So the first cite on my list was paltan Bazaar. You cannot escape Dehradun without visiting Paltan bazaar...At the heart of city it starts from clock tower and ends at railway station.At about 1.5 kms stretch, it goes through variety of shades.
1. chaats and Bakery: As you enter the market, you have Quality bakery and a few others for some best confectionery items. Try Ice cream, buns and hotdogs for sure.
In case you are more on Indian chaat, just opposite is Chaat gali with gol gappe, Tikki , dahi chaat etc...
As you go ahead, you have mostly clothing, a Lord Shiva ji temple and you reach Mission school.
On your left from here, you have some electronics shops and further dry fruits, fruits and vegetables market.
On right, you have famous fish market, followed by traveller's paradise...You get all hiking stuff, from shoes, bags, jackets, to tents and turfs...Moving further straight, you reach kotwali..
Don't miss out bun-tikki at the corner.
Diagonally opposite are sweet shops to pamper your tastebuds with sweetness of gulaab jamun. Roshan sweets is serving same for 100+ years now. This area has some book stores for academic and competition books.
Further down part is called Dhamawala and is full of Jewellery shops, music instruments, utensils and other house hold stuff.
Nos you are at Raja road cross, on your right is Vegetable market ( badi Mandi) with fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy items. Hanuman chowk here has great ancient temple of Lord Hanuman ji, and you get here great quality pulses/ lentils. Also a joint next to temple Chetan pooriwala is known all over for pooris, also sabji n pumpkin veg.
Moving further down, you reach Guru Ram rai ji Darbar on right, please visit and the road full of some small restaurants and good food joints.
At reaching the end of the bazaar, near clock tower, you will find Laxmi restaurant, established in 1944, this place is known for it's authentic south Indian taste.
This is mostly end of the trip to Paltan Bazaar