Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand, India. It is famous for picturesque landscape and natural resources. This place is having historical background. It is believed that this is the birth place of Dronacharya who was the Guru of Pandavas and Kauravas in the epic Mahabharata. This place is also in Ramayana. It is believed that after the death of Ravana, Lord Rama along with Lakshmana visited to this place. Evidences of these are found in the excavations. Best places for shopping lovers are Astely hall, Rajpur Road and Paltan Bazaar.
What to see in Dehradun:
Museum: It is one of the major attractions of the city. This was established in 1971. Origin and development of the city related artefacts can be seen in this museum.
Clock Tower: This was constructed by Britishers before independence. It is six faced tower. Architecture of this tower is so beautiful.
Forest Reserve Institute: Building was constructed in Greco Roman colonial Style. It consists of 6 museums related to entonomy, nonwood forest products, timber, Silviculture, pathology and Social Forestry. This place also has Botanical Garden.
Sahastradhara: It is a beautiful spring. Sulphur present in this spring water. Beautiful views can be enjoyed here. It is believed that this water is having medicinal values.
Mahadev Temple: It is located in Garhi Cantonment area. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a cave temple. It is believed that Lord Shiva made milk flow from the cave for Ashwathma.
Mall Road: This is the best place for shopping lovers. Wide range of products available such as readymade garments, handicrafts, second hand books, ornaments, electronic items, Garwahli shawals, blankets, Tibetan Carpets, traditional jewellery etc.
Waida institute of Himalayan Geology: It consists of huge library consists of several research journals along with best collection of books. To educate the people about general geology and Himalayan; charts, maps and videos are available here.
Paltan Bazaar: This place is famous for wooden crafts items. Fragrances of Basmati Rice and Spices can enjoy at this place.
Other attractions of Dehradun: Other attractions of Dehradun are Ram Rai Gurudwara, Tibetan Buddhist temple, Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Jaspal Rana Shooting Ranges.
What to see around Dehradun:
Chandrabani: It is located 7kms away from Dehradun. People believed that this was the residence place of Maharishi Gautam and his daughter Anjali. It is also believed that Maa Ganga, Daughter of Heaven is manifested here.
Malsi Deer Park: It is located 10kms away from Dehradun. This is the best picnic place for the children. Apart from deers visitors can see Peacocks.
Indian Military Academy: It started functioning from 1st October 1932. Major attractions of this academy are 18 holes FRIMS Golf Course, Shooting Demonstration, War Memorial and Museum. It is located 8kms away from Dehradun.
Mundali: It is located 2.5kms away from Dehradun. This is the best place for Ski Professionals and for snow lovers.
Other attractions near Dehradun: Other attractions near Dehradun are Robbers Cave, Lacchiwalla, Chetwoode Hall, Laxman Siddh Temple, Swarg Niwas Temple.
Getting to Dehradun: Dehradun is well connected with road, railways and airways. From cities such as Ujjain, Varanasi, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi etc buses and trains come to this place. Flights from Delhi come to this place.
Getting around Dehradun: Autos, Buses, Cars are available to visit the surrounding places of Dehradun.
Best time to visit Dehradun: Dehradun welcomes the visitors throughout the year.
Where to stay in Dehradun: Plenty of accommodations available to stay in Dehradun. Midrange and Luxury hotels provide free pick up services from the airport.
Where to eat in Dehradun: Several eating options available in Dehradun. North Indian dishes are popular in these restaurants. Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisines are available in all the restaurants. Noodles taste at small stalls of this place is unique. Tibetan delicacies are most famous in this city.