In the northern part of India lies a picturesque city called Dehradun in the state Uttarakhand with it’s enchanting environs and salubrious weather the city is an epitome of beauty. There are many beautiful tourist places to visit in Dehradun. Doon valley is idyllically situated in the Garhwal region which is bestowed with natural abundance. It is at a proximity to the most visited hill stations such as Mussoorie, Dhanaulti, Nainital and Auli. The city is also located close to the holy cities namely Rishikesh and Haridwar. Dehradun is easily accessible as it well connected by motorable roads, metaled roads and airways. Being an educational hub, it is nicknamed as ‘Eton of East’. Dehradun has many prestigious day and boarding schools, affiliated to Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (I.C.S.E.) and Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E.). Some examples are: Dehradun Hills Academy, The Doon School, Rashtriya Indian Military College, St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Thomas’ College, Welham’s Girls’ School, Welham’s Boys’ School and many more.
The city is located on the foothills of the Himalayas which holds a large number of inhabitants of Garhwal region who migrated to this city in search of jobs, education and for a better standard of living. One can find the richness of Garhwali, Kumauni, Nepali, Jaunsari and various other cultures which are bonded with a thread of love by this city.
Best places to visit in Dehradun:
Doon Valley has many beautiful tourist places to hang out so if you are planning a getaway then you may like to visit these popular tourist destinations of this city. The Valley is blessed with quintessence of nature and has various scenic spots which are visited by tourists all over the world. The famous tourists attractions of Dehradun are:
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Best Time To Visit Dehradun:
Dehradun is a beautiful destination and has different charms in every season.
March to June:
This is the time when most people visit Doon valley since the weather is pleasant and clear and is best to enjoy the sights and indulge in adventure activities. The maximum temperature during this time is 35 degrees Celsius and the minimum is 17 degrees Celsius.
July to September:
Doon valley looks very inviting during this time of the year and use this opportunity to relax and enjoy here. This is when the monsoon kicks in and this place looks beautiful and lush green in its rain-washed splendor.
October to February:
This is a nice time to explore Doon as one can explore the sights, while soaking in the winter sunshine. October marks the beginning of autumn in this place and this is when the weather begins to cool down a bit. Winter in Doon valley arrives in December and the temperatures drops down to 3 degrees Celsius, owing to snow fall in nearby hill stations, such as Mussoorie. The maximum temperature during this time is 22 degrees Celsius.
How To Reach Dehradun:
Located around 22 km southeast of this city, the Jolly Grant Airport, also known as Dehradun Airport, connects the city to almost all major domestic destinations. The airport also has easy access to the holy towns of Rishikesh (20 km) and Haridwar (30 km).
The city is well-connected by road to other major cities of the country via NH 72. Regular deluxe and normal buses to the city are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.
Dehradun Railway Station connects the city to all major cities of the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Varanasi and Vadodara. From outside the railway station, you can take a auto rickshaw or hire a private taxi to reach your desired destination.