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Dehradun Tourism Overview

About Dehradun

Diminutive yet so alluring, Dehradun nestles in the foothills of the Himalayas. Popularly known as Doon Valley it is the capital city of Uttarakhand in the Northern part of India. With River Ganga on its east and river Yamuna flowing to its west, Dehradun is picturesque place. It serves as an ultimate stop to loosen up forgetting the bustling and monotonous city life. Its proximity with the Himalayas makes it a popular tourist destination. This city brings to travellers lush green meadows, awe-inspiring views of the mountains, winding roads, scattered settlements and quaint corners to unwind. It is one among the highest rain receiving region in North India which resembles no less than a picture postcard place. It’s an ever welcoming place with heart-warming locals who welcome tourists and visitors with open arms. It hosts some of the India’s best school and training Institutions which add on to its prominence. Dehradun is undoubtedly an ultimate travel spot for a much desired vacation.


Area :

300 km2

Main Languages :

English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Garhwali, Nepali

Population :

1,698,560

Temperature : Summer - Max : 36. Min : 16.7.
Winter - Max : 23.4. Min : 5.2.
Best Time to Visit :

Throughout the year

Calling Code :

135


Climate & Geography

The Doon valley has the Terai and Bhabar forests within it as well as the Shivalik hills and Lesser Himalayan Range containing hill stations such as Mussoorie and Chakrata. The district is bordered by Himalayas in the north, the Sivalik Hills to the south, the river Ganges to the east, and the Yamuna River to the west. Dehradun is also referred to as "Rainy City of India" as it experiences incessant rainfall during the monsoons. Winters are quite cold and the summers are hot. The autumn season is the one which brings out the real beauty of this place.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : Throughout the year.

Transportation

Take the railheads, the meandering roads or travel by air, Dehradun will be easy to access.

Rail: Dehradun station is one of the major stations of Uttarakhand and is well connected to the prominent cities of India.

Road: Auto rickshaws, buses and taxis are readily available in the city when it comes to travelling by roads.

Air: Jolly Grant Airport operates daily flights between Dehradun to Delhi. Connecting flights to other major cities are also available.


Shopping & Entertainment

If you are eager to shop stuff from Dehradun then you can take a stroll across the crowded and Chaotic Paltan Bazaar and buy all what you desire. Barge into Sarv Handicraft Emporium and grab a variety of attractive handicrafts. If you are a lover of books and literature walk into English Book Depot and Natraj Booksellers to bag books that interest you.



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