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Dehradun

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Dehra Dun set in the Doon Valley in , is one of the most picturesque regions in the foothills of the panoramic Shivalik ranges. 

Enjoyable throughout the year because of its salubrious climate.The Word ‘ Doon ’ means valley, and ‘Dehra’ means cenotaph. 

 

In 1815 Dehra Dun became a cantonment town when the British captured it.Dehra Dun is a popular spot and an appropriate base for tourists visiting Haridwar, Rishikesh and the charming hill resort of Mussoorie.  

Places of Tourist Interest 

Tapkeshwar Temple  

These are two inter-connected cave temples cut into a cliff by the Tons River . Water constantly drips over the stalactites and onto the stalagmites which seem like a Shivalinga. The city bus service operates to the temple.

Malsi Deer Park  

About 8km from the city, the Malsi Deer Park makes a pleasant break. You can spot nilgai, deer and a variety of birds that live here.

Robber's Cave (Guchchu Pani)

Some 8km from the town centre lies this perfect picnic spot. A stream of water emerges from the cave but disappears underground, only to reappear a few kilometres away. 

Sahastradhara

About 14km from the city, Sahastradhara is pleasant for picnicis famous for its sulphur springs. Nearby under the overhanging cliff, stands a small but attractive Shiva temple . 

Rajaji National Park

Rajaji, Motickur and Chilla are three sancturies that make the Rajaji National Park . The forest is home to elephants, leopards, hyenas, spotted deer, barking deer, wild boars and a variety of birds though you may not get to see many. Accommodation is available at the rest house and tourist bungalow.

Forest Research Institute

It's the only institute of its kind in Asia and is devoted to research in forest sciences. Located 5km from the city, it has six museums relating to different disciplines. Built by the British in the early 20th century, this elegant building is set in spacious grounds.

Excursion 

Dakpather Barrage 

Nearly 45km from the city, the Dakpather Barrage is built on River Yamuna. It offers facility for boating and water skiing and is a lovely picnic spot. It is well connected to the city by bus and taxi.

Kalsi

About 50km from Dehradun, it has an edict inscribed on a the rock. It was carved on the orders of the Buddhist Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC

The best time to visit :-  The best time to visit Dehradun in between May-June & Sept.-October 

How To Get There
By Air  
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 24 kms from Dehradun.
By Train 
The nearest rail head is at Dehradun.
By Road 
Dehradun is 235 Km form Delhi  & 203 Km from Agra

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