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Home :: Hill Stations :: Dehradun

Dehradun

North India Manali Hill Station
Location
Located in the north Indian state of Uttaranchal around 235 km from Delhi. Dehradun extends from the latitude 30° 19' in the North to longitude 78° 04' in the East. The city of Dehradun is well linked to other cities of north India by rail, road, and air.

Monks at a monastery in Dehradun
General Overview
Dehradun is the Provisional capital of the newly formed state Uttaranchal. The City lies in the district with the same name and is house to many important organisations such as IMA (Indian Military Academy), ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation), IIP (Indian Institute of Petroleum) etc.

According to History, Dun was a part of Kedar Khand. Later on the region was reigned over by Ashoka in 3rd century BC. Before coming under the reign of the British in 1815, the Gorkhas ruled over the region.

The Dehradun city is one of the most flocked after in the Kumaon region, due to its soothing climate and excellent infrastructure facilities. The hilly region is engulfed in picturesque surroundings and is immensely attractive in terms of beauty of the locations. Moreover, the City is close to other picturesque locations like mussoorie that makes it special in terms of tourism purposes.

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Climate
Hot during summers (Temperature may reach up to 35 Degree Celsius) while in winters it might go down below freezing temperature.


Fact file
Area 30 sq km.
Altitude 640 meters above sea level.
Language Hindi and English
Best time to visit Around the year.


Places of Interests
Rajaji National ParkTapkeshwar Temple - The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has obtained its name due to the fact that droplets of water from a rock fall on a "Shivling". The location is serene and prompts the visitors to feel the thrills.

Shahastradhara - Literally meaning "Thousand springs", the picnic spot is picturesque due to the presence of the numerous water bodies. There are sulphur springs and a 9 m high waterfall that has created a cave, that make a discernible scenario.

Laxman Siddh - The pilgrimage renowned for a sage undergoing penance; Laxman Siddh is a picturesque location for a quite tour, just 12 km away from the City.

Rajaji National Park - The best way to get amidst the wild animals, the Rajaji National Park is a wildlife enthusiast's delight with 23 mammal and 315 avi fauna species.

Other important tourist locations include Santala Devi Temple, Lachhiwala, Tibetan Temple, Chandrbani and Malsi Deer Park etc.

Bazaars - The City's woollens have always been a favourite with the shoppers from around the world. The main shopping place is the Paltan Bazaar, which is flanked by a clock tower and many eateries. The Bazaar is flocked by many tourists who search for many things including dresses, woollens and other branded items etc.
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Other shopping areas include Sahakari Bazaar, Rajpur Road Market and Astley Hall etc.


Things to do
Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort - Popular as the Dhalipur Lake, the Assan Barrage Water Sports Resort is a favourite destination of the adventure enthusiasts. Facilities for Canoeing, Skiing and Kayaking are available while the migratory birds visiting the Resort are the special attractions for the wildlife lovers.

Skiing at DehradunClement Town - Visit the Clement town to have a view of the huge Tibetan settlement; along with a watch of the Tibetan monasteries, splendid stupas and a meditation centre. The place is almost a mini Tibet and one could easily feel the thrill of Tibet without even visiting the country.


Connectivity
Air - The Jolly Grant airport is the major airport in the region which is just 24 km away from the main city.

Rail - The railway terminals at Dehradun and Rishikesh are the major railheads connecting the City to other major railway stations of Ind

Roads - Well laid motor-able roads exist that connects the City to Meerut, Chandigarh and Delhi.


Accommodations
Jaypee Residency Manor Hotel (Mussoorie) and Best Western Hotel Madhuban, Dehradun are quite good to stay while having a tour of Dehra dun.
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