Delhiites pack your bag and head towards to the most happening place Dehradun this weekend. It is located in the Northwestern region of Uttaranchal and is 239 km from Delhi.
The beautiful landscape, places of worship, sports complex, restaurants, markets and malls, and resorts make it a not to miss tourist spot. It’s also close to Queens of the Hills, Mussoorie and famous pilgrimage Haridwar and Rishikesh places which add a lot of opportunities for exploration.
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Robber’s Cave – Robber’s Cave, 8 km from the Dehradun city center, is one of the most popular picnic spots to visit. This place, popularly known as Guchu Pani, is 1 km from the village of Anarwala. Robber’s Cave Dehradun Uttarakhand is a natural cave deposit where rivers flow inside the cave. Experience crossing the cool waters, which will give you comfort from the sweltering summer heat. The locals believe that the cave’s water has medicinal properties so you can take the water in a bottle with you.
The tourist often gets soaked in the cave due to the river waves therefore, it is advisable to carry a pair of extra clothes and a towel.
Open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tapeshwar Temple – Tapkeshwar is Lord Shiva’s famous holy temple on the bank of the seasonal river Asan near Dehradun. Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is known to have one of the oldest Shivling in the cave, 6.5 km from Dehradun city. As water droplets drop on the Shivling continuously, it was named’ Tapkeshwar.’ Lord Hanuman’s giant statue is the temple’s main attraction.
During Maha Shivratri and Navratra, the temple is a major interest for devotees. A special Puja is organized here for Maha Shivratri, Durga Puja, and Navratra.
Sahastradhara – Sahastradhara literally means’ thousand fold of spring.’ The place is 14 km away from the bus stand in Dehradun. It is a popular attraction, famous for its elated beauty and healing value as it contains sulfur in its water. While the place can be visited at any time during the year, at the rainy season, you would love the charming beauty of the waterfall when the stream suggests a gushing downpour.
Open from 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
Fun Valley – The Fun Valley is located in Uttarakhand’s golden triangle. The amusement park is placed at the same distance from each of the three cities of Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar.
It is one of the North India’s biggest and exciting water park. Concerning the valley’s main attractions, the list is go-karting, lazy river, dragon coaster, and water disco. If the tourists are too tired to go home at the end of the day, they can book a stay in the amusement park in motels and cottages. The amusement park also includes food courts and shopping arcades.
Timings – 9 am to 6 pm
Timings for April – 9 am to 6 pm
Timings for May – 9 am to 6.30 pm
Timings for June – 9 am to 7 pm
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Best hotels in Dehradun
Looking for the best and highly rated hotels on the online network. Some of them are Four Points by Sheraton, The Solitaire, Hotel Aketa, Treebo Blessing Bells, Gorayya Homestay, Hotel Central Palace, Hotel Sandstone, Hotel Classic International, Hotel Elysee, and Hotel President.
Dehradun Temperature- Best time to visit Dehradun
The best time to visit Dehradun is the summer season, which begins in March and ends in June. During this season, the weather is enjoyable and the skies are clear and sunny. The average temperature is between 17 ° C and 35 ° C. This season is ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
The monsoon season begins from July to September. The rains bring the place to life and you can enjoy the lush green landscapes. Since Dehradun is on the foothills of the Himalayas, visiting this city during the rain is quite safe. Dehradun Monsoon temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius.
In winter, Dehradun is freezing. Temperature ranges from 7 to 19 degrees Celsius approximately. Snow falls is theirs in Mussoorie Dehradun’s neighborhoods. This is a perfect time to explore Dehradun and its surrounding areas, but be sure to put enough woolen in your backpacks.
How to reach Dehradun from Delhi?
By Road – Dehradun is a popular tourist destination with a strong road network that makes driving an enjoyable experience. Take NH 58 route to travel from Delhi to Dehradun. Dehradun is also well linked to towns such as Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Dehradun is well connected by Volvo, Deluxe, semi – deluxe and Uttarakhand State Transport buses with most cities such as Delhi, Shimla, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra, and Mussoorie. These buses arrive and leave the Dehradun Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) near the Clement town. The price of the bus ticket for the journey is about Rs.500.
By Air – The airport of Dehradun is Jolly Grant Airport, 20 km from the city center. Regular flights from Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Connect, and Spice Jet to Dehradun.
By Train – Dehradun is linked to Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ujjain, Chennai and Varanasi by regular train services. The Dehradun Railway Station is 1-2 kilometers from the city center and should take only 10 minutes depending on traffic. Dehradun is linked to the rest of the cities by trains like Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Dehradun AC Express.
Best places for shopping in Dehradun
Paltan Bazaar – Paltan Bazar is one of the best shopping spots in Dehradun located in the heart of the city, near the clock tower where you can buy almost anything. Paltan Bazaar has everything you need to spend the whole day there, from clothes, footwear, books, crafts, and gifts. You can wander through the streets in Paltan Bazaar and spend hours scanning through items such as shawls, ornamental brassware.
Opening Hours – 10 am to 10 pm
Tibetan Market – Dehradun’s Tibetan market is famous for its beautiful tribal jewelry, handicrafts, semi-precious stones, and handmade woolens. Local vendors sell mouth-watering Tibetan delicacies such as momos, thukpa and noodles are a major attraction of this place.
Opening Hours – 10 am to 10 pm
Rajpur Road – Your shopping is half-done in Dehradun if missed Rajpur road shops. Many branded showrooms range from Nike, Adidas, Levi’s, etc. to local vendors selling unique craft items and other economic goods. The market is renowned for its cafes and fine dining options, which are the perfect place for an evening event.
Opening Hours – 9 am to 10 pm
Indira Market – This is a paradise for all fashionistas in Dehradun who are looking for shopping. The market is within walking distance of Dehradun’s Paltan Market. All the latest designs and trends in fashion are sold here as first copy items.
Opening Hours- 9 am to 10 pm