Dehradun is truly wonderful place to be associated with. It has friendly and helpful people, an abundance of recreational opportunities and places to see and visit. The open countryside, hills and mountains of Dehradun has a reputation being the educational capital of the country.
Dehradun has a sub-tropical climate with cool winters, warm and crips springs, hot summers and a strong monsoon. The mountains around Dehradun receive sustained snowfall in winter, but the temperature in the city hardly ever drops below freezing. With over 200 years of history, Dehradun's proudest moment came in Novembers 2000 when the town become the capital of Uttarakhand, understandably termed the abode of the Gods.
The city has a temperate climate (temperatures ranging from 7 0 C to 32 0 C), is 240 Kms North East of New Delhi 2300 Sq Ft. above sea level and is well connected by rail road and air.
By Road : Dehradun is well connected with road to all parts of the country and can easily be traveled in a bus or taxi from almost anywhere.
There are two bus stands. Deluxe/semi-deluxe bus services operate between Dehradun and Delhi, Shimla and Mussoorie. These services operate from ISBT(Inter State Bus Terminus) near clement Town. From the Delhi bus stand on Gandi Road, a new AC Deluxe Volvo bus services by UASRTC has started. Bus services to Mussoorie, operated by UASRTC at a frequency of 15 mins to 70 mins. is available from ISBT.
Private bus companies also operate services between Dehradun and neighbouring centres and villages. Bus services are centered at Private Local Bus stand , Prade Ground.
By Train : Dehradun is a major railway station of Northern Railways and is well connected with direct trains to almost all the big cities of India. Some of the major ones are Delhi-Dehradun shatabdi' AC special, Mussoorie Express, Jan Shatabdi, Dehradun Express, Howrah-Dehradun Express, Chennai-Dehradun Express, Bandra-Dehradun Express, Indore-Dehradun Express etc.
By Air : The Jolly Grant Airport , 25 kilometres from Dehradun, is well connected with the Delhi airport. Kingfisher, Deccan, MDLR have daily flights between the two airports.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN & AROUND DEHRADUN