Dehradun is the capital city the recently formed state Uttaranchal. It is one of the oldest cities in India. Myths and legends still do rounds in this land. You also avail references of Dehradun even in the scriptures of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
Pay a visit to Tapkeshawar Temple, Sahastradhara, Tapowan, Forest Research Institute, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology in your travel to Dehradun.
If you have a penchant for wild lives, head for Rajaji national Park as you travel to Dehradun. Myriad number of wild flora and fauna would charm you
for sure. Another reason to travel to Dehradun is that the city serves as the gateway to reach the several tourist attractions in the Garhwal Himalayan region.
How to Reach Dehradun
Dehradun is the capital city of Uttaranchal. The state has been carved out recently from another north Indian state Uttar Pradesh. But Dehradun was an important city in this part of region since long past. The new status of capital has added to the significance.
Several tourist destinations in Uttaranchal and other north Indian states are located close to Dehradun.
The capital city of Dehradun has its own domestic airport named Jolly Grant Airport. Located at the outskirts of the city, the airport lies only 25kms away. Daily flight operates to and from Delhi, which is the nearest international airport. Delhi is connected by air to all the major Indian cities like: Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata etc.
an extensive network comprised of National Highways, Sate Highways, and metalled motorable roads make Dehradun easily accessible from any part of northern India. A few prominent cities, which have road connections to Dehradun, are: Agra (381kms), Delhi (235kms), Jaipur (493kms), Lucknow (582kms).
Dehradun itself is a key railway station in northern part of India. Almost all metro cities in India like: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata have direct trains to Dehradun. Several important trains also connect the city with Varanasi, Lucknow , Mussoorie and so on.
Shopping in Dehradun
Who wants to return from a tour without buying souvenirs or gifts for friends and relatives ? If you are looking forward to a great shopping in Dehradun before returning from the tour, the city would not disappoint you.
Like all the Himalayan regions, Uttaranchal is also rich in forests. Abundance of wood has been the reason of exquisite woodcrafts prepared by the local artisans. Check out artifacts and utilities fashioned out of wood, bamboo and cane while shopping in Dehradun.
Woolen garments mostly made by the Tibetan women are also popular items for shopping in Dehradun. Warm and beautiful sweaters, cardigans, shawls at dirt-cheap prices are available at the markets round the year.
Local painting and ornaments may also feature in your shopping list in Dehradun.
There are many places for shopping in Dehradun. But Paltan Bazaar area, lined with various shops is the most popular haunt. You may also hang out at Rajpur Road and Ashley Hall areas.
Last Updated on : 10/09/2013