Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Adventure Buffs
  • Lovebirds
  • Family Fun
    • Language

      Garhwali, Kumaoni and Hindi (though most people speak and understand English as well)
    • Altitude

      700 meters
    • Time zone

      GMT+5:30
    • Theme

      Mountains

Sitting at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Dehradun is synonymous with scenic beauty, adventure, peace and serenity. Nestled between the Ganga and Yamuna, allow Dehradun to mesmerize you.

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  • Forest Research Institute Museum

    One of the most impressive buildings built in India during the Raj, the Forest Research Institute Museum is spread over a rambling 500 hectares. This is the institute where most of India’s Forest Officers are trained. The museum was built between 1924 and 1929 and is colossal red brick structure. The architecture of the Forest Research Institute Museum is a unique combination of Roman and Mughal architecture, complete with Mughal towers and Roman columns and arches. A must visit when you’re in Dehradun.

  • Scenic Beauty

    Sitting at the foothills of the lofty Himalayas, Dehradun is blessed with immense natural beauty. Sandwiched in between the mighty Ganga and Yamuna rivers on either, Dehradun is replete with lush green hills, sparkling rivers and a pleasant climate, Dehradun makes for a perfect setting for a romantic holiday, or even for a fun family getaway.

  • Ellora Bakery

    One of Dehradun’s most popular bakeries, Ellora is renowned for its delicious bakery delights. Some of Ellora’s most popular items are cakes, pastries, rusks, sticy jaws, puddings, breads and stuffed buns. Centrally located on Rajpur Road, do make it a point to drop by here when you’re in Dehradun.

Be prepared

  • Monsoon Season

    Dehradun tends to receive incessant rainfall during the rainy season and if you are not fond of the rains, it is advised you plan your trip accordingly.

Describing It

Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, Dehradun is flanked by the River Ganga and Yamuna on each side. Rich in scenic beauty, Dehradun is synonymous with some notable Indian institutions, namely the Forest Research Institute and the Indian Military Academy. Apart from that, Dehradun is a stone’s throw away from other nearby tourist attractions such as Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Haridwar.

Providing stunning views of the Himalayas, Dehradun is a quick and peaceful getaway from the chaos of city life. Right from beautiful parks and gardens to beautiful temples, Dehradun has something for everyone. Adventure buffs will particularly love Dehradun for the range of adventure activities they can indulge in, such as trekking, cycling, golfing and hot air ballooning.

Shopaholics will be spoilt for choice in Dehradun, considering the number of markets in the city, like the Paltan Bazaar and Tibetan Market and the wide range of merchandise available. Foodies will enjoy their stay in Dehradun for the numerous restaurants and wide range of cuisine available, right from Indian, to Tibetan, to Chinese and Continental food.

From its vibrant bazaars to temples, parks and gardens and adventure activities, Dehradun offers visitors an interesting array of experiences, which make for a relaxing, yet fun filled vacation!