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When one speaks about a family vacation, the first few things that strike one’s mind are green trees, blue skies, chilly weather, great food and a place where you can forget all your woes and calm down. This holiday destination is among those that fall under the category of delivering this experience to its visitors.

Lying at the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun which is the capital of Uttarakhand is known for its beautiful climate and the lovely landscapes it encompasses. One of the most astonishing facts about this place however, is that it is also one of the most important education hubs in the whole of India. How a place so small and petite be able to give a tough competition to other financial sectors of India is truly unimaginable.

Dehradun lies in Doon Valley which is located on a varying height of approximately 410m. The region is especially known for its climate. While one will experience a pleasant cool weather in Dehradun, the city is often times referred to as the ‘Rainy city of India’ due to the continuous rainfalls especially during monsoons.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. In the recent years – there was a sense of construction boom that took place wherein endless residential property emerged in the city. Modern buildings have gradually been constructed making up for the good portions of Dehradun.


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COVID-19 : DEHRADUN is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 08 Apr 2021
Latest Information on Travelling to DEHRADUN?

Entry is open from all domestic destinations. However, Covid-19 test to be conducted on entering the state.

  • Masks are mandatory while out in public places
  • All tourist must obtain a COVID negative test result in order to be exempted from quarantine (if staying in the state for more than 7 days)
  • All social distance norms to be followed when out in public
  • Weekly night curfews to be imposed in Uttrakhand from Nov 26.
  • All markets, malls, parks, places of worship, except those in containment zones, are open.
  • Installation of Arogya Setu app is mandatory for travel. 
  • Rapid Antigen Test for Covid-19 will be done for all travellers at the entry points
  • Thermal screening to be conducted for all passengers at airports and railway stations.
  • Travellers visiting the state without a COVID negative certificate for more than 7 days will be quarantined for 10 days
  • Symptomatic travellers will have to stay in institutional quarantine for 7 days
  • Quarantine is not mandatory if a COVID negative report produced not more than 96 hours before arrival is produced
Flights

Flights are functional to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun from all the major airports like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur etc. This airport is well-connected to all other destinations in Uttarakhand through railways and roads. 

Trains

Special trains like the Jan Shatabdi Express is functional to and from different cities in Uttarakhand.

Local Transport

Local transport including buses and taxis is functional across the state.

The government of Uttarakhand has taken major steps of sanitizations to ensure the safety of travelers to Rishikesh. Thrillophilia recommends additional precautions such as social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hand regularly for your safety. Carry a COVID negative certificate to avoid a mandatory quarantine of 10 days.

Covid test mandatory for inter-state travel in Uttarakhand Updated: 08 Feb 2021

Inter-state travellers from other states (especially Delhi), will require to submit a Covid-19 negative test report. The tests are conducted at the Jolly Grant airport and at railway station of Dehradun. People can entering the state through Asharodi, Kulhan and Passgate border checkposts only after they undergo a Rapid Antigen Covid-19 test. If found symptomatic, RT PCR test is to be conducted Read more.

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03 October 2019
Excellent
It's been a great journey for all of us and also this was our first ever trek and we all give a big thanks to Thrillophilia who provide us great service like their food, transport service, camping facility and their treck guide and the all facilities from their side is up to the mark ..and we really enjoyed there ....we all had a great memory. One suggestion for those who planned for nag tibba trek is "not an easy trek specially from nag tibba camp to nag tibba summit it's difficult ...it's really difficult ...
24 December 2020
Excellent
I was on this trek on this weekend (19-12-2020) . Nag tibba trek start from Pantwari village. This trek is in two parts Pantwari to Nagtibba base camp ?? Nag tibba base camp to Summit or nah tibba peak. We started in afternoon on day one to base camp, so it took approx 2.30-3 hour to reach to base camp. There we had snack and enjoyed sunset ????. We also had campfire and music, then we went for sleep. Next day early morning, around 3am, we started trek for Nag Tibba Summit for the sunrise ????. This was around 4 km trek, so it took us 3.30 to to reach on peak. 2km out of 4Km was snow trekk, this was freezing cold ???? and slippery trekk. After reaching to peak we witnessed the mesmerising beauty of snow ?? covered mountains ????. This is highly recommended trek to the people who enjoy trek and travel.
"Nag tibba trek is such a breather amidst this chaotic routine life that we live. it's a perfect set up having amazing people who host you and make you comfortable throughout the trek. \n\nWe started from Delhi and all the aspects regarding travel booking, cabs and pick up is managed by the Thrillophilia team in an impressive manner. They are helpful and most importantly available the whole time.\n\nThe trek begins with a moderate walk and climb till the base camp on the first day you reach. You get packed lunch from the team. And this grand welcomed by an amazing view of sunset from such pristine heights.\n\nEveryone is allotted a quechua tent either on single basis or twin sharing. The night sets up with a warm bonfire with all the people around and hot served dinner. The next day trek begins early morning so take adequate sleep. Anyone who can walk every day can do this trek. It's a good way to start and know who trek gets done. The climb is moderate and is accompanied by a guide who in my case was an amazing person. He told so many stories, his own life narratives and history behind the whole place. The summit ends up with a breath taking to view from where you can see the Sahaydaris and Himalayas out far. It's just an amazing experience altogether. \n\nThings to remember. \nCarry less things as you yourself carry it. It's one night and two days so pack light.\nCarry small packs of toiletries and cosmetics. Do carry water bottle. Torch.\nDuring winters, carry gloves, scarves and good thermals.\nPreferably wear hiking trousers and shoes (you can easily get one from decathlon store or app) , makes it comfortable hike. Carry water. \n\nPLEASE DON'T THROW PLASTICS AT THE CAMP OR DURING THE TREK."
25 October 2018
Excellent
Nag Tibba Trek is a weekend trek and can be easily accessed from nearby places as Dehradun is well connected. The first half day was journey in the traveller from Dehradun to Pantwari (Base village to start the trek). I will suggest you to take Anti Altitude sickness or anti vomiting tablets to avoid vomiting on the way. Also, it is an easy trek for seasoned trekkers but do some physical fitness training before going on this trek (or any other trek) if you want to enjoy all the moments of the trek. Less stamina and tiredness often result into leaving the trek in between and dissatisfaction. Day 1: Dehradun to Pantwari and Nag Tibba Base Camp: I went on this trek with my friend Sunil and we had really good time there. First day half of the day we spent in traveling from Dehradun to Pantwari in a Tempo Traveller which was arranged by the tour operator. After reaching Pantwari we started our trek to the base camp. It was an easy trek of 4 Kms which we covered in 3-4 hours on a leisurely pace. We had our lunch on the way. (Paratha, Aloo Sabji, Chocolate, sweet and Fruity). Liked the food. Tents at the base camp were comfortable and food was great. Try and explore the sides to take good pictures. Day 2: Base Camp to Nag Temple, Nag Tibba Smmit, down to Pantwari and back to Dehradun So this day you need stamina. Total distance trekked was around 14 Kms- Base Camp to Peak and Back- 10 Kms Base Camp to Pantwari Village- 04 Kms We started early morning at 4.15. Trek guides were Ravi Chauhan and Gambhir Chauhan. These guys did really great job managing the group. Thumbs up to both. Gambhir is a seasoned trekker and trained from the prestigious Nehru Mountaineering Institute. He is having good knowledge of trekking and the terrain. Both of our guides were very friendly. First we went to the temple. I was surprised to know that every year in Rainy Season, a festival is organized there and villagers come there to take blessings of Nag Devta (Serpent God). From temple we went to the Nag Tibba Summit. On clear days, you can see beautiful snow covered peaks including Gangotri, Kali Choti (Black Peak) and Dhauladhar range. Start as early as possible from the base camp if you don’t want to miss the view as the day passes, visibility gets poor. After spending some time at the peak we started descending and reached to the base camp in 2 hours. Trekking down in hills is a bit tricky because of the slippery slopes and pebbles but enjoyable. After having our lunch at base camp we moved down to Pantwari village and then back to Dehradun in the traveller. We came back with a beautiful memory. Thanks to Thrillophilia for your continuous support and friendly gesture. Meals were testy and stay was very comfortable. I will suggest trekker to go prepared with winter clothing and the basic things like torch etc. so that you can enjoy the trek. P.S. - Running water washrooms are not ready yet.
"Undoubtedly one of the best Winter treks with mesmerizing views in Uttarakhand. "
"well managed trip"
16 March 2021
Excellent
This was the very first trek of my life and Thrillophilia made sure to make the best of it. A traveller picked us up from Dehradun and we reached Sankri around 4 pm. Mr Bachan Rana made sure we were well instructed and equipped. Our trek guides Mukesh sir and Prakash sir were amazing and made sure no one is left behind. Not having an active physicality, I was always the last one to reach the base, but they made sure I didn't feel left out and helped me with the snow and the rocks. I also made great friends with every member of my group and by the end of the trek, we were one big family. We never would have guessed in our wildest dreams that they would be serving us gulab jamuns and pasta on our trek. They really outdid themselves while catering to our needs. The tents were already pitted and were as warm as they could be. Our group was the first to make it to the summit, watch the sunrise and then slide back. We got to see rainfall, snowfall and a gazillion of stars (a sight I can never forget) on this trek. The bonfires were a cherry on the top. I never knew how badly I needed this trek, an internet detox that really helped me catch up with myself. I would definitely rate this trek a 6/5.
It was my first experience of trekking which was really good, the transport provided was good, food was good, Guide Raj and Sachin were too good they supported and took care of all the group members nicely throughout our trek no one should be left while trekking or missed entertained our group and kept motivated, stay provided while jungle stay was also good.
"It was a very good experience. Only thing on the start they don't start from dehradun ISBT, rather they start from prince chawk, which was not informed clearly. "
10 February 2021
Excellent
Trip was so awesome aur food itne acche ki expect nhi kar skte aap ki itne upr bhi aapko aise food provide kr skte h breakfast lunch evening breakfast and dinner sab bhot hi Accha hai Thank you thrillophilia

People Also Ask About Dehradun

  1. Travel Advice:

    • It may get tiring: If you are the kind that enjoys adventure activities then you’re in the right place. Dehradun especially is among the first ports that remains a primary attraction for timely backpackers. Those who are not use o the tourist trails of the country must avoid getting their grips on rolling into such activities.

    • Plan well, carry a map: While Dehradun isn’t very expansive by nature, there are tones of must-do experiences sprawling around the space. Although, ensure that you don’t rush into things. Conduct your research well and carry on with travelling through this beautiful city. You will get to do what you want but be alert of any sham packages and guides while you’re hurrying into planning your trip.

    • Health is wealth: You’re about to enter a place whose climate, water and food your body isn’t aware of. Therefore, it becomes essential to take good care of one’s health. Apart from that, mosquitoes are everywhere and one bite will surely be quite costly. It is better to be safe than sorry and thus one must always use spray-one repellents and avoid being in regions that are inhabited by mosquitoes.

    • Transportation: Dehradun in Uttarakhand is quite walkable. Hence, if you’re worried about travelling within this place – don’t. Moreover, the city itself is quite locally connected in terms of bus and local taxis. Travel around the city and avoid taxis as the most fun you will have is on foot.

    • Water and eatables: Dehradun is blessed with a pleasant climate. However, water consumption is essential for the well-being of the body. Ensure that you drink more than you sweat and one of the most important things is to carry bottled water around. Not only is it convenient but also quite for your journey throughout the way.

    • Drinking laws: The drinking laws of Uttarakhand are pretty different slightly strict compared to other states. The legal age for consumption of alcohol is 21. However, the government plans on reducing the age factor. But one can figure out a way through this. It is not that difficult. The night-life is chilled and relax.

  2. Things to do in Dehradun:

    • Visit the Robber’s cave: The Robber’s cave is situated approximately 7kms away from the heart of the city and is in the top of the list of places to visit in Dehradun. The place is also known as Gucchipani or Guchu Pani as it is surrounded by majestic hills and adventure – junkies will have a time of their life as the place also offers options for activities like trekking and camping.

    • Therapeutic visit to Sahastradhara: What better than indulging in the loving surroundings of the nature? Sahastradhara which literally translates into ‘thousand fold spring’ is one of the most beautiful destinations in the whole of India. It is popular for its ecstatic beauty and can be visited at any time of the year. You will love this place for what it is. It will deliver a worthy experience – the unforgettable kind.

    • Spiritual illumination at the Mind rolling monastery: Mindrolling, which literally means the ‘place of perfect emancipation’ is one of the largest Buddhist Vihara of India. It is such a grandeur place for the perfect kind of spiritual experience. Experience the lively vibrations through the entire locality for this is the kind that only comes once in a lifetime. You will not regret coming to this place.

    • Visit the Zonal Museum: The Zonal Museum is quite recognized for its collection of artifacts. There is a great tone of items that can be related to origins, developments and sustenance of the mankind on this planet that can be discovered at this place. Be truly mesmerized by this place.

  3. What will you like in Dehradun:

    • Paragliding activity: Experience the thrilling adrenaline rush while you go flying into the infinite sky. One of the must-do things while you’re in Dehradun, this will truly exhilarate anyone’s living soul. Get the bird eye’s view to the spectacular destination of Dehrdun.

    • Visit the Rajaji National Park: The Rajaji National Park is located at the base of Shivalik Crests and will ensure a revitalizing experience for its visitors. The place has some of the most magnificent trekking trails in the world.

    • Asan Barrage for water sports: Think Dehradun is only limited to hills and mountains? Think again. Beat the heat and indulge in some exciting water sports. The Asan Barrage resort offers all sorts of water sports activities designed especially to deliver satisfaction.

    • Shopping at the Tibetan market: This is one of the top things to do in Dehradun. You are incomplete without shopping at a certain place. This popular market offers all kinds of products for its visitors.

  4. Recommended reads for destination

    Government website: 

    Uttarakhand Travel Website


    Others: 

    Uttaranchal Tourism


    Books on Dehradun: 

    Books by Ruskin Bond.