Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. There are many renowned schools here and the hill station is flocked by tourists throughout the year for its beautiful surroundings and pleasant climate. The Doon valley of Terai region is a stupendous amalgamation of princely heritage and natural beauty. The city is known to be the place from where various trekking trails and verdant mountain routes to Kumaoon Himalayas and Garhwal incept. The city offers scads of mountaineering pleasures to the travelers.
How to reach Dehradun?
Dehradun can be reached by air, rail and road from all prime cities sprawling in the country. Jolly Grant Airport is a famous airport that slumps at a distance of 20 km from the city and operates regular flights to Delhi. The passengers can also board the flights to Mumbai from Dehradun and vice versa. The passengers who wish to travel to the city via cab must be prepared for a 5 hour long drive. The regular bus services between Delhi and Dehradun also make travelling to Dehradun convenient. The trains that connect to the city are Chennai-Dehradun Express, Shatabdi Express, Doon Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, and Mussoorie Express.
What to do, what to see in Dehradun?
Dehradun is studded with many yesteryear heritage pieces. The city is situated on the swooning foothills of the majestic Himalayas and there are also many hill stations lying in close proximity to Dehradun. The tourists can also explore zoological and botanical museums in city. Some of the other highlights of the city are Rober's Cave, Tapovan Forest, Tapkeshwar Temple, Gurkha Fort, Clock Tower, Tiger View Jungle Camp, Forest Research Institute Museum, etc.