Dehradun FAQs

Dehradun is famous as Weekend Getaway, Hot Destination, Others, Business Hub, Christmas and New Year, Char Dham Route, Cities, Shopping, with over 31 Places to See in Dehradun. Nearest Airport from Nainital is Jolly Grant Airport, 33 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Dehradun, 5 kms. There are Hotels in Dehradun and you can compare Dehradun hotels as per location and price.

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General

What is the best time to visit Dehradun?

The months of March, April, October and November are considered relatively pleasant. Most tourists flock to Dehradun from March to June as the weather is pleasant and clear, offering best sights and one can partake in adventure activities. The monsoon season makes the city even more beautiful.

What type of weather can be expected in Dehradun?

The climate of Dehradun is considered moderate due to its proximity to the Himalayas. It has cool winters, warm summers and rainy monsoons. Dehradun receives rainfall in between June and September. Due to pleasant weather, Dehradun can be visited throughout the year.

Is there ATM facility available in Dehradun?

Being the capital city of Uttarakhand and a commercial and financial hub, Dehradun has numerous ATMs at various places spread across the city to cater to the financial needs of the tourists and the residents alike.

Are there any bars and pubs in Dehradun?

Yes, there are plenty of bars, pubs, and clubs in Dehradun that are constantly flocked with the young crowd.  Though the nightlife in Dehradun is not as happening as in Mumbai or Delhi but it does have enough charisma to attract scores of the crowd. For your convenience we further categorized Top bars and pubs in Dehradun, you can opt best one from the list.

Is there any good restaurants and cafes available in Dehradun?

People of Dehradun loves food very much, you can found lots of restaurants and cafes all around the city that serves tasty food. Dehradun is well known for its Chinese or Tibetan cuisines but you can all type all cuisines here. Dehradun is also famous for its offbeat cafes and restaurants. For your convenience, we separately listed Best Cafes in Dehradun and Best Restaurants in Dehradun, you can choose best one from the list.

Travel (Trip Planning)

Is it safe to travel to Dehradun?

The road conditions in Dehradun largely remain unaffected during the monsoons. So, it is pretty safe travelling to Dehradun in a personal vehicle in the day as well as in the night. However, common sense is always important to keep oneself out of troubles. A weather update before starting a journey is always a good idea.

Are there taxi services available in Dehradun?

Yes, there are many car rental services available in Dehradun for local sightseeing as well travelling from Dehradun to other cities and towns. One can book taxis in Dehradun for visiting the surrounding areas like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Mussoorie etc. The rates of the taxis vary depending upon the vehicle requested and the kilometers covered.

What are the other destinations in and around Dehradun?

Apart from Dehradun, there are several other tourist destinations in the vicinity of Dehradun. Queen of Hills, Mussoorie, is at a distance of just 35 kms while Chakrata is at a distance of 80 kms from Dehradun. The holy cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar are situated at a distance of 45 kms and 53 kms respectively. Kanatal, another popular hill station is at a distance of mere 60 kms from Dehradun.

What are the famous places or picnic spots to see around the Dehradun City?

Tourist can found many places to see in Dehradun. City is fully packed with lots of picnic spots all around. Some of famous them are Sahastradhara, Robbers cave, Buddha Temple, Lacchi wala, Santala Devi, Maal Devta, Shikhar Fall and So on. For detailed information, you can follow the link, Picnic Spots in Dehradun.

How to Reach

How to reach Dehradun from Delhi?

Dehradun is at a distance of 248 kms from Delhi. There are various modes of transportations that are available to reach Dehradun:

  • By Road:  Dehradun is well connected with major northern cities via motorable roads. There are various bus services available from Delhi to Dehradun. One can opt for semi-deluxe, deluxe and AC Volvo as per their needs. In addition to that, Dehradun is connected with Delhi by buses on a regular basis from Kashmere Gate ISBT.
  • By Rail: The Dehradun Railway Station is well connected with various major Indian cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata etc. The frequency of trains to Dehradun is quite high as it is the capital city of the Uttarakhand.
  • By Air: The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which lies approximately 25 kilometres away, and offers daily connectivity with New Delhi.

How can one reach Mussoorie from Dehradun?

Mussoorie is at a distance of 35 kms from Dehradun. From Dehradun, one can hire a taxi or take a local or state-run bus to Mussoorie that offer daily services between the cities. In addition to that, various private bus operators offer services from Dehradun to Mussoorie.

Distance Chart of major destinations from Dehradun?

Distance Chart of major destinations from Dehradun:

DestinationDistance (In Km.)
Delhi248
Haridwar53
Rishikesh45
Mussoorie34
Chakrata87
Roorkee71
Devprayag113
Srinagar152
Rudraprayag180
Joshimath294
Badrinath336
Kedarnath264
Uttarkashi144
Gangotri242
Yamunotri181

Hotels and Accommodations

How is accommodation facility in Dehradun?

As one of the popular tourist destination and the largest city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun has the plethora of quality hotels. Accommodation is not an issue in Dehradun you can find numerous hotels and guesthouses that have mushroomed in Dehradun. For the convenience of tourists, we further categorized the hotels is Dehradun is two more category viz. Budget Hotels in Dehradun and Luxury Hotels in Dehradun.

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