Lying at the foothills of the majestic snow-capped Shivalik range, amidst verdant and lush sal forests, the quaint hill station of Dehradun, in Uttarakhand, is the heart of the Garhwal region. Cut by two perennial rivers, Dehradun is a favourite with travellers looking for a serene natural retreat and also offers a wide array of terrains to trek through and indulge in activities like mountain climbing, paragliding, skiing, river rafting, angling and cycling, among others.

Located in the scenic Doon Valley, Dehradun is a great launching pad for exploring destinations like Mussoorie, in the Garhwal region. The city derives its name from the conjunction of two colloquial words, ‘dera’ meaning camp, and ‘doon’, a reference to the river valley.

Home to a number of spiritual sites set against the stunning backdrop of the mountains, Dehradun is believed to be one of the oldest cities in the country. Legend has it that Lord Rama, along with his brother, Lakshmana, performed penance here for killing Ravana.

The British occupation of Dehradun in 1815 left a lasting impact on the city, which is visible in its various colonial buildings, even today.

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Chakrata

Chakrata

A popular retreat since the time of British rule, Chakrata is a...

Dehradun

Dehradun

Lying at the foothills of the majestic snow-capped Shivalik range,...

Dhamma Salila

Dhamma Salila

Dhamma Salila, literally meaning the waters of Dhamma, is a Vipassana...

Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute

Run by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Forest...

Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park is spread over an area of 520 sq km that...

Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls

Located at a height of 4,500 ft, the Kempty Falls is situated about...

Lakha Mandal

Lakha Mandal

Lakha Mandal Temple, surrounded by beautiful mountains and the scenic...

Malsi Deer Park

Malsi Deer Park

A popular site in the region, this deer park or mini zoological park...

Maya Devi Temple

Maya Devi Temple

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Maya Devi and is one of the three...

Mindrolling Monastery

Mindrolling Monastery

Built in 1965 by Khochhen Rinpoche, this is one of the six...

Nag Tibba

Nag Tibba

Comprising one of the three ranges of the Lesser Himalayas, Nag Tibba...

Paonta Sahib

Paonta Sahib

Dedicated to the memory of Shri Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru of...

Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara

Literally meaning a thousand springs, Sahastradhara waterfalls is one...

Shivalik Fossil Park Museum

Shivalik Fossil Park Museum

A one-of-its-kind park in Asia, Shivalik Fossil Park Museum is home...

Tapkeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar Temple

This unique temple is built in a natural cave and attracts a large...

Vana

Vana

Vana is an idyllic and sprawling wellness retreat near Dehradun. It...

rishikesh

rishikesh

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, Rishikesh is one of the most...

Mussourie

Mussourie

A very popular summer getaway, the quaint hill station of Mussoorie,...

Haridwar

Haridwar

Bustling with devotees, its air filled with the sweet smell of...

delhi

delhi

With old monuments and busy neighbourhoods subtly merging with a...