Dehradun, the beautiful capital city of Uttaranchal is situated at an altitude of 2,200 ft in the Doon Valley. Over the years the popularity of Dehradun Tourism is gaining momentum. Dehradun is the gateway to Mussoorie, 'the queen of hills', which is located just about 35 km from the city. The name Dehradun is a collection of two words 'dera' meaning camp and 'dun' meaning valley. Dehradun enjoys a temperate climate.
Holiday Tours in Dehradun provides an opportunity for tourists to explore the different dimensions of the city. Dehradun is also the home of the world famous Forest Research Institute, the only institution of its kind in Asia working towards research work in forestry. The Indian Military Academy (IMA) is also located here. Dehradun is one of the best known educational centers in northern India.
How to Reach:
Dehradun is well linked by air, rail and road services with important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Varanasi. Dehradun is 235 Kms from Delhi, 34 Kms from Mussorie, 300 Kms from Shimla, 42 Kms from Rishikesh, 65 Kms from Haridwar and 180 Kms from Chandigarh. The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun gives direct connection to Delhi via many flights, which further connects tourists to other major tourist destinations of India. Dehradun is a major railway station and a terminus in Uttarakhand providing direct connection via trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kolkata, Gorakhpur, Amritsar, Indore, Ujjain and Chennai.
Dehradun vacation Tours are also made easy by the frequent Delux, Volvo, Semi-deluxe and ordinary Uttarakhand State buses, which are available every hour from ISBT, Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. Besides, taxis can also be hired to reach the city.
What to See:
Some of the important places to see in Dehradun include Robber's cave, a natural picnic spot surrounded by hills situated at a distance of about 8 km from the city. Sahasratra Dhara is another popular and immensely attractive spot for visitors. Other popular attractions include Malsi Deer Park, a mini-zoological park, Chandrabani temple, Sai Darbar Temple, Tibetan Temple and some other popular temples of Uttaranchal.
Where to Stay:
Dehradun Tourism offers many beautiful rest houses and good hotels to provide accommodation to the tourist. Hotel Doon Castle, Hotel MJ Residency, Hotel Centrepoint, Hotel Great Value and Shree Lakshmi Guest House are a few good hotels in Dehradun.
Nearby Tourist Attractions:
During your Dehradun Tour, you can also visit nearby attractions like Lachhiwala located 22 Kms from Dehradun on the Hardwar/Rishikesh road, Tapkeshwar Temple, Laxman Siddh temple, Bhagirathi Resort, Santala Devi Temple, Tapowan, Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort, Dakpathar and Rajaji National Park.
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