|| Uttaranchal Holiday Ideas
District : Dehradun District
Location : 235 kms from Delhi
Altitude : 695 meters Above Sea Level
Major Attraction : Forest Research Institute
Scenic Colours of Dehradun
|Best Time to Visit :||All Round the Year (Best During Summers April to June)|
|Also Known As :||Doon Valley.|
|Famous Temples :||Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple Cave Temple, Lakshman Siddh Ancient Temple.|
|Must Enjoy :||Picnicking in the Malsi Deer Park (8 kms) Scenic Spot with Deers At the Background to Keep Your Eyes Engrossed.|
|Picnic Spots :||Sahastradhara Sulphur Spring, Robber's Cave Famous for Strange Reasons, Malsi Deer Park Famous for Deers.|
|Popular Institutes :||Institute of Himalayan Geology, Forest Research institute.|
|Shopping Delight :||Paltan Bazaar
All the Famous Handicrafts and Souvenirs and Famous Basmati Rice.
Rajpur Road and Ashley Hall Exquisite Artifacts, Wooden Crafts Work and Brass Statues.
Sahakari Bazaar and Connaught Place - Beautiful Sweaters, Cardigans, Shawls and Tibetan Carpets.
|Must Visit :||The Museum Inside the Institute of Himalayan Geology Displays Rock Samples, Semi-precious Stones and Fossils.|
|Adventure Options :||Cycling and Walking.|
|Eating Options :||Kumars for Chinese, Indian and Continental, Moti Mahal for Quick Meal, Udupi for South India.|
|Staying Options :||Ajanta Continental Hotel, Best Western Madhuban, Hotel President, Hotel Relax, Hotel Aketa.|
|Not to be Missed :||Buying the Famous Quality Toffees, Famous Since 1950's.|
|Getting Around :||Malsi 15 kms, Mussoorie 34 kms, Chakrata 92 kms, Saharanpur 75 kms.|
|Important Distance :||Delhi 235 kms, Lucknow 582 kms, Kolkatta 1562 kms, Agra 381 kms.|
|Getting There :||Air Jolly
Grant airport, Nearest from Dehradun is 25 km Away. It is Linked with
Flights to Delhi, Which is Major International Airport of India.
Rail Well Linked Railways Connect Dehradun With Important Places. The Shatabdi Express, Mussorie Express and the Dehradun-Mumbai Express Cater to the rail Transport between Dehradun and Delhi, Mussorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Calcutta and Lucknow.
Road NH 58 to Roorkee via Meerut. Then on, NH 72 A will Take you to Dehradun via Chhutmalpur and Mohand.
Dehradun, or better as as the Doon valley is the capital of Uttaranchal. An enchanting retreat to escape the retreat of summer Dehradun is an ideal hill station in North India. Dotted with colonial bungalows draped with flowering bougainvillea, lychee trees lining the quiet back roads and the ancient forest enclaves amongst the Shivalik hills, Dehradun is breath taking. Having some wondrous sunset points, take tours of Dehradun and enjoy picnicking in the various places that will help you relax your tired minds and bodies.
The picturesque Doon valley is all about picnicking, museum hopping and taking unlimited excursions to enjoy any kind of attractions. To begin with, get the local map of Dehradun from office of Survey of India, founded in 1767 and is an important landmark of Dehradun. To enjoy a vast and rare collection of flora and fauna, visit the famous Forest Research Institute on the Kaulagarh Road, which has six museums. The geological diversity of Uttaranchal is displayed at the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology.
Inside View of Famous Tibetan Temple
Was convinced of seeing only colonial heritage in Dehradun, but there are holy religious places as well. Tourists need to pay homage to the famous Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple. The main attraction is that this is a cave temple and is on the bank of a river. The spiritual site of Tapovan, is believed to have been the spot where Guru Dronacharya, the teacher of warfare to the Kauravas and Pandavas, underwent his penance. Another temple not to be missed is the Lakshman Siddh, that too has various legends associated with it.
Hire a cycle to explore the town, perhaps this is the best way to enjoy the lavish forest filled Forest Research Institute that is sprawled over an are of 2000 acres. Among the winter sports, Auli the best destination for skiing in India is located close to Dehradun. Other adventure options in the city includes snow boarding, trekking and nature walks.
The delight of shopping in Dehradun is doubled and tripled due to the wonderful and unique offerings that it has to offer. Dehradun tourism promotes shopping as an important activity wherein tourists are advised to stroll through the wonderful markets and bazaars of Dehradun. Some of the important markets in Dehradun are Paltan Bazaar, English Book Depot, Astley Hall, Mall Road, Sahakari Bazaar, Rajpur Road, and Connaught Place. The main shopping items in Dehradun are tibetan carpets, wooden crafts work, brass statues, local Garhwali paintings and jeweleries. Do not miss buying the famous Dehradun basmati rice.
Evening View of the Famous Forest Reserve Institute, Dehradun
While in Dehradun the Malsi deer park is something one cannot miss. Just 8 kms away from the main city, this park is a great picnic spot wherein tourists can enjoy some pleasurable time with the deers nibbling in the background. The sulphur spring, Sahastradhara is also just half an hour drive away. This spot might be over flowing with the tourists but do not worry, take a walk upstream and enjoy some ideal time in the Robber's Cave, popularly known as Gucchu Pani.
Dehradun is in possession of the only airport in
Uttaranchal called Jolly Grant. This airport is 25 kms from the city, and
is well connected with Delhi, the capital of India. Indian Airlines runs
daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun.
There are excellent rail networks that links Dehradun with other important places of India. The Shatabdi Express, Mussorie Express and the Dehradun-Mumbai Express cater to the rail transport between Dehradun and Delhi, Mussorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Calcutta and Lucknow.
To travel to Dehradun via road, tourists are advised to take NH 58 to Roorkee via Meerut. Then on, NH 72 A will take you to Dehradun via Chhutmalpur and Mohand.
Top 5 Reasons To Visit Dehradun
The City that Represents Old and New
Museum Hopping for Flora and Fauna
Unique Cycling Tours in Dehradun
Enjoy in the Robber's Cave
An Excursion to Reach the Snow in Auli
Valley of Flowers
Great Tiger Tours
River Rafting in
- The City of Lakes
Mahal - White Wonder
- Out of The World
Madhya Pradesh -
Centre of Attraction