Dehradun Tour.

General Information


Area :300 sq km.
Altitude :960 m.

Accessibility

By Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 24 km from Dehradun city.

By Rail : Railway station is at Dehradun.

By Road : Dehradun is connected to other parts of India with a wide network of road route.

Dehradun

Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, Dehradun is the capital of Uttaranchal. It is one of the most beautiful resorts in the sub mountain tracks of India, known for its scenic surroundings. The name Dehradun is a collection of two words "dera" meaning camp and " dun" meaning valley.

Tapkeshwar Temple

It is about 5 km from the city bus stand and is situated in the Garhi Cantt, area of Dehradun. This cave temple dedicated to lord Shiva is on the bank of a seasonal river made up of stalactite and stalagmite. Here on the Shivlingam, water drips from the top of a rock and hence the name tapkeshwar. It is connected by a regular bus service. On Shivaratri a big fair is held and devotees from all over come to pay their homage to lord Shiva.

Shiv Temple

It is about 12 km from Dehradun on Mussoorie road. A famous temple of lord Shiva situated at an ideal spot on the way to Mussoorie. It is located on the slope of a Hill.

Buddha Temple

Buddhist Temple at Clement Town in Dehradun is attracting tourists from allover the country due to its matchless wall paintings in pure gold colour, meticulously depicting in events in the life of Lord Buddha.

Jhanda Sahib

Guru Ram Rai ji who was a divine soul set up his 'Dera' or camp in Dehradun. In order to find a suitable location for his camp he dedicated to pitch a Jhanda(flag) tied to a javelin. The place where his javelin pierced the earth become the base camp of the guru and is known as Jhanda Saheb. His seat is still here and a Mahant ji is the head of the Gurudwara. Every year a fair is held here known as Jhanda Mela on the fifth day of Holi- a festival of colors.

Santla Devi

Santaladevi lies 12 kms mid-north of Dehradun at the base of Mussoorrie mountains. From DD take the road going to Garhi Cantonment. From Garhi Market area (Birpur Road) take Ghangora Road just after you cross the bridge over Tons river and near the gate. Continue for 2.5 km on this road to reach Jaintanwala village lying besides the river Nun on its left and at the base of Galjwari reserved sal forest on right. This roads descends on river Nun after about 1 km and then climbs to SantlaDevi Temple by foot another 2 kms. Park your vehicles besides the tea stalls along Nun river. Bird watching can be done here all along the Nun river by following its origin for another 1 km north-west until you reach the base of Mussoorrie mountains and also in sal forest present on both sides Nun river. Return is by the same route.

The Char Siddhs:

Lakshman Siddh:(along the Dehradun-Rishikesh road 12 km from Dehradun)

On way to Dehradun from Haridwar and Rishikesh is a temple which is 12 km short of Dehradun, the road is motorable up to the temple. A large number of people throng this temple specially on sundays. Legend has it that a saint underwent penance at this place. It is believed your wishes will be granted here.

Kalu Siddh :(near Baniyawala)

Kalu Sidh Temple is situated seven kilometers from Thano Village in Dehradun District. The temple is dedicated to a saint named Kalu Sidh. It lies in the Thano Forest Range, amid dense sal (shorea robusta trees) wood. River Song flows near the shrine. This place is ideal for bird-watchers and trekkers. Accommodation is available at Forest Rest House. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport. The nearest railway station is at Dehradun.

Manak Siddh :(near Shimla Bypass) and
madu siddh:(near Premnagar)

Small temples in scenic and as yet unspoilt locales. It is commonly believed that visitng all four Siddhs in a single day will fulfill a devotee's wishes.

Guchhupani(Robber's Cave)

Guchhupani or Robber's Cave is located in Vijaypur near Anarwala, about eight kilometers from Dehradun Clock Tower. Since it is quite in the interiors of Anarwala village, one sometimes has to trek or take a sturdy vehicle to reach the place. This place as a picnic spot was established by the British Officials in the mid of their rule here. It is popular and is considered unusual because the freezing spring goes underground at someplace, reappearing a few meters away from the underground tunnel. This stream passes through cave, a natural rift in the mountains.