Dehradun Tour

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Dehradun, capital city of Uttrakhand

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Dehradun is the capital city of Uttrakhand state also known as the Doon Valley. Lying at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges in India, the city is believed to have been founded by Guru Dronacharya (as per the Hindu Epic of Mahabharata). The city is visited by a large number of international as well as domestic tourists every year. Its location is the main factor that’s ways even during summers, it is not so much warm. The unhurried lifestyle and moderate climate of Dehradun make it the ideal retirement town. The town is also a centre for renowned public schools and educational institutions. There are many other reasons that make it ideal destination.

The other destination which is situated close to Dehradun is Rishikesh, Haridwar, Gangotri, Yanumotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. These all places can give you the package of pilgrimage tour and adventure tour. Mussoorie, a famous hill resort in India is also situated nearby Dehradun.

Major Tourist Attractions in Dehradun: Forest Research Institute , Tapkeshwar Temple, Malsi Deer Park , Sahastradhara, Robber's Cave, Lakshman Siddh Temple etc.
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
Forest Research Institute (FRI) was established in 1906 at Dehradun, is one of the oldest and the best institutes of its kind in Asia and acclaimed the world over. It spread over an area of 450 hectares.

One of the major attractions of the institutes is a museum, which showcases the large collection of botanical specimens gifted by nature to earth. It remains closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Tapkeshwar Temple, Dehradun
Tapkeshwar Temple is situated on the banks of river rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva (destroyer) and it is supposed to be the place where Drona, the Guru of Pandavas and Kauravas, meditated here to gain further knowledge. One can reach the temple only after climbing a long flight of stairs.
Malsi Deer Park, Dehradun
Malsi Deer Park is lying at a distance of 10 Kms from the heart of the city, Dehradun. As the name suggests, it is a mini-zoological park, a protected area of deer comprising of a children’s park. Its beautiful, natural surrounding location and the availability of refreshments make the place an ideal sightseeing cum picnic spot.
Sahastradhara, Dehradun
Sahastradhara is situated around 11 km from Dehradun. It literally meaning is ‘Thousand fold spring’. It is a very beautiful waterfall with a depth of 9 meter. The tourist can easily reached their as it is situated with in a city limits.

The Baldi River and the caves make the site more beautiful and charming. What makes sahastradhara so popular is its water that contains sulphur. People take bath in this sulphur stream as it is said that the lime cure any type of skin infection. Its stunning location and water that contains natural medical properties make this place a dreams destination.
Robber's Cave, Dehradun
Robber’s cave is popularly known as the Guchhipani or Guchu Pani, is situated 8 kms away from the city bus stand of Dehradun. An ideal location makes the place a picnic spot and one of the best site visited by the tourist. The main motive of the tourist who comes here is to spend some time in a peaceful time in an isolated atmosphere. It is also the best place to take leisurely walk.
Lakshman Siddh Temple, Dehradun
On the way to Dehradun is a temple which is short 2 kms from Dehradun. A large number of people visit the temple for worship especially on Sunday because it is believed that this is place where Lakshmana, the younger brother of Lord Rama, did penance, after killing the demon king Ravana.
Famous excursions from Dehradun
Mussoorie:
Known as the queen of hills, located just 30 kms drive away from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a wonderful hill destination in Himalayas for pleasure and relaxation. The beautiful surroundings, comfortable and good located resorts, small local markets and the hospitable people of Mussoorie will make your visit everlasting.

Shivpuri
Just 17 kms drive away from Dehradun city, Shivpuri is a famous destinations in Uttrakhand tourism for white water rafting and camping along the ghats of holy river Ganges. One can also enjoy bungi jumping, kayaking, volley ball, bonfire, rock climbing etc during their stay at Shivpuri.

Rishikesh
The holy town of Rishikesh is 43 kms from Dehradun and is widely known as the hub for Yoga and Meditation centers in India. Rishikesh is one of the prime pilgrimage destinations for Hindus and is visited by both local and international travelers in a large number.

Haridwar
60 kms from Dehradun, adjoining to Rishikesh is another famous Hindu pilgrimage destination of Haridwar. Haridwar means the Gate to God’s home. The main attractions of Haridwar are bathng ghats on river Ganges especially Har Ki Pauri, evening Aarti ceremony near the river and several Hindu temples near the river.
Best Time to come to Dehradun
Dehradun is a year around destination. From April to June is summer 18-25 degree, July to September is rainy season and October to March is winter season. March to October can be considered.
How to reach Dehradun?
By Air - Jolly grant airport of Dehradun is connected with Delhi. Please check availability of the flights with your travel agent. The nearest international airport to visit Dehradun is New Delhi which is around 235 kms south west from Dehradun city.

By Rail - Dehradun is well connected by rail with Delhi and many other main tourist cities in the country. Daily superfast trains are available on Delhi-Dehradun-Delhi route with high class facilities and services.

By Road - Delhi 235 kms, Chandigarh 175 kms, Mussoorie 34 kms, Rishikesh 43 kms
 
 
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