Dehradun, a glittering jewel in the foothill’s Himalayan mountain ranges and the Doon Valley. It is primarily a combination of two words Dera means Camp and Dun means Valley. The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is perched at a height of 1500 feet and one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
The city is popular for old colonial architectures, local markets, mixed cultures, and last but not the least silent yet sacred temples. The school capital of India, Dehradun bestows a pleasant climate round the year and allures vacationers for stunning tourist locations and thrilling activities.
Throughout the year, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is a relaxing paradise which you can visit at any time of the year. In the summer season weather is pleasant, so this is an ideal season for a trip to Dehradun. It is also worth visiting during the monsoon season and autumn. Winters not recommended since Dehradun remains cold but does not offer snow like its sister cities.
The city, beautifully blessed with natural landscapes, is perfect for enjoying activities such as paragliding, trekking, and camping.
Dehradun also acts as a base camp for numerous famous treks such as Nag Tibba and Bhadraj Hill, among others. Also, the destination hosts some famous street shops such as Paltan Baar and the Tibetan markets, where travelers can buy almost anything. Besides, interested people can visit the city’s renowned tourist spots, such as Robber’s Cave and the Forest Research Institute, for which the city of Dehradun is quite famous. Here we’ve put together a list of some of the best things to do in Dehradun that will keep you busy for a long time and will be an excellent addition to your overall experience.
By Air: Dehradun airport is Jolly Grant Airport, 20 km from the city center.
By Train: Dehradun connected with regular rail services to the cities of Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Mumbai, Calcutta, Ujjain, Chennai, and Varanasi. Dehradun train station is 1 or 2 kilometers from the city center and should only take ten minutes, depending on traffic.
By Road: These buses arrive and depart from the Dehradun (ISBT) interstate bus terminal near Clement Town. Buses leave here every 15 minutes to an hour.
As part of the princely state of Garhwal, the local customs of the Garhwali people influenced the culture of the city. Here are the top 10 places you need to visit during your trip to Dehradun.
The city is known for its pleasant climate and offers access to the famous hill stations such as Nainital, Mussoorie, etc. and pilgrimage sites such as Haridwar and Rishikesh. The city receives heavy rains during the monsoon season and is very cold during the winter. Finally, we can say Dehradun is the answer to stimulating trekking, and mesmerizing sunsets and sunrises amidst the mountains.
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