Dehradun Tourist Places, Hill Station Tour and Travel

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Published: 30th November 2010
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Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is famous for its beautiful surroundings and also for its scenic grandeur. Dehradun is located very close to many famous hill stations like Mussoorie. Dehradun as well as its surrounding places are adorned with the beauty of the Himalayas. Dehradun is the dream destination in the Doon valley. It is the gateway to many other places of tourist like Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri etc.

It is the place which is attracted by the nature lovers and the adventure seekers alike. The ski resort attracts enthusiasts from all over the country and abroad. This resort is at Auli near Dehradun. This resort has skiing facilities like cable car, Ski lift, chair lift, snow- beaters etc.

We can reach to Dehradun by road, rail as well as by air also. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant airport which is 25 km from Dehradun. This place is linked with flights to Delhi, which is major international airport of India.

The rail network is excellent in Dehradun and it is linked with other important places of India.

This attractive place is well connected to Delhi as well as other cities of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal like Agra, Calcutta, Chennai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai and Delhi. There are also road routes which connect Dehradun with tourist places like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Shimla, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, Nainital, Badrinath, Gaurikund, Gangotri, Kalsi and the Rajaji National Park.

Dehradun is the place which is flocked by tourists all through the year. It is the retreat from the plains in summers and the snow in winter time. During November/December, one can enjoy the snow in the Garhwal Himalayas. For a nice trip to Doon valley, April to July is the ideal time.

Places to Visit In Dehradun

Mussoorie: It is located only 35 km from Dehradun.

Sahastradhara: It means the site of 'thousand springs'. It is situated approximately 1 km from Dehradun and it is a popular picnic spot.

Rajaji National Park: It is a place especially for all natural lovers. This place is named after Shri C. Rajagopalachari who was the last Governor General of India.

Asan Barrage: It is approximately 50 km from Dehradun. This is an ideal place for bird lovers as well as water-sport enthusiasts.

Some other important spots to visit are Chakrata, Lachhiwala, Kalsi, Fun 'N' Food Kingdom, Tapkeshwar Temple, Malsi Deer Park, Guchhupani, Santaura Devi Temple etc.

Apart from the natural beauty of Dehradun there are several artificially built amusement parks which make an excursion trip interesting.

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