What comes to your mind when you first hear the name -𝐃𝐞𝐡𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐧. The capital city of Uttarakhand erstwhile known as Uttranchal. Dehradun also rendered 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐚 𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐧 which is a term used for the valley that lies between the Himalayas and the Shivalik. Dehradun comes under the Garwhal region which is located in the Doon valley at the foothills of the Himalayas. The city sleeps with glowing night, wakes up with the crowd.
Being the capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is well connected by road, rail, and air and is easily accessible from most parts of the country.Dehradun’s Airport is the Jolly Grant Airport which is located somewhat 20 km away from the city center and Dehradun also connected by regular train or bus services to cities Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, etc. The Dehradun Railway Station is located 1-2 kilometers away from the city center.
Being well connected by all means of transport makes Dehradun easy to reach and an accessible tourist destination that you can visit any time of the year.
𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧𝗦𝗘𝗘𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗜𝗡 𝗗𝗘𝗛𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗨𝗡 –
The landscape of Dehradun is bright and colorful and mainly Dehradun is very near to some of India’s most popular pilgrimage sites such as Haridwar and Rishikesh, apart from all this the temples, museums and the pleasant weather attracts lakhs of people to visit Dehradun.
𝗡𝗢𝗪 𝗛𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗔 𝗟𝗢𝗢𝗞 𝗢𝗡 𝗦𝗢𝗠𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦 :
R͟O͟B͟B͟E͟R͟’S͟ C͟A͟V͟E͟ –
For adventure and nature lovers, Robber’s Cave is one of the best attractions of Dehradun.
Robber’s Cave is locally known as Guchhupani, located near Saharadhara, is a river formation in Himalaya.
The cave is about 600 meters long divided into two main parts. It is a natural cave formation where rivers flow inside the cave. Tourists come here to witness the gushing waterfall and trek between two cliffs via a dark cave.
The temple is somewhat 4 km from ISBT Dehradun one can easily reach there by taking Vikrams(local Taxis )..
A famous Buddha temple and holy school for Tibetan religion also known as Tibetan Monastery were built in 1965 by the Kochen Rinpoche. The Buddha temple is a built-in Japanese architecture style that gives it an attractive design. The place provides mental relaxation due to the atmosphere created by the Mongs. Thousands of people come to visit Buddha temple due to which it has become the most attractive part of Dehradun.
I͟N͟D͟I͟A͟N͟ M͟I͟L͟I͟T͟A͟R͟Y͟ A͟C͟A͟D͟E͟M͟Y͟ –
The Indian Military Academy (IMA) is an officer -training academy. It was established in 1932 following a recommendation by a military committee set up under the chairmanship of Field Marshal Philip Chetwode. The academy spreads over 1,400 acres.
An underrated hill station in Dehradun, Mussoorie is at the head of Dehradun city. The panoramic views from this altitude are simply breath breaking and for lovers of snow, Mussoorie is a must-visit destination to experience the phenomenon. One of the best things about Mussoorie is the Flower garden and different styling photo-shoot session. This place serves a bird eye view of Dehradun City which is most incredible. We’ll discuss Mussoorie in detail on our next post.
For worshippers of Shiva, a visit to the Tapkeshwar is a must when in Dehradun. The temple is so named because it is inside a cave and water from its ceiling trickles down on the Shiva lingam drop by drop. The cave that houses Tapkeshwar Mandir is called Drona Cave. The cave is also known as Drona Gufa, it is believed that Ashwatama one of the great legends of Mahabharata was born inside this cave.
A yearly fair is organized on Shivratri, thousands of devotees get the blessing of Lord Shiva on the day.
F͟O͟R͟E͟S͟T͟ R͟E͟S͟E͟A͟R͟C͟H͟ I͟N͟S͟T͟I͟T͟U͟T͟E͟ M͟U͟S͟E͟U͟M͟ –
A grand building that is bigger than the Buckingham Palace, visit the Forest Research Institute Museum to admire its architecture if nothing else. It is located in a 5 km park.
The museum was where most of India’s forest officers were trained. Today, it’s houses exhibit of plants and their medicinal use, painting of animals, birds, and plants, and 700-year Deodar cross-sections.
𝗟𝗘𝗧’𝗦 𝗠𝗢𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗢 𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗟𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝗦𝗢𝗠𝗘𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗡𝗘𝗪 –
F͟O͟R͟ S͟H͟O͟P͟P͟I͟N͟G͟ P͟U͟R͟P͟O͟S͟E͟ –
If you love to shop and want to pick local stuff and souvenirs, head to Paltan Bazaar, a short market but everything must be available as per your needs. Cheap clothing, jewelry, books, and handicrafts for your loved ones and even trekking and campaign gear is available in this market.
Paltan Bazaar is mainly famous for its shawls and brassware. You will also find a few Tibetan shops in the area. The shops usually open at 10 am and shut by 10 pm.
Have a look for the Best Shopping Mall in dehradun
Pacific Mall Dehradun
One of the biggest and overcrowded shopping malls in Dehradun in which several top brands are present such as Nike, Puma, and many more.
One can enjoy watching movies inside the theaters. People who love shopping must visit this mall.
Fair And Festivals Celebrated in Dehradun
Shivratri Fair in Tapkeshwar Mahadev:
Organized in Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple on the occasion of Shiv Ratri.
Laxman Siddha fair:
Lakshman Siddha is one of the four Siddhpeeths around Dehradun. Usually celebrated every Sunday.
This fair is held at the Jhanda ground in Bissau fair cantonment arear of Chakrata block of Dehradun district.
Mahasu Devta’s Fair:
Mahasu Devta’s fair is held at Hanol which is about 120 km on the Chakrata Tyuni road.
Saheed Veer Kesari Chandra Fair:
This fair is held at Ramtal in Nagau gram sabha of Chakrata tehsil in Dehradun district. This fair is organized in April.
These fairs and festivals make the city more loveable and enjoyable due to which they attract more tourists every year. People usually love to visit Dehradun during these fair and festivals. You too must try to experience these fairs.
C͟R͟A͟V͟I͟N͟G͟ F͟O͟R͟ S͟T͟R͟E͟E͟T͟ F͟O͟O͟D͟ –
𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐡𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐧 –
• Bun Tikki
• Bread Pakora
• Chole poori• Maggie
• Falooda kulfi
• Paneer samosa
N͟E͟A͟R͟B͟Y͟ P͟L͟A͟C͟E͟S͟ F͟R͟O͟M͟ D͟E͟H͟R͟A͟D͟U͟N͟-
There are many more places to visit in Dehradun we’ll cover them serially.
𝐈 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐡𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐧 , 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩 𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞.