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Dehradun Travel Guide


Dehradun Travel Guide

One of the foremost names that come to mind for a summer travel destination is that of Dehradun. This is also the capital city of the Indian state of Uttarkhand. It is a beautiful place that’s surrounded by the Shivalik Mountains and flanked by the two important rivers flowing in the region – Ganga and the Yamuna.


One of the main attractions of Dehradun is the presence of a unique natural reserve and scenic beauty. There is a lot to see and enjoy even when you take a long walk in addition to your sightseeing. One of the many places of visit can be Tapovan. There is a legend of this being the same place during the age of the Mahabharata where Guru Dronacharya trained the Kaurava and the Pandava princes of the royal family of Hastinapur. There is also the Tapkeshwar Temple to see. This is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has several legends from the time of the Mahabharata. Even today there are rituals offered here and a colorful celebration held during Shiv Ratri.


If you are more interested in the natural scenic beauty of the place along with its wildlife then there are plenty of options as well. Take a trip to the Rajaji National Park. Besides elephants that are the main attraction here you will also see several other types of animals and birds that are unique. There is also the Malsi deer park that is extremely popular among tourists. This is a protected natural habitat for deer of different kinds and also enables a fun picnic spot for travelers.


You can take a short excursion or trip to various neighboring regions that are also extremely beautiful and scenic. These are places like Mussorie, Dakpathar, Chakrata and Shahassradhara. There is also several amusement parks and entertaining sports options available at Dehradun to make your holidays a memorable one.


You can engage yourself in sporting pursuits like river rafting, trekking trips to nearby locales and even rock climbing. There are also places where they provide special short term training courses.


You can travel to Dehradun by air. The place has its own at Jolly Grant Airport. The place is also well connected by all major routes of railways to different parts of the country. Traveling by roads is also well facilitated by the presence of deluxe bus services and taxis. These are available from Delhi as well as other neighboring regions of the state.


Accommodation facilities at Dehradun are varied. There is an increasing number of hotels and resorts that are available here providing some of the best standards of facilities and amenities. You can find luxury level of comfort as well as choices of budget hotel accommodations too that will fit your budget suitably.

Last Updated: 04/09/2012

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