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Dehradun

Dehradun situated in the state of Uttaranchal, Dehradun is a perfect getaway from the nearby plain cities of the state.

When the scorching sun deprives one of vigor, he comes to Dehradun for rejuvenation. Also famous as the Doon Valley, it is situated between the two most important rivers of India - Ganges and Yamuna. This hill station is one of the most picturesque locations blessed with moderate climate, housing a number of tourist sites in Dehradun.

Dehradun Tourist Attractions

Each year the city sees a large influx of tourists. And all this happens because of the famous places of interest in Dehradun. It has beautiful rest houses and good hotels that offer a luxurious stay to the travelers. There are many sightseeing places in Dehradun and around it. The major ones are:
  • Rajaji National Park was founded in 1966. Blessed with Shivalik ranges around it, it shelters many species of flora and fauna. It derives its name from Late Shri C.Rajgoplalachari, popularly known as Rajaji.
  • Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is located on the banks of a rivulet and enjoys to be the ancient place of worship of Hindus. water droplets, originating from a rock, fall on the Shivalingam placed in the shrine, hence called Tapkeshwar.
  • Asan Barrage was developed by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam in the year 1994. popularly known as Dhalipur Lake, it offers facilities like water skiing, boating, rowing, kayaking, canoeing and bird watching during winters.
  • Laxman Sidh is visited by many tourists as it is easily accessible. Legend has it that a sage underwent penance over here.
  • Sahastra Dhara Falls which literally means the 'thousand  fold  spring' is a perfect spot for picnic because of the presence of Baldi River and the caves here.

Adventure Sports of Dehradun
  • Dehradun is an exciting destination for adventure lovers. Yes there are a number of opportunities for the adventure freaks to wind out. Just check out these things to do in Dehradun:
  • Mountaineering
  • Trekking
  • River Rafting
  • Para gliding
  • Skiing
  • Water sports as water skiing, rowing, kayaking, canoeing
  • Angling
  • Fishing
  • Mounatin biking
  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife trips

Fairs and Festivals of Dehradun

Fairs and festivals are a time when people in Dehradun rejoice. Some of the noted festivals are:
  • Jhanda Fair
  • Tapkeshwar Fair
  • Laxmansidh Fair
  • Bissu Fair
  • Mahasu Devta Fair

Shopping in Dehradun

Dehradun is an ideal place for buying woolen shawls, sweaters, cardigans, gift items, carpets, decorative colorful candles, handicrafts, wooden artifacts, items of bamboo and cane. You can fill your shopping bags with these items.  Rajpur Road, Ashley Hall, Paltan Bazaar, Sahakari Bazaar and Connaught Place are the shopping areas of Dehradun.

How to Reach Dehradun

Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is a domestic airport located at about 20 km away from city center, if traveling by air. Dehradun is a major railway station which is connected to all cities in the country by express trains and super fast trains. All nearby cities are connected to Dehradun by State owned Uttarakhand transport buses.

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