August 3rd, 2016 by Abhijit Chakraborty admin

Dehradun, situated 236 km from Delhi, is everything that a travel destination should be. It is a perfect blend of city and countryside; there are several forests to explore, and also malls, gaming parlours and bars to make you feel at home. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, its name means ‘dera’ or home in the Doon Valley.

The Forest Research Institute
The Forest Research Institute (Click here to see nearby OYOs)

Famous Institutions

The city is famous for its many institutions, namely the Doon School which is referred to as the Eton of India. Forest Research Institute, Welham Schools, ONGC, Indian Military Academy, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Studies, Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India are just some of the institutions that Dehradun boasts of.


Mindrolling Monastery (Click here to find nearby OYOs)

Historical Places

Dehradun has a long, rich history and the Sai Mandir, Tapkeshwar Temple, Santala Devi Temple, Sahasradhara Temple, Lakshman Siddh Peeth, Mindrolling Monastery and the Indian Military Academy are a few examples of it.

The Trails of Dehradun (Click here to view OYOs in Dehradun)

Reconnect With Nature

Widely known for its cool and pleasing climate, and with the most picturesque sights possible, Dehradun is a must visit for any adventure or nature lover. It is a base for trekking and adventure tourism, with several picnic spots, especially along riverbanks. For bikers and cycling enthusiasts there are scenic routes and cycling trails. The Robber’s Cave, Rajaji National Park, Malsi Deer Park, Assan Barrage, Kempty Falls and the Jheel are the perfect picnic spots and places where you can reconnect with nature.

Cafe Hi-Life at Old Rajpur (Click here to find nearby OYOs)

Café Culture

Café culture is booming in Dehradun, to make the city more cosy and relaxed. Places that definitely should be visited are Ellora (with amazing cookies), Lhasa (with its authentic Tibetan cuisine), The Orchid (for its scenic views), Swasteek (a Himalayan Resort); and the most important of all, the Tibetan market, one of the most famous flea markets of India.

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Dehradun – a view of the Hills

Not only Dehradun, their are various places to visit in Uttarakhand like Mussorie and Rishikesh are a short drive away, less than two hours; and they offer many options of sightseeing and adventure too. Book an OYO in Dehradun and head out to the picnic spots a few kilometers away to take complete advantage of your trip.

OYO Premium ISBT, Saharanpur Road, Dehradun

You should visit Dehradun at least once in your lifetime, because it is not only about natural beauty and tons of adventure, it is also a place where you can soak in a beautiful culture. Also, the weather is always agreeable if you want a break from the city life.

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