(4 out of 5 based on 2 Ratings)
Pin-Code - 248001
STD Code - 0135
State - Uttarakhand
Famous for - Picturesque Landscape and Pleasant Climate
Best time to visit - Between the months of March and April and October and November
Places to visit - Chetwood Hall, clock tower, Lachhiwala, Tapkeshwar temple, Mindrolling Monastery
Weather - Summer temperature ranges between 24 to 40°C, Winter temperate ranges between 4 to 22°C
Altitude - 440-557 m (−1,387 ft)
Official Language - English, Hindi, Sanskrit
Languages spoken - Hindi and English
Dehradun at Glance:
Dehradun is the capital city of recently formed Uttarakhand state, which is nestled in the valley called Doon. This valley spreads from north Himalayan ranges and upto the shivalik hilly tracts southwards. The whole of region is marked with valleys, ravines, green foliage and so on.
Sightseeing in Dehradun:
For the tourists embarking on Dehradun tourism, there are number of attractions. One of the major attractions is Forest research institute. The primary objective of this institute is to undertake studies related to the forest elements. Also, here the tourists will have nice spot to indulge in trekking and also can get the view of distinctive species of birds. Tourists can also pay a visit to Robber’s cave. This is river cave that has been the product of natural phenomenon and worth tourists spot. A trek through this cave offers the splendid view and feel of natural vista in the middle of dark cave. A shower of hot spring awaits the tourists in the middle of the cave to bath them. Also, as and when, the tourists advance ahead picturesque sites unfold. Among other tourist places to visit in Dehradun included are Chetwood Hall, clock tower, museum and many others. Sahashtradhara is one of the most frequented natural sites of water fall. The waters here are known to contain the healing properties for numerous ailments, thanks to the presence of sulphur in them. It is for this reason that number of tourists storm here. Additionally, the whole site is also very perfect place to have the best touring experiences. There is another nice spot that is called fun valley which offers number of entertainment options to the touring herds. In the list of other tourist places in Dehradun, included are Lachhiwala, Tapkeshwar temple, Mindrolling Monastery and others. Camping in the densely grown jungles of Tiger view is one of the most exciting and thrilling activities to do in Dehradun. Tourists can also delight in embarking on jungle safari and catching the sight of the tigers roaming freely in their natural habitat would be a splendid experience indeed. Among other things to do in Dehradun are trekking, cycling, Golfing and hot air ballooning. There are number of ideal places to shop in Dehradun viz. Paltan bazaar, Astley hall, Fab india and the kind. Number of articles worth including in the list of shopping in Dehradun are woolen garments, jewellery and brass ware, basmati rice and of them the most prominent and a must buy are ‘Kwaltoffs’. There are all kinds of hotels in Dehradun including in the list hotels from luxury to budget ones.
Dehradun has mythological significance and is frequently referred in holy Hindu scriptures. This has been the place where the great heroes of sacred Hindu epic of Ramayana, lord Ram and Laxmana had come to make the penance for getting the absolution from the sin of having taken life of a Brahmin. Also, this has been the place where even Pandavas had been through on their way to make the penance to get riddance from sins of having also in their kith and kin. Also, Dehradun had been the part of Mauryan kingdom and number of rock edicts of their time can be found here.