Astley Hall "A British Establishment in Doon"
The elegantly designed Astley Hall enduring the wrath of time since the British rule has always been the glittering gem of Dehradun. One can see several posh restaurants, cafes, food chains, gift and bouquet shops lining here. Many visitors who visit here enjoy having a glimpse of Doon’s rustic life.
Astley Hall is not only a shopping centre but a social hub where many people come to chill and dine. A magnet for diners and youngsters, Astley Hall is always packed with the vibrant crowd coming from all walks of life. Not only the locals but many tourists also throng here to buy souvenirs or to relax at the small cafes and eateries dotted across the road.
Things to do at Astley Hall:
If you are at this place then don’t forget to check out the exquisite wooden, bamboo and cane items that are beautifully crafted by the local artisans. Here you can grab your hands on the cosy woollen cardigans, shawls and sweaters that are available at good prices. Even kids have a gala time here as McDonalds and Baskin Robins are there to entice them. Restaurants like Black Pepper, Cosmopolitan host birthday and anniversary parties where bookings are made before-hand.
You can also watch the latest flicks being showcased at the Orient Cinema in Astley Hall. If you are a tourist then you can await your stay at some of the hotels located near this place, offering comfortable lodging to its visitors. Some of the places to visit near this place are Gandhi Park, Paltan Market, Indira Market, Tibetan Market, Sai Darbar Temple, Tibetan Buddhist Temple etc.
How to reach:
Astley Hall is located near Parade Ground in Dehradun. It is opposite to Gandhi Park and can be easily reached by taking the local transport. Buses from various routes like D.L. Road, Clement Town, Rajpur and Nalapani run towards Astley Hall. One can also take the Vikram no. 1, 2, 3 and 5 that will drop you at the entrance of the hall. Dehradun railway station at 2 km is the nearest railhead to Astley Hall. While Jolly Grant airport at 28 km is the nearest air connectivity.