Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand, a hilly north Indian state. Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is a beautiful city which is a fine blend of a busy city and a picturesque hill station. Famously known as gateway to well known hilly areas of Mussoorie and Garhwal. Dehradun is one of the oldest Indian cities. It is also recognized as the hub of education of North India. This city has been ruled by Mughal, Sikh as well as Gurkha rulers in the past. Later on, several educational institutions of repute were established in this city. Assan Barrage, Gun Hill, Mall Road, Nag Devta Temple, Bhadraj Temple and Surkhanda Devi are some of the well known. Various attractions in Dehradun are: Robber's Cave, Lacchiwalla, Tapkeshwar Temple, Mindrolling Monastery, Sahastradhara, Clock Tower, Forest Research Institute, Jaspal Rana Shooting Ranges, Astley Hall, Trekking, Paltan Bazaar, Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Tapovan, Sai Darbar Temple, Malsi Deer Park etc.
How to Reach Dehradun
Jolly Grant Airport is a domestic airport which is situated at a distance of 24 km from Dehradun city center. One can find regular daily flights to Delhi. The nearest International airport is situated at a distance of about 235 km from Delhi.Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant Airport
Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest railhead of the Northern Railways .The railway station is situated at a distance of about 2 km from the city center. Major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Ujjain and Indore are connected by regular as well as frequent train services from the main city. You can have regular buses as well as taxi right from the railway station.
State owned Uttarakhand transport corporation provides regular bus service from the main city towards several cities. The buses facilities also connect Dehradun to the Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. Deluxe A/C bus ,Volvo and various other categories of buses are provided by the Uttarakhand Tourism from New Delhi to Dehradun.