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“Dehradun - capital city of Uttrakhand”
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New Delhi, India
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
“Dehradun - capital city of Uttrakhand”
Reviewed 14 February 2009

Our trip to Dehradun began as a result of an impromptu plan.
we started our journey late in morning & within 4 hours reached in close proximity to the city & with it the panoramic sceneries started unfolding. Rocks were cut to make a spiral passage to city which made it more beautiful & natural.
We reached Dehradun late in the evening after crossing a streak of houses all lit up very bright. Also stopping by behind at a temple built alongside the route to offer prayers which was deemed to be a good omen as per local beliefs.

The first sight of the city was made pleasant by the view of the mountain range with lit up houses crawling downwards from the top. Rajpur road was a main hangout spot where locals as well as tourists would gather to enjoy local food, shop & take a promenade.

Nearby is another tourist getaway - a water body called Sahastra Dhara which we visited next day, a nice to way refresh & as well as sort of adventurous to take a bath in the chilling water coming directly from mountains.
After enjoying another evening at Rajpur road tasting local cuisine & savoring on rolls our trip to the city came to a pleasant end.

4 Thank saurabhgoyald21
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1 review
3 helpful votes
“My favourite place Dehradun”
Reviewed 2 February 2009

i have gone last year june to dehradun i,m aslo a frequent visitor there the thing which i like about this place is that it,s a combination of both city town hill place here we can see mmda park deer park adn locations such as lacchiwala is also good for a perfect day out on weekends and the cool climate also makes it pleasant and places like mussourie are also a grand attraction institution such as india militairy academy ,forest research institute is also superb.and i have gone to haridwar also this is also where we can see all the temples in one placei really love this place and i would be visiting it soon

3 Thank sabir_4u
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 helpful votes
“Great Place to live and visit”
Reviewed 3 December 2008

Let me make an admission, up front, Dehradun is my home town, even though I have not been there for more than 7days straight in the last 6 years.

Dehradun is a great place with wonderful climate all year round. There is never extreme heat in the place.

Of course the greatest charm of Dehradun is Mussoorie itself but the city itself has lots to see and enjoy.

The Indian Military Acdemy's Biannual Passing out parade is a sight to see. The buildings and the forests under the Forest Research Institute are no laggards either. The path to Mussoorie itself is one of the best places to go "just for a drive".

Coming to food. Do not miss out on Kumar Sweet's delicious Indian Mithais. There are a plethora of decent restaurants along the Rajpur Road.

Dehradun is famous for its schools. Doon school, Welham's, St. Joseph's, CJM, KV just to name a few.

So next time you visit Mussoorie take a little time out for Dehradun itself.

1 Thank VanishingNerd
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 helpful votes
“Discover Dehradun”
Reviewed 21 November 2008

Dehradun is popular for its schools and is responsible for educating well known celebrities like Kareena Kapoor (Welham Girls) , Udita Goswami (Scholars Home) , Lakshmi Rana (Brightlands), Archna Puran Singh , Nivedita Basu( Creative Director Balaji Telefilms studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya Dehradun) and the list is endless. Besides School the city is also known for its Basmati rice, Bakery products and Indian Military Academy. If you are visiting Dehradun next time don't forget to try things at Ellora Bakery one of the oldest establishments in the city. If you need fine dining experience then nothing better than Kumar Foods which is also very popular sweets.The nearest possible attractions from the city are Sai Mandir located at Mussorrie Road at a distance of 15 minutes drive , Poanta Sahib Gurudwara at 1.5 hours drive and Mussorrie at 2.5 hours drive.
Besides these if you need to check inn to a hotel for night stay then recommended hotels are Hotel President at Ashtley Hall or Hotel Viceroy Inn at Saharanpur road. These hotels are suitable for every one from safety perspective.

1 Thank charmingmansi
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1 review
6 helpful votes
“A beautiful place called dehradun”
Reviewed 15 March 2007

I am very familiar with each and every nook and corner of dun as stayed there for around 20 yrs of my life....its a beautful place surrounded by mountains....u can see the natural beauty..

It is really cold there in the month of December , January and Feb ...Otherwise its pleasant thruout except for the month of june.....July and August are basically rainy season...

If you talk about the local markets then you have paltan bazaar where you will get everything of daily requirement and at a very reasonable price..if u r looking for some branded stuff..Rajpur road is the place...for you as it has got best showrooms and shops..
oh yeah i frogot to tell you dehradun is famous for its bakery stuff..few famous bakery shops are Sunrise very good one..in paltan bazaar , then you have Elloras and Grand on Rajpur road...
yummy..their biscuits, cakes bread .. too gud to leave...

Dehradun is also known as the hub of good schools ..will add on tomorrow...

6 Thank educationIndia
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