The place enjoys an equable climate all throughout the year.
What to see
The Shivalik hills enclosing the valley of lychee trees, flowery meadows, colonial bunglows, forests make up the beautiful and charming Dehradun. Once here there are lot many things to do like taking up nature walks and cycling tours or having a quiet day in Baldi river to check out its mineral properties. Teke a guided tour of the museum and also enjoy the beautiful environment of the Forest Research Institute which is quite vast. Sahastradhara is a sulphur spring spot where you can enjoy a bath in the Baldi river. Its quite crowded here. The other spot to visit are Robbers cave which is 8 kms away and 1 km trek and also named locally asGuchu pani. Famous temples Tapkeshwar and Santala Devi are located here. The center of the city is easily recognised by the Clock Tower (Ghanta-ghar), a structure with six functioning clocks. The place was home to freedom fighters whose names are engraved in gold on the Clock Tower. The Doon School, one of the premier schools of the country is located here. The Tibetan Temple in the Rajpur road is a huge and colourful temple of Lord Buddha. 10 kms away is the Malsi park a mini zoological park and childrens play area.
Where to Stay
There are many hotels of varing ranges in Dehra dun
Moti Mahal Hotel & Restaurant - It has a good restaurant.
Dehradun is famous for its basmati rice. Lychees and mangoes aplenty but its seasonal. A bag of the famous Kwality toffees is a must carry. It dates back to 1950s when Kwality started making toffees for kids with milk, liquid glucose and sugar. The Ellora Confectionary and Standard Bakery is famous for sweets and their rusks. There are many other eating outlets for food ranging from big hotels to road side dhabas. Moti Mahal at 7 Rajpur Road, Udupi in Lytton road are some options to look for.