is the capital of the
newly formed state of Uttaranchal. It is situated in the beautiful Doon valley between the Siwaliks Mountains and the front range of
the Himalayas. Dehra Dun is an ideal location for nature lovers,
hikers, river rafters and trekkers who want to explore the flora
and fauna of the Himalayan region. National wildlife parks, river
rafting on the Ganges, and historic religious hill towns like
Rishikesh and Haridwar are only one to two hours away by road.
people of Dehradun pride themselves for having a smile for all
those who come to their lovely city. Dehradun is poised for
major tourist developments in the coming future.
The beautiful hill station of Dehradun has several
attractions, many of which are academic institutions and
research centres of national importance. The Forest Research
Institute is the main centre of research and planning in the
fields of flora and fauna in India. The Robber's Cave,
situated on the outskirts of Dehradun, is a famous view-point.
Tapovan in Dehradun is the place where it is believed that
Guru Dronacharya (of Mahabharata) had his ashram and is a must
see during vacations Dehradun.
Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun is dedicated to Lord Shiva and
is known for its association with Mahabharata. Dakpatthar is a
major tourist attraction of Dehradun opening the visitors to
the beauty of Doon Valley. The Central Braille Press or
Rashtriya Drishtibaditarth Sansthan Bharat is the largest
producer of Braille texts in India.
Mussoorie, the "Queen of Hills", is situated up in the hills,
and hence visible from Dehradun during the day and like a
sparkling town at night. Locally, the Tibetan Monastry and
Buddha's tall statue are an attraction all year long.
economical and good
Hotels are present nearby, all within a radius of five kilometers, but these may not be necessary if you are contemplating surgery as an indoor patient. Within Dehradun, you need to call us directly on phone number 2763600 or 2764600. Once you are in Dehradun, we can
arrange local site
tours for you too.
Places of Interest
Durbar Shri Guru Ram Rai : is a fortress like structure
seems to have been built 300 years ago during the reign of
Aurangzeb, when the Guru migrated to the valley and pitched
his tent there. The Guru had a huge richly decorated flag and
the locality around it was called the Jhanda Mohalla, the
nucleus around which the new city of Dehradun gradually grew.
Forest Research Institute : is the only institute of
its kind in Asia. It is located near the Indian Military
Academy and happens to be right opposite the Ashirwad Hospital
Robber's Cave : located 8 kms from the city near the
cantonment is one of nature's phenomenon to confuse man, a
stream of water suddenly disappears from sight and a few yards
away appears again in a gushing stream. The cave is accessible
by bus till Anarwala, a distance of 6 kms and the rest of the
2 kms have to be traveled on foot.
The Sericulture Centre : also located 8 kms away in
Premnagar is well worth a visit.
Sahastradhara : about 14 kms away is a place which has
natural sulphur springs.
Lakshmansidh : 12 kms on the route to Rishikesh is a
Malsi Deer Park : on way to Mussoorie is pleasant place
set amidst sal forest.
Picturesque winding streams, wild
flowers and colorful hills-nature at its best all round the
Sulphur Springs-30 mts. drive to natural
springs offering skin cure
Snake like winding road to Mussoorie-the
Queen of hills-one hour drive from the Hospital
Forest Research Institute-right opposite
our Hospital-good for taking morning walks and visiting their