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Dehradun Travel Guide

DehradunNestled in the mountain of the Himalaya, Dehradun in one of the odlest cities of India. Also known as the Abode of Drona , Dehradun has always been an important centre of the Garhwal rulers which was captured by the British . the headuarters of many National Institute like ONGC , Servey of India , I.I.P. etc. are located in the city . Dehradun has a string of premier educational institutes like the forest Research Institute, Rashtriya Indian Military College and the Indian Milirary Academy.

It is favoured tourist destination as it attracts tourists, piligrims and enthusiasts From various walks of life to its serene environs. Add to this the abundance of special Basmati rice, tea and leechi gardens which contribute in turning the city into a paradise.
Some facts about Dehradun
Area : 300 Sq. kms.
Altituede : 640 mts. (2100 ft)
Season : Ideal round the year



Accessibility:

Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant , 24 kms. from Dehradun.

Rail : Dehradun is a terminus of the Northern Railway.

Road : Dehradun is well connected to all parts of the country.


PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST

DehradunTepkeshwar Temple
The temple is situated on the banks of a rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt. Area 5.5 kms. from the city bus stand, the temple is well connected by road. It is named Tepkeshwar as water droplets, originating form a rock, fall on the Shivling placed in the shrine. People in large numbers participate in the fair organised on the occasion of Shivratri and pay their obeisance to the deity.

Malsi Deer Park
10 kms. from Dehradun , enroute Mussoorie is situated a beautifully developed tourist spot lying at the foot hills of the Shivalik range. Malsi Deer Park is a mini-zoological park comprising of a children's park enveloped by beautifulm natural surroundings.

Alongwith the attractive environs the availability of refreshments makes the place an ideal sight seeing cum picnic spot. Sahastradhara Sahastradhara is a cold sulphur wate spring, with hing medicinal value. The Baldi river and the caves provide a breathtaking view. Situated 14 kms. from the city bus stand , and connected by a regular bus service and private taxies, this is an ideal place for family picnics.

Kalanga Monument:
Located on the right side of the Dehradun- Sahastradhara route, the kalanga monument recalls the story of the bravery of an 180 year old battle between the British and the Gokhas, perched on hill, 1000 feet over the banks of river Rispana, the monument represents the history of the rulers of Garhwal.

Laxaman Siddh:
12 kms. away from Dehradun , towards Rishikesh is a famous temple known as the Laxaman Siddh , Legend has it that a sage underwent penance over here. Due to easy accessibility the temple is visited by a large number of the people especially on Sundays.

DehradunChandrabani:
Situated 7 kmS. from Dehradun , on the Dehradun- Delhi road is the famous temple of Chandrabani (Gautam Kund). According to the mythological beliefs, this spot was inhanited by Maharshi Gautam , his wife and daughter Anjani who are widely worshipped by temple. It is believed that the daugher of heaven Ganga had manifested herself on this spot which is now popularly known as the Gautam Kund. Every year devotees, in large numbers , take a dip in the holy Kund. 2 kms. away from the main raod , located in the midst of Shivalik hill, the place is a beautifl tourist spot.

Sai Darbar:
Situated 8 kms. along the Clock Tower on Rajpur Roadm is the Sai Darbar temple. This place holds a high cultural and spirital value and is visited by tourist form across the country and foreigners as well. Tibetan Temple Situated on Rajpur Road near the Sai Darbar is a huge and colourful temple of Lord Budha.

Robber's Cave (Guchhupani):
An ideal place for a picnic , Robber's Cave , is just 8kms. away from the city Bus Stand . Lachhiwala 3 kms. from Doiwala and 22 kms. from Dehradun , on the Haridwar-Rishikesh road , is Lachhiwala. The serene and blissful spot is famous for is picnic spotsl.. The place also provides accommodation ot the tourists in the forest Test House nestled in the greenery.

DehradunForest Reasearch Institute
7kms. from clock Tower , the Forest Research Institute on the dehradun- Chakrata motaable road is the biggest forst based training institute in India. Most of the forest officers are product of this insitute . the F.R.I. with its majestic building also houses a Botanical Mueseum. Indian Military Acadeny Situated 8 kms. on Dehradun - Chakrata road and 3 kms. beyond F.R.I. ( Dehradun ) is a premier training institute for Army officers.
The academy has the following places of tourist interest. 1. Museam 2.Library war memorial arms and ammunition shooting demonstration room & Frima Golf Course [18 HOLES]


TAPOVAN
Approximately, 5 kms.from the city bus stand on the Dehradun - Rajpur Road ,this place is situated in beautiful surroundings. Legend has it that guru dronacharya had done penance in this area.



DehradunSANTAULA DEVI TEMPLE:
About 15 kms .from the dehradun to reach the famous temple of santuala devi ,one can Utilize the bus facilities till jaitanwala ,then it is a 2 kms. drive to punjabiwala bya Jeep or any light vehicle and further it is a 2 kms .trek from punjabiwala to the temple The temple stands as a symbol of the faith people have in the temple and has great Cultural and religious significance .

BHAGIRATH RESORT:
An 18kms. drive along the chkrata road ,bhagirathi resort at selaqui ,dehradun Lends a breath -taking spectacle of the himalaya ranges. The resorts lures the tourists With its tranquil swimming pool ,water slides and fountain .against the backdrop Of the mountain ranges ,the resort is an ideal tourists spot.

WADIA INSTITUTE:
5 kms .uphil from the clock tower ,on general mahadev singh road is situated the wadia institute which institute which houses a unique museum of the uttrakhand glaciers.


The Zooligical Survey of India:
Founded in 1916 the Zooligical Survey of India, 5 kms. away of kaulagarh road, a department under the Ministry of Enviroment and Forests, and Forests, is a premier Nastional Institute exploring the faunal diversity of the country. It undertakes surveys in all the bniogeographic zones to collect. Identify. Collate and inventories faunal diversity of our country. The museum of this institute has a variety of Himalayan faunal diversity.

Fairs and Festivals:
Jhanda Meal March/April
Tapkeshwar Meala Shvaratri
Laxaman Sidh Mela April
Chadarbani Mela April


Banks:
State Bank of India, Dehradun.
Allahabad Bank, Clock Tower.
Bank of Baroda, Astley Hall.
Bank of India, Rajpur.
Central Bank of India. Astely Hall,
Oriental Bank of Commerce, Rajpur Road,
Punjab Nationla Bank, Paltan Bazar,
Punjab & Sind Bank, Arhat Bazar. ( Foreign Exchange Facility)


Railways:Mussoorie
Dehradun is the terminus of Northern Railway.
Working hours of Computerised Reservation office at Dehradun: weekdays 08.00 to 20.hours .Sundays 08.00 to 14.00 hours . enquiry -Reservation. Ph; 622233/131


EXCURSIONS
Mussoorie
38 kms . from Deharadun is Murroorie with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill station. It offers a wonderful view of the Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east and the Doon valley, Roorkee, Saharanpur and Haridwar to the South, creating an almost serene atmosphere for the tourists.

Murroorie was discovered by Captian Young, an adventurous military officer in 1827. He was lured by the extraordinarily beautiful ridge and laid the foundatation of it. Mussoorie is also a Gateway to the 'Gangotri' shrines.


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