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Dehradun

Jewel Of The Shivalik

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  • General Information

    District: Dehradun, State: Uttarakhand, India
    Area: 30 Sq. Km.
    Languages Spoken: Hindi and English
    Long Distance Code: +91-135
    Importance: Hill station and the capital of the state of Uttarakhand
    Best Time to Visit: January to December
  • Description

    Dehradun is the Capital of Uttaranchal. It is one of the most beautiful resorts in the sub mountain tracts of India, known for its scenic surroundings. The town lies in the Dun Valley, on the watershed of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. The name Dehradun is a collection of two-word "dera" meaning Camp and " dun" meaning valley. Some of the best public schools and convents are housed here. The Indian Military Academy, The Forest Research Institute, ONGC and many more offices of Central and State Govt. are also situated here.
  • Location

    Dehradun is situated in the north Indian state of Uttaranchal around 235 km from Delhi. Dehradun extends from the latitude 30° 19' in the North to longitude 78° 04' in the East.
Sport activities of Dehradun.Dehradun offers a variety of sporting activities. \r\nMost common amongst them being Mountaineering and trekking, these days other sports are gaining importance too.
\r\nFishing\r\nPremier spots for fishing are Satya Narain, Kansro, Dhalipur, Kulhal and Lachhiwala. Permits are to be obtained from: Divisional Forest Officer, 5, Tilak Road. Phone: (0135) 23794. \r\nGolf\r\nMini-golf course at Hotel Madhuban is another sport which can be undertaken. The Golf course is open to non - residents of the Hotel at a nominal charge.
Santala Devi TempleOne of the most reverred temples of the area, the Santala Devi temple stands about 15 kms from the city. The temple stands as a symbol of the faith people have in the temple and has a great cultural and religious significance. According to a legend, Santla Devi, along with her brother, on realizing that they would not be able to face the Mughal Army, abandoned their weapons and began to pray. A light flickered and within moments they both were transformed into stone images. It is within the fort that the shrine was built and Saturdays mark the transformation of the Goddess into stone.
MussoorieHardly 38 kms from Dehradun is the queen of Hill Stations, Mussoorie. Offering stupendous view of the valley and the hills, this place came into being around the 1830s. Captain Young, an adventurous military officer in 1827, discovered Mussoorie. He was lured by the extraordinary beautiful ridge and laid the foundation of Mussoorie. What began as a small settlement grew into a large station to turn into a hill station of today overlooking the sprawling Doon valley and the city of Dehradun.\r\nBhadraj temple, Mussorie Lake, Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary, Camel's Back Road, Childer's Lodge, Nag Devta Temple, Kempty Fall, Yamuna Bridge, Surkhanda Devi, Dhanolti etc are the places to visit in Mussoorie.
ChandrabaniPouplarly known as the Gautam Kund, Chandrabani temple is situated nearly 7 kms from Dehradun. According to the legends, Maharishi Gautam along with his wife Ahilya and daugter Anjani lived here. It is also believed that the daughter of heaven - Ganga had manifested herself on this spot, which is now popularly known as the Gautam Kund. Every year devotees, in large numbers, take a dip in this holy kund. Apart from its religious importance the place offers a beautifu view of the Shivalik hills.
Tibetan TempleSituated on Rajpur Road adjacent to the Sai Darbar is the Tibetan Temple a temple devoted to Lord Budha with all its rich Tibetan traditions and ambience.
Forest Research InstituteThe Forest Research Institute, one of the premiere institutes to train the fresh IFS officers is situtated just about 7 kms from heart of the city. The FRI was built by the Britishers to impart forestry training in India. The main building houses some very thought provoking museums relating to different facets of forestry and it's studies.
Wadia InstituteAround 5 Km from the Clock Tower on General Mahadeo Singh Marg is located the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology. The institute houses a unique museum on the Uttaranchal Glaciers.
Tapkeshwar TempleThe temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated on the banks of a rivulet in Garhi Cantt area. The name Tapkeshwar originates from the Hindi word Tapak, as water droplets from a rock kepp dropping on the Lingam placed in the shrine. People in large numbers participate in the fair organised on the occasion of Shivratri and pay their obeisance to the deity.
Located on the right side of the Dehradun - Sahastradhara route, the Kalanga monument recalls the story of the bravery of 180-year-old battle between the British and the Gorkhas. Perched on the hill, 1000 ft over the bank of river Rispana, the monument represents the history of the rulers of Garhwal.
SahastradharaSahastradhara is a cold sulphur water spring having high medicinal value. The Baldi River and the caves provide a breathtaking view. It is situated 14 Km from the city. Sahastradhara is an ideal place for family picnics.
Picnic spots near DehradunThe beauty of the Shivalik hills and the Himalayas makes Dehradun one of the most beautiful hill stations of India. There are many places in the radius of about 8 kms where people can relax and be in a picnic mood.
\r\nRobbers' Cave is an ideal place for picnic around 8 kms from the City. The last one-kilometer is to be trekked to reach this beautiful cave formed by a natural rift in a mountain. Through this flows a very cold stream of water. The darkness of the cave combined with the sound of the fast flowing stream gushing past the feet gives it an ideal touch.
\r\n22 kms short of Dehradun while approaching from Hardwar - Rishikesh is Lachiwala, a beautiful picnic spot. An extension of the Rajaji National Park, it is a serene and blissful area between tall Deodar forests with a running supply of water all year round.
\r\nJust 5 kms from Dehradun is Tapovan. As the name suggests, the place is famous for its beautiful surroundings, most ideal to chant auspicious hymns and meditate. Even today hermits can be seen in the area doing the penance to appease the Gods.
\r\nEnroute to Mussoorie on the foothills of the shivalik range is situated the beautiful mini - zoological park, the Malsi Deer park. Enveloped by beautiful, natural surroundings, along with the attractive environs, this place is famous with the locals as a cool picnic spot.
Golden Triangle with Mussoorie

Golden Triangle with Mussoorie
(8 Days / 7 Nights)

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Golden Triangle with Mussoorie / PI-012 (8 Days / 7 Nights)
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India, the large subcontinent, is beautiful and has a varied choice of destinations. To have a glimpse of India, visit to the famous Northern Golden Triangle, comprising Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is the best way to begin exploring India. A two-day extension to the choiced destinations will only encourage your spirit to explore and give a larger vision to India that is. We have included some of the famous destinations for you to choose from. Mussoorie, the queen of hill stations is just one of them. The beautiful climate, year round with equally spectacular surroundings make it a wonderful getaway.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi-Dehradun-Mussoorie
Day 3 : Mussoorie
Day 4 : Mussoorie-Dehradun-Delhi
Day 5 : Delhi - Agra
Day 6 : Agra - Jaipur
Day 7 : Jaipur - Delhi
Day 8 : Delhi
Adventurous Uttaranchal Tour

Adventurous Uttaranchal Tour
(8 Days / 7 Nights)

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Uttaranchal stands tall amongst the many beautiful and spectacular places in India. The state is blessed by nature what with its rugged landscapes, mountains, dense forests and picturesque rivers. Enjoy skiing on the snow-clad mountains, trekking in the forests, mountain climbing and river rafting while touring in this beautiful as well as adventurous state of India.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Dehradun - Haridwar - Rishikesh
Day 2 : Rishikesh
Day 3 : Rishikesh - Auli
Day 4 : Auli
Day 5 : Joshimath - Auli
Day 6 : Auli - Corbett
Day 7 : Corbett
Day 8 : Corbett - Haridwar - Dehradun
Delightful Uttaranchal Tour

Delightful Uttaranchal Tour
(8 Days / 7 Nights)

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Delightful Uttaranchal Tour / PI-0201 (8 Days / 7 Nights)
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Located in the foothills of Himalayas, Uttaranchal is a delight for vacationers. Silhouetted against lush green mountains and picturesque lakes and valleys, Uttaranchal offers a lot to see and visit. There is tiger viewing in Jim Corbett, charming ambience of Nainital set around the Naini Lake, winter wonderland of Auli and the pilgrimage of Haridwar, to name a few. So, come explore Uttaranchal on your next holiday…

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Dehradun-Auli
Day 2 : Auli
Day 3 : Auli - Kausani
Day 4 : Kausani - Binsar
Day 5 : Binsar - Bhimtal
Day 6 : Bhimtal - Nainital
Day 7 : Nainital-Corbett
Day 8 : Corbett - Haridwar - Dehradun
Exotic Uttaranchal Tour

Exotic Uttaranchal Tour
(8 Days / 7 Nights)

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Exotic Uttaranchal Tour / PI-0202 (8 Days / 7 Nights)
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With a number of hill stations, pilgrimage spots and adventure destinations on map, Uttaranchal is a popular tourist spot apt for people from all walks of life. This trip explores its fascinating wildlife, the beautiful snowcapped mountains, the sacred pilgrimage destinations and its lush green valleys to the fullest while giving you a taste of its exotic culture and tradition.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Dehradun - Haridwar - Auli
Day 2 : Joshimath - Auli
Day 3 : Auli - Kausani
Day 4 : Kausani - Mukteshwar
Day 5 : Mukteshwar - Bhimtal
Day 6 : Bhimtal - Nainital
Day 7 : Nainital-Corbett
Day 8 : Corbett - Haridwar - Dehradun
Romantic Uttaranchal Tour

Romantic Uttaranchal Tour
(8 Days / 7 Nights)

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Romantic Uttaranchal Tour / PI-0203 (8 Days / 7 Nights)
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Dehradun - Haridwar - Auli
Day 2 : Auli
Day 3 : Joshimath - Auli
Day 4 : Auli - Kausani
Day 5 : Kausani - Mukteshwar
Day 6 : Mukteshwar - Bhimtal
Day 7 : Bhimtal - Nainital
Day 8 : Nainital - Haridwar - Dehradun
Complete Uttaranchal Tour

Complete Uttaranchal Tour
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

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Complete Uttaranchal Tour / PI-0348 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
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Often referred to as Dev Bhoomi (Land of Gods), Uttarakhand is famous for being home to many holy temples and cities that are considered to be the most spiritual and revered pilgrimage spots for the Hindus. With the place being the birth place to four major river systems, it boasts of unmatched natural beauty that makes every trip to the region an unforgettable experience.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Dehradun - Haridwar - Rishikesh
Day 2 : Rishikesh-Mussoorie
Day 3 : Mussoorie-Auli
Day 4 : Auli
Day 5 : Auli
Day 6 : Auli - Kausani
Day 7 : Kausani - Binsar
Day 8 : Binsar-Munsiyari
Day 9 : Munsiyari - Patal Bhuwaneshwar
Day 10 : Patal Bhuwaneshwar - Mukteshwar
Day 11 : Mukteshwar - Bhimtal
Day 12 : Bhimtal - Sattal
Day 13 : Sattal - Nainital
Day 14 : Nainital-Corbett
Day 15 : Corbett - Haridwar - Dehradun

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