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Dehradun Tours

The city of Dehradun is a serene hill station located in the Doon valley, between Ganga and Yamuna rivers. This capital city of the Uttaranchal state of India is bordered by Himalayan and the Shivalik ranges. This hill resort gives enchanting view of lush green valleys, thick forests, snow covered peaks and waterfalls. Dehradun tours give the tourists an unforgettable experience due to a visit to all these fantastic places.

Dehradun is easily accessible by air, rail and road. Jolly Grant Airport is located 25 km from the main city. The railway station of Dehradun is well linked to other major places. Dehradun has excellent road network connecting all major places in the country. Local transportation is very convenient. There are plenty of buses, taxis and auto rickshaws.

Dehradun is blessed with natural beauty. There are two national parks and forest research institutes displaying the richness of city which thrives with flora and fauna. Malsi Deer Park is a famous tourist attraction of Dehradun. Rajaji National Park is another favorite place for nature and wildlife lovers. Sahasradhara is a place where lots of tourists visit to catch a glimpse of the waterfall. Forest Research Institute in Dehradun has an impressive collection of a vast range of botanical specimens.

If the tourist is interested in organizing some religious tours in Dehradun, then there are many places of interest for them. Tapkeshwar Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated on the banks of a seasonal river. The temple is named Tapkeshwar because there are water droplets that keep dripping from a rock ceiling and fall on the Shivling enshrined here. Chandrabani is a place where Git is believed that river Ganga manifested herself. Hence this place is very sacred. The pond here is known as Gautam Kund; it has water with medicinal value. Sai Darbar Temple and Tiebetan Temple are located nearby, at a distance of about 8 km from Dehradun. Pilgrims can visit all these places while on Dehradun tours. Laxman Siddh is also a holy place worth visiting. Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort and Bhagirathi Resort offer various sports like water skiing, boating, rowing, kayaking and canoeing. Dehradun even provides good base for trekkers. All these various sports can add adventure to your Dehradun tours, making it unforgettable.

The items found in markets of Dehradun include the woolen garments, woodwork, bamboo and cane items, brass statues, paintings and ornaments. Carpets weaved by Tibetan people are the specialty of the Dehradun markets. Shopping in Dehradun is a good experience as you may can buy some unique items of this city.

Accommodation and restaurants in Dehradun is not a problem at all. As it is the capital city, it has many good hotels with in-house restaurants such as Madhuban Hotel with Vatika and Angithi Restaurant. Hotel Great Value, Hotel Ajanta Continental, Inder Lok Hotel and many more have great accommodation and dining options. You should not miss local dishes of Dehradun like Tibetan Momos, Kandalee ka Saag and Jhangora ki Kheer.

Dehradun tours are indeed an exciting experience, which include events like religious tours, nature trail and shopping. Restaurants in the city add more spice to your tours.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/13

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