Situated in the Doon Valley on the foothills of Himalayas, this counter magnet of the National Capital Region is nestled between India’s two mightiest rivers, Ganga on the east and Yamuna on the west. Dehradun, the rainfall capital of north India, is quite a popular tourist spot. It is a part of Himalayan tourist destinations which include Mussoorie, Nainital, and Auli. Once an important centre for Garhwal rulers, Dehradun is also called the Abode of Drona. Apart from the serene environs, it’s also famous for its abundance of basmati rice, tea, and lychee gardens. You can easily reach Dehradun from various parts of the country as well as from other countries, as it has both an international airport and a national railhead.
Major Attractions :
● Robber’s Cave: It is a natural river cave which consists of a narrow gorge. This 600-metre long cave is a must-visit tourist spot for its subtle beauty and a number of waterfalls.
● Water Falls: If you are fan of waterfalls then Dehradun is the place for you. Dehradun has a number of beautiful waterfalls that you should not miss like Jharipani Falls, Joranda Falls, and Kempty Falls. All of these provide you with an invaluable scenic beauty.
● Temples: Dehradun is not just about beautiful locales but it is also about finding spirituality and inner peace. There are a number of famous pilgrimage sites like Laxman Siddh, Tapkeshwar Temple, and Chandrabani to visit when in Dehradun.
● Mountain Peaks: How can you forget mountains when you are so close to the great Himalayas? There are splendid hill stations all around Dehradun, like Mussoorie, Haridwar, and Rishikesh. These hill stations are quite close to the city and can be visited by renting a jeep from Dehradun.
● Malsi Deer Park: It is a zoological park located at the base of Shivalik range. It houses a large variety of animals, especially various species of exotic deers.
When To Visit :
Dehradun offers a different kind of charm in every season. Summers will be great time if adventure is your calling. Summers (March to June) will offer a clear climate which will be suitable and safe for all kinds of adventure sports, from trekking to river rafting, whereas monsoons that last from July to September will give you a time to relax and enjoy the rain-washed vegetation and splendour of this magical place.