Dehradun Tourism

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Dehradun Video Reviews

Gurudwara paonta sahib, Uttarakhand  Video Review

Gurudwara paonta sahib, Uttarakhand

by Mhtjindal
28th Nov 17
Gurudwara poanta sahib  Video Review

Gurudwara poanta sahib

by Sakshi
28th Nov 17
Sahastradhara ropeway view  Video Review

Sahastradhara ropeway view

by Prashantskarkera
16th Nov 17
Sahastradhara is a cool place to enjoy water  Video Review

Sahastradhara is a cool place to enjoy water

by Prashantskarkera
16th Nov 17
The holy temple  Video Review

The holy temple

by Jintu Das
12th Aug 17
Beautiful and lush green!  Video Review

Beautiful and lush green!

by Superblysuparv
12th Aug 17
Very nice temple  Video Review

Very nice temple

by Parth Rawat
19th Mar 17
Sahastradhara - Cure to Bacterial Infections!  Video Review

Sahastradhara - Cure to Bacterial Infections!

by Nishesh Singhal
18th Dec 16
Good place to visit with children  Video Review

Good place to visit with children

by Prashantskarkera
16th Nov 17
The soul of Dehradun  Video Review

The soul of Dehradun

by Mystigon Mark
14th Aug 17

I am heading to Dehradun

Reviews (186)

Nishanth

Nishanth4.3/5

2 reviews

Must Visit Place

Dehradun, the Capital of Uttarkhand is a big city surrounded by picterseque mountains and valleys around it. The paltan Bazaar of Dehradun is famous for it's street shops with all items one can think of starting for clothes, jewellerys toys etc . The Rajpur road od Dehradun has many restaurants to hang out and enjoy mouth watering dishes and one should not miss Ellora Baker's in Rajpur road I heard a lot about Kumar's restaurant in rajpur road and ordered for North Indian food but to my utter dismay somehow I did not like th food of it. I stayed at Seyfert Sarovar Portico which was a good stay for me at a reasonable arte. The hotel is near ISBT on Haridwar By pass road and the food though quite costly and limited items on menu but was far better than Kumar's. The places one should not miss while visiting Dehradun are-. 1. Tapkeshwar Temple. 2. Robber's cave. 3. Shastradhara. 4. Forest Research Institute. 5. Buddhist temple. The other places to explore near Dehradun which are within 50-60 km ride. I really enjoyed the evening arti at tapkeshwar in the tiny little caves there followed by walk in the water filled caves in Gucchupani(Robber's Cave). To me amusement Shastradhara has live DJ played throughout the season once you take ropeway and visit saibaba temple in Shastradhara. I enjoyed with my wife on the foot tapping numbers that were played there. Moreover the grrenery and the garden gthat has been created there is good to watch . I also headed to mussorie and enjoyed Kempty falls and lots of adventure sports are there in kempty falls. To reach kempty falls and enjoy the Bath at the fals one has to walk 500 metres or one can take ropeway. It costs 120 per head for both to and fro. However the ropeway and adventure activities at the foot end of kempty falls gets over by 5 pm, so one should reach there by 2-3 pm to enjoy . The market of mussorie is awesome and the weather in april was really pleasant. It was neither very hot nor very cold. The markets of Haridwar, The triveni ghat evening arti of Rishikesh, etc . Dehrradun has lot to offer. So don't miss out Dehradun trip. I went to Dehradun by shatabdi from Delhi which started at 6 in the morning and reached Dehradun by 1245 hrs. The day I reached Dehradun I hired a local taxi and. Visited tapkeshwar in the evening and rajpur road and paltan bazaar. The thing to know is that the market shuts down by 10 in the night unlike the markets and places in Delhi Goa or other metros. The poor thing about dehradin is that there is no UBER and Ola cabs are also few. Thereafter from next day I hired a cab for three days from Shreyas taxi service who charged 8500 for 3 days(inclusive of driver charges, toll taxes, parking everything and minimum 250 km per day). I left Dehradun for Delhi from Dehradun Bandra express at 1000hrs after enjoying my 4 day trip. However there are lots of train for Delhi including shatabdi

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Suresh jain

Suresh jain4.3/5

5 reviews

Good experience of location and good service staff

We planned our trip as trekking to Har-ki-Dun in Uttarakhand and Dehradun is the gate way for that trekking destination so we have stayed one night at Deharadun at Hotel Aketa and the experience of hotel was very bad as the photos of hotel on online site(makemytrip) is very nice but in reality it is not same so our experience of Deharadun is not at all good.

Dehradun Overview

History of Dehradun

Dehradun is the capital city of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is also a district, which covers an area of 3088 sq km and lies at an altitude of 2100 ft above sea level. Also known as Doon Valley, it is located at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges in the Garhwal region. Two rivers, Ganga and Yamuna, flow to the east and west of Dehradun, respectively.The city is said to have derived its name from the two words "dehra" and "dun". Dehra is apparently derived from "dera" meaning camp and "dun" means the low lying lands at the foot of the mountain. According to history, Ram Rai, a Sikh Guru was banished by Aurangzeb to the forests of Dun who set up camp in the present day Khurbura and also built a temple near Dhanawala. Modern day Dehra started to develop around the time and since most of the district lies at the foothills of the mountain, it was named Dehradun.References of the city can be found in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Ram and Laxman are said to have visited the site after their battle with Ravana. Dronacharya, the royal guru in the Mahabharata, is also believed to have resided here.

People and Culture of Dehradun

Ancient temples and ruins have been found in the nearby areas, which are almost 2000 years old.Dehradun attracts tourists for its pleasant weather and beautiful landscape. It is also the gateway to the surrounding Himalayan regions like Nainital, Mussoorie, Auli as well as Haridwar and Rishikesh. The city is also home to some renowned educational and research institutes like the Doon School, Indian Military Academy, Forest Research Institute and Wildlife Institute of India among other prestigious institutions.Some of the other attractions of the region are Tapkeshwar Temple, Santala Devi Temple, Tapovan, Rajaji National Park, Malsi Deer Park and several others. Apart from its natural beauty, monuments and institutions, the city is world famous for its Basmati rice.The best way to explore and get around Dehradun is either by car or on foot. While walking around the town, tourists can shop for local handicrafts, jewellery, woolens and books from three of major shopping hubs here Paltan Bazaar, Rajpur Road and Ashley Hall. Travellers can also try tasting some Tibetan momos that are served in many restaurants on Rajpur Road.

Things To Do in Dehradun

Besides shopping, Dehradun is also a haven for adventure junkies. Various activities like trekking, paragliding, skiing and water sports can be experienced in Dehradun. Tourists visiting the town can scale Jwala Devi, Shivalik ranges and Doon Valley among other sites. Dehradun is well connected by air, rail and roadways. The Jolly Grant Airport, situated at a distance of around 20 km from the city centre, connects the city to other parts of the country, with daily flights to Delhi. The nearest international airport is at Delhi. The city is also well connected by trains to major cities like Kolkata, Varanasi, Delhi and others. Dehradun can also be reached by State run buses that connect to nearby cities in the region as well as New Delhi.Dehradun has a temperate climate. The summers are generally hot while winters can be cold. Snowfall is not uncommon in the winter months. Depending on the altitude, the climate varies from place to place within the district. Dehradun can be visited throughout the year. However, in the month of January there are chances of heavy snowfall.

Photos of Dehradun

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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Divye Maurya

Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Paltan Bazaar, Dehradun

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Nishesh Singhal

Paltan Bazaar, Dehradun
Paltan Bazaar, Dehradun

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Nishesh Singhal

Paltan Bazaar, Dehradun

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