Dehradun Tourism

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.

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

    • Air Pollution 64.24 (High)
    • Water Pollution 68.18 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.81 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 69.12 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 48.91 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 80.22 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 58.56 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 58.21 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Dehradun for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dehradun.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.64 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.36 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.43 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.74 (High)
    • Car Stealing 40.22 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.29 (Low)
    • Attacks 27.27 (Low)
    • Drug offense 51.09 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65.91 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 19.57 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 60.93 (High)
    • Pollution Index 73.95 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 65 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 26.52 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 68.75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.38 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 73.85 (Moderate)
    • 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.

  • 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 3.6 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 56.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.64 USD

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