Things to do in Dehradun! #MyFriendAlexa

The most awaited time for a working professional is a long weekend holiday. No need to apply leaves & get minimum three days off. It was on one such long weekend in monsoon that I had planned to visit Dehradun by driving down from Delhi. Dehradun is approximately 250 km. from Delhi via Saharanpur & takes six hours.

We had started our journey early morning relying on the google maps for directions. We were so naive! The network connections remain dicey and we were lost numerous times. Thanks to the locals who were kind enough to guide us to the correct route! As it was raining, the visibility on roads was low & then at entry into Dehradun we were stuck in an hour-long traffic jam at hills due to maintenance activity.


After the day long tiring journey & some rest, we head out to explore Dehradun in the evening.


Paltan Baazaar


It is located at the center of the city and is a street shopping market. Things ranging from jewellery, clothes, toys, household items – you can find it all here. It was buzzing with activity in the evening. And there is only one rule applicable – ‘One who bargains is the king.’ You can easily spend hours here lost in the maze of shops.


Clock Tower


It is located near the Paltan Bazaar & has names of freedom fighters engraved on it. The clocks were not working when I had visited. But, it does remind us of the foregone era when the sound of clock bells would fill the surrounding area. Sounds very British-like to me at least!



All this exploring had left us hungry & we went to Rajpur Road in search of restaurants.

Restaurant – Kalsang’s friend corner


My friend had suggested me to try out this restaurant and I was not disappointed. I liked the ambience and food. It has Tibetan & Chinese variety to offer. There is corner where different tourists have pinned currencies of their countries & left wonderful notes. For me personally, this was the highlight of the place.


On the first day we could only visit so few places in Dehradun & had planned to spend next day in local sightseeing.

Have you visited Dehradun? What was the highlight of your trip? Do share your trip memories with us. If you liked reading this post, shower us some love by sharing, commenting & revisiting the blog for more updates!

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Post Author: Dishki

14 thoughts on “Things to do in Dehradun! #MyFriendAlexa

    uk8971

    (14th September 2017 - 09:38)

    Informative insights. I am sure many going there will benefit from this post. Thanks for sharing.. πŸ™‚

      Dishki

      (16th September 2017 - 23:04)

      Glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

    ʞɐ

    (14th September 2017 - 10:56)

    Interesting. There’s a blogger meet this November. Hopefully will visit and check out the places you mentioned in the post.

      Dishki

      (14th September 2017 - 22:32)

      Sure, it is a beautiful city! πŸ™‚

    Keerthi Vydyula

    (15th September 2017 - 01:46)

    Ok! Now i can that my sister hasn’t explored dehradun much from her recent visit. I told her a lot to plan ahead but she didn’t take it seriously. Now showing her this post to make her realize what all she missed is going to be my sweet little revenge πŸ˜€

      Dishki

      (15th September 2017 - 09:07)

      Haha, the joys of teasing your sibling! πŸ˜‰

    anupriya

    (15th September 2017 - 11:23)

    The clock tower of Dehradun is really a famous one. Loved your post.

    Ashwini Dodani

    (15th September 2017 - 14:26)

    There’s a meet planned in November as mentioned above, hope if I go there, I’d check out these things πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

      Dishki

      (15th September 2017 - 23:08)

      Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

    Preeti's Panorama

    (2nd September 2018 - 03:14)

    Feeling nostalgic reading your post on Dehradun. Brings back my memories of Childhood when we visited it every summer vacation.
    Stopping by from #MyFriendAlexa #readbypreetispanorama

      Dishki

      (2nd September 2018 - 18:46)

      Glad that it reminded you of happy times. Summer vacation would have been fun in hills. Thanks for dropping by. πŸ™‚

    Iram

    (2nd September 2018 - 12:10)

    I can well relate to this post as i Keep visiting Dehradun, Paltan bazaar is a nice market with so much of trendy variety though i am yet to shop there πŸ™‚

      Dishki

      (2nd September 2018 - 18:37)

      I had loved all the variety in the Paltan Bazaar. Thanks for visiting. πŸ™‚

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