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Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. It is part of the Garhwal Region of the state and is situated 237 kms from New Delhi.

Dehradun is located in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between the Ganges on the East and the Yamuna River on the West.  The city is known for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region.  It is well connected and in close proximity to the tourist destinations of Mussoorie and Auli as well as the holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh  and the pilgrimage circuit of Char Dham .  Dehradun is also known for its basmati rice and bakery products. Dehradun houses various defence academies and research institutes such as the Indian Military Academy, Forest Research Institute and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology.

Dehradun was founded in 1676 and became a municipality in 1867.  The area of Dehradun covers 300 sq kms.   Population of Dehradun is close to 6 lacs.   The local language is Garhwali.


The Dehradun Airport is also known as the Jolly Grant Airport.  The airport is located 25 kms from Dehradun and is the main airport for Uttarakhand.  Constructed in 1974, the Jolly Grant Airport started with flights between Dehradun Airport and Pant Nagar Airport.  Flights between Dehradun and Delhi were started in 2004 by Air Deccan.  The airport underwent an upgradation and modernization phase in 2007 after which flights were resumed in 2008.  A new terminal building was constructed and launched in 2021.  Dehradun is currently connected with over 15 cities across India serviced by Air India, Vistara and Indigo.


Dehradun Clock Tower

Dehradun Clock Tower

Dehradun Airport

Dehradun Airport

Dehradun Railway Station

Dehradun Railway Station

Forest Research Institute Museum

Forest Research Institute Museum

Dehradun Stadium

Dehradun Stadium

Sahastradhara Ropeway

Sahastradhara Ropeway

Established in 1899, the Dehradun Railway Station is part of the Northern Railways section of the Indian Railways.  Some of the important trains running on this line include the Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express, Dehradun Express, Allahabad Link Express, Dehradun Shatabdi Express, Varanasi-Dehradun Express, Dehradun-Amritsar Express.  Dehradun is the last station on the Northern Railways line.  In April, the government launched the Delhi-Dehradun Vande Bharat train which runs 6 days a week between Dehradun and Anand Vihar Station in Ghaziabad.

Being located in the heart of the city, just 2 kms from the Clock Tower, it is conveniently connected to the ISBT Bus Stand which is 4.5 kms away.  The Airport is 24 kms from the Station.



Forest Research Institute

Dehradun Uttarakhand

A leading organization in India for forest-related research.  Spread across 1100 acres of lush green grounds, this British architectural marvel is one of the most famous places to see in Dehradun.

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Tibetan Market

Dehradun Uttarakhand

This popular Tibetan Market is located close to the Parade Ground Road as well as near Rispana Bridge in Dehradun. These markets are extremely well-known for their multicoloured woollen garments. From woollen cloth to wooden craft, one can find a variety of objects here. Don't forget to savour the delicious momos and the popular hot noodles with butter soup served at the Tibetan food stalls.

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Rajaji National Park

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

For nature lovers who want to witness the harmonic union of flora and fauna, visit Rajaji National Park. This park is home to almost 400 species of birds and various animals like Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Cheetah and many more. Take a trip on the safari for a unique and wonderful experience.


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Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Nandini Homestay is a family run budget homestay located in Bhaniawala, just 2 kms from Jolly Grant Airport.

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The Blue Door Homestay

Bhagwantpur,  Dehradun

Enjoy a quick weekend getaway in the lap of nature.  The Blue Door Homestay is a luxurious family-run homestay in a small village outside of Dehradun and on the way to Mussoorie.

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Subhash Road, Near Rajpur Road, Dehradun

Hotel Pacific Dehradun is a 4 Star property strategically located in the heart of Dehradun city.  One of the oldest luxury hotels in Dehradun,Hotel Pacific is accessible from the Railway Station (2 Kms) and the Joly Grant Airport (24 kms).

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