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Living in Dehradun, Uttarakhand:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

26 local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Dehradun, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 26 people living in Dehradun what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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26 comments on “Dehradun”

Dehradun is a city full of happy vibes. The magnificent mountains, which when you will close your eyes in solitude will flash upon your inward-eye. This city will entrap you with its richness of culture and adequate jobs.

Dehradun, the city which I reside is a clean and green city which has many places. Mussoorie in Dehradun is called the queen of hills and fuels all nature lovers. The several trekking spots available could serve the passionate travellers and trekkers. one visiting this place can have a wonderful time with nature and the challenging young fold mountains, the Himalayas.

Vennela, says: 2020

As per as my knowledge is concern, people moving here should have first hand information about local environment and culture to cope up with his/her living style. be able to cooperate with their nature and ethics and try to bend with them. He or she must be able to accept any challenge that arises.

My city is city of love. The people are kind and of good standard as well. It is a valley. It is a gateway to Mussoorie which is “queen of mountains in India”. A nature loving person should have no doubt for moving here because it is full of nature.

Sanjana, says: 2020

Anyone moving to dehradun, should know it is a valley, surrounded by the shivalik range of the himalayan mountain range on one side and the beautiful town of mussoorie on the other. Mussoorie is a small hill station that one can visit in the weekends. Dehradun is famous for its many small bakeries and cafés. It is a small town, that has a rich kumaoni, garhwali and Nepalese cultural heritage.

Tanish, says: 2020

Dehradun, in the foothills of the famous Himalayas, is a very beautiful place. The climate is great and beauty of the valley is captivating. The city doesn’t boast of grandeur and lifestyle but has all the required facilities to live life peacefully. The people here are warm and welcoming. Schools are very good. The city is home to reputed national institutes like LBSNAA, IMA, FRI, WII, ASI.

Shanmugapriya, says: 2020

Dehradun is a renowned educational hub. It’s a beautiful hill station. Infrastructure is amazing and it is a well known tourist spot with many temples and monasteries. Anybody can get civil services very easily.

Pratiksha, says: 2020

Dehradun valley a city of love and peace, surrounded by lush green trees and mountains, is the hub of educations. It has some of the premier institutes established by the British, one of them being “the doon school”. known for its litchi and basmati rice, it is an ideal place for nature lovers.

Nandini, says: 2020

Dehradun is the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, near the Himalayan foothills. At its core is the 6-sided Ghanta Ghar clock tower. To the southwest is Paltan Bazaar, a busy shopping area. Just east is the Sikh temple Gurdwara Nanaksar, topped with ornate white and golden domes. In Clement Town to the city’s southwest, Mindrolling Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist center with shrine rooms in its Great Stupa.

Dhivya, says: 2020

Be open to witnessing variations in climate ranging from hot summers to bone chilling winters. People are simple and helpful ready to aid if you please. The cost of living is moderate, the market is centrally located and the means of transportation readily available. Zostel facilities are available if one is willing to stay at low cost.

Farheen, says: 2020

Dehradun is the city of love. Someone visiting here will love the city because here the person will find mountain beauties and fresh air. The person will fall in love with the traditional food. One can explore many places here. Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is the capital of yoga. People here are friendly and helping.

Dehradun is a small city, 250 KM from Delhi, with an airport and railway station. Rains are heavy which starts in July till September. Being a small city, it’s less crowded. There are many old age homes, schools and colleges due to which it comes across as as retirement destination where majority of crowd is either young adult or senior citizens.

Emidaka, says: 2020

Dehradun is a city that is known for its modern atmosphere and pleasant communities. It is also a city famous for education; students from all over India flock to Dehradun to join the famous schools of this city. Before moving to Dehradun, a person should know this is not a typical North Indian city. Because of the vast number of students who study here, this city has a mix of many cultures. Most people in Dehradun are not native to this part of the country; many have traveled from distant states, bringing with them a piece of their own culture and traditions. The multicultural quality of Dehradun is what sets it apart from other cities in India.

Upendar, says: 2020

Depending on where your moving from, the city of Dehradun has it own advantages and disadvantages. We don’t have the Metro nor do we have wide roads. What we do have is the peace and calm that the weather brings. It is a place where anyone would love to spend their their childhood or old age. The facilities that you can avail greatly depends on the location of your residence.

Deepika, says: 2020

Dehradun is a beautiful city. The weather and land is remarkable. However, traffic and noise are really bad as it is the capital of the state of Uttarakhand.

Dilshad, says: 2020

The city is beautiful but police is strict over here so you dare to break any law. You should visit the mountains here they are extremely beautiful. There is shortage of water in rural areas but the government is trying to solve this problem. All other things are good here. You don’t have to worry about anything.

Agnishikha, says: 2020

it’s a tourist place so they should prefer visiting during lean season to get stuff at cheaper price. They must buy litchi and tea from here because Dehradun is quite famous for it. They should also consider visiting FRI, IMA, Gucchu Pani, Sahastradhara, Tapkeshwar to name a few.

You can explore it on a short weekend trip. It has many tourist attractions lying in the valley of the Himalayan range. You can also easily find accommodation in this place within your budget.

The things you should keep in mind are:
· Pre-book your accommodation.
· Pre-book your journey tickets.
· Book a cab for sightseeing around the city.
· At least keep two days in hand to explore all the spots.
· Popular food is Punjabi and fast foods.
· Do not forget to grab a plate of Maggie at any Maggi-point in Dehradun-Mussoorie road.

Gomathi, says: 2020

Dehradun is known for its climate and several tourist spots. As it is surrounded by mountains so he air is fresh hence having less air pollution compared to other metro cities. Sahastradhara and mussoorie are some of the favourite destination for tourists. The climate can change here anytime even without prediction.

Naveen, says: 2020

Dehradun is god’s land where God resides himself. If people are moving to Dehradun there are the luckiest because it has amazing views and weather. Dehradun is the schooling capital of India and has brilliant schools.

Pratiksha, says: 2020

Dehradun is famous for its beauty, Buddha temple, hill station, famous temples. Spiritual places like Haridwar, Hrishikesh are very near to Dehradun. People are so friendly and helping. Street food is really amazing if you are a foodie, trendy clothes and jewellery if you are a shopaholic, there are many amazing places to visit in case if you want to go close to nature and enjoy silence and serenity.

Hirdesh, says: 2020

It’s a beautiful and peaceful city with many fun elements. It has a shortest route to go to Mussoorie. The people of my city are very kind hearted and welcoming. As everybody says Dehradun is the city of fun and love. One can easily find a place to stay in this city and would not regret his/her decision.

Naveeth, says: 2020

One must know about all tourist places and educational departments as dehradun is well known for them. having good knowledge about Uttarakhand culture will help you a lot in spending quality time here. you will experience a unique nature loving world here so having a nature loving behavior would help you a lot.

One can visit Paltan Bazar here. This market is most crowded and up to every one’s pocket. You can get everything you wish within your wallet. The best you bargain best you will get. This market is just at the city center. On Sunday you can try your bargaining skills here.

Manish, says: 2020

They must know the local language, which is Hindi, but also the city has good literacy; they can do with English speaking as well. The city’s only airport is 17 km away. At night, the only possible means of transportation are cabs or taxis. If someone is travelling during the day they can use bus services.

Radhika, says: 2020

Dehradun is known for its educational institutions. The famous The Doon School, Welham Boys’ and Girls’ school and many schools with a rich history are located here. Dehradun is a beautiful city, in the midst of the majestic Himalayas. Once known as a ‘Retirement Town’ for the retired army officers, it is now evolving into a vibrant city that is full of life!

Vandana, says: 2020

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