Char Dham Yatra 2024
Char Dham 2024


Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is also renowned for its natural resources, publishing services, and particularly for its prestigious educational institutions. The term Dehra’ is derived from the word “dera” which means camp and “doon” is a term for the valley that lies between the Himalayas and the Shivaliks. Dehradun has many beautiful older architectural styles of buildings. Dehradun has many enormous places for paragliding, skating, angling and river rafting, trekking, and doing adventurous activities. Dehradun is home to many Government educational institutions. Large mountains, rooftop Hills, pleasant weather, picturesque landscape and gateway, fascinating millions of tourist from India as well as Abroad.

History About Dehradun

According to Mythology, Guru Ram Rai son of Sage Person Guru Har Rai Came to this region with his all followers. He Developed a Camp here for Stay When the modern city of Dehradun started to develop. Thus the city was named Dehradun. Dehradun is also known as the land of Shiva where Rama and Lakshmana from the Mahabharta era performed penance and Pandavas from the Mahabharata era rested on their way up to the mountains. The town has been a popular summer getaway from the time the British gained control of the Garhwal region after a war with the Gurkhas.

Places to See in Dehradun

  • Sahastradhara: means the ‘thousandfold spring’ is situated at a distance of 11 km from Dehradun.
  • Tapkeshawar Temple: Tapkeshwar Shiv Temple is an ancient place of worship and is situated on the banks of a rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt. Area, 5.5 Kms from the city bus stand, the temple is well connected by road.
  • Laxman Siddh: 12 Kms Away from Dehradun towards Hardwar/Rishikesh is a famous temple known as the Laxman Siddh. Legend has it that a sage underwent penance over here.
  • Chandrabani: situated 7 Kms from Dehradun on the Dehradun-Delhi road is the famous temple of Chandrabani(Gautam Kund).
  • Robber’s Cave (Guchhupani): An ideal place for a picnic, Robber’s Cave is just 8 km away from the City Bus Stand.
  • Tibetan Temple: situated on Rajpur Road near the Sai Darbar Temple is a huge and colourful temple of Lord Buddha.
  • Malsi Deer Park: 10 Kms from Dehradun, en route Mussoorie is situated a beautifully developed tourist spot lying at the foothills of the Shivalik range.
  • Sai Darbar: situated 8 Kms along the Clock Tower on Rajpur Road, is the Sai Darbar Temple.
  • Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort: water sports resort has been developed at the Asan Barrage by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam GMVN in the year 1994.
  • Bhagirathi Resort: An 18 Kms drive along the Chakrata road, Bhagirathi Resort at Selaqui, Dehradun lends a breath-taking spectacle of the Himalayan ranges. The resort lures the tourists with its tranquil swimming pool, water slides, and fountains.
  • Tapowan: Approximately, 5 km from the City Bus Stand on the Dehradun-Rajpur road, this place is situated in beautiful surroundings.
  • Lachhiwala: 3 Kms from Doiwala and 22 Kms from Dehradun, on the Hardwar/Rishikesh road, is Lachhiwala. The serene and blissful spot is famous for its picnic spots.
  • Dakpathar: 45 Kms from Dehradun, Dakpathar is a beautiful tourist spot in the western Doon Valley, amidst the Shivalik range
  • Santala Devi Temple: About 15 kms from Dehradun to reach the famous temple of Santaula Devi.

Dehradun During Char Dham Yatra

Dehradun is the great place to stay or visit during your Char Dham Yatra tours package. Many pilgrims stay here at one the beginning and ending of their Char Dham Yatra for some duration. It is a hilly place which has many facilities available for its tourists and pilgrims of Char Dham. There is also helicopter facilities available for Char Dham pilgrims.

Car Rental For Char Dham Yatra

Car rental service for Char Dham Yatra or for individual Char Dham Temples (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri), Here you will find all types of the latest information about Cabs/Taxi Rental Services with rates from your city. We have some of the best car rental operators offering the quality & efficient Car Hire service for pilgrimage tours in Uttarakhand.

Char Dham Distance Chart From Dehradun

  Distance Time Route
Badrinath 333 kms 12 hrs Dehradun -> Rishikesh -> Srinagar -> Rudraprayag -> Karnaprayag -> Joshimath -> Badrinath
Kedarnath 270 Kms 14 hrs Dehradun -> Rishikesh -> Srinagar -> Rudraprayag -> Augustmuni -> Guptkashi -> Gaurikund -> Kedarnath
Gangotri 240 kms 8 hrs Dehradun -> Mussoorie -> Chinyalisaur -> Uttarkashi -> Gangotri
Yamunotri 180 kms 8 hrs Dehradun -> Mussoorie -> Nainbagh -> Barkot -> Jankichatti -> Yamunotri

How to Reach

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport located 25 km from the Doon valley of Dehradun. The Dehradun is Situated 255 km away from Delhi, 54 km away from Haridwar, 42 km from Rishikesh, 270 km away from Kedarnath and 279 km away from Yamunotri etc. Tapkeshwar temple, Malsi Deer Park, Kalanga monument, Laxman Siddh, Chandrabani, Guchhupan, Tapovan, Santala Devi temple and Wadia Institute all this are tourist destinations for sightseeing.

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