Dehradun Tour Packages 

Dehradun, a destination at the Himalayan foothills, offers a unique blend of the charm of a peaceful mountain region and the vibe of a bustling metro city.  The capital city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is also the largest city of this northern state, and if you have booked comprehensive Uttarakhand tour packages, the chances are that your journey will begin here.
Holidays in Dehradun are nothing short of a wonderful experience as the city boasts a year-round comfortable temperature and is situated at an elevation of 1400 ft. above sea level. The city features a wonderful mix of religious, colonial, and contemporary architecture with the Forest Research Institute, the Clock Tower, and the bakeries and eateries lining the well-known Rajpur Road being some of the most notable buildings.
Dehradun is not only a beautiful state capital but also known as the "Gateway to Garhwal Region”, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in India since it is close to pilgrimage sites like Haridwar and Rishikesh as well as tourist destinations like Mussoorie.

If you are planning to visit Dehradun, here is the full travel guide for your holidays

Best Places to Visit During Dehradun Travel 

Robber’s Cave
Arguably, the most popular tourist hotspot in Dehradun is the Robber’s Cave.  This natural wonder is a fascinating labyrinth of caves formed by a river disappearing underground and reappearing a few yards away. Visitors can walk through the cool, dark passages, and even wade through the shallow streams inside. Robber's Cave is an ideal spot for picnics and offers a refreshing respite from the summer heat, making it a regular feature in every Dehradun vacation package. 

Another very popular place to visit in Dehradun, Sahastradhara is a unique place which is known for its therapeutic hot sulphur springs and breathtaking waterfalls. Surrounded by lush greenery and limestone cliffs, this site is not only a feast for the eyes but also believed to possess medicinal properties due to its high sulphur content. Visitors can bathe in the rejuvenating waters or simply soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings. It is located at a short distance of 14kms from the main city and is very close to the Robber’s Cave. 

Mindrolling Monastery
A constant highlight of several Dehradun holiday packages, Mindrolling Monastery is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in India. Adorned with intricate murals, towering statues, and meticulously landscaped gardens, Mindrolling Monastery is a serene oasis of spirituality and architectural splendor and offers a glimpse into Tibetan culture and Buddhist teachings. Visitors can participate in meditation sessions, explore the ornate prayer halls, and admire the panoramic views of the city from the monastery's premises.

Tapkeshwar Temple
Add a sense of spiritual tranquility to your Dehradun travel by visiting the famous Tapkeshwar temple. Situated amidst the tranquil surroundings of a forest, Tapkeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is believed to be the site where the deity once meditated. The temple's main attraction is its natural cave formation, from which water continuously drips onto a Shiva Lingam, giving the temple its name, which translates to "Dripping Cave." The serene ambiance and spiritual significance of Tapkeshwar Temple make it a popular pilgrimage and a regular feature in a typical Uttarakhand family tour package.

Things to Do in Dehradun

Experience the Thrill of Jungle Adventures
Attention all safari enthusiasts! Fulfill your craving for an adventurous rendezvous with the wildlife be taking a jungle safari at the Rajaji National Park. This national park, named after the legendary C. Rajagopalchari, former Indian minister of home affairs, the forest is located in three districts of Uttarakhand: Dehradun, Haridwar, and Pauri Garhwal. Largely famous for tigers and elephants, this region is rich in priceless fossils that are up to 10 million years old. Asian Elephants, Tiger and King Cobra, Panther, Bear, Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar, Kakar, Python, Monitor Lizard, and Wild Cats are among the animals that can be spotted.

Feel the Vibe of the City
There is a lot to explore locally in Dehradun. So, when you book your holidays in Dehradun, be ready to walk around the town a lot to experience the local vibe. From the iconic Clock Tower that has seen the city evolve over the years, to the bustling Paltan Bazaar which is a popular place for shopping in Dehradun offering local spices, artefacts, and street food stalls. And, then, of course, being an educational hub, there are renowned institutes that you can also visit such as the Forest Research Institute, The Chetwood Hall (the part of Indian Military Academy opened for tourists), the Regional Science Center, etc. there is a lot to explore around during your Dehradun travel. 

Enjoy a Fun Day Out with Family and Friends
Doesn’t matter if you have booked Uttarakhand family tour packages or Uttarakhand honeymoon packages, when you are in Dehradun make sure to spare a day for some fun activities. This could include a day’s trip to the enthralling Fun Valley, an amusement park offering an array of exciting rides and water activities for visitors of all ages. Additionally, you can choose to hop onto a bicycle and discover the city's hidden gems and scenic beauty on a guided cycling tour of Dehradun. Pedal through quaint villages, lush forests, and historic landmarks while soaking in the fresh mountain air and tranquil ambience of the surroundings.

Tips to Make the Best of Your Holidays In Dehradun 

Respect Local Culture
Dehradun may be a big town and have an advanced lifestyle, yet the locals living here still follow and respect their age-old traditions and customs to the core and expect the same from tourists travelling to the city.

Pack light
A lot of walking might be a part of your Dehradun vacation package, so along with comfortable wear, make sure to pack sturdy and comfortable shoes. 

Plan a Budget and Stick to It
Some of the best ways to make sure you don’t go beyond your planned budget for the trip are by opting for budget-friendly stays in Dehradun and considering local transportation for a more authentic experience. When you book your Uttarakhand tour packages with Kiomoi you can expect a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference. From cozy guesthouses to homestays run by local families, and luxurious home stays like Mahavan and deluxe hotels, there's something for everyone.

Experience Local Vibe
One of the best ways to know a place is by immersing yourself in the local lifestyle. So, take out time to cover as many top places to visit in Dehradun as possible during your stay, try local cuisine, attend cultural events, and interact with locals to get a true sense of the destination.

Stay Informed and be Safe
Kiomoi always advises its guests to stay updated on any travel advisories or safety concerns for their destination. Additionally, it is always recommended to follow some basic safety steps, such as being aware of your surroundings to ensure safety and avoid displaying valuable items openly.

Important Details About Dehradun Holiday Packages

Best Time to Visit Dehradun

The best time to visit Dehradun is from March to June and September to November when the weather is pleasant and conducive for outdoor activities.

How to Reach Dehradun

By Air: Dehradun is well-connected by air, with Jolly Grant Airport being the nearest airport, located approximately 30 kilometres away from the city centre. Regular flights operate from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore to Dehradun, making air travel a convenient option for visitors.

By Road: Dehradun is well-connected by road networks, with regular bus services operated by state-run and private operators from neighbouring cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Jaipur.

By Rail: Dehradun Railway Station serves as a major railhead, with frequent train services connecting it to cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Varanasi.

Best Places to Eat in Dehradun

When it comes to finding recommended places to eat in Dehradun, many would make it to the list. For authentic North Indian cuisine, head to Black Pepper Restaurant, renowned for its delectable kebabs, curries, and biryanis prepared with aromatic spices. If you're craving international flavours, Orchard, located in the heart of the city, offers a sophisticated dining experience with a menu featuring continental and Mediterranean delicacies. For a taste of local favourites, visit Kalsang Friends Corner, a popular Tibetan eatery known for its momos, thukpa, and other traditional Tibetan dishes.

Best Places for Shopping in Dehradun

For the best shopping experience in Dehradun, head straight to the Paltan Bazaar, a shopper's paradise, brimming with shops selling clothing, footwear, jewellery, and souvenirs at bargain prices. You can, also, choose to visit the Tibetan Market for authentic Tibetan artefacts and handicrafts, where you can browse through stalls selling intricately carved wooden items, colourful prayer flags, and traditional clothing.

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