When you think of a State known for its Culture, Climate, Food, Hospitality, Picturesque locations, Uttarakhand Knocks on our mind and so does the capital city Dehradun which promises to provide all these things.
Dehradun a city elevated at a height of 437m just above Rishikesh and about 236kms from New Delhi.
Delhi to Dehradun
You don’t have to think much about any other alternative apart from Bus, that’s what I think. Delhi to Dehradun is around 260km and hardly takes 5-6 hrs by bus.
I think you should go by bus where it’s accessible to go because looking outside the window seat and traveling with a mix of locals and tourists feel better.
Don’t you think?
Rishikesh to Dehradun
Rishikesh to Dehradun is just 1-2 hrs of road journey and I must say a beautiful road journey. You can take a bus to Dehradun from the Rishikesh bus stand on the spot. Daily buses run between Rishikesh to Dehradun.
We came to Dehradun from Rishikesh. We have not decided on Dehradun, rather we are confused between Dehradun and Lansdowne. Since after 2 days, we have a plan for Mussoorie so we locked Dehradun in our Journey.
You can read my Jubilant Journey in Mussoorie.
The Trip started from the holy city Rishikesh at 10 a.m. from the Rishikesh bus stand. We took a bus from Rishikesh to Dehradun. It is about 46kms from Rishikesh and will take around 2hrs to reach.
We reached the Dehradun bus stand at 1: p.m. because of the traffic and some construction going on in between. Since it is a peak season as we expected we searched for budgeted hotels and we aren’t getting any. Finally, we got one in the crowded bazaar of Raja Road, Paltan Bazar which is nearby to the Railway station, and also where we gonna take our Mussoorie bus next to the next day.
So, we kept our bags to take some rest and left to explore the city.
I Have Highlighted the main points for an easy pick.
One of the most attractive places in Dehradun in Robbers cave (Guchupaani). It is a long cave around 200m long and at the end, there is a waterfall. The chilled water touching up until your knees is an amazing experience. And there is a snack shop at the top where you can enjoy Maggi, omelet, etc.
We have spent some time admiring the cave, the structure. While Returning from Robbers cave as we don’t have our vehicle and any cab service usually doesn’t come, so we have to walk back around 6-7km to reach the main road where we will get the cab.
As we become so much exhausted, we went back to our hotel to take some rest and went to explore the nightlife.
Nightlife is incomplete if you don’t go to Rajpura road which is famous for its delicious food. At around 8.p.m. we had our food and this time it’s our call to walk back to our hotel which is around 6 km and it’s around 11 p.m. in the night. Passing by we encountered Kalsang which is famous for its Chilli Momos, and Clock Tower of Dehradun. Rajpur is amazing when it comes to food. This is a must-visit place.
Our Day 2 started up by visiting again on Rajpur road and exploring more as we loved this place. We had seen a Pacific mall, with a statue of Liberty Outside so we found it interesting and the mall is very beautiful from inside as it looked outside.
FRI, where Student of the year was shoot, Dehradun Zoo, Malsi deer park, are the places where spending some time is worth it.
Shopping comes out automatically when we like the place, whether you say Paltan Bazar where our hotel is or the Tibetan market for cool budgeted clothes. Overall, Dehradun is a Majestic place, especially when you don’t go in the peak season. I liked it, as I told before about the Climate, Culture, food, etc. All in all, making memories is all we need in our life.
We spent most of our day around Rajpur and nearby only. And at night went to our hotel because early morning the next destination is eagerly waiting for us.
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So, there is a monastery, Forest Research Institute and of course, rusks from Dehradun. It’s become quite a noisy town now, though life is slow and good here.
Yeah! But, I haven’t got a chance to visit the FRI, but I have heard a lot about that institute.