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Travel to Dehradun
Every year many tourists visit Dehradun.Only few wish to leave. It is town that houses not just the finest schools and institutions but also has one of the most agreeable climates in the country. Dehradun lies in the picturesque Doon vally, 2250 ft above sea level and 34 km from Mussoorie.
Explore the town on foot. Buy brightly coloured handmade woollen items made by tribal communities in the nearby Garhwal hills. A trip to Dehradun is incomplete without a bag of the famous and favourite kwality toffees. Stroll around the Baldi River known for its mineral water, Robbers cave, The Gurkha fort, The Kalunga War Memorial, Chetwoode Hall or cycle to the Forest Research Institute. It is spread over 2,000 acres. One of the world's largest establishments of research on forest sciences it offers a stimulating window to the world of trees and plants and ecological systems in the region.
Once in town you can do cycling tours, nature walks, hang out at the Rajpur Road hotspots (bookshops, restaurants, cinema halls).Pick up a hamper and picnic at old time favourites such as Sahastradhara, sulphur spring a half -hour's drive away to where the Baldi River brings down its healing mineral waters.
Ensconced in a swathe of sal forestland on the upper reaches of Dehradun's Rajput Raod, Malsi with its deer park and jungle trails offers you a taste of the tranquil and the wild.
When to go:
Dehra's equable climate draws visitors all year round. While summers can get warm, its definitely better than Delhi.
How to visit Dehradun
By Road: It is 235 kms north of Delhi.Take NH58 to Roorkee via Meerut; NH 72A to Dehradun via Chhutmalpur and Mohand.Approximate drive time is 6 hours.
By Rail: Dehradun is connected by many trains from all the directions.