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Yoga class at river side - Tapovan Fast Facts
Location : Uttaranchal
Area : 37.17 sq km
Best time to visit : April to August.
Std Code : 0135
Highlights : Tapkeshwar, Robbers' Cave, Tapovan, The Malsi Deer Park, The Forest Research Institute, Kalsi, Sahastradhara etc.

Picturesque Dehradun welcomes all with its fairytale beauty. Always this place has been famous for the educational institutes it has. This hill resort of Uttaranchal set in lap of Himalayas, Shivaliks, Gangas and Yamuna.It is the entrance of many important tourist places like Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri etc. It was once the core of Garhwal kings political empire. Later its natural beauty was appreciated by British and they turned it into a residential resort. Its proximity to Mussoorie has added feather to its crown. Dehradun is the most colourful city and attractive tourist destination in India.
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Tapkeshwar Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is about 5.5 km from the city bus stand,beside a stream. During Shivratri, a large fair is held here. This one of the most ancient temples of Dehradu, is a must see tourist place in Dehradun.

Rajaji National Park
In the valley of the Shivalik Mountain Ranges this forest range is one of the finest ecological park .It has a good range of flora and fauna. It has impenetrable forest with varieties of mammals. In between November to the middle of June is the best time to enjoy safari here.

Forest Research Institute
Forest Research Institute is the main centre of research in the fields of flora and fauna in India. It has six museums displaying the best species of flora and fauna found in India. The major attractions which are on display are wood samples, insects, furniture, wildlife, few stuffed animals.

Water Sports Resort
Water SkiingFor the Water sports lovers Dehradun Valley is a much adored name. Its famous water sport resort, Asan Barrage is 43 Km away from the main city.A number of water sports like water skiing, kayaking, boating, canoeing, rowing, etc. one can enjoy here. For bird watchers during winter it becomes a favorite destination.

Here climate of this city is lightly cold. It is tropical in summers but severe cold in the winter. But the temperature differs with the altitude. In the hilly areas, summer is pleasant, but in the Doon, the heat is often intense.
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Dehradun Air/Rail/Road Links
Air : From Dehradun Jolly grant is 25 kms away. From Jolly grant to Delhi daily has a flight.

Rail : Dehradun is a important railhead in north India. The Shatabdi Express, Mussorie Express and the Dehradun-Mumbai Express run between Dehradun and Delhi, Mussorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Calcutta and Lucknow regularly.

Road : Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Delhi by regular bus services linked with Dehradun.Places like Agra, Calcutta, Chennai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Shimla, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, Nainital, Badrinath, Gaurikund, Gangotri, Kalsi and the Rajaji National Park connected with Dehradun by roadways.

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