Why You Should Visit Dehradun
The beautiful Indian city of Dehradun is situated at the foot of the Himalayas and is a fantastic destination for travelers looking to experience the breathtaking natural wilderness and many other fascinating heritage and religious sites. There are many scenic temples scattered around the region such as the Maa Bala Sundari Mandir Temple and Tapkeshwar Temple, or you can explore some of the natural landmarks like the famous Robber’s Cave formation just 10 km from the city. The city of Dehradun itself is a very lively and fascinating place especially with its buzzing marketplaces and street eateries. Dehradun also has a reputation as both a cycling and golfing destination ideal for those who like to get out and stay active.
Arriving in Dehradun
Dehradun Airport, also known as Jolly Grant Airport, is situated around 30 km from the city of Dehradun and handles just over 1 million travelers each year. The airport is exclusively a domestic airport which means only flights originating from within India are handled at the airport and thus there are no direct flights from the UAE. You can use our guide to find cheap flights to India.
The terminal at Dehradun Airport is relatively new and modern and provides all of the essentials you would need for an enjoyable experience. There are a few different convenience and gift shops available to pick up any basics you need, while there are also a couple of eateries and cafés if you need some refreshments. When your flight has arrived at the airport you can find taxis available just outside of the passenger terminal. Alternatively, there are local car rental companies available as well as connections to the local bus network.
Where to Stay
Dehradun Travel Information
UAE nationals traveling to India will be able to get an e-visa online which is valid for up to 60 days, provided that entry to the country is through one of the 28 designated airports. The weather in Dehradun will get rather hot over the summer, with average highs reaching around 35 degrees in May and June before the onset of the rainy season which lasts from the middle of June until September. Due to its high altitude, winters in Dehradun can get cold so you might need something warm to wear in the evenings. Don’t forget that the local time zone in India is 1 hour 30 minutes ahead of the UAE, and the currency utilized in the country is the Indian rupee.
* This information is correct as of March 2019
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