Dehradun Tourism

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Pretty hill station Dehradun lies between two of the world’s most significant rivers – the Ganges and the Yamuna. Hugely popular for it’s scenic beauty, progressive education, and proximity to other key hill stations, Dehradun has been settled for over two thousand years. Some of Ashoka’s famous edicts have been found in nearby areas. It’s captured many famous hearts too, allegedly right from Dronacharya, to Aurangzeb to Nehru himself. With abundant natural resources, which include basmati rice and litchis, the city is seeing further development since it was made capital of the Uttarakhand state in 2000. Temples, parks and institutes (especially the Doon School, which is often referred to as the Eton of India) make up the bulk of Dehradun’s tourist attractions and sightseeing magnets. That said, it’s not the most sought after place outside of India – foreigners might find in-depth tourist information hard to come by.

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Facts and Stats for Dehradun*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dehradun

    Know the pollution level of Dehradun before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 68.37 (High)
    • Water Pollution 69.19 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 59.88 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50.57 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 78.57 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 61.73 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 59.88 (Moderate)
  • Dehradun: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dehradun for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dehradun.

    • Burglary and Theft 44.12 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.24 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.11 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 29.41 (Low)
    • Drug offense 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.32 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65.28 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.61 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.71 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 44.12 (Moderate)
  • Living in Dehradun - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 57.77 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 76.46 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 55 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 26.99 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.82 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.32 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 56 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dehradun

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dehradun

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 56.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 57.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.15 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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