37.17 sq km
Best time to visit :
April to August.
Std Code :
Tapkeshwar, Robbers' Cave, Tapovan, The
Malsi Deer Park, The Forest Research Institute, Kalsi, Sahastradhara etc.
Picturesque Dehradun welcomes all with its fairytale beauty. Always this
place has been famous for the educational institutes it has. This hill
resort of Uttaranchal set in lap of Himalayas, Shivaliks, Gangas and
Yamuna.It is the entrance of many important tourist places like Kedarnath,
Gangotri, Yamunotri etc. It was once the core of Garhwal kings political
empire. Later its natural beauty was appreciated by British and they turned
it into a residential resort. Its proximity to Mussoorie has added feather
to its crown. Dehradun is the most colourful city and attractive tourist
destination in India.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is about 5.5 km from
the city bus stand,beside a stream. During Shivratri, a large fair is held
here. This one of the most ancient temples of Dehradu, is a must see tourist
place in Dehradun.
Rajaji National Park
In the valley of the Shivalik Mountain Ranges this forest range is one of
the finest ecological park .It has a good range of flora and fauna. It has
impenetrable forest with varieties of mammals. In between November to the
middle of June is the best time to enjoy safari here.
Forest Research Institute
Forest Research Institute is the main centre of research in the fields of
flora and fauna in India. It has six museums displaying the best species of
flora and fauna found in India. The major attractions which are on display
are wood samples, insects, furniture, wildlife, few stuffed animals.
Water Sports Resort
the Water sports lovers Dehradun Valley is a much adored name. Its famous
water sport resort, Asan Barrage is 43 Km away from the main city.A number
of water sports like water skiing, kayaking, boating, canoeing, rowing, etc.
one can enjoy here. For bird watchers during winter it becomes a favorite
Here climate of this city is lightly cold. It is tropical in summers but
severe cold in the winter. But the temperature differs with the altitude. In
the hilly areas, summer is pleasant, but in the Doon, the heat is often
Dehradun Air/Rail/Road Links
From Dehradun Jolly grant is 25 kms away. From
Jolly grant to Delhi daily has a flight.
Dehradun is a important railhead in north India.
The Shatabdi Express, Mussorie Express and the Dehradun-Mumbai Express run
between Dehradun and Delhi, Mussorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Calcutta and Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Delhi by regular
bus services linked with Dehradun.Places like Agra, Calcutta, Chennai,
Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Shimla, Yamunotri, Kedarnath,
Nainital, Badrinath, Gaurikund, Gangotri, Kalsi and the Rajaji National Park
connected with Dehradun by roadways.