The distance between Chandigarh and Dehradun is 167 km. It takes around three hours to reach Dehradun from Chandigarh. The best way to travel, is by car. The road goes through some of the scenic foothills of the Himalayas. 12 km from Chandigarh, is Panchkula. From there, get on NH -73 and drive for 31 km to reach Raipur Rani. Continue on NH 73 till Naraingarh and then turn left, for Nahan. Nahan is a beautiful place with plenty of restaurants; so, one can stop for meals and refills. From Nahan, another 42 km on NH 72 is Ponta Sahib. 52 km from Ponta Sahib is Dehradun.
Transport options from Chandigarh to Dehradun
Chandigarh to Dehradun By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car from Chandigarh to drive down to Dehradun, which takes around 3 hours. Approximate cost of cab ranges from INR12 to INR25 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. It is an ideal option for those travelling in groups or with families.
Chandigarh to Dehradun By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chandigarh to Dehradun that takes around 4 hours. Dehradun Interstate Bus Terminal is located 5 km away from the city centre. You can take an auto-rickshaw from the bus terminal to reach the city centre. It is a suitable option for individual travellers and backpackers.
Chandigarh to Dehradun By Train: Take a direct train from Chandigarh to Dehradun which takes about 4 hours. The railway station is located in the city centre. This option is recommended for seniors as it is economical and convenient.
It was twin experience to travel to Dehradun from Chandigarh. The Route to Dehradun was through Sahranpur which was quite a longer as compared to our return travel from Dehradun to Chandigarh via Paonta Sahib - Nahan Road. Additionally road on second rout was far much better than first one. The Only disadvantage in travelling through second route was that you cant travel in night on account of security and resting issues. the route doesn't have much of the resting places and with not much residential cover in between, one has to be careful enough travelling through both the routes.
Recently I visited Chandigarh for my vacation tour. Basically I am from Dehradun (Uttarakhand). I went I. S. B. T to catch the Chandigarh transportation bus. I choose CTU (Chandigarh transportation undertaking) bus on 11.00 AM. I choose a Non-AC bus.
The timing of a Bus was 11.00 pm. I was visiting alone but I did not face any type of problem during the travelling. I felt very comfortable and did not feel any problem. The best thing during the journey was that there were enough rest stops during the journey. Our rest stop was NARAYANGARH that is far from 3 hours from chandigarh.
The bus takes 30 minutes for rest after that we started our journey. The seats of the bus was really too much comfortable and in the great condition. Actually my travelling was not for night stay so I did not need any type of blanket, pillows and food. I found charging points in the bus that was very happy moment of my journey. In 3.30 pm, I have reached in my destination that was chandigarh.
According to me everybody should keep in their mind before travelling, we should take care of our luggage and our electronics items as well. Because you can't not believe any one during the travelling. We should carry all necessary things in our journey. And keep yourself safe.
It was a great experience as this was a family trip. We travelled from Dehradun to Chandigarh via Paunta (Himachal Pradesh) which was indeed a great experience and beautiful sight of the journey as Himachal consist of beautiful hilly roads and trees all around.
The crossing of Himachal and entering into Haryana and watching the borders and toll was nice. It was indeed a great experience and even phone network was also confused which state network it should capture Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh or Himachal.
Chandigarh is a beautiful city in India. The only well planned city in India. Have lots of places to visit. The route which I followed was Dehradun- Paonta- Kalaamb- Chandigarh national highway i.e. NH-72 which contains a lot of entertaining and visiting places like Aasan Baraj i.e. dam on river Yamuna, after that Paonta Sahib which has the longest road bridge in Himachal Pradesh, Gurudwara Shri Paonta Sahib and many more.