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Gurudwara paonta sahib, Uttarakhand

Gurudwara paonta sahib, Uttarakhand  Video Review
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Damdama Sahib

Mhtjindal
28th Nov 17

Gurudwara poanta sahib

Gurudwara poanta sahib  Video Review
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Damdama Sahib

Sakshi
28th Nov 17

Sahastradhara ropeway view

Sahastradhara ropeway view  Video Review
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Sahastradhara

Prashantskarkera
16th Nov 17

Sahastradhara is a cool place to enjoy water

Sahastradhara is a cool place to enjoy water  Video Review
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Sahastradhara

Prashantskarkera
16th Nov 17

The holy temple

The holy temple  Video Review
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Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Jintu Das
12th Aug 17

Beautiful and lush green!

Beautiful and lush green!  Video Review
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Forest Research Institute

Superblysuparv
12th Aug 17

Very nice temple

Very nice temple  Video Review
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Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Parth Rawat
19th Mar 17

Sahastradhara - Cure to Bacterial Infections!

Sahastradhara - Cure to Bacterial Infections!  Video Review
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Sahastradhara

Nishesh Singhal
18th Dec 16

Good place to visit with children

Good place to visit with children  Video Review
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Malsi Deer Park

Prashantskarkera
16th Nov 17

The soul of Dehradun

The soul of Dehradun  Video Review
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Paltan Bazaar

Mystigon Mark
14th Aug 17

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Reasons to go to Dehradun

1Time To Soothe Your Sore Throat At Gaylord Ice Cream Parlour, Dehradun
Time To Soothe Your Sore Throat At Gaylord Ice Cream Parlour, Dehradun

Gaylord Ice Cream Parlour is one of the best & famous ice cream parlour in Dehradun City. It is located at the starting of Paltan Bazaar near Clock Tower. Gaylord is the pet spot of youth and it is popular for its 10 rupees softy ice cream. It offers different flavours of ice cream like - vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter scotch, black forest special cold coffee with ice-cream etc.

HolidayIQ Traveller Thirumurugan SP shares, "Roadside purchase at Paltan Bazaar is something I always love. This is the place for bargains. Good ice cream shops around. Enjoyed shopping and the ice cream."

Where: Paltan Bazaar, Dehradun

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2Some hide and seek in Robbers Cave?
Some hide and seek in Robbers Cave?

You cannot miss out the crazy phenomenon that occurs here in Dehradun. The place is famous for a stream of water which suddenly appears and then disappears underground, only to appear again a few yards away. Sounds fun, doesn't it!

HolidayIQ reviewer Guljar Singh shares, "This are a very beautiful cave and waterfall. There was history about Daku's, all things are natural here like a river and the greeny. A naturally occurring dip pool in the vicinity is very clean and big."

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3Uttarakhand: Robber's Cave makes a great picnic spot
Uttarakhand: Robber's Cave makes a great picnic spot

In the princely Garhwal region of the Himalayas, perched on the lower ranges of the mighty mountains is Uttarakhand's capital, Dehradun. An education hub, the city has great weather year round and is a gateway to popular destinations like Nainital, Mussoorie and a few pilgrimage center like Haridwar. Dehradun is bordered by the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers of India

HolidayIQ reviewer Manish says, “Dehradun is a very nice place for its serenity and peace.Winter season is worth to stay in Dehradun the snowy peaks of Mussoorie looks so enchanting.” Himanshu, HolidayIQ reviewer, adds, “lots of places to roam around to name a few shastdradhara, buddha temple and much more, honest people, good weather conditions, food and connectivity is good. Scenic sites give you peace of mind along with your partner.”

Closest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport is a domestic airport which is situated at a distance of 20 km from Dehradun city center.

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4Uttarakhand - Take off on a much awaited pilgrimage
Uttarakhand - Take off on a much awaited pilgrimage

In the princely Garhwal region of the Himalayas, perched on the lower ranges of the mighty mountains is Uttarakhand's capital, Dehradun. An education hub, the city has great weather year round and is a gateway to popular destinations like Nainital, Mussoorie and a few pilgrimage centre like Haridwar. Dehradun is bordered by the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers of India

HolidayIQ reviewer Manish says, “Dehradun is a very nice place for its serenity and peace. Around Winter season is worth to stay in Dehradun the snowy peaks of Mussoorie looks so enchanting.” Himanshu, HolidayIQ reviewer, adds, “lots of places to roam around to name a few shastdradhara, Buddha temple and much more, honest people, good weather conditions, food and connectivity is good. Scenic sites give you peace of mind along with your partner.”

Closest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport is a domestic airport which is situated at a distance of 20 km from Dehradun city centre.

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5Best of adventure and relaxing at Robber’s Cave
Best of adventure and relaxing at Robber’s Cave

Head to Dehradun for an adventurous yet relaxing time. Start your day with Robber’s Cave for a day of hiking and treat yourself to a picnic after. Kiss the skies by paragliding here or go on an exciting jungle safari in Rajaji National Park to see wildlife at its best

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HolidayIQ traveller Neha Srivastava says “Dehradun has a lot of things to offer. Robber’s Cave is a good getaway. The crowd is less as you go deeper into the caves, it gets better. Then, of course, there’s Rajaji National Park, a must-see place!”

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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.

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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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