India - DehraDun Travel Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

DehraDun

Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is one of the oldest cities of India and is declared as the Provisional Capital of newly created Uttaranchal State.

Also known as the ‘Adobe of Drona’, Dehradun has always been an important center for Garhwal rulers. The valley of Dun is located between the rivers, Ganga and Yamuna.

Some of the places in and around this region are as follows.

Tapkeshwar Temple
Rajaji National Park
Rishikesh
Mussoorie
Asan Barrage
Sahastra Dhara
Lakha Mandal Temple
Kalsi
Chakrata
Lakhamandal


To Reach

By Air: Jolly Grant is the nearest airport at 25 km from Dehradun.

By Rail: Dehradun is an important railhead of the Northern Railways.

By Road: The city is well connected to all parts of the country with good, all-weather roads.

 

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