Dehradun: What's there to do?

#31 May 28th, 2006, 07:50
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Well... this one is my first post but so far as Dehradun is concerned I am somewhat familier... I have visited this palce several times and *coincidently* I also plan to visit this place around almost exactly the same time.. first-second week of June.

Mr. zzzehar is quite right in all his. It depends on how far you wish to travel or just be in the main city. Also the place of your stay - if it is in the city or at the outskirts... There are other waterfalls - Robbers Cave, etc. I also have a few pics of the places (digital ones) . If at all you can spare a few days after / before your work, you can find real beautiful places and activities. PM for more details..
#32 Jul 2nd, 2006, 08:51
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No ones mentioned the Ram Rai Darbhar which is hidden at the back of Paltan Bazzaar. Its an amazing place that looks like its been completely forgotten and about to fall to bits but its a really nice place to sit a while and escape the heat, and very quiet. Its a bit of a headache to find, we just kept asking in shops until we found it.

The forest research insitute is also a good place to escape the heat but unless you're really into trees the museums are not overly exciting.... but there are cases and cases full of nasty looking bugs.

Just watch the rickshaw drivers in Dehra Dun if you're trying to get to a hotel that doesn't pay commission. this is the only place in India that we had to get really angry in order to get where we wanted to go. We got taken on a right wild goose chase and then the guy waited outside our hotel for hours which was a bit scary.... Recommend Hotel White House if you need somewhere to stay, its a 1930's place which looks like its hardly changed.
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Question New year in DehraDun...

ya my query is for New Year celebration or rockin party..in Dehradun but where??
where the young croud is and where can youngsters can enjoy..
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#34 Mar 29th, 2007, 21:15
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Talking Queries About Dehradun

Hi Guys,

I'll be coming to Dehradun for a month for my mom's treatment. I've never been to India before and even this time it's for the purpose of my mom's treatment so not exactly here as a tourist.

I'll be staying the VCPC research foundation which is on Turner Road, Clement Town.

I'm not really into Museums and into visiting the usual tourist attractions, I will visit em but a whole month is a long time.

So basically can someone please answer the following queries or attach links to websites i can find the following answers at

1. How far is this turner Road from the main city area(the supposedly happening Rajpur road?)

2. What are the bus routes from turner road to around Dehradun and what are the usual bus/taxi/rickshaw charges?

3. Are their any internet cafes, cinema halls, Health clubs, superstores around Clement town or any nearby?

4. Please list some gud Cinema halls, health clubs or internet cafes, restaurants or places to chill in Dehradun.

5. Places to shop in Dehradun?


Umm i guess that's about it...I would really appreciate if anyone cud help me out.

Thanks a lot in advance
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#35 Apr 2nd, 2007, 18:43
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I have only passed through Dehra Dun on way to Mussoorie but the main road/shopping centre has most of what you are asking in regard to shops and Barista's coffee shop!
#36 Apr 5th, 2007, 13:04
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Hey Aiisha..thanks a lot for ur reply..But i wanted to know of places near this clement town..If anyone lives in Dehradun or has stayed near clement town or in Dehradun..Please read my post and reply

Thanks a lot
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My dear Dehradoon is a wonderful place.
Check one of my experiences below
water-caves-around-dehradoon.html
#38 Oct 25th, 2008, 12:56
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Dehradun!

Hello Everyone!

Just landed in delhi, all the way from Bangalore and will be heading to Dehradun tomorrow and from there maybe kumaon.

Since this is would be my first time to dehradun, I will do the mandatory tourist trail and check out the regular sites. But thats not really what I am looking for, I am looking for some sites & places off the tourist trail.

I have been researching over the net for it, but cant seem to find any genuine & concrete info. So please guys do suggest me something!
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#39 Oct 27th, 2008, 02:14
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-FRI Museum
-Shanti Stupa, Clement Town
-Guchchupani (Robbers Cave). Not really a cave, and not really a big deal. Ok.
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I have heard (but as yet don't have any verification) that the Stupa in Clementown is the largest in the world.

It's also supposed to be closed on one day of the week (Sunday ?).

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Your memory's failing, zoltan.
What I had told you months ago is that the top floor of the stupa is open only on Sundays for a few hours, and closed other days.

I'm not aware that the complex itself has a closed day, altho I won't viuvh fo that.
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Ain't that the truth :-(

Damn... I think I'm there on Tuesday evening & leaving on Wednesday so I won't get to make it to the top - but then again, with both knees failing me, getting up to the top could present some serious problems.

Cheers
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#43 Oct 27th, 2008, 20:32
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It's not so bad. I now have to reach far back into my failing memory (5 years ) - I think it's 3 staircases all the way up. You can go to the 2nd-from-top on weekdays. Check the times out locally - there were periods when the floors were closed during the day, usually 1 hour each.
#44 Oct 28th, 2008, 00:35
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thank you both of you! I unfortunately had to cut short my trip and head back to delhi , but i did visit the FRI museum and it was nice. But one thing about uttrakand, it is really beautiful!
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