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Are you looking for Dehradun Packages? Dehradun is based in the Himalayan mountain ranges and it is the capital of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most beautiful resorts in the sub hill places of India, which is known for its natural surroundings. The name of Dehradun is derived from two words "Dera" and "Dun", "Dera" meaning camp and "Dun" meaning the collection of the valley.


History of Dehradun: It is believed that in the Dwapar era, Guru Dronacharya meditated on the Deodar mountain, 19 km east of Dehradun city near Dwaragaon. That is why this valley is called Dronashram. Kedarkhand is considered a part of Skanda Purana. In this, the boundaries of Garhwal are described as follows - from Gangadwar-Haridwar to Shwetanta Parvat and from Tamasha-Toms river to Nanda Devi in Boudhanchal-Baghan, on one side of which flows Ganga and on the other side Yamuna river. The flow of Tamasa also passes through Dehradun. Details about Dehradun from the Ramayana period are that Lord Rama and his younger brother Lakshmana came to this region after a war with Ravana. English writer GRC Williams mentions Brahmin Janushruti in Memoirs of Doon that after the victory of Lanka, the Brahmins came here with Lakshmana on the advice of Guru Vashistha to atone for killing Ravana and to do penance as an atonement. Rama had done penance for years in Rishikesh and Lakshmana in Tapovan to get rid of sin.

The history of the Uttarakhand city, Dehradun (nicknamed "Doon Valley") is linked to the story of Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is believed that after a fight between Ravana and Lord Rama, Lord Rama and his brother Lakshmana did penance at this place. Dronacharya, known as 'Dronanagari' by the name of the mythical Royal Guru to the Kauravas and Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata, was born in Dehradun. Evidence such as ancient temples and sculptures have been found in the vicinity of Dehradun which is associated with the mythology of Ramayana and Mahabharata. These relics and ruins are believed to be about 2000 years old. In addition, local traditions and literature depict the region with events from the Mahabharata and Ramayana. It is said that even after the war of Mahabharata, the region was ruled by the Pandavas as the rulers of Hastinapur along with the descendants of Subahu ruled the region as tributaries.

The area was known as Sudhanagar in the seventh century and was described by the Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang. Later Sudhanagar came to be known as Kalsi. The remains of Ashoka have been found in Kalsi in the area on the banks of river Yamuna, indicating the wealth and importance of the region in ancient India. In the neighboring region of Haripur, ruins from the time of Raja Rasala were discovered which also shows the prosperity of the region. Before the use of the name Dehradun, the place has been shown on older maps as Gurdwara (a map by Webb, 1808) or Goorduwara (a map by Gerrard, 1818). The name of this place in Gerard's map is "Dehra or Gurudwara".

Places to Visit in Dehradun

1. Tapkeswar Temple: Tapkeshwar Temple is a popular cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Tapkeshwar Temple is situated on the banks of a migrant river situated 5.5 km away from the Dehradun city bus stand. This temple is also considered as Sidhpeeth. In the Tapkeshwar temple "Tapak" is a Hindi word, which means "drop by drop". Tapkeshwar Temple is a natural cave, inside which a Shivling is situated. It is said that water drops continuously drip from the rocks on the Shivalinga that is enshrined inside the cave and the water drops naturally fall on the Shivling. Due to which the name of this temple was named "Tapkeshwar Temple". There are many secrets of the temple and many things keep happening on the construction of the temple. Some say that the Shivling present here has appeared by itself, so many people tell that the whole temple has descended from heaven. It is believed that the temple has been enshrined at this place since time immemorial and it is also believed that this holy place is the penance place of Guru Dronacharya.
2. Daat Kali temple: Datkali Temple is a famous temple of Hindus, which is located on Saharanpur Dehradun Highway Road. Dat Kali Mandir is one of the famous temples of Dehradun and is situated at a distance of 14 km from Dehradun city. This temple is dedicated to Maa Kali, hence the temple is also called the temple of Kali and Kali Mata is considered to be a part of "Goddess Sati", the wife of Lord Shiva. Maa Dat Kali Temple is also known as "Manokamna Sidhpeeth" and "Kali Mandir". About Dat Kali Temple It is believed that Mata Dat Kali Temple is one of the main Sidhpeeth located in Dehradun. A big hall is also situated in Dat Kali temple, in which devotees and devotees etc. who come to the temple can take rest.

3. Laxman Siddh Temple: Laxman Siddha Mandir is an ancient and popular temple located in Dehradun. This temple or Sidhpeeth is situated at a distance of only 13 km from Dehradun in a very calm and picturesque environment, amidst dense forests, that is, this Sidhpeeth is located on Haridwar NH 72 highway, at a distance of 12 km from Dehradun ISBT. This temple is quite famous for its religious importance and also for its scenic beauty. It is said about Laxman Siddha Temple that this Siddha Peeth is one of the stolen Siddhas of Rishi Peeth Rishi Dattatreya. This Siddha Peeth is the best among the four Siddha Peeth located in Dehradun, and according to popular belief, this temple, after killing Ravana by the sons of King Dasharatha, "Lakshman and Rama", Lord Lakshmana performed penance at this place to get rid of the blame of killing Brahma had done.
4. Buddha Temple: Uttarakhand is known for its immense natural beauty, fresh environment and beautiful people. There are many beautiful places in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. One such beautiful place is "Buddha Temple or Buddha Temple", which is a Tibetan monastery and is also famous as Mandolin Monastery. It has a Tibetan religious place, Mohablewala, located in Clement Town, Dehradun, 02 km away from ISBT Dehradun. It was formed as one of the four Tibetan schools of religion and was named "Nyingma". The other three schools are called Sakya, Kajuyu and Geluk and are also of great importance in Tibetan religion. This place is also known as "Buddha Monastery" or "Buddha Garden" and it is also known as Mindrolling Monastery. The Buddhist temple was built in 1965 by the famous "Kohen Rinpoche" and several other monks to protect the religion of Buddhism and promote and preserve the culture. This temple is built in Japanese architectural style.

5. Sahastradhara Water Fall: Sahastradhara is situated amidst dense forests in the mountains in Rajpur road ahead of Dehradun. Sahastradhara is about 16 km away from Dehradun bus station. It is a picnic spot and a summer paradise but the main attraction here is the caves in which water is constantly dripping. This water is sulfuric, bathing in which cures skin pain. Water falling from the hill is the natural way. has been stored since. On walking a little further on the hill, there are many naturally carved small caves inside the hill, which are not visible from outside, when entering these caves, their roof keeps dripping like light rain showers. . Here many streams are combined and known as Sahastradhara.
6. Robber's Cave: Located 08 Km from Dehradun main town, Robber's cave is a picnic destination for tourists. The place is known as Gucchu Pani. Robber's used this place for hiding from the British soldiers, thus a place named Robber's cave. A perfect destination to plan a picnic with family and friends. Slippers are available on rent for the people wearing shoes as you have to walk through the water.
7. Prakashwar Mahadev: Shri Prakasheshwar Mahadev Temple is a temple of the Hindu god Shiva, which is located on the Dehradun-Mussoorie road in Uttarakhand. It is popularly known as Shiva Mandir. There is a crystal Shivling of Lord Shiva in this Shiva temple. There are many Shiva temples in Dehradun, but this Shiva temple is special. This temple is visited by devotees during the Hindu festival Shivaratri and the months of Sawan. It is also known as Prakasheshwar Mahadev Temple. This Shiva temple is one of the famous religious places of Dehradun. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here you can see many pictures and idols of God and Goddess. Every day the temple is decorated with flowers. Special pujas are conducted on the occasion of Shivratri and Sawan. Bhandara is organized daily for the devotees, where Prasad is distributed to them. This is the only temple where devotees cannot give any donation to the Lord. The place is very peaceful which gives complete relaxation and peace to the mind.

Sri Guru Ram rai Gurudwara: Ram Rai Gurudwara in Dehradun was established in Dehradun in the 17th century by 'Ram Rai', the eldest son of Shri Har Rai Ji, the seventh Guru of the Sikhs. This place is the main and religious place of Sikhs located in Dehradun. According to legend, Guru Ram Rai was banished to become a Sikh Guru and was forced to leave his native place. So he came to Dehradun and established his camp in Dehradun in 1676. The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was greatly impressed by the miraculous powers of Guru Ram Rai. So he asked Raja Fateh Shah of Garhwal to give all possible help to Guru Ram Rai Ji. Initially, a Gurudwara was built in Dhamawala. The construction of the present building of Darbar Sahib was completed in 1707. Ram Rai Gurdwara is an example of Islamic and Hindu architecture. The building has a dome, minaret, and frescoes reflecting a mixed culture and spiritual knowledge. The Ram Rai Gurdwara houses the Adi Granth Sahib, the holy books of the Sikhs and has a large dining hall, where free meals are cooked in the community kitchen and served free of charge to all visitors. The walls of the Gurudwara are carved with flowers and motifs, while paintings of religious figures from different religions are displayed. Near the Ram Rai Gurudwara, there is a pond, which is 200 x 80 feet wide and filled with water, where devotees come and take a dip. Ram Rai Gurdwara An important Sikh pilgrimage center allowing entry to all sections of the society irrespective of caste, creed, sect or religion, the annual Jhanda Mela is held every year on the 5th day after Holi. Jhanda Mela is celebrated in the memory of Guru Ram Rai. Every year many people from North India (Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh) and West India come to visit this festival. Mahima Prakash is a religious book of nostalgic tradition. It is believed that whenever a person does not know how to find the answer to the problem going on in his life, then if he comes here, reads his problem with a true heart and opens any page of the book. So on that, he gets his answer.

Things to do in Dehradun

1. Shopping: Dehradun is like a paradise for shopping. There are a lot of options for shopping in Dehradun. You can go to Paltan Bazar, Tibetan Market, Pacific Mall & Rajpura road.
2. Mela: Jhanda Mela or Jhanda Fair is the biggest fair in northern India which attracts thousands of devotees and tourists, this fair is celebrated in Dehradun. It is celebrated as the birthday of Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji, the eldest son of the seventh Guru of the Sikhs – Shri Har Rai Ji. A huge flag (Jhanda Ji) is hoisted in this fair to mark the arrival in the Doon Valley on this day in 1733. Jhanda Mela is celebrated on the fifth day of Chaitra which is also the fifth day of Holi. It is a belief that the women who get a chance to sew this flag get rid of all the troubles of their life. Every year women wait when they get called and they get involved in the service. People here say that Guru Ram Rai died in a very mysterious way. It used to happen many times that Guru Ram Rai would leave his body while meditating and go to help his devotees. But once when he did not come out of his room for two days, his first wife Mata Punjab Kaur asked the assistants. Got the door broken and saw that Guru Ram Rai had died. Even today his bed is kept in the house of Darbar Sahib.

How to reach Dehradun

By Road: Dehradun can be reached by road very easily by driving from Delhi by 280Km. Haridwar & Rishikesh are the nearest places to reach Dehradun by road. Buses & taxis are available for Dehradun from these places.
By Train: Dehradun itself is the railway station. It is well connected to all major cities of India. Trains are also available from Haridwar, Rishikesh & Delhi.
By Air: Jolly Grant is the nearest airport to Dehradun. It's well connected to all cities.

Tips for Dehradun Trip
  • Try to take less luggage to make your trip easier.
  • Keeping less luggage will help you to get a quick entry & exit.
  • Use good quality Jackets & Shoes while going nature walk.
  • Use sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
  • Carry light woolen clothes while traveling from April to Oct.
  • Please get an update about the road conditions once traveling during the monsoon.
  • Heavy woolen clothes are required from Nov to Feb.
  • People want to spend time in leisure also they have spa & wellness treatments centers. Dehradun is the best destination to do it.
  • Please book your rooms in advance during the peak season like April, May & June also Christmas & New Years Eve.
  • Book your tour package with a registered company only.
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    Why is Dehradun famous?+

    The capital of Uttarakhand is a gateway to some of the most popular hill stations in the country like Nainital and Mussoorie. Nestled in the Doon valley.

    What are the Famous things of Dehradun?+

    If you have come to Dehradun and haven't eaten Chetan's aloo-puri from Hanuman chowk, then what did you eat? If the chat has not taken the chatter of the street, then what did you do? As much as Dehradun is famous for its beauty, the street food joints here are also Famous.

    How can we enjoy Dehradun?+

    Things to do in Dehradun
    Treks and walks
    Go exploring at robber's cave
    Trekking at Har Ki Dun
    Visit the Forest Research Institute
    Find peace at Mindrolling Monastery
    Dive into History at the war Memorial
    Relax by the Shastradhara

    What type of hotels are there in Dehradun?+

    All categories of hotels are there for every traveler's budget to luxury. Lodge, Homestays, 1-star to 4-star hotels.

    How can I spend my day in Dehradun?+

    Places to Visit with One Day Dehradun City Sightseeing by car.
    Tibetan Buddhist Temple.
    Zonal Museum.
    Rajpur Road
    Forest Research Institute.
    Seek Blessing at Shiv Mandir
    Witness the Beautiful Clock Tower.
    Visit the Distinct Location of Tapkeshwar Temple.

    How many days are enough for Dehradun?+

    Ideal Travel Duration: Around Three Days are enough to explore around the city of Dehradun and make the most of your time.

    Which is the best month to visit Dehradun?+

    March to June: This is the time when most people flock to Dehradun since the weather is pleasant and clear and is best sights and indulge in Adventure activities.

    How far Dehradun from Delhi?+

    Dehradun to Delhi is approx 275 km via NH334.

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