Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, is a scenic city nestled in the lush green Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas. The city is home to renowned colleges and schools, quaint temples and multiple sightseeing places that draw plenty of domestic and international tourists every year. Robber’s Cave, Tapkeshwar Temple and Mindrolling Monastery, among others are the major attractions of Dehradun. Travellers can also indulge in a splendid retail therapy at prominent markets in the city like Paltan Bazar, Indira Market, The Tibetan Market and Arhat Bazaar.

How to Get to Dehradun by Flight, Train or Bus

Located on the border of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, Dehradun enjoys easy connectivity with all the major cities of India via air, rail and road network. Jolly Grant Airport serves as the main entrance for domestic flights to Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar. Besides, the city also has a proper rail network and well-maintained roads which help travellers to quickly access Dehradun.

More details about how to reach Dehradun are given below:

How to Reach Dehradun by Air

Jolly Grant Airport (DED) is the largest commercial airfield in the state of Uttarakhand. Though the airport only serves domestic flights, it provides connectivity to major metropolises of the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and more. Travellers can easily hire public transport which is available in abundance outside the airport for accessing parts of the city.

How to Reach Dehradun by Rail

Dehradun Railway Station (DDN) connects the city with all parts of the country. Both short and long-distance trains operate from here. Located at a short walk from the city centre, it is among the most preferred ways to enter the city.

Major train station in DehradunDehradun railway station

How to Reach Dehradun by Road

The major arterial roads in Dehradun are NH-7 and Rajpur Road. The NH-7 connects Dehradun with Hindu pilgrim places of Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Devprayag, Joshimath, Chamoli and Badrinath. National Highway 307 connects Dehradun to Uttar Pradesh. If you wish to visit Dehradun via a public or private bus, you will be required to de-board at ISBT in Dehradun. Public transport like rickshaws and taxis are available just outside the bus stand using which travellers can reach their destination.

Interstate bus terminal and major bus stations of Dehradun: Dehradun Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT)

Distance Between Dehradun and Major Indian Cities:

  • New Delhi to Dehradun: 237 km (approximately 5 hours by road)
  • Mumbai to Dehradun: 1653 km (approximately 27 hours by road)
  • Pune to Dehradun: 1623 km (approximately 29 hours by road)
  • Bangalore to Dehradun: 2329 km (approximately 35 hours by road)
  • Ahmedabad to Dehradun: 1164 km (approximately 20 hours by road)
  • Hyderabad to Dehradun: 1760 km (approximately 30 hours by road)
  • Kolkata to Dehradun: 1534 km (approximately 26 hours by road)
  • Chennai to Dehradun: 2334 km (approximately 38 hours by road)
  • Amritsar to Dehradun: 399 km (approximately 8 hours by road)
  • Lucknow to Dehradun: 546 km (approximately 10 hours by road)
  • Nagpur to Dehradun: 1282 km (approximately 23 hours by road)
  • Visakhapatnam to Dehradun: 1924 km (approximately 32 hours by road)
  • Bhubaneswar to Dehradun: 1875 km (approximately 37 hours by road)
  • Chandigarh to Dehradun: 168 km (approximately 3 hours by road)
  • Goa to Dehradun: 2109 km (approximately 40 hours by road)
  • Jaipur to Dehradun: 498 km (approximately 8 hours by road)
  • Pondicherry to Dehradun: 2559 km (approximately 45 hours by road)
  • Vadodara to Dehradun: 1280 km (approximately 22 hours by road)
  • Surat to Dehradun: 1432 km (approximately 25 hours by road)
  • Patna to Dehradun: 1294 km (approximately 22 hours by road)
  • Bhopal to Dehradun: 969 km (approximately 19 hours by road)
  • Indore to Dehradun: 1074 km (approximately 20 hours by road)
  • Noida to Dehradun: 241 km (approximately 5 hours by road)
  • Shimla to Dehradun: 226 km (approximately 6 hours by road)
  • Kanpur to Dehradun: 698 km (approximately 11 hours by road)
  • Aligarh to Dehradun: 336 km (approximately 7 hours by road)
  • Meerut to Dehradun: 176 km (approximately 4 hours by road)
  • Agra to Dehradun: 434 km (approximately 8 hours by road)
  • Gurgaon to Dehradun: 275 km (approximately 6 hours by road)
  • Udaipur to Dehradun: 935 km (approximately 17 hours by road)
  • Jodhpur to Dehradun: 798 km (approximately 15 hours by road)
  • Ludhiana to Dehradun: 258 km (approximately 5 hours by road)

Top Attractions to Explore While Travelling to Dehradun:

  • Sahastradhara
  • Tiger Falls
  • Tapovan
  • Mindrolling Monastery
  • Robber’s Cave
  • Tapkeshawar Temple
  • Lacchiwala
  • Malsi Deer Park