Uttarakhand Dehradun Hill Station
Between the Shivalik and Foothills of Himalaya of the South and North respectively lies Dehradun and is considered as the interim capital of the state of Uttarakhand. The enchanting beauty of this place mesmerizes its visitors.
In between the river Yamuna and Ganga it is part of the Doon valley. The visitors to this place feel calm and relaxed as the climate of this place remains adequate throughout the summers. The scenic beautiful of Dehradun is extremely beautiful. The famous Doon School is also located of Dehradun. Doon school is also named as Eton of India.
As the history says Dehradun has been part of Ashoka Kingdom till B.C. third century. The Gorkhas ruled here till two decades that was till 1815. of the year 1825 and 1829 it was part of Kumaon Division and Meerut Division respectively.
How to Reach
The main airport of Dehradun is Jolly Grant Airport where flights of many airlines ply.
Dehradun itself is the major station and is the last railhead for Uttarakhand. The trains from major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata etc. connect to Denradun.
Luxurious buses can be bored from ISBT Kashmere Gate of Delhi to reach Dehradun. It takes time of six to seven hours to reach Dehradun from Delhi. Dehradun Bus station is at a distance of 5-6 kms from main city.
Places to Visit
Nag Devta Temple
At a distance of 6 kms from the town and on the Cart road is the ancient temple called Nag Devta.
The temple is devoted to Lord Balbhadra and is 15 kms away from main city of Dehradun.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
The weather of Dehradun remains pleasant throughout the year as it has a unique location on the Himalayan foots. The weather of summers is pleasant while the winters experience temperature below zero degrees.
Festivals and Activities
On the fifth day of Holi and of remembrance if Guru a day is celebrated every year at Guru Ram Rai Darbar. On this day people from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh visit to celebrate.
Mahasu Devta's Fair
It is celebrated of Hanol at a distance of 120 kms from Dehradun city.This is celebrated every year of August. It goes for three days by reciting Musical Prayers.