pond...

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  • Sahastradhara Ropeway in Dehradun

    Sahastradhara, or thousand fold spring is a popular tourist spot in Dehradun and is visited by everyone who visits this hilly paradise in Uttrakhand. Sahastradhara in Dehradun is located at the banks of river Badli, hence comprises of a lot of caves and waterfalls along with freshwater sulphur springs, whose water is of m...

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  • Shopping at Paltan Bazar in Dehradun

    Paltan Bazar in Dehradun is a vibrant and the biggest market that is located in the heart of this beautiful city. It is located near the Rajpur road and stretches from the railway station to the clock Tower. It is literally the best place for people who love shopping at you can purchase a variety of things at very reasonabl...

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Travel to Dehradun

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By Air

The fastest way to get to Dehradun is through the air. Get to the airport and take a cab into the city. Check out the Dehradun map to know more about the route that you can take from the airport to the city. Major cities in India cater direct flights to the city, while for other cities, one might have to take a connecting flight to reach. The decision of taking a flight to get here depends upon what city are you traveling from. For cities like Delhi and Mumbai, there are direct flights to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. The size of the plane might be a bit small as compared to big commercial planes. This, however, won’t cause any hindrance in your journey. Once you reach, you can take the help of the Dehradun city map and the taxi inquiry counter at the airport to get to the city. Hire a cab or choose to avail the concierge services offered by your hotel. Most of the properties offer these services at an additional charge. It is suggested to confirm these details from the hotel at the time of booking.

By Train

Dehradun has a well-functioning railway station near its central region. It is well-connected to the major cities and other towns and districts of India. There are many direct trains running from Delhi and other major cities in India. There are plenty of local trains that are functional between the surrounding towns and the city. Check out the Dehradun train route and see if this mode of transportation suits you the best. One can easily rely on Indian Rail Services to get to the city. There are many options for trains that one can choose from.

By Road

Another convenient way to get to Dehradun is by road. The city is well-connected by state highways and other roads to other major cities and towns. Check out the Dehradun road map to ascertain what route would suit you the best. There are buses running from Delhi, Chandigarh, and other major and small towns and districts around to Dehradun. The main bus stand here is the Inter-State Bus Terminal. As the city has a good network of transport services, you can also hire a cab or taxi to travel in and around the city.

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    Sm Abdulqadir

    New delhi

    Sm's 4 days trip to Dehradun

    It was planned a romantic trip but couldn't meet the expectation

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    Akshay Bhagatnov

    Mumbai

    Akshay's 6 days trip to Dehradun

    We booked our trip with Agent Trip Birbal through travel traingle for 6 days 5 nights. We made sure our plan will.be customized and as said by travel traingle and our travel agent they customized our plan according to our needs and made sure everything went as per plan. Agent Trip Birbal was really good and we got everything what we were promised. Also the driver of our cab was really good, with very good driving skills and was really helpful. We were going to miss out some points but our driver made sure that we got to see our planned tourist spots. The hotels provided by our Travel agent were good. especially Corbett Treat Resort and The mountain Quail ( Mussoorie) stood out in food, room, cleanliness. The shivaay hotel in rishikesh was decent one. If anyone wants to go to Uttarakhand , i would suggest go with Agent Trip birbal but make sure to customize your own plan and get on mail by the agent that they will provide all the services that you asked for. Travel Traingle staff was also good to us but a problem that i observed was ,our trip guide Kocab Hammad's number was switched off most of the time and that definitely is not a good impression. If anything had gone wrong how we were supposed to contact our trip guide from travel traingle? Please take this into account. Rest all was perfectly organised. You can trust Travel Triangle.

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    Akshay Bhagatnov

    Mumbai

    Akshay's 6 days trip to Dehradun

    We booked our trip with Agent Trip Birbal through travel traingle for 6 days 5 nights. We made sure our plan will.be customized and as said by travel traingle and our travel agent they customized our plan according to our needs and made sure everything went as per plan. Agent Trip Birbal was really good and we got everything what we were promised. Also the driver of our cab was really good, with very good driving skills and was really helpful. We were going to miss out some points but our driver made sure that we got to see our planned tourist spots. The hotels provided by our Travel agent were good. especially Corbett Treat Resort and The mountain Quail ( Mussoorie) stood out in food, room, cleanliness. The shivaay hotel in rishikesh was decent one. If anyone wants to go to Uttarakhand , i would suggest go with Agent Trip birbal but make sure to customize your own plan and get on mail by the agent that they will provide all the services that you asked for. Travel Traingle staff was also good to us but a problem that i observed was ,our trip guide Kocab Hammad's number was switched off most of the time and that definitely is not a good impression. If anything had gone wrong how we were supposed to contact our trip guide from travel traingle? Please take this into account. Rest all was perfectly organised. You can trust Travel Triangle.

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    Hetal Parikh

    Mumbai

    Hetal's 3 days trip to Dehradun

    The experience of booking the trip for my parents through travel triangle was not good in terms of reliability. They outsourced itvto some agent called tripsailor who was based in Delhi and the agents were very rude. Secondly none of the mobile numbers givenb to us to contact worked as they were out of reach or temporarily disconnected.Before the trip u felt i was duped for the money as they were not responsible to contact us .I am really disappointed with this kind of service.1 day before the trip i gad to make 10 calls back and forth to tripsailor and travel triangle.

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    SHIVPRASAD R PILLAI

    Delhi

    Shivprasad's 5 days trip to Dehradun

    Hotel trihari at rishikesh was the worst hotel.Service was very bad hotel room was ok..Shiv inn hotel in haridwar ,the room was ok but food was not up to the mark.Basera was very good recommend for people going to mussorie with very good services .. THE VIBES AT RIVER GANGA WAS THE BEST..STAY AT HOTEL BASERA AND THE STAFF MEMBERS WERE VERY GOOD ND WELL BEHAVED

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    Lokesh Nagaraj

    Bangalore

    Lokesh's 8 days trip to Dehradun

    had a great time in our Uttarakhand tour except for some small hiccups rest all was up to my satisfaction

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    Nilesh Pandya

    New delhi

    Nilesh's 10 days trip to Dehradun

    Good hotels, good rooms, but poor and slow service with keeping commitment towards the customers.

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    Kvdiji

    Delhi

    Kvdiji's 7 days trip to Dehradun

    Alltogotget I had a good experience. I visited uttarakhand though celebrate vaccations. Even though the rishikeah hotel hesitated to provide us the services whic mentioned in itenery, the Celebrate vacations ensured everything properly.... I will recommend celebrate vaccations for a budget friendly holiday package

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    Nishu Raina

    New delhi

    Nishu's 3 days trip to Dehradun

    Details should be shared clearly and driver was not interested in showing the places.

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    Archana Panda

    Mumbai

    Archana's 7 days trip to Dehradun

    The driver Jeetu Bhai was very understanding and efficient. For traveller ' sake , it is better there is a clear communication between the driver and the agent. Also the agent should be more transparent with the travellers so as to not put them in difficult situation during the trip and jeopardize their fun time. Also I believe the agent should be accessible till the trip ends at whatever time the Traveller might need his help. The agency needs to work on that.

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    Dehradun has plenty of amazing food items for one to relish. Try from the street food items like Bun Tikki, Choley Bhature, Samosa, Dosa, Momos, Thukpa, and many other dishes.

    Dehradun is known for its amazing bakeries. Places like Ellora’s Bakery, Melting Moments Ellora’s, and Nanny’s Bakery can be visited for tastiest baked goods.

    Yes, there are plenty of good restaurants and cafes in Dehradun. Try out places like Kalsang Family Restaurant, AMA Cafe, Cafe Marigold, and Chhaya Cafe while you are here.

    Yes, there are plenty of ATMs in Dehradun.

    Yes, there are many places to go shopping in Dehradun. Try out places like Paltan Bazaar, Pacific Mall, Tibetan Market, and Astley Hall for your shopping needs.

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