Dehradun is the interim capital city of Uttarakhand situated at an altitude of 435 meters above the sea level. Dehradun is a gateway to some of the most popular hill stations like Mussoorie and pilgrimage spot of Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Dehradun is in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas between Ganga river and Yamuna river. This beautiful city has many tourist attraction places like Sahastradhara, Robber’s Cave, Malsi Deer Park, Tapkeshawar Temple etc.
Dehradun gets its name from two words, 'dera' which means home and 'doon' which means valley that lies between the Himalayas and the Shivaliks.
Dehradun is also famous for Indian Military Academy, Forest Research Institute and the number of elite boarding schools it has like the Doon School. In fact, Dehradun is also called as the ‘school capital of India’.The Famous Basmati rice is grown in abundance in this city and then exported to other parts of the country. Despite different businesses like schooling, agriculture, construction, etc, the city of Dehradun is still known for its calm and relaxing life where the weather is pleasant and the air is fresh.
BEST TIME TO VISIT-
Dehradun is all year tourist destination where summer is the most visitors season in which the temperature is between 19°C to 38°C. Monsoon is from July to September is preferred for natural beauty where you will get to enjoy the lush green landscapes. During Winters from December to January, the temperature is cold around 3°C to 20°C. Winter and Autumn which is from October to February are the best time for couples to visit pleasant and cool weather in Dehradun.
HOW TO REACH-
Dehra Dun is well linked by rail and road with Big Cities like Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Lucknow, and Varanasi.
By Road- Dehradun can easily be reached by the public and private vehicle as it is well connected with big cities. Dehradun is 270 km from the country capital Delhi.
By Train- Dehradun is connected by regular train services to cities Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ujjain, Chennai, and Varanasi. The Dehradun Railway Station is located 1-2 kilometers away from the city center.
By Air- Dehradun’s airport is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is located 20 km away from the city center. Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Konnect, and Spice Jet have regular flights to Dehradun.
1. Robber's Cave
In Dehradun suburbs, Robber's Cave is popularly called Guchhipani or Guchu Pani. It is surrounded by majestic hills and offers a glorious trek up the mountains.
One of the most excellent features of Robber's Cave is that it has a waterfall which is about 10m high. The water in the cave appears and then vanishes underground all of a sudden. The water appears again on the surface a few yards away. The cave has elegant interiors.
It is also said that the cave got its name from the British after they found out that robbers kept stolen belongings in the cave. Shops too are present around the cave where one can enjoy delicious snacks alongside the scenic beauty.
Sahastradhara actually signifies 'thousand-overlay spring'. It is a well known fascination, renowned for its happy magnificence and helpful incentive since its water contains Sulfur. While the place can be gone to whenever amid the year, you would love the enchanting excellence of the waterfall amid the blustery season when the stream proposes the presence of a spouting downpour. Sahastradhara is a standout amongst the most mainstream traveler goals in Uttarakhand and is set in the pleasant town of Dehradun.
The place displays genuine grand excellence, where water dribbles from limestone stalactites, influencing the water To sulfur rich and accordingly it is otherwise called Sulfur Springs. The water is new and sweet, and the region is a distribution center of the dazzling magnificence of holes, waterfalls and steppe cultivating by local people. Sahastradhara is arranged at around 11 km from the city of Dehradun, close to the Robber's Cave. The temperature of water here is a little lower than its environment. Its pleasant excellence draws in a great deal of explorers from faraway spots. One can even appreciate a shocking perspective of the environment while getting a charge out of a fun ropeway ride here. These ropeways give breezy outings to these lovely peaks.
One of the six noteworthy religious communities of the Nyingma School in Tibet, the Mindrolling Monastery was set up in 1676 by Rigzin Terdak Lingpa which was re-set up in Dehradun by Khochhen Rinpoche alongside a gathering of priests in 1965. The religious community isn't just a vacation spot yet, in addition, a goal where every day very nearly several people achieve the most profound sense of being. Being an engineering magnum opus with a few areas, the religious community is no not as much as a ponder to take a gander at. Various wonderful greenery enclosures, expansive regions, and a stupa are altogether arranged inside the edge of the religious community. The Ngagyur Nyingma College is likewise present inside the premises offering propelled Buddhist examinations to priests who can pass on the learning to the up and coming ages.
The religious community is an unnatural marvel attributable to its patio nurseries, college complex and the tallest Stupa in Asia encompassed by greenery. It additionally has various place of worship rooms, Tibetan artistic expressions, and wall paintings. Nonetheless, what grabs the eye of each visitor is the nearness of the tall statue of Lord Buddha. Arranged amidst the quiet lower regions of the Himalayas, the Mindrolling Monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist focuses in India which draws in a huge number of guests from everywhere throughout the nation and in addition abroad. This excellent place should be gone by on the off chance that you are arranging a trek to Dehradun.
A popular picnic destination, Lacchiwalla is famous for its lush greenery unspoiled by human activity. It is located at a small drive away from Dehradun. You can stay over at picturesque cottages and hotels.