Dehradun Tourism and Travel Guide

Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand, a state in the northern part of India. Located in the Garhwal region, Dehradun is in the Doon Valley perched the foothills of the Himalayas. Nestled between the river Ganges on the east and the river Yamuna on the west, it is well-connected and in proximity to the Himalayan tourist destinations of Mussoorie, Auli and the Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Chota Char Dham. There are various things to do in Dehradun such as trekking expeditions in the Garhwal Himalayas. High-quality trekking gear like rucksacks, gloves, boots, tents, etc can be bought from shops in the thriving Moti bazaar. All items are mostly made locally and the shops also supply material to the Indian army that has its primary training center in Dehradun. The city is a haven for foodies as Dehradun offers a lot of variety and affordability in its cuisine. Some of the best restaurants in Dehradun are Doon Darbar - renowned for delectable Mughlai dishes, Mirabilia Restaurant and Bar, Kalsang Restaurant, etc. Dehradun tourism has also gained importance because of the trekking activities which are carried out in the Garhwal Himalayan range. Must visit these tourist places in Dehradun such as Robber's Cave, Tapkeshwar Temple, Shikhar Fall and Buddha Temple to name a few
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Best Time To Visit Dehradun

Peak Season to visit Dehradun is from March to June. This is the time when most people flock to Dehradun since the weather is pleasant and clear and is best to enjoy the sights and indulge in adventure activities.

Shoulder Season: Winter Season starts from the month of December and continues up to February. The winter season has a maximum of 22°C while the minimum temperature recorded is 17°C.

Off-season: July to September: This is when the monsoon kicks in and Dehradun looks beautiful and lush green in its rain-washed splendour.

Budget For Dehradun

For Budget Travellers: INR 650 - 1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 600 - 800
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 70 - 200
  • Public Transport in buses and autorickshaws: INR 20 - 100
  • Sightseeing: INR 25 - 50.

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1300 to INR 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and resorts: INR 850 - 1000
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 250 - 500
  • Local transport in local taxis or car rentals: INR 200 - 400
  • Treks and Hiking packages: INR 1500 and upwards.

For Luxury Travellers: INR 4500 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 3000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 800 and upwards
  • Local transport in private taxis: INR 2000 and upwards
  • Guided tours: INR 2000 and upwards.