Dehradun Tourism



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About Dehradun

about Dehradun

Dehradun is the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand and is located in the state’s Garhwal region. Being located in the Himalayan Ranges, Dehradun provides a spectacular view of the snowy white Himalayas. Renowned for its natural settings, the city inhabits some of the famous educational institutions of India.


Dehradun famously known as Doon, which is a small valley situated in between the two mightiest rivers of India - the Ganges and the Yamuna. Providing a picturesque landscape, the city is a favourite destination to have a leisure vacation amidst the natural beauty. The climate of the valley is very pleasant and it provides an amazing scenic beauty to the visitors. Dehradun is a popular destination and is well connected to other famous nearby tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Nainital, Auli, Haridwar and Rishikesh.


Besides enjoying the amazing nature of this beautiful green hill station, one can enjoy several activities like trekking, Paragliding, skiing and water sports. The breathtaking scenic view of Dehradun makes it a favourable and pleasant destination and is a gateway to the Garhwal region. Being the oldest cities in India, the name of the valley Dehradun comprises of two words in which Dera means camp and the Dun stands for the valley.


If you are planning a trip with your family or friends away from the city’s noises then come to Dehradun and experience an exotic natural beauty of this Himalayan region. Walking down the narrow lanes of the city, you will come across various amazing spots that will fascinate you. The blow of fresh air calms your mind and soul and the birds singing around will definitely keep you amazed.


The inflows of tourists in Dehradun have flourished the city a lot. The city has developed according to the demand of the travellers. All major requirements have been kept in mind making it a favourable tourist destination.

Dehradun Fast Facts

City: Dehradun

District: Dehradun

State: Uttarakhand

Country: India

Famous for/as: Hill Station

Best Season: Throughout the year

Summer: 23 to 41°C

Winter: 5 to 23°C

Rain: Jul - Sep

Area: 300 km2

Altitude: 682 m

PIN Code: 248xxx

STD Code: 0135

Dehradun News Papers

English: Dehradun Classified, Garhwal Post

Languages: Sanskrit, Hindi, English

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