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Area : 300 Sq. kms.
Altituede : 640 mts. (2100 ft)
Season : Ideal round the year
Nestled 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.
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 Tepkeshwar 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.
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.
Santaula Devi Temple
About 15 kms .from the dehradun to reach the famous temple of santuala devi ,one can Utilize the bus facilities till jaitanwala ,then it is a 2 kms. drive to punjabiwala bya Jeep or any light vehicle and further it is a 2 kms .trek from punjabiwala to the temple The temple stands as a symbol of the faith people have in the temple and has great Cultural and religious significance .
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.
Situated on the extreme western region of Mussoorie town, this temple is dedicated to Lord Balbhadra, brother of Shri Krishna. About 15 kms from Mussoorie, Bhadraj offers a commanding view of the Doon Valley and Chakrata ranges.
Situated at an elevation of 3,030 mts above sea level near village Kaddukhal, the temple of Surkanda Devi is about 40 kms from Mussoorie and 8 kms from Dhanolti. Visitors can go up to Kaddu Khal ( Devas-thali) by Bus or by Car from where the temple is about 2 kms on foot.
Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill)
9 kms to the west of Mussoorie and at an altitude of 2104 mtrs. is the Jwalaji Temple. It is situated on the top of the Benog Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga in it. The temple is surrounded by these forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna valley.
Nag Devta Temple
This ancient temple, situated on Cart Road is about 6 km from Mussoorie.
20 kms. from the Mussoorie on Dehradun road. A famous Temple of Lord Shiva, is an ideal spot on the road to Dehradun. It is located in the Modest of Hill Valley.
The Bharat Mandir is the oldest temple in Rishikesh, near the Triveni Ghat. This temple is dedicated to Bharat, the younger brother of Lord Ram.
Places To See :
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.
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]
Approximately, 5 kms.from the city bus stand on the Dehradun - Rajpur Road ,this place is situated in beautiful surroundings. Legend has it that guru dronacharya had done penance in this area.
The Zooligical Survey of India
Founded in 1916 the Zooligical Survey of India, 5 kms. away of kaulagarh road, a department under the Ministry of Enviroment and Forests, and Forests, is a premier Nastional Institute exploring the faunal diversity of the country. It undertakes surveys in all the bniogeographic zones to collect. Identify. Collate and inventories faunal diversity of our country. The museum of this institute has a variety of Himalayan faunal diversity.
Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 24 kms from Dehradun.
Rail : It is connected among other places, to Amritsar, Howrah, Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and other major cities.
Road : Dehradun is connected to other parts of India with a wide network of road route.