Dehradun

One of the oldest towns in India, Dehradun is set at the foot hills of Himalayas. This is the city, from where most tourists start their journey into the more enthralling and beautiful hill stations of the Himalayan range. The historical and political importance of this place is such that it has been the capital of the recently formed state of Uttarakhand.

Dehradun has a large number of places which have become very popular among tourists. One of them is Tapkeshwar, which is a well known cave temple. The main attraction for pilgrims is the water of the river flowing by the temple leads to a cave from where the water falls on a Shiv Linga. Dehradun is a city full of gardens, temples, evergreen valleys, fruit orchards and hotels that attracts the tourists to visit here. Malsi Deer Park is also a good place to visit. It is situated on the diversion of Rajpur and Mussorie. Dehradun is also known as a great destination for adventure sports like paragliding, skiing and river rafting. It has also a well known education hub. This city has some very well known boarding schools. Astley Hall is a popular shopping complex of Dehradun. Himalayas in the backdrop make this a relatively cold place. Its temperature varies from 8 to 22 degrees. The best time to visit December and January. Domestic airport is 20 km away from city centre and railway station too is present in main city, which gives access to all major cities of India.

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Dehradun is also known as a great destination for adventure sports like paragliding, skiing and river rafting. It has also a well known education hub. This city has some very well known boarding schools. Astley Hall is a popular shopping complex of Dehradun.

Himalayas in the backdrop make this a relatively cold place. Its temperature varies from 8 to 22 degrees. The best time to visit December and January. Domestic airport is 20 km away from city centre and railway station too is present in main city, which gives access to all major cities of India.

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