Dehradun Tourism

Also known as the Queen of the hills, Mussoorie is located at 290 km north of Delhi and is amongst one of the most popular hill stations of the country. If your idea of the perfect holiday revolves around serene hills, untarnished nature and enthralling landscapes, Mussoorie is a must visit place for one such Nature lover’s soul. It is an enchanting heaven for leisure travellers and honeymooners. Located on a horseshoe ridge that is 15 km long, Mussoorie stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above the sea level because of which it has cool and pleasant climate throughout the year. The immaculate beauty, the amusing climate with the backdrops of the grand Himalayas, Mussoorie makes up for the perfect honeymoon destination.

Mussoorie along with its green hills, lush flora and fauna and the majestic view of the snow-capped Himalayas, is one of the most popular hill station of Uttarakhand. The name of this place, ‘Mussoorie’ was derived from the plants of Mussoorie or shrub Mansoor which are abundantly available in this region. It was founded in 1820 when a British army officer named Captain Young was so mesmerized by the beauty of this place that he decided to construct a shooting lodge jointly along with the British military officer and Superintendent of revenues at Dehradun, Mr. Shore.

The beautiful city of Dehradun is nestled amidst the beautiful valley in the state of Uttarakhand. This beautiful hill station is a very popular tourist destination for the solo travellers, families and couples as well. Located in the backdrop, Dehradun is situated at the altitude of 1400 feet above the sea level and treats its travellers and locals with a pleasant climate all the year round. It is a package trip for all the people including nature’s beauty, adventure and thrill and also mesmerising sunsets and sunrise. One can enjoy the beautiful view of the valley situated between the Himalayas.

Dehradun being a valley between the magnificent hills abound caves, waterfalls and natural springs. It has many places like Robber’s Cave surrounded by natural hills and gifts its travellers the ice cold water where they can relax and enjoy scenic beauty. Another very famous tourist spot of this city is Lacchiwala which also supports arrangements like trekking, birdwatching and many more. Travellers will find the beautiful spread of lush greenery in most parts of Dehradun. If one is looking for a trip that has everything stored in then, Dehradun is the answer for their perfect travel destination.

Food of Dehradun

Being a popular tourist destination, Dehradun offers multiple cuisines to its travellers but, people should indulge themselves in the delicious local food of the city. Gahat Ki Dal, Aloo Ke Gutke, Kafli, Bal Mithai and many more mouth-watering dishes of Dehradun.

Famous Restaurants

Elora’s melting moments- This is one of the most reputed and oldest bakery of Dehradun. It is famous for its Pizza, Burgers, Lassi, Sandwiches and Pastries. This is not all; they also serve the yummiest Kathi Rolls in the town.
Timing- 8 AM- 10 PM
Average cost for 2- INR 300

Motimahal- This place serves the delicious and mouth-watering North Indian cuisine, both Vegetarian as well as Non Vegetarian. Besides north Indian dishes, they also make the best Chinese in the city. The place serves its customers with affordable price and beautiful ambiance.
Timing- 10 AM – 11 PM
Average Cost for 2- INR 1000

Kumar’s- For all the South-Indian food lovers, Kumar’s is a paradise serving the yummiest vadas and Sambar Dosa.
Timings- 11 AM- 11:30 PM
Average cost for 2- INR 750

What you will like

This famous tourist destination is well connected by the roads, railways and air routes. One can easily manage to reach this city with full comfort and luxury according to their requirements and budget.

The city of Dehradun, because of its beauty and charm is mostly crowded during its peak seasons, because of which travellers may have to bear extra expenses for their trip’s stay, food and other activities.

Ideal For

This city is a package destination for solo travellers, family trips, tour with friends and also an exotic honeymoon destination. It also has lot of adventure activities stored for its adventure seeking travellers and not to miss the calmness of the place, which all the nature loving tourists seeks.

How to Reach

By Air– The nearest airport to the city of Dehradun is Jolly Grant Airport at the distance of 30 Km from the main city. This airport has regular and direct connecting flights from cities like New Delhi and Mumbai. After landing from Jolly Grant Airport, travellers can always hire a prepaid taxi to reach the city of valleys.

By Rail– The railways station of Dehradun is well connected to all the other parts of the country via Railways. The most common and popular train connecting this city is Dehradun Jan Shatabdi express which starts from New Delhi railway station, running at the speed of 120 Km/hr.

By Road– There is an appreciable arrangement of regular buses plying to Dehradun. Traveller can also choose shared taxi, private taxi or even plan to travel by their vehicle. The roads connecting to Dehradun from other cities are well built.

Best Time to Visit

Being a place with soothing and pleasant climate all the year round, people can travel to Dehradun in all the months of the year. The best and ideal time to visit this retreating city is during the summer season, although the monsoon and autumn season have their own spell of beauty over the city. If you are a person who loves winters and snowfall, then you should definitely plan to visit this valley during the winters.

Dehradun during Winters- This city has frigid and low temperatures during the winter months (November- March). If you are a person with great love for snow, then planning to this destination during these months can be thrilling and enjoyable. Consider packing extra jackets and sweats for the extreme cold weather.

Dehradun during Summer- Months between April-June are the peak months, which attracts many tourists as the weather is pleasant, not so hot and not cold at all. Even during the summers, the temperature lowers down during the late evening and throughout the night.

Dehradun during Monsoon- The monsoon months of July-October are just lovely as they make the whole city of Dehradun charming with its greenery all around. Besides having such a beautiful monsoon to celebrate, this hill city is also prone to landslides and possible floods as well during these months. There is a risk travelling during this time interval.

Itinerary

Day 1- After reaching this city to relax yourselves in your booked accommodation and take yourself on a shopping spree in the evening at Paltan Bazar. This is a very famous market of this city, having all the things starting from gadget to clothes and handicrafts. Travellers can also explore Rajpur Road, which is a hub from restaurants famous for their ambiance and delicious cuisines.

Day 2- Kickstart your day by visiting the very famous Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple of lord Shiva. After seeking the blessing and witnessing the glorious Arti at the temple, head towards the popular picnic spot of Dehradun, robber’s Cave. It is just 7 Km from the temple. Relax yourselves in the hotels after a very tiring and enjoyable day.

Day 3- On the last day of your excursion, take yourselves to the Malsi Deer Park, which also gives the exciting opportunity of trekking and travellers can also witness many rare species of Deer prancing here and there.