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The climate of Dehradun makes it suitable for visiting throughout the year. But the period between April and August is best if you want to catch the hill station in all its glory. The months from March to June are summer here. Temperatures range from a minimum of 17°C to a maximum of 35°C during this time. This is the best time for tourists who prefer sightseeing and adventure.


style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Monsoon falls from the months of July to September. Dehradun enjoys mild to medium rain showers which heightens the scenic beauty of the town. Ideal for honeymoon trips, the cool winter season here extends from the month of December to February. Temperatures during winters can drop to as low as 3°C.

How To Reach

By Road:

Uttarakhand transport buses owned by the State connect Dehradun to almost all of the close cities. State bus services connect Dehradun to Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. Deluxe A/C buses affiliated with Uttarakhand Tourism ply between New Delhi and Dehradun. 

By Air:

The Jolly Grant Domestic Airport is located about 20 km from the center of the city. Flights to Delhi are available from here on a daily basis.  The nearest International Airport is Delhi, situated about 235 km from Dehra Dun. 

By Rail:

Dehradun is a central railway station connected to almost every major cities in India such as Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Ujjain and Varanasi. There are several luxury trains heading towards Dehradun such as Doon Express and Shatabdi Express. The first railroad was established in 1900.


Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand, is a trendy hill town in the northern part of India. Dehra Dun is nestled comfortably in the valley between the Himalayan Mountains and Sivaliks in the state of Utharanchal. Green and picturesque valleys, gurgling streams, beautiful gardens, parks and ancient temples are synonymous with Dehra Dun like any other hill station in Inida.


But what makes Dehra Dun special is the fact that it is one of the oldest cities in India and has a place in the Indian legends since 250 B.C. It is believed that Guru Dronacharya, the famous Brahmin teacher, skilled in warfare, used to reside in the city for the purpose of worship and meditation. Many other legends related to the epic Mahabharata, enshroud the city. Also the two big Indian rivers- Yamuna and Ganga flow around Dehra Dun.


Dehradun became a province of Nepal when the Gurkhas gained control in the year 1803. During the reign of the British Raj, the place was captured and changed into a colonial settlement to be used as a summer base for the Viceroy.


The beauty of Dehra Dun is unparalleled. Many breathtaking sights can be seen in the adjoining areas including bottomless ravines, gushing streams, charming valleys and mighty mountain ranges. A lot of picnickers come here every year. The winding roads, evergreen valleys and picturesque orchards add to the beauty of the place. Dehra Dun fascinates adventure loving travellers with abundance of activities like paragliding, angling, skiing and river rafting. 


The impact of the British era still lingers in many sites around town, especially the education institutions which have received international accolades for excellence. The Military Academy in Dehradun happens to be one of the finest in the country. The prestigious Doon School is also located in the Dehradun valley.


Travelling around the city is easy as the different areas are linked by an efficient network of internal transportation. Thrill seekers and adventurers can take their pick from a wide range of escapades this hill station has to offer including angling, river rafting, skiing and paragliding.


Dehradun offers a rare shopping experience with its wonderful small shops and bazaars. Wander across the city on foot to spot some attractive items at bargain prices. Mall Road, situated in the heart of the city, provides you with many shopping options like local jewellery, Tibetan carpets, woollen goods and Garhwali paintings. Export quality basmati rice from here is in great demand.


Dehradun offers a wide range of cuisine. Everything from Tibetan dishes to North Indian fast food is available in the eateries that are spread across the region.