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India Uttarakhand Dehradun

About Dehradun

Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand State in North India, is situated in a Himalayan valley. Doon Valley, where Dehradun is located is famous for its picturesque environment and Dehradun weather conditions are mostly pleasant. The city is not only a famous tourist destination, it is also a renowned center for many educational institutes. Dehradun Military Training Academy and Boarding Schools are best of their kind. Around 2000 year-old relics and ruins were found around Dehradun making us realize that the city is well connected with the famous Hindu Epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Edicts of Asoka along the river banks reminds us of the vital role played by this city in the ancient times. For British, Dehradun played as an abode while they colonized Mussoorie and Landour in 1827 – 1828.

Dehradun's sightseeings can be divided into five categories like nature, sports, sanctuary, museums and institutions. Thus, this city entertains all sorts of people starting from nature lovers to spiritually oriented people. Rafting, trekking and rock climbing keep the adventure lovers busy throughout the trip. Hotel Aketa, Vishranthi Resort and Spa, NaturOville Vedic retreat provides a pleasant stay for tourists. Here, tourists can relax themselves by indulging in Spa and Ayurvedic services.

Enjoy the Garhwali cuisines recipes like Mandwa Chappati, Kumaoni Raitha, thick red rice, goath soup, Jangora’s dry fruit kheer, etc. Tourists can opt for Town Table restaurant in Dehradun. Normally Garhwali’s cuisine is nothing but wholesome vegetarian food. This restaurant also provides multi-cuisine foods other than the local cuisines.

Before packing up for your journey back home, it is essential to grab some souvenirs for your families and friends. The best shopping arcade of Dehradun is Paltan Bazaar. Exquisite artifacts can be purchased from stalls in Raipur road and Ashley halls. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Sahakari Bazaar and Connaught Palace. Crafts made up of wood, bamboo and cane is very famous here. Tibetans woolen clothes and ornaments are fascinating than ever.

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Beware of monkeys on streets. Stay away from them if you are carrying bags especially if you have some eatables in it.
Overcharging tourists is a common practice so know about the local price while shopping and bargain.
Cashing Travelers’ Checks is not convenient, fees is high, and a photocopy of your passport is required with each transaction.