Scenic grandeur, beautiful surrounding and mighty mountains will welcome you in Dehradun. Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Dehradun sits cozily between the Ganges and Yamuna. The bright and colorful landscape of the city gives a majestic charm to complement the various temples and beautiful structures. It presents a city full with premier institutions with excellent credentials in the field of knowledge and information. Housing a string of educational institutions like the Doon School, Forest Research Institute, Indian Military Academy and many others, it serves as a popular tourist destination.
I didn't have much knowledge about the Dehradun until I visited it for the first time last month. The first destination was the Forest Research Institute as this was the place from where my father took training in forestry around thirty-five years back. It was a nostalgic moment for my Dad revisiting the place after so many years. Me and the other members of my family were following Dad after we got down from the car. This institution offers a picturesque landscape with lush green gardens, beautiful flowers, and properly planted trees and of course the grand architecture of the buildings. I was really mesmerized by the beauty of the place. We also visited the hostels and had a glimpse of the other buildings in the vicinity of the institutions. It is one of the best known educational centers in the northern part of India.
Exploring the institution, we just took a ride on the road and explored some market areas in the evening. Though not a metro, but it has its own charm. The hilly roads, humble people with all things available, I found it a perfect place to stay as well apart from holidaying. The next day we visited temples, museums and other places of interest. Due to its close proximity to Delhi, this wonderful destination can be visited while on a Delhi trip. We also did the same. Apart from the good connectivity, Dehradun enjoys a pleasant weather which is an added reason for the tourist to include this place in the list of places to visit in India. Dehradun also serves as a getaway to hill stations like Mussorie and Nainital and religious places like Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Since my Dad spent around two years in Dehradun, we explored the city of our own. Even the city has undergone drastic changes in the last several years, he managed to take us to the must see places. For the first time visitor, I will suggest you to get in touch with Delhi travel agents to get the best while travelling to the place. This Doon Valley had cast magical spells on me with the variety of attractions is offers. I was in no mood to leave the place; but as planned before we left to Mussoorie. Just cannot explain with words how this city looks at night as you go up and up on the Mussorie road. One word came out from my mouth - wouw ! I will definitely visit this valley again and spend some days leisurely.