Dehradun District

Dehradun District | PLACES TO SEE | Dehradun District | TOURISM
Dehradun District | TOURISM
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Uttarakhand Guide

Dehradun district is particularly known among tourists for its natural resources, educational institutions, hill stations, splendid landscape, holy shrines with their legendary history connected to Ramayana and Mahabharata period and the pleasing weather in all seasons.

The rivers flowing through the land of Dehradun are Ganga, Yamuna, Asan, Suswa, Tons, Rispana, Bindal and Amalava. These rivers are the major source of fertile land of Dehradun district which grows varied corps and vegetations. Wheat, rice, maize, mustard, groundnut, oilseeds, sugarcane, barley and tobacco are the major crops produced in Dehradun district. Important vegetables grown here are potato, onion, peas, tomato, cauliflower, cabbage and tea. People of Dehradun produce cereals like urd, arhar, masoor, rajma, rapseeds and soybean.

Dehradun district is famous for lichi fruit. Before it became the capital city of Uttarakhand state, Dehradun had lichi orchards all over its area. With urbanization the lichi trees were cut down and business of honey bee also lowered. Other major fruits of Dehradun district are mango, papaya, lichi, guava, peach, grapes and strawberry. Basmati rice of Dehradun is also popular world widely.

Dehradun district is home to many beautiful old houses mostly built during British colonial era though with modernization many buildings and architectural monuments are replaced. Important buildings in Dehradun district are Clock Tower, Forest Research Institute, CNI College, Morrison Memorial Church, Inamullah Building, Jama Masjid, Osho Meditation Center, Indian Military Academy and Darbar Sahib.

Forests in Dehradun District

Green city Dehradun has different forest ranges like Motichur, Thano, Barkot. These forest ranges are home to various trees like banj, bans, coniferous, deodar, panang, sal, semal, shisham. Shiris, jhingan, bohera, dhauri, bakli, sain, haldu, chameli and karaunda are other trees found in Dehradun district.

Dehradun District | Best Time To Visit

You can visit Dehradun district any time of the year. Summers in lower region may sometimes experience 40̊C temperature but mostly it doesn’t exceed 34̊C. During the winter temperature varies from 1̊C to 20̊C.

In higher regions, summers are pleasing hot and winters are cold with snowfall at times. Mussoorie hill station is best destination during winter to play with snow. Monsoon brings heavy rain to Dehradun district.

Dehradun District | How To Reach?


  • By Air: Jolly Grant airport Dehradun has regular flight connected to Delhi. Jolly Grant airport is 24.8Km from main city Dehradun. You will find taxi and cabs to other parts of the district from Jolly Grant airport. Also you can find state and city bus for Dehradun city.
  • By Rail: Dehradun Railway station is in Govind Nagar in the city of Dehradun only 1.1Km from the main city. Other rail stations in Dehradun district are Raiwala (42.1Km), Rishikesh (41.9Km), Doiwala (19.8Km) and Harrawala (9.7Km).
  • By Road: Dehradun has a well connected road network to other parts of Uttarakhand state and other major cities of India.


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