Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand. It is a serene hill station situated in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This is an ideal escape for those who want some peace and beauty by their side, away from the monotonous routine of the city life. Dehradun is mostly visited during the blazing summers of northern India. Dehradun also serves as the gateway of the popular tourist hotspots like Mussoorie, Nainital, Haridwar, Rishikesh etc. Inside Dehradun, is the Indian Military Academy, which gives out some of the best officers of the Indian Army. Dehradun is also famous for the Doon Valley and the popular Doon School. So next time, if you're looking to spend time under soothing breeze and natural scenery, without the hustle of the adventurous hilltops, Dehradun is the right choice for you.
Dehradun has its own airport, known as Jolly Grant Airport. It is located 20 km away from the city centre. You can hire a taxi from the airport which should not take more than 45 minutes to reach the city.
The Dehradun Railway Station is connected by regular train services to major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Ujjain, Allahabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and Varanasi. Dehradun is connected to the rest of the country by Shatabdi and Express trains. Travellers can easily access Dehradun by trains from all major cities of India. These trains serve Doon Express, Dehradun AC Express, Bandra Express and the Amritsar- Dehradun Express.
Dehradun is well connected to all major cities like Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra, Shimla and Mussoorie. You can easily access this city by Volvo, Deluxe, semi-deluxe and State Transport buses. Being a popular tourist destination, Dehradun has a strong road network, which makes for a pleasant driving experience. Dehradun is well connected by road to cities like Delhi by the NH 58 and NH 72. It takes approximately a 4-hour drive to rach here. Chandigarh is located at a distance of 167 km and is almost a 3 hours’ drive. Dehradun is also well connected to cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh.