Dehradun is the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, near the Himalayan foothills. At its core is the 6-sided Ghanta Ghar clock tower. To the southwest is Paltan Bazaar, a busy shopping area. Just east is the Sikh temple Gurdwara Nanaksar, topped with ornate white and golden domes. In Clement Town to the city’s southwest, Mindrolling Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist center with shrine rooms in its Great Stupa.
Elevation: 435 m
Weather: 26°C, Wind S at 8 km/h, 95% Humidity
HOW TO REACH
The Dehradun airport, known as Jolly Grant Airport, is located about 20 kms from city center. There daily flights to Dehradun from most of the major cities like Delhi.
Dehradun is an important railhead, well-connected to other major cities of the country. Prime cities like Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Varanasi and Ujjain are connected by super fast and express trains.
Almost all nearby cities are connected to Dehradun by government and private buses. There are direct buses, like Volvo, deluxe and semi-deluxe, from Kashmere Gate in New Delhi to Dehradun. Water sport Resort: You can indulge into numerous water sports like skiing, kayaking, boating, canoeing, rowing etc. Apart from that during winter it is perfect for bird watchers.Find detailed information about how to reach Dehradun by Train, Bus, air, flight timing and schedule. Read reviews,
Legends say that Dehradun was a part of the 'Kedar Khand', the region where Lord Shiva used to stay. It is also believed to be the same place where Lord Rama and his brother did their penance in order to kill the mighty Ravana. The city also marks the site where Guru Dronacharaya spent a year to fulfil his spiritual devotion. One of the oldest cities of India, Dehradun is today the capital of the state of Uttarakhand. Its geographical location is quite breathtaking as it is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, and is bordered by the Ganges and the Yamuna on the east and west, respectively. The city is located en route to popular tourist destinations of the state like Mussoorie and Haridwar. It is also a major gateway for trekkers and mountaineers who are on their way to Garhwal Himalayas. Dehradun is much renowned as the base of some of the premier educational institutions in India, such as Doon School and Welham School (for girls). The coveted Indian Military Academy (IMA) is also situated in Dehradun, besides the Forest Research Institution. A number of local attractions like religious places, parks, shopping complexes and vacation spots await tourists in Dehradun.
• Chardham Yatra
• Badrinath Tour
• Kedarnath-Badrinath Tour