Excursion In Dehradun

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Swati Singh




The Dehradun district stretches from the Ganges river in the east to the Yamuna river in the west, and from the Terai and Shivaliks in the south and southeast to the Great Himalaya in the northwest. The district headquarters is Dehradun, which has also served as the provisional capital of Uttaranchal since its founding in 2000, and may well become the permanent capital.



Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort

Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort

The Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort brings in the much wanted refreshment into the nature tours in Dehradun. A water sports resort had been meticulously prepared at the Asan Barrage, by the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam in the year 1994. This is an ideal place for bird lovers and Naturalists alike, who can travel easily up to the Asan barrage, and see thousands of birds who have travelled miles to be there.

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Bhagirathi Resort

Bhagirathi Resort

Bhagirathi Resort is 18 kms drive along the Chakrata road, Bhagirathi Resort at Selaqui, Dehradun lends a tremendous spectacle of the Himalayan ranges. The resort lures tourists with its tranquil swimming pool, water slides and fountains. With almost all the facilities and attractions, a family or a group can enjoy the outdoors and indoor activities in its peaceful environment. It has some water sports, pool, boating facility. The approach to this resorts is easy by cars and close to Selaqui.

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Budha Temple

Budha Temple

Buddha temple at Clement Town is a tourist place which one must visit. It has a Beautiful Stupa standing 220 feet in height which is considered to be the tallest in entire Asia. It has total 5 floors and in each floor you can see Lord Budha's and Guru Padmasambhava's statue. This temple was built in the year 1965 and is itself the replica of a monastery in Tibet. The architectures that made this beautiful temple were from Japan whereas the builders were from india. It took three years and 50 artists to paint this structure with gold paint. The wall paintings inside the temple which depicts the life events of lord Budha attracts tourists from all over the country.

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Chakrata

Chakrata

Chakrata is the 112-year-old town that is a haven for nature buffs and trekkers. Several sites worth a visit near Chakrata are Mundali, Tiger falls and Lakhamandal.

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Chandrabani

Chandrabani

Situated 7 Kms from Dehradun on the Dehradun-Delhi road is the famous temple of Chandrabani. Legend has it that spot was inhabited by Maharishi Gautam, his wife and daughter Anjani who are widely worshipped by the people. It is believed that the Goddess Gahad manifested herself on this spot which is now popularly known as the Gautam Kund. Every year devotees from various parts of the world come and take a dip in the holy Kund. 2 Kms away from the main road, located in the midst of Shivalik hills, the place is a beautiful tourist spot.

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