Saturday, December 13, 2008


Shivalik range at north, Yamuna valley on the west and valley of Ganges at east, Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand, one of the famous cities in India. Distance from Haridwar is 52 km.

According to Mahabharata the archery school / ashram of Guru Dronacharya was here in Dehradun and the 'Doon' term came from Drona! At present Indian military Academy is situated here.

To see places in Dehradun, it is better to hire a car or, auto rickshaw for the whole day. You will see Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple 5 km from the city on the bank of the Tamsa river. This temple is within a cave, and water from a natural fountain is continually dropping on the Shiva Lingam, hence the name Tapkeshwar. Tapak means dropping in Hindi. Other places worth visiting are Sahasradhara, Khalsi deer park on the slope of Shivalik hill 10 km from the city. See Doon School, Tapovan Ashram, Lakshman Sidh Temple, Sirdi Sai Temple, Chandraboni, Indian Forest Research Institute, Dehradun Church etc.

These place are also shown in a whole day conducted tour from Haridwar along with the Kempty falls in Mussourie.

How to reach Dehradun:

From Delhi to Dehradun, Air Deccan has their daily service.

Dehradun is well connected by road and railways from all over India.

Where to stay in Dehradun ( Hotels):

STD code of Dehradun: +91 0135

  • GMVN Hotel Drona - Ph: 26522794/ 4371 DB @ INR 450 – 1000; A/C , Non A/C, Family suites are available.

The following hotels tariff starts from INR 400 for DB room

  • Victotria Ph: 2623486
  • Hotel Great Value Ph: 2744086
  • Park View Ph: 2653231
  • Deep Shikha Ph: 2659888
  • Gaurav Ph: 2654215
  • Prince Ph: 2627070
  • Krishna Palace Ph: 2629630

There are many such hotels, you can choose according to your choice and budget.

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