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Dehradun

 

Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is the Capital of Uttaranchal. It is one of the most beautiful resort in the submountain tracks of India, known for its scenic surroundings. The name Dehradun is a collection of two word "dera" meaning Camp and " dun" meaning valley.

Said to be one of the oldest citites in India, it is believed that lord Rama and his brother did penance here for killing Ravana, the demon king. During the 17th and 18th centuries Dehradun changed hands several times: Guru Ram Rai retreated here from Punjab, the Mughal Governor Najib-ud- Daula occupied it from 1757-1770 and the Gorkhas overran it on their westward expansion before ceding it to the British in 1815. Under the British, Dehradun became an elite town with many a fine institution like Forest Research Institute, Doon and Welham Schools, Many more, like the ONGC and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Studies, were added in time. Dehradun has now become an important tourist destination.

General Information
Area : 300 sq.kms.
Altitude : 640 mts.

Shopping Centers
Paltan Bazar (Posh market)
Rajpur Road Market
Astley Hall

How to Go

Air :- The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 24 kms from Dehradun.

Rail :- It is connected among other places, to Amritsar, Howrah, Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and other major cities.
4309/4310 Ujjain-Dehradun
2019/2020 Bombay-Dehradun.
4041/4042 Delhi-Dehradun.
4265/4266 Varanasi-Dehradun.
3009/3010 Howrah-Dehradun.
2017/2018 Delhi-Dehradun.

Road :- Dehradun is connected to other parts of India with a wide network of road route.

Local Transport Services :-
Private Bus Services, Tempo (Vikram), Auto Rickshaw, Tonga, Cycle-Rickshaw & Taxi.

Pilgrimage

Mussorie:
Bhadraj Temple
Surkhanda Devi
Jwalaji Temple
Nag Devta Temple
Parkasheshwar Temple

Rishikesh :
Bharat Mandir
Kailash Niketan Mandir
Satya Narayan Temple
Shatrughan Temple
Neelkanth Mahadev

Adventure

Mussorie trek
Mundali Skiing

Nature

Rajaji National Park
Assan Barrage

Fairs and Festivals

Jhanda Fair
Tapakeshwar Fair
Lakshman Siddha Fair
Bissu Fair
Mahasu Devta's Fair
Lakhawar Fair
Hanol Mela
Neelkanth Mahadev Mela
Virasat
Uttarakhand Mahotsav

Around Dehradun

Clouds End
Sir George Everest House
Triveni Ghat
Lakshman Jhoola
Ram Jhoola
Shivanand Ashram

Where to Stay

Govt. Tourist Rest Houses
PWD Inspection House, Rajpur Road, Dehradun
Railway Rest House, Railway Station
Forest Rest House, 5 Tilak Road
F.R.I Inspection House, Near F.R.I.
Survey of India Guest House, Hathi Barkala
O.N.G.C. Guest House, Tel Bhawan
Y.M.C.A., Rajpur Road
M.E.S. Guest House, Cantt, Dehradun

Dharamshalas
Jain Dharamshala, Gandhi Road, Dehradun
Shivaji Dharamshala Saharanpur Road, Dehradun
Kaluo Mal Dharamshala Raia Road, Dehradun
Kalawati Dharamshala Park Road, Dehradun
Agarawal Dharamshala, Gandhi Road, Dehradun

 

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