Visit the Clock Tower in Dehradun

Clock Tower in Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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Tourism in Dehradun

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About 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. Moreover, the tower is the eye candy of many photographers as well. It is situated at a distance of 2 km from the Dehradun railway station and marks the beginning of the iconic Rajpur Road. 

Popularly known as Ghanta Ghar, the construction of this famous tourist attraction started in the year 1948 and completed in the year 1953, Clock Tower Dehradun is a famous landmark and is a famous tourist spot. It has been a significant part of the town’s glory. It is the center point of all the major markets of Dehradun like the commercial centers, shops GPO’s, etc and is one of the most crowded areas in town. This clock has 6 faces that are not operational now and has names of the freedom fighters of Dehradun engraved on this amazing landmark in gold plaque. Ghanta Ghar in Dehradun has the power to attract tourists. It is unique and is one of a kind.

Architecture of Clock Tower

The Clock Tower Dehradun is made up of bricks and stones and it has stairs in the middle to go to the upper floors. It has beautiful semicircular windows that add to its beauty and makes it a tourist place that people appreciate and admire.

Style: Its architecture has been inspired by rare Greco style architecture which gives it a unique look. This marvelous structure took about 5 years to complete. There is a gold plate on which the names of the freedom fighters who participated in this struggle for freedom are engraved.

Location: This tower is located on Rajpur road and has numerous markets and business centers surrounding it. People often click pictures in front of this beautiful landmark when they visit Paltan Bazar. Another unique aspect of this landmark is that it is situated in the middle of the main roads they are Rajpur road, Chakrata road, Haridwar road, and Paltan Bazaar road meets at Clock Tower. All the autos and buses pass through this amazing Clock Tower in Dehradun. It is located near the parade ground and is also close to the railway station that is Dehradun Railway station which is just 2 km away.

Height: This monument is 85m tall and has six faces each of which had an impressive clock that is not functional now.

History of Clock Tower

It is an important historical place. Inaugurated by the much-respected Lal Bahadur Shastri, it was a renowned landmark of the city even before India got its independence and was built by the Britishers. Sarojani Naidu laid the base of this beautiful monument in 1948 when she was the Governor of Uttar Pradesh. It is believed that the ticking of the Clock Tower, Dehradun (when it was functional) could be heard from far off places of this hilly city. Originally this monument was named Balbir tower. This tower represented and marked the independence of India. Tourists from all over the world visit this place and is a major heritage site.

Tourist Attractions Near Clock Tower

The vibrant markets around this place are also a major attraction like the Paltan Bazaar where you get almost everything and shopping in this market is a must. There are amazing shawls and handicrafts that are a must-buy, also there is a famous Tibetian market where hand-knitted sweaters shawls and other products are available. There are many popular local restaurants and you can try the amazing food there. There are many amazing street food options as this place is famous for its local street food. Ghanta Ghar in Dehradun place also has some really famous hotels for tourists to stay in. Not only this but it has some really famous tourist places around it.

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    Lucknow

    Ratheesh's 3 days trip to Dehradun

    I went for manali trip and neelam from tripsailer planned my trip very well as per my requirement.. Although due to climatic conditions some spots were not visited, but still no regrets as overall trip was enjoyed.

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    Kolkata

    Ayan's 7 days trip to Dehradun

    Nice experience with the tour and travels. Driver was good and safe driving. It could have better to involve a driver having local experience. Cooperation of the agency.

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    Iyyappankmcs

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    Iyyappankmcs's 10 days trip to Dehradun

    Had a very neatly organized trip with great stay and food. Especially the service rendered by Doon World Holidays was superb. Auli sightseeing. River Rafting at Rishikesh.

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    Vrushali Lok

    Delhi

    Vrushali's 8 days trip to Dehradun

    It was our bad luck that due to whether conditions we were not able to visit munsiyari. hotel and food were good however the driver was not good. He was good in driving but he was very rude and was talking continuously on phone . In mukhteshwar the car stop 4km before our hotel due to snow as it was not able to climb up but in the morning most of the other cars were able to climb up but the driver was very arrogant and said that it won't climb up and we had to travel ourself towards the car.

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    Chandan Kumar

    Bengaluru

    Chandan's 6 days trip to Dehradun

    Our trip to Uttarakhand was very good. It was arranged by Mr Deepak, he booked all the hotels rooms, river rafting in Rishikesh and Jim Corbett safari. Whatever he communicated he was able to deliver it, but we had cab break down initially. Later he arranged a new cab and gave a good driver. I would recommend this travel agent as he is very kind and very responsive to your questions. Service is very good. One suggestions would be to give better cabs which are in running conditions and also communicate with the tourists about which place that are planned on daily basis.

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    Pune

    Kunal's 8 days trip to Dehradun

    It was good organised tour we enjoy a lot... Ranikhet was the best part of our trip...view of Himalayan range was awesome...

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    Hyderabad

    Divya's 7 days trip to Dehradun

    Our trip went smooth because of the driver especially. His driving was perfect. Sunrise holdays support was good whenever required.

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    Ghaziabad

    Agarwal's 4 days trip to Dehradun

    Hotel in Mussouri was really good from all aspects...Rishikesh option was not good

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    Kolkata

    Aman's 5 days trip to Dehradun

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    The clock tower is famous for its unique architecture and has great historic importance.

    You can buy a lot of things from the complexes near the Clock Tower like dry fruits, clothes, electronics, and their authentic products.

    It is not inside to go inside the clock tower however you can admire the beautiful clock tower from outside and click amazing pictures from outside

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