Dehradun: Scenic Gateway to Garhwal Himalayas

A base town for several important pilgrimages and picturesque hill-stations, Dehradun is the capital and the biggest city of Uttarakhand. Located at the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas, the city lies about 230 kilometres north of New Delhi and is well-connected by road, railway and by air. It boasts of some of the finest institutes in India, like The Doon School, Welham School, Indian Military Academy and The Forest Research Institute.

Nestled between two of India's mightiest rivers - the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west, the city is known for its scenic beauty and a slightly milder climate as compared to the other big cities in the North. It acts as a gateway to some hugely popular Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Nainital and Auli and the Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh along with the Himalayan Char-Dham pilgrimage circuit.

With cool winters, warm summers and mild monsoons, Dehradun is a year-round destination with a wide variety of accommodation options available in all budgets. The city is home to several good malls and shopping complexes where shopaholics can have a gala time while satiating their shopping needs!

Apart from the popular hill stations and pilgrimages located nearby (as mentioned above), there are several other attractions of Dehradun, which include Malsi Deer Park, Kalanga monument, Chandrabani, Guchhupani and Tapkeshwar Temple. General weather of this destination is Moderate. This destination is of type City.