Dehradun, the capital city of Uttrakhand, is a popular holiday destination for tourists. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast, or a nature-lover, Dehradun has something for everyone. The city is home to the first full-size ice rink, Doone Ice Rink, which hosts many national and international competitions. Tourists can also visit places such as Tapkeshwar temple, Kalanga monument or Santala Devi temple, before heading off on nature trips at Malsi Deer Park or hill stations such as Sahastradhara and Chakrata.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Dehradun. Some of them are The Solitare Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Queens Pearl Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Rajpur Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Ashray Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Dehradunis Hindi. Other languages spoken are English and Urdu.
The important festivals of Dehradun are Makar Sankranti (January), Maha Shivratri (March), Vijayadashami (October) and Diwali (November).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attractions in Dehradun. Some of them are Guchhupani (8 km), Sahastradhara (16 km), Santaura Devi Temple (16 km) and Mussoorie (35 km).
How to Get There
Dehradun Airport is just 2 km away from the city.
The closest railway station is Dehradun Railway Station (2 km).
Dehradun is linked to Rishikesh by road. It is only 41 km away. Dehradun Bus Station is the nearest bus stand, located a kilometre away. It is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Garhwal Local buses are operated by Uttaranchal Transport Corporation and ply from Dehradun. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.