DEHRADUN CITY

Dehradun City, City Travel Guide Dehradun - Discover Uttarakhand

The city of Dehradun spread over 300 sq km. Its height is 437 meters above sea level. Literacy rate in Dehradun is 89.32 percent. According to the census in 2011, the population of Dehradun city was 578,420, Dehradun city sex ratio is 873 females per 1000 males. Dehradun can be visited throughout the year. There are Hindi, Garhwali and English major languages in Dehradun. Auto Rickshaws (Vikram or Three Wheel) are the best options for coming inside the city, you can use it on the basis of sharing or you can find a city bus for travel in the city. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. This city is one of the busiest cities of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is 240 km from Delhi and 40 km from Rishikesh and 135 km from Mussoorie, 55 kilometers from Haridwar and 120 km from Devprayag.

STORY BEHIND THE NAME DEHRADUN- UTTARAKHAND

Dehradun is consists of two words ‘dehra’ and ‘dun’ which means camp in the valley. Shri ram rai the eldest son of seventh Sikh guru har rai ji set the camp (dera) in the Doon valley for his disciples. That is why it is called Dehradun. Another people belief that it get its name from guru dronacharya of Mahabharata, who used to live in Dehradun in ancient time. Hence the city also known as ‘adobe of drona’. During the 7th century Dehradun was known as “shudhnagar”. Later this name was changed to kaalsi.

CITIES NEAR DEHRADUN- UTTARAKHAND

1. Mussoorie
2. Rishikesh
3. Dhanaulti
4. Laksar
5. Narendra nagar
6. Roorkee
7. Manglaur
8. Najibabad
9. Dehradun
11. Kotdwar
12. Devprayag
13. Kiratpur 14. Raiwala
15. Mandawar

HILL STATIONS NEAR DEHRADUN- UTTARAKHAND

1. Mandawar
2. Kantal
3. Lansdowne
4. Sattal
5. Auli
6. Kausani
7. Nainital
8. Mukteshwar
9. Almora
10. Ranikhet

LAKES NEAR DEHRADUN- UTTARAKHAND

Deoria Tal (Ukhimath), Vasukital (Kedarnath), Satopanth (Badrinath), Roopkund (Bedni Bugyal), Vishnutal (Badrinath), Benital (Adi Badri), Sukhtal (Ghat), Jhaltal (Ghat), Chaurabadi Tal (Kedarnath), Birahi Tal (Birahi Ganges), Bhenkal Tal (Badhan), Masartal (Tehri), Sahastratal (Tehri), Aachharital (Valley of flowers), Lingtal (Valley of flowers), Yamtal (Tehri), Dodital (Gangotri), Nachiketatal (Dhanari), Kanatal (Gangotri), Dugdhtal (Dudhatoli), Rispanatal (Rispana), Kansarotal (Raiwala), Chandbadital (Dehradun), Manibhadra (Birahi), Bindulake (Bindumati River), Divya Sarover (Bilva Mountain), Nainital (Nainital), Bhimtal (Nainital), Naukuchiatal (Nainital), Sattal (Nainital), Khurpatal (Nainital), Shymalatal (Champavat), Sartal (Uttarkashi), Kedartal (Uttarkashi) and Hemkund (Chamoli).

BUGYALS (ALPINE MEADOWS) NEAR DEHRADUN- UTTARAKHAND

Bedni Bugyal (Roop Kund), Dayara Bugyal (Uttarkashi), Nandadevi National Park Bugyal, Valley of Flowers, Sarson Patal Bugyal, Lata Kharak bugyal, Belta Kharak Bugyal, Panwali and Kush-Kalyani, Munsiyari Bugyal, Chhati Bugyal, Rikhade Bugyal, Jiolingkong Bugyal, Chaudas Bugyal, Dayara Bugyal, Baun, Panwali Bugyals, Tali Bugyals, Ali Bugyal, Chhiplakot Bugyal, Byans Bugyal, Darma Bugyal and Har ki doon Bugyal.

WATERFALLS NEAR DEHRADUN- UTTARAKHAND

Neer Gaddu waterfall (Rishikesh), Garud chatti waterfall (Rishikesh), Neelkanth waterfall (Rishikesh), Sahastradhara (Dehradun), Kempty Fall (Mussoorie), Tiger fall (Chakrata), Vasundhara fall (Chamoli) and Munsyari fall (Pithoragarh)

TRAVELLING IN DEHRADUN- UTTARAKHAND

Auto Rickshaws (Vikram or Three Wheel) are the best options for coming inside the city, you can use it on the basis of sharing or you can find a city bus for travel in the city. or you can hire taxi or a scooter also for travelling.

DEHRADUN HOSPITALS- UTTARAKHAND

1. Fortis Escorts Hospital, Dehradun
Address: 2nd Floor, Coronation Hospital, Coronation Hospital, Dehrad, Curzon Rd, Dalanwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 0135 712 6667

2. Doon Hospital
Address: New Road, Race Course, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 0135 265 9355

3. City Hospital
Address: 1-1, Chakrata Road, Bindal Bridge, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 0135 262 7044

4. CMI Hospital
Address: 54, Haridwar Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 0135 272 0238

5.Max Super Speciality Hospital
Address: Mussoorie Diversion Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 0135 667 3000

DEHRADUN POLICE STATIONS- UTTARAKHAND

Dial 100 for any Emergency.
Uttarakhand Police Headquarters, Dehradun
Address: 12, Subhash Rd, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001
Phone: 0135 271 2685

HOW TO REACH DEHRADUN- UTTARAKHAND

Dehradun By Air : The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which lies approximately 20 kilometres from the city center(Clock Tower) Dehradun, and offers daily connectivity with New Delhi 

Dehradun By Rail : There are numerous trains connecting New Delhi with Dehradun, such as the Shatabdi Express (as well as the Jan Shatabdi Express), the Mussoorie Express, and the Nizamuddin AC Special. The latter two trains are overnight trains. The journey lasts approximately 5.5 hours, depending on the train chosen. All the above mentioned trains pass through Haridwar. 

Dehradun By Road : A scenic drive no matter where you approach it from, Dehradun makes for a great road trip. When travelling from Delhi, you need to take NH58 till Roorkee (via Meerut and Muzaffarnagar), and NH72-A till Dehradun.

Dehradun By Bus :Being a popular tourist destination, Dehradun is well-linked with a network of bus services, which includes private tour operators as well as state transport corporations.

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