Dehradun is situated on the peak of the Himalaya Ranges. The Doon Valley is located between two mightiest rivers of India. These rivers are the Ganges which is on the east portion and Yamuna which is on the west side. The charming scenery and enjoyable weather of Dehradun is also attracting visitors. The nature beauty is like a gateway to the adjacent areas. This astonishing city is properly linked and in close to well-liked Himalayan tourist spots for example Nainital, Mussoorie and Auli. The Hindu holy cities like Rishikesh and Haridwar beside the Himalayan pilgrimage tour of Char Dham is another best and nearest places of Dehradun.
Dehradun is the headquarter and capital of Uttarakhand and it is also having nickname as Doon Valley. According to history of Dehradun sources say this place is blessed by many holly spirits such as Lord Ram and Laxman. The sources explained that Dronacharya, the legend guru of Kauravas and Pandavas was also born in this place. Proof of such period is available as the ancient temples and idols are still located in the city.
Today Dehradun is turned as most popular tourist spot and people are visiting this city throughout the world. Some of the famed holiday spots of Dehradun are Tapkeshwar temple, Kalanga monument, Malsi Deer Park, Chandrabani, Laxman Siddh, Forest Research Institute, Guchhupani, Tapovan, Wadia Institute and Santala Devi temple. The other attractions in Dehradun are nature beauty, events and sports, museums, sanctuary and educations centers. The close hills are renowned for its scenery and temples. The sanctuary for bird and animal lovers is also best place of Dehradun to visit. The sporty activities such as trekking, rafting and rock climbing is also available to tourists. Reaching Dehradun will also help the tourist to visit nearby hill stations like Dakpathar, Ssahssradhara, Mussoorie, Chakrata and Lahkhamondal. The world-known temples Tapkeshwar and Santala Devi are also easily accessible and local transport is available to reach these holy places. The amusement parks are ready for fun and food with astonishing view of deep valleys.
Dehradun is all time visiting spot, though the best period to reach this hill station is September to October and March to April.
Transportation services for reaching Dehradun:
By Air– the Dehradun Jolly Grand Airport is having continued services and flights from different pats of the country. The direct flights every week from Delhi is easy source for visitors to reach Dehradun. The airport is just 25 km away from the valley of Dehradun.
By Rail– the Dehradun railway station is well-known and best way to reach this hill station. This station is connected with many broad gage rails throughout the country and people can use the available trains to reach the spot. The major services are available from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Varanasi and Lucknow. Some of the best trains of Dehradun are Mussoorie Express, Shatabdi, Doon Express and Jan Shatabdi.
By Road– This hill station is properly connected through road with all parts of the country. Luxury and deluxe coach buses are accessible from Delhi and some more states of India. The semi-deluxe and deluxe buses are running from Shimla and Mussoorie regularly so users will get lots of sources to reach the destination in lesser time then any other hill station of India. The luxury bus services offered by UPSRTC are also good way to reach Dehradun. Those who love to go through road can hire the taxi or can move by their own vehicles. The average distance of Dehradun from Delhi is about 255 km, Risikesh about 42 km, Haridwar about 54 km, Agra about 382 km, Yamunotri about 279 km, Nainital about 297 km, Shimla about 221 km and Kedarnath about 270 km.