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Dehradun Tourism

Explore the lush green capital of Uttarakhand

Tourism in Dehradun

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Mar - Jul
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About dehradun tourism

Dehradun is a city situated at the foothills of the Himalayas. The neighboring hill stations are a major cause of tourism in Dehradun. Also well-known as the Doon Valley, Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an elevation of 447 meters. 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 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 of Dehradun

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.

Famous Food in Dehradun

The city is a hub of delicious street food. Moreover, it is home to a plethora of Maggi points, momo corners, and cozy cafes. In recent years, many retro bars, night clubs, and open mic places have established in the city. Momos and Bun Tikki are undoubtedly the most sought after food in Dehradun. If you are a Doonite, you are sure to have a favorite momo corner and preferred Maggi point.

Dehradun - A Heartthrob Destination

Still wondering why is Dehradun a heartthrob destination? Listed below are some of the points that will lure the heart of any person planning a trip to Doon.

Dehradun is all about the journey. The destinations are beautiful no doubt but there is something in the air of this valley that brings you at ease. From Kimadi to Old Rajpur Road to Thano Road, there are many road routes that are perfect for brief scooter rides.

No Dehradun tour guide can ever predict the weather of the city. The valley is famous for unpredictable rain showers and thunderstorms. Imagine rainbows, sun, rain, thunder, lightninging, and a clear night sky all in a day. Yes, this is something that can only be experienced in Doon.

The locals with terraces are blessed with the spectacular panoramic views of Mussoorie light up at night.

Dehradun is best described as a place of serenity amidst the heart of the wilderness. It has a plethora of monasteries, temples, nature parks, and zoos.

There are plenty of options available for shopping. From shopping malls to local markets, the city has it all.

When it comes to food, Dehradun is known to live up to your appetite. Numerous food joints are available where one can easily go out to enjoy and eat.

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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.

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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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    Natrajv

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    Natrajv's 4 days trip to Dehradun

    It's was best service at nominal price by trips. Driver was well and good. Well behaved and had his limits all the time. Trips manager was very helpful throughout the trip. He ensured at every way to make our trip fruitful and happier.

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    Pratik's 7 days trip to Dehradun

    Everything was arranged perfectly except hotel in Joshimath. Hospitality was not upto the mark in auli d resorts. Staff was rude and as a customer that's most important thing tourist expect.

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    Pruthamm's 10 days trip to Dehradun

    Driver was v good but vehicle last seat was miserable. Saurabh agrawal asked for extra money for change of destination however he never paid it to tempo operator. Hotel Royal rosette was good Oak essence was good, however far from location the services was excellent, Mr Bhagwan very gentle man Kausani nature valley hotel was good, excellent view Joshimath hotel panchvati food was not good stay was good Rishikesh trihari hotel was good Mussoorie hotel dew drop was average far from city and food also was not good. Rooms were appearing not well maintained. Auli, hotel oak essence terrace and services and hotel nature valley view

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    New delhi

    Rittiij's 3 days trip to Dehradun

    I booked a family trip with pc tour and travels. had amazing experience with the team and Shivam was very helpful and cooperative, Would love to travel again

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    New delhi

    Mohitu's 4 days trip to Dehradun

    PC TOUR AND TRAVELS support is very nice Specally Shivam Tripathi And Ayushi , the package they offer is affordable. The service is really good. Good conditioned cab is provided, Polite driver is allocated. nice view Hotel(cottage) according to my choice has been arranged for me. the Customised package is really well planned. overall Travel triangle package experience is excellent . PC TOUR AND TRAVELS support is very nice Specally Shivam Tripathi And Ayushi , the package they offer is affordable. The service is really good. Good conditioned cab is provided, Polite driver is allocated. nice view Hotel(cottage) according to my choice has been arranged for me. the Customised package is really well planned. overall Travel triangle package experience is excellent .

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    Anudeep Revuru

    Hyderabad

    Anudeep's 5 days trip to Dehradun

    t was an awesome trip and you have made it very easy for me over all the aspects of the trip. Right from the budget to the best car driver. You made it happen for us in our budget. Thanks for all the help and looking forward for ur help in my upcoming trips. I would like to rate you 9.5 out of 10. Once again thank u for the smooth assistance.

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    Najibabad

    Shivamkandwal's 2 days trip to Dehradun

    I have taken a trip to Lansdowne (Uttarakhand), so I stayed at the hotel in Lansdowne, which was very nice to me and the Shivam, who is a very helpful person, helped me. Thanks, Shivam and pc tour, and travels. I have taken a trip to Lansdowne (Uttarakhand), so I stayed at the hotel in Lansdowne, which was very nice to me and the Shivam, who is a very helpful person, helped me. Thanks, Shivam and pc tour, and travels.

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    Manasa Hegde

    Bangalore

    Manasa's 6 days trip to Dehradun

    This mail is regarding our 6days trip to Uttarkhand. I booked this trip through PC Travels. Ayushi Shivam and team have helped me to plan this trip from the very beginning. I and my friends (3Girls) have really enjoyed this package and shivam has taken extra care towards safety which was very helpful for us. Shivam was in touch with us at every point of our trip. We were tensed when glacier burst occured in chamoli. Shivam suggested other plans instead of cancelling out. Thanks to PC Travels for being very supportive. We had a wonderful experience with PC Travel team. This mail is regarding our 6days trip to Uttarkhand. I booked this trip through PC Travels. Ayushi Shivam and team have helped me to plan this trip from the very beginning. I and my friends (3Girls) have really enjoyed this package and shivam has taken extra care towards safety which was very helpful for us. Shivam was in touch with us at every point of our trip. We were tensed when glacier burst occured in chamoli. Shivam suggested other plans instead of cancelling out. Thanks to PC Travels for being very supportive. We had a wonderful experience with PC Travel team.

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    Ankit Bhatneria

    Delhi

    Ankit's 4 days trip to Dehradun

    Unprofessional behavior from Trip Sailer Agent.Trip was Good. Clouds End is a must go place in Mussorie

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    Sameer's 4 days trip to Dehradun

    The experience was good, however the cost was a little much high as compared to the trip.

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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.

    A trip to Dehradun is worth every penny. The city is a perfect blend of fast-paced and laid back. Moreover, it is home to many amazing tourist destinations such as Forest Research Institute, Robbers’ Cave, Mindrolling Monastery, etc. The valley is well-known to welcome people with pleasant weather and a plethora of lip-smacking street food.

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