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Dehradun travel, Garhwal TourismNestled in the mountain of the Himalaya, Dehradun in one of the odlest cities of India. Also known as the Abode of Drona , Dehradun has always been an important centre of the Garhwal rulers which was captured by the British.
The headuarters of many National Institute like ONGC , Servey of India , I.I.P. etc. are located in the city . Dehradun has a string of premier educational institutes like the forest Research Institute, Rashtriya Indian Military College and the Indian Milirary Academy.
It is favoured tourist destination as it attracts tourists, piligrims and enthusiasts From various walks of life to its serene environs. Add to this the abundance of special Basmati rice, tea and leechi gardens which contribute in turning the city into a paradise.
Places to See :
Tapkeshwar Temple :
The temple is situated on the banks of a rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt. Area 5.5 kms. from the city bus stand, the temple is well connected by road. It is named Tapkeshwar as water droplets, originating form a rock, fall on the Shivling placed in the shrine. People in large numbers participate in the fair organised on the occasion of Shivratri and pay their obeisance to the deity.
Malsi Deer Park :
10 kms. from Dehradun , enroute Mussoorie is situated a beautifully developed tourist spot lying at the foot hills of the Shivalik range. Malsi Deer Park is a mini-zoological park comprising of a children's park enveloped by beautifulm natural surroundings.
Alongwith the attractive environs the availability of refreshments makes the place an ideal sight seeing cum picnic spot. Sahastradhara Sahastradhara is a cold sulphur wate spring, with hing medicinal value. The Baldi river and the caves provide a breathtaking view. Situated 14 kms. from the city bus stand , and connected by a regular bus service and private taxies, this is an ideal place for family picnics.
Kalanga Monument :
Located on the right side of the Dehradun- Sahastradhara route, the kalanga monument recalls the story of the bravery of an 180 year old battle between the British and the Gokhas, perched on hill, 1000 feet over the banks of river Rispana, the monument represents the history of the rulers of Garhwal.
Laxaman Siddh :
12 kms. away from Dehradun , towards Rishikesh is a famous temple known as the Laxaman Siddh , Legend has it that a sage underwent penance over here. Due to easy accessibility the temple is visited by a large number of the people especially on Sundays.
Situated 7 kmS. from Dehradun , on the Dehradun- Delhi road is the famous temple of Chandrabani (Gautam Kund). According to the mythological beliefs, this spot was inhanited by Maharshi Gautam , his wife and daughter Anjani who are widely worshipped by temple. It is believed that the daugher of heaven Ganga had manifested herself on this spot which is now popularly known as the Gautam Kund. Every year devotees, in large numbers , take a dip in the holy Kund. 2 kms. away from the main raod , located in the midst of Shivalik hill, the place is a beautifl tourist spot.
Sai Darbar :
Situated 8 kms. along the Clock Tower on Rajpur Roadm is the Sai Darbar temple. This place holds a high cultural and spirital value and is visited by tourist form across the country and foreigners as well. Tibetan Temple Situated on Rajpur Road near the Sai Darbar is a huge and colourful temple of Lord Budha.
Robber's Cave (Guchhupani) :
An ideal place for a picnic , Robber's Cave , is just 8kms. away from the city Bus Stand . Lachhiwala 3 kms. from Doiwala and 22 kms. from Dehradun , on the Haridwar-Rishikesh road , is Lachhiwala. The serene and blissful spot is famous for is picnic spotsl.. The place also provides accommodation ot the tourists in the forest Test House nestled in the greenery.
Forest Reasearch Institute :
7kms. from clock Tower , the Forest Research Institute on the dehradun- Chakrata motaable road is the biggest forst based training institute in India. Most of the forest officers are product of this insitute . the F.R.I. with its majestic building also houses a Botanical Mueseum. Indian Military Acadeny Situated 8 kms. on Dehradun - Chakrata road and 3 kms. beyond F.R.I. ( Dehradun ) is a premier training institute for Army officers.
The academy has the following places of tourist interest. 1. Museam 2.Library war memorial arms and ammunition shooting demonstration room & Frima Golf Course [18 HOLES].
How to Reach :
By Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant , 24 kms. from Dehradun.
By Rail : Dehradun is a terminus of the Northern Railway.
By Road : Dehradun is well connected to all parts of the country.