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Dehradun Tourism

Explore the lush green capital of Uttarakhand

Tourism in Dehradun

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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.

Materialize your Dehradun trip plan by booking a package with TravelTriangle. Get to know about the history of this amazing Indian city through its many structures and places of interest.

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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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    Jaya's 3 days trip to Dehradun

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    Sridhar's 4 days trip to Dehradun

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    Pavan's 4 days trip to Dehradun

    Car and driver were good. Got bored of same food menu as the menu was same across all hotels. Travel plan can be improved by reducing journey time in car. Overall experience was good Loved time spent with family. Kid enjoyed his first trip
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    Chandan's 4 days trip to Dehradun

    Hotel in Mussorie was changed 3 times. I was given much cheaper hotel than promised. I went to 1 hotel first which was booked. Kept waiting there for 40 minutes but there was no booking. Then i was told that there is some other hotel. Hotel in Dhanulti was just like a dharmshala not hotel. Enjoyed t
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    Itsharsh's 3 days trip to Dehradun

    You guys really need to work on your policies, the things you mention in your package were not provided to me . Also there is too much communication gap between the driver and your team I had to call the agent at 1:30 am in night for clearing confusion about charges when I was coming back to the tri
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    New delhi

    Anubhav's 3 days trip to Dehradun

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    Lucknow

    Ankita's 4 days trip to Dehradun

    Had an amazing experience... Our trip began with pick up at dehradoon ..to Musoorie dhanolti and chakrata... Driver mr. Satish was such an experienced and wise person.. With excellent knowledge of terrain.. And local culture... Our agent chirag.. Was always connected to us.. Thank you for giving
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    FAQ's of Dehradun

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    What all food items can one relish in Dehradun?

    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.

    Are there any good bakeries in Dehradun?

    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.

    Are there any good restaurants and cafes in Dehradun?

    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.

    Are there any ATMs in Dehradun?

    Yes, there are plenty of ATMs in Dehradun.

    Are there any good places to shop 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.

    Is Dehradun worth visiting?

    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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