Dehradun is a picturesque city in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most popular tourist places in India. Other tourism destinations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Auli, Rishikesh, and Haridwar are located nearby. This place is also known for its prestigious educational institutions, publishing services, and rich natural resources. The Indian Military Academy is also located here. Some of the major economy boosters here are tourism, education, software technology and IT services, major retail stores, etc. Apart from natural beauty, you can also enjoy religious places, parks, and other attractions here.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The airport at Dehradun? is officially called Jolly Grant Airport, which is located at the foothills of Himalayas. Dehradun city, Rishikesh, and Haridwar are very close to the airport. During the devastating Uttarakhand floods of 2013, the city played a major role in rescuing pilgrims stuck in Kedarnath?. You will find all kinds of basic facilities in the airport, along with special assistance services for the disabled persons. Some of the major airlines operating from this airport include All India Regional, SpiceJet, and Jet Airways. You will find inter-terminus bus services, rental cars, and hired taxis for reaching the nearest destinations from the airport.
More Information on Dehradun
The Dehradun district is spread over 300 square kilometers. The population is 578,420. Hindi and English are the spoken languages. The must-visit places in Dehradun are:
- Rajaji National Park
- Santala Devi Temple
- The Central Braille Press
- Robber's Cave
- Durbar Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji Maharaj
- Tapkeshwar Temple
- The Sericulture Centre
- Malsi Deer Park
- Laxman Siddh
Dehradun is a picturesque hill station that you can visit any time of the year. For sightseeing and other activities, the best time is between March and June. If you want to enjoy snowfall, plan your visit during winters.