Dehradun

The Capital of Uttarakhand

About Dehradun


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Welcome to Dehradun

Dehradun Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, Dehradun is one of the most beautiful cities in the sub mountain tracks of India, known for its scenic surroundings. The name Dehradun is a collection of two words “dera” meaning camp and “dun” meaning valley.

It is also known as one of the oldest cities in India, it is believed that Lord Rama and his brother did penance here for killing Ravana, the demon king.

Under the British, Dehradun became an elite town with many a fine institution like Forest Research Institute, Doon School and Welham Schools for girls and boys, many more, like the ONGC and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Studies, were added in time. Dehradun has now become an important tourist destination.

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Dehradun is a very popular hill station that beckons solo travellers, families and couples alike. Proudly boasting of a scenic backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas, Dehradun is located at an altitude of 1400 feet above sea level and has a pleasant climate all year round. Regardless of whether you want to explore family-friendly tourist spots, try thrilling adventure activities with your friends, or watch a mesmerizing sunset with your partner amidst the mountains, Dehradun is the answer.


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Dehradun overview

  • 20 /7 °C
  • January to December
  • Sahastradhara, Robber’s Cave, Tiger Falls, Tapkeshawar Temple, Tapovan, Lacchiwala, Mindrolling Monastery, Malsi Deer Park.
  • Amazing activities like Paragliding, Trekking, Shopping, Sightseeing, etc
  • Garhwal
  • 2 days
  • Dehradun
  • Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, 29 kms
  • Historical, Picnic Spots, Educational Institutes, Shopping, Zoo
  • Top Places to Visit In Dehradun

    Now known as Nature Park, Lachhiwala is a collection of man-made pools where you can have a good time with your friends and family. Flanked by Sal trees, it has a pleasant atmosphere like a forest; adding to the charm of the place. Tourists can also indulge in trekking and bird-watching in the area. The water in these pools is sourced from the Suswa River, flowing nearby.

    Situated on the banks of the Asan River, Tapkeshwar Temple is popular as the oldest Shiva temple in Uttarakhand. The lingam inside this charming temple continuously receives water droplets from the ceiling making it a beautiful spectacle. Further, the never-ending holy chants and ringing of bells make the whole aura extremely devotional.

    Translating into the ‘Place of Perfect Emancipation’, Mindrolling Monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist learning centers in India. Constructed by Kochen Rinpoche in 1965, it took three years for the monastery to take the final shape. Dedicated to Buddhist teachings and world peace, this monastery in Clemant Town has a 60-metre tall stupa housing important Tibetan relics, scriptures and wall paintings.

    Among the most popular places to visit in Dehradun, Malsi Deer Park is a haven for wildlife lovers. This peaceful home to herds of deer is a favorite spot for family outings and school picnics. Besides the sleek spotted creatures, visitors can also capture several species of birds at Malsi Park.

    "Mindrolling Monastery"

    This is one peaceful place at clement town in Doon, worth visiting and ... is not only a tourist attraction but spiritual center giving peace of mind and tranquilly. ... The World Peace stupa at Mindrolling monastery is the largest stupa in the world.

    Timings : 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM. All days of the week

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