Dehradun is a picturesque valley set amidst the Himalayas, Shivaliks, Ganges and Yamuna. This breath--taking hill resort located in the foothills of the Himalayas is one of the prime tourist attraction in the state of Uttaranchal. The climate of Dehradun is so beautiful that during the time of the British rule, they turned Dehradun into a fine summer resort. Today Dehradun has some fine institutions that hold a place of pride in the Indian socio-political and economic scenario. Dehradun is the gateway to the Garhwal region of Uttaranchal.
Dehradun has some very famous temples and visitors make it a point to visit these temples. The place also offers excellent hiking trails and mountain adventures. Some of the famous institutes in Dehradun are the Anthropological Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India, Indian Military Academy, etc. Dehradun is famous for its woolen garments and these comes at a remarkably low price. You will also find carpets prepared by Tibetan refugees and these make for excellent souvenir and gift items.
Dehradun is very well connected with New Delhi by road, rail and air. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport and this is only 25 km away from the city of Dehradun. The city is linked very well by railways and there are quite a few trains like the Shatabdi Express, Mussorie Express, etc.
There are a number of hotels in Dehradun that will provide you with all sorts of facilities. If you want to splurge and desire to spend the days at Dehradun in luxury, there are grand five star hotels that will spoil you with pleasure. In case you are in a budget tour of the place, even then you will find plenty of hotels in the city where you can live comfortably albeit at a low price. The best time to visit Dehradun is in summer when the temperature remains moderate. However, if you love the challenging mountains, snowfall and chilling cold, you come here even in the winter and enjoy Dehradun with a difference.
Dehradun has some very famous places. Among the famous temples in Dehradun, Tapkeshwar Temple is very famous. If you want to get a detailed description of the places of visit in Dehradun, see the link in "Places to Visit".