Travelling, for me, has become an integral part of my life as much as breathing. It was time again to pack my bags and set off for my next destination. This time it was not the mighty mountains or the golden beaches. Instead, I chose a valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between the river Ganges on the east and the river Yamuna on the west. Yes, I chose Dehradun for a small escape for 2 days from the daily routine, and I was not disappointed at all.
Dehradun is located in the Doon Valley within the Shivalik Range in the Garhwal region of the Lesser Himalayas. The city of Dehradun also serves as the administrative and legislative capital of the holy state of Uttarakhand, India. The warmth and love of the place charmed us so much so that we fell in love with Dehradun instantly. Come, join me in my journey as I take you through the places I visited in Dehradun; come, fall in love.
Day 0: Delhi to Dehradun
Dehradun has good connectivity from Delhi via rail, road, and air; I opted a train travel. I took Nanda Devi Express from New Delhi Railway station (NDLS) that leaves at 23.50 hrs and reaches Dehradun (DDN) at 5.40 hrs the next day.
For a working professional like me, this was the perfect option as I could complete my office hours and reach the station comfortably well ahead of time.