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Introduction

Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is one of the oldest cities of India and is recently declared as the Provisional Capital of newly created Uttaranchal (Now Uttarakhand) State in the month of Nov'2000. Also known as the 'Adobe of Drona'. Dehradun has always been an important center for Garhwal rulers which was captured by the British. The city has the Himalayas to its north, the Shivalik range to its south, the sacred Ganges to its east and the Yamuna to its west.

Area 37 sq km
Altitude 635 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-22.0C,Max.-38.0 C Winter,Min.-5.0C,Max.-22.0C
Language Garwali, Hindi, English
STD Code 0135
Rainfall __ cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit Round the year

Dehradun Map



How to get there

  1. Air :-The nearest airport from Dehradun is the Jolly Grant around 25 km away, on the outskirts of the town.
  2. Rail:-Dehradun is a major railhead on the Northern Railway and is connected with direct trains to almost all the big cities of India
  3. Road:- There are good road connections from Dehradun to other cities of India.

Places to Visit

Forest Research Institute Tapkeshwar Temple Malsi Deer Park Sahastradhara
Robber's Cave Lakshman Siddh Temple Institute of Himalayan Geology  

Excursion

Rajaji National Park Mussorie Rishikesh Kempty Fall
Chakrata Haridwar    

Shopping

It is always pleasure to walk through the colorful and lively markets of Dehra Dun for curios and warm woolen clothes in beautiful hues and styles. The most famous shopping spts are Paltan Bazaar with its maze of streets and alleys, a fascinating market close to the Clock Tower, Rajpur Road and the Ashley Hall region of Dehra Dun.

Accommodation

Hotel Maduban Hotel Great Value Hotel President Hotel Aketa
Hotel pacific Hotel Doon Castle The Competent Palace