Rajpur in Dehradun “The Most Happening Place in Doon”
If you have ever been to Dehradun then chances are that you must have been to Rajpur as it is a hub for leisure activities. This glittering area of Doon is known for hosting the best nightlife in the city. Many youngsters and couples can be seen exploring the solitary retreats of Rajpur.
The area is blessed with scenic beauty and the lush green trees can be seen forming canopies as you walk by. The slithering roads of Rajpur are famous among the lovebirds who often come here for long drives. One can have a stroll along the plush surroundings of Rajpur and can dine at the fancy restaurants that align the boulevards.
Rajpur- A Diner's Retreat:
One thing that everyone can agree on is that Rajpur houses some of the best restaurants and cafes in the city. Many food lovers come here to have a gastronomic affair. If you are planning a get-together, a reunion, having a family dinner or want to have the best dinner date then you should check out some of the best restaurants located at Rajpur. You will find luxury as well as budget restaurants and eateries here.
Some of the best theme cafes and restaurants are located on Rajpur some of which are Orchards, Café De Piccolo, Four Points by Sheraton, Kalsang Ama Café and many others. If you are low on budget then you can savour some tasty treats from Maggi Points and the chai tapris or the roadside tea shops that serves the best cardamom tea. Some of the famous international food chains like McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut are Dominas are also located on Rajpur.
Shopping at Rajpur Road:
The Rajpur road area is famous for its showrooms that showcase some of the popular lifestyle brands in the market ranging from Reebok, Numero Uno, Nike, Crocs, Flying Machine, Wrangler, Levis etc. The bike lovers will be glad to find Harley Davidson and Piaggio Vespa showrooms on Rajpur Road.
If you are a shopaholic then you’ll find several lifestyle brands at Pacific Mall like Woodland, Arrow, Fab India, Pantaloons, Fastrack, FBB, Biba, Peter England, Max, Manyawar, Monte Carlo, Being Human, American Tourister, People etc. The mall also houses famous eateries like Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, KFC, Subway, Keventers, Bikano, Vaango etc.
Things to do in and around Rajpur Road:
The winsome area of Rajpur offers an opportunity to stroll around in the wilderness of Dehradun. It is one of the best places to hang out in Doon and to shop as well. The young-crowd of Doon often flock here either to spend some time in the verdure of nature or to slurp some fresh treats from the food joints located nearby.
This bejewelled place of Doon never sleeps and many tourists visit here for having a cultural exchange. Some of the famous tourist attractions near Rajpur are MDDA Park, Robbers Cave, Sai Darbar Temple, Sakya Centre Buddhist Monastery, Pacific Mall, Dehradun Zoo etc. Movie dates among the youngsters at Silvercity Multiplex on Rajpur or the PVR in Pacific Mall are quite popular here. Since Rajpur boasts many restaurants and pubs. It attracts many weekenders to shrug off their office blues by getting a little tipsy here.
How to reach Rajpur:
The area around Rajpur can be easily reached by taking the Vikram no. 1 from Astley Hall to Rajpur road and vice-versa. The minimum fare is rupees 10 and the timings for getting local transport is between 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. You can also travel by city bus available from the major stops in Dehradun. The bus to Rajpur will take you all the way up to Kuthal Gate.