Located in the Doon Valley at the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is nestled between the river Ganga to its east and river Yamuna to its west. It one of the popular hill stations in the region. The capital of Uttarakhand has many scenic vistas and breathtaking scenery.
Interesting activities in and around Dehradun can be broadly divided into nature, sports, sanctuary, temples, museums and institutions. Depending on what you want covered a 1-2 day stay is enough. You can add a day or two extra if visiting surrounding hill stations like Mussoorie, Chakrata , Lahkhamondal and Dakpathar. The local attractions are:
Other places of interest include Tapovan, Santala Devi temple and Lachhiwala. There are ample options for hotels in Dehradun. It is better to avoid traveling during the summer months as it can get quite hot a nd uncomfortable. Always book your accommodation in advance to ensure a hassle free vacation.
Dehradun is part of the round trip from Delhi that includes Haridwar, Rishikesh and Mussoorie. Sightseeing of all the towns together
can be covered over a week of travel from Delhi. The road trip from Delhi to Dehradun can be adventurous to say the least. It once
used to be a jinxed route, but over the years the road conditions have improved dramatically, though don`t throw caution to the winds.
Expect a 5 to 7 hour journey with atleast two 15 minute breaks in between. Especially during the rainy season the potholed ridded roads
can slow you down at some places like Purkazi. You can take the National Highway a short way but otherwise you will be mostly travelling
on the local highway roads, hence don`t expect to make up too much for lost time. There are not many good restaurants on the way so if
you are picky about food try to pack for the road trip.
It is best to rent a cab for the 235 km trip and not worry about the driving conditions. We at BookCab have a reliable network of cab providers who know the local roads like the back of their hand. Check out our package tours that cover the round trip from Delhi to the tourist towns of Haridwar, Rishikesh and Mussoorie in that order. Give us a call today ((092) 4100 4100) and our representatives will be able to arrange the trip around your schedule. We now offer online booking as well through a safe and secure gateway.
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