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Dehradun

Welcome to Dehradun Hill Station,

Dehradun, also sometimes spelled Dehra Doon, is the capital city of the Uttarakhand state (earlier called Uttaranchal). It is located in the Doon valley. The products that have made Dehradun known within India are "Dehradooni basmati rice", bakery products and lychee. The famous hill station Mussoorie is also situated in this district.

Dehradun presents a city with excellent credential in the field of knowledge and information. Its renowned academic institutions received worldwide accolades and some of them are in exist from the time of the British Rule. A wide range of escapades is in offer in this hill station. With enormous places for paragliding, skiing, angling and river rafting, Dehradun fascinates the adventure buffs. A tour in Dehradun provides one with the unforgettable charisma of impeccable sceneries that would stay with one for a long. It is quite sure that the gushing streams, deep ravines, lustrous valleys and most of all the lofty contoured mountain ranges of this hilly resort would unwittingly hold one's breath.

 

Places to be visited in Dehradun Hill Station

Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort
 
Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort
 
A water sports resort has been developed at the Asan Barrage by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam in the year 1994. Asan Barrage was created in the year 1967 and it is popularly known as Dhalipur Lake. Situated 43 kms from Dehradun on Chandigarh-Shimla highway, the resort offers facilities like water skiing, boating, rowing, kayaking, canoeing, etc. Wildlife lovers have an added bonus during the winter season as migratory birds can be seen in the vicinity.

Astley Hall
 
Astley Hall
 
An abundant reservoir of shopping centres, Dehradun offers a plenty of opportunities to shopping buffs, which makes shopping an enjoyable experience. With high quality shops and good restaurants, Astley Hall on Rajput road is the most desired shopping complex of Derhadun.
Astley Hall and its adjoining areas offer superb object d'art, which makes one's shopping in Dehradun a cheerful experience. What makes shopping in Derhadun so special is the fact that the artifacts that are put on sale are not only beautiful but also inexpensive. The delicate woodcrafts, utilities and artifacts made by the local artisans out of bamboo, cane and wood are the major draw while shopping in Astley Hall. Woolen garments like stunning cardigans, shawls and sweaters, are the most sought after items which are worthy for the money one pays.

 
Bissu Fair
 
Bissu Fair
 
 
This fair is held at the Jhanda ground in cantonment arear of Chakrata block of Dehradun district. It is about 3 kms from Chakrata. The fair reflects cultural heritage and tradition of Jaunsari tribe. A large number of people turn up in this fair from nearby Tehri, Uttarkashi and Saharanpur districts. The fair marks harvesting season in the area and reflects the happiness of the local people.

Chakrata Town
 
Chakrata Town
 
 
Chakrata or Chakrauta is a cantonment town in Dehradun district. A cantonment of British Indian Army, was established in 1866 by Colonel Hume of the 55th Regiment, British Indian Army. The area has an abundance of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks. The red rhododendrons are the most abundantly found in this reason. A key attraction near Chakrata is the waterfall named Tiger Fall. A secluded -nearby, leafy hamlet of Deoban is offered a panoramic view of the Himalayas stretching from Kinnaur to Garhwal and Kumaon. In chakrata there is a place named DEVBAN from which you can see the great wall of China (partly) and the great majestic himalayas.
The region also has a number of temples including ones at Hanol, Mahasu Devta Temple dedicated to Lord Mahasu (Though this is still a topic of discussion that Lord Mahasu is Lord Mahashiva or Lord Ramchnadra), Radina, Thaina, Indroli, Lakhwar, and Lakhamandal, on the banks of river Yamuna, known for its ancient Shiva Temple, which traces its existence to the legends of Mahabharata, the village also has several natural caves.

Chandrabani
 
Chandrabani
 
 
It is a popular tourist spot of Dehradun. Situated 7 kms from Dehradun there is the famous temple of Chandrabani (Gautam Kund). According to the mythological beliefs, this spot was inhabited by Maharishi Gautama. Every year devotees, in large numbers, take a dip in this holy kund. 2 kms away from the main road, located in the midst of Shivalik hills, the place is a beautiful tourist spot.
Chetwoode Hall
 
Chetwoode Hall
 
 
The name Dehradun reminds one of the celebrated institution of the Indian army - the Indian Military Academy. A renowned institution, which gains credentials from world wide, Indian Military Academy boasts of the rich tradition of the vast force of India.
India is considered as the 5th largest nation with regard to its military power. The Indian army is fully equipped with the most modern artilleries and sophisticated ammunitions. These arms and ammunitions are displayed in the little but marvelous Chetwoode Hall adjoining the Academy. A wide range of artifacts that is paraded beautifully, in the elegant military ambiance is very interesting. Apart from the straightforward displays, the museum also holds video clippings, which describes the use of these various armaments. Surely enough to quench the curiosity of anyone, this museum is a prestigious wing of the Indian Military Academy.
Clock Tower
Clock Tower
 
 
One among the most significant structures in the city, Clock Tower in Dehradun is renowned for its aesthetic beauty. An exceptional formation, this tower is one of its own kind in entire Asia itself. Constructed before independence, this six-faced tower might have adorned a prestigious position in the history of this hilly region.
The locals said that the chime of the clock was perceptible from far-off places of the hill city. Though this tower is visible from a distance, it is not functioning now. Situated in the busiest Rajpur Road, this tower is bounded by the commercial structures of the city. Now this tower presents only as an elegant monument of the bygone years rather than a clock tower.

Doon Valley
 
Doon Valley
 
 
Doon Valley is a valley located in Sivalik Hills in Uttarakhand, India, home to the capital of Indian state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun. Doon or Dun is a local word 4 valley, and several valleys in region have names like, Patli Dun, Kothri Dun, Pinjore Dun in Himachal Pradesh. Kalesar National Park and Jaunsar-Bawar region lie within the valley as well.

Forest Research Institute
 
Forest Research Institute
 
 
The Forest Research Institute is an institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India. It is located at Dehradun in Uttarakhand. It was established in 1906 and is one of the oldest institutions of its kind. The Forest Research Institute is spread over 4.5 km?, with the outer Himalayas nearby. The main building has Greco-Roman and Colonial styles of architecture. It has laboratories, a library, herbarium, arboreta, printing press and experimental field areas for conducting forestry research. Its museums, in addition to being a source of scientific information, are an attraction for tourists.
There are six museums: Pathology Museum, Social Forestry Museum, Silviculture Museum, Timber Museum, Non-Wood Forest Products Museum, Entomology Museum.

Jaspal Rana Shooting Ranges
Jaspal Rana Shooting Ranges
 
 
One among illustrious sports person of modern India, Jaspal Rana is a familiar figure to all Indians. This institute is started in 2002 to commemorate the victory of this one time world shooting champion. The main objective of this institute is to provide all the modern facilities to those students who are interested in the challenging game of shooting.
Apart from imparting sophisticated techniques to students, this institute also provides teacher's training by offering Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education. With in a short span of 6 years, this institute has gained much acclaim in the field of sports. Headed by the great sportsman, Jaspal Rana, this institute is trying it very hard to get the best sports person of India, who can proudly present the Indian flag in the prestigious realm of Olympic podium.
Jhanda Fair
 
Jhanda Fair
 
 
Jhanda Fair is held every year at the historic Guru Ram Rai Darbar in Dehradun City on the fifth day after Holi in the sacred memory of the Guru. The fair begins with putting up a new Jhanda (Flag) on the staff located in the compound of the historic complex. Besides local people, a large number of devotees turn up from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, U.P. and Himachal Pradesh etc.

Kalanga Monument
 
Kalanga Monument
 
 
The Kalanga Monument of Dehradun enthralls every tourist with its glorious history, counted as a sizeable nature tour in Dehradun. It stands as a memorable edifice, which enables any one to retrospect the gallant story of ancient battles fought virtually one hundred and eighty years ago. The contending parties were the British rulers and the `Gurkhas`. Rested atop a hill, more than a thousand feet on the Rispana riverbanks, this monument stands as a representative of the historical events of the famous Garhwal rulers.
 
Lachhiwala
 
Lachhiwala
 
 
A pictorial spot situated in the suburbs of the city, Lachhiwala is a much-desired destination in Dehradun. Easy accessibility and moderate accommodation facilities make this pictorial spot a favourite place among the tourists. A picturesque spot where one can enjoy a serene and tranquil atmosphere, Lachhiwala is such a location whose unspoiled beauty would mesmerize the visitor.
Apart from its lush verdant greenery, Lachiwalla offers a salubrious climate all round the year, which makes the tourist to plan trips at any time of the day. With its virgin nature and the fresh aroma of fruit orchards, Lacchiwalla is such a place that provides the luxury of being in the company of the unruffled nature.

Lakha Mandal Temple, Chakrata
 
Lakha Mandal Temple, Chakrata
 
 
Past Kempty falls, 75 kms on the Mussoorie-Yamnotri road lies Lakhamandal, having a historical as well as mythological significance. It figures prominently in the annals of Mahabharata. Legend has it that the Kaurvas made a shelter house and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here. Lakhmandal is situated on the bank of Yamuna at a distance of 35 kms. From Chakrata and 128 kms. from Dehra Dun.
To the antiquarian it provides considerable material of interest. It contains temples dedicated to Diva, The five pandava brothers, Parasuram and Kedar. In order to burn the Pandavas, the Kauravas had built their 'Laksha Grah' (house of lac). The two remarkable well executed figures in stone of Arjuna and the other of Bhima are available in the village.

Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh
 
Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh
 
 
Lakshman Jhula was built in 1939, is a 450 ft long iron suspension bridge situated in Rishikesh in Indian state of Uttarakhand . It is made over river Ganges to cross the river and is a landmark of Rishikesh. It is said that Lakshman crossed Ganga on jute ropes between the place where this bridge is built. Lakshman Jhula was built in 1939. There are spectacular views from the bridge.
Numerous temples and ashrams around both ends of the bridge attract visitors from far and near. Close to the Lakshman Jhula is the Ram Jhula (also Shivanand Jhula), a swinging bridge made a few years back.

Tourist Places Around Dehradun

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