Visit the capital of Uttrakhand Dehradun


Dehradun itself derives it’s name from the historical fact that Shri Guru Ram Rai, the eldest son of seventh sikh Guru Har Rai, set up up his ‘DERA’ (Camp) in Doon valley in 1676. This ‘Deradoon’ later on become ‘Dehradun’. Dehradun is Capital of state of India Uttrakhand since 9th Nov 2000. Dehradun is the famous for its natural resources. Dehradun and Uttrakhand state is located at the foot hills of Himalayas. Dehradun is located between in India’s largest river Ganga and Yamuna. Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara established by Guru Ram Rai in the 17th century, and Aurangzeb supported to many reasons. An annual fair Jhanda Mela is held every year on the 5th day after Holi festival.

Tourist places:

Dehradun is the located Gateway of hill station, Mussoorie, Bhatta fall, Robber’s Cave(Guchchhu Pani), Paltan Bazar,  Forest Research Institute (FRI), Head office of Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), Ordinance Factory, Indian Petroleum Institute,Survey Of India,  Rishtriya Indian Military Collage (RIMC), Indian Military Academy (IMA), Doon School, Welhom School, Rajaji National Park, Tapkeshwar Temple, Dak Pathar, Luxman Sidh Temple, Lachhi- wala forest range on Dehradun Haridwar Road, Chandrabani Temple, Buddhist Temple, Malsi Dear Park Sahastra dhara and many more.

Dehradun is popular tourist destination and people flock from all over the world for a unique Himalayan experience. However the best thing about Dehradun in probably the food. From authentic Tibetan Cuisine to quintessential , North Indian Poori, Aloo bhaji, one seasonal dish, Punjabi dish Chhole Bhature, Rajma Rice, Momos and most popular shop of Chetan Poori Wala has the best Goodies Indian wheat flour bread. This is the true street food experience in Dehradun. Dehradun has a strong bakery culture and many of its bakeries have been functional since the British period. You can take your pick the regular butter flavor or the Chocolate flavor,which was equally good. First timer should get them from melting moments on Rajpur Road, Nesvila market area which is the latest branch of Ellora’s Bakery, Standard Bakery,
This is trust food experience.

Clock Tower (Ghanta ghar):

Clock Tower also known as Ghanta ghar is a very famous attraction of local and tourists. It was started in the year 1948 and got complete in 1953. The much respected Lal Bahadur Shastri inaugurated the monument. It was a renawned land mark of the city and was built by the British before India got its independence. The Clock Tower situatied between Rajpur Road, Chakrota Road and Paltan bazar and surrounded by numero us business centers, Digvijay Theater, (GPO) General Post Office.

Sahastradhara :

Sahastra…Literally means thousands fold springs. It is ecstatic beauty and therapeutic value since it’s water contains Sulphur. While the place can be visited any time during the year . You would love the charming beauty of waterfall during the rainy season when the stream propose the appearance of a gushing torrent. Sahastradhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Dehradun. Sahastradhara is located at a small distance of Dehradun from D dun city. It is well connected to the central city via all means of transport,autos, Cabs, Bus services.

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