Dehradun serves as the gateway to some of the country’s most popular hill stations including Mussoorie and Nainital. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalyan mountain ranges, Dehradun serves as the capital of Uttarakhand, the town sits cozily between two of the most prominent rivers of the country — Ganga and Yamuna.
The landscape of Dehradun is bright and colorful, giving the city a majestic charm to complement its beautiful temples and structures. Dehradun is very near to some of India’s most popular pilgrimage sites such as Haridwar and Rishikesh. Apart from the innumerable fairs, temples and museums that attract lakhs of tourists to Dehradun, the city also the Indian Military Academy, the elite training academy that grooms young cadets into gentlemen officers of the Indian Army.
The pleasant weather that the city enjoys, apart from good connectivity, is one of the many reasons that Dehradun is quite a favorite among tourists.
The Doon School, one of India’s leading boarding schools, is located in Dehradun. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Olympic medallist Abhinav Bindra, eminent writer Amitav Ghosh, media tycoon Aroon Purie are some of the alumni of Doon School.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN DEHRADUN
Dehradun offers a lot in terms of accommodation options, ranging from budget to mid-range to luxury hotels. Most of the hotels are located on Rajpur Road, close to the railway station. Almost all the luxury and mid-range hotels provide pick-up services from the airport along with other modern amenities.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN DEHRADUN
There are many options to eat in Dehradun, ranging from street side joints to international fast food outlets. Most of the restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines are located on Rajpur Road. North Indian delicacies are extremely popular in these restaurants.
Tibetean delicacies are extremely famous in Dehradun and can be found in the Tibetan Market. Small stalls that serve noodles in a unique way are thronged by tourists. Tourists also prefer going to international fast food joints like McDonalds and Pizza Hut that are located on Rajpur Road. Apart from that, in-house restaurants are present in hotels that serve a wide variety of cuisines.
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Dehradun is as given below. The best time to visit Dehradun is also specified.