Home to some of India’s finest institutions, the green valley of Dehradun beckons travellers throughout the year. Whether it be views of snowcapped peaks, tours to historic places famed since the ancient times or even a glimpse of the local culture, this pretty Uttarakhand valley is sure to leave you enchanted!
The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is one of the most sought after holiday destinations in North India. The name ‘Dehradun’ comes from ‘dehra’ which in the local language means ‘camp’ and ‘doon’ which is the name for the valley. Watered by the Ganga and the Yamuna rivers, Dehradun is a beautiful jewel in the Garhwal region. The lush green valley, gorgeous views of the mountains to the north and south and a friendly local population are some reasons you get so hooked to Dehradun. Visit this place and you will also realise why the British loved running away to Dehradun every summer during the colonial era. A respite from the scorching heat of the plains, Dehradun makes for a great summer getaway.
Dehradun is well connected with the rest of cities in India. Major Airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, GoAir, SpiceJet, Jet Lite operates flights to and from Dehradun to major cities Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi , Ahmedabad and Pune.
Dehradun Airport also known as Jolly Grant Airport is a domestic airport located a distance of 22 Km from the city center. It is single terminal airport which handles domestic passengers.
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Chandigarh is the capital of Haryana and Punjab. It is one of the prettiest and best planned cities in the world. Chandigarh was designed by Le Corbusier and built in 1953. He conceived the master plan of Chandigarh as analogous to human body, with a clearly defined head (the Capitol Complex, Sector 1), heart (the City Centre Sector-17), lungs ( the leisure valley, innumerable open spaces and sector greens), the intellect (the cultural and educational institutions), the circulatory system (the network of roads, the 7Vs) and the viscera (the Industrial Area). The concept of the city is based on four major functions: living, working, care of the body and spirit and circulation. The name of the city is derived from Goddess of power known as Shri Chandika whose temple is on Chandigarh- Kalka Road.
Major tourist attractions in the city are rock garden, rose garden, pinjore gardens, international dolls museum, ChattBir zoo and more.
Chandigarh is well connected with the rest of cities in India. Major Airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, GoAir, SpiceJet, Jet Lite operates flights to and from Chandigarh to major cities Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi , Ahmedabad and Pune.
Chandigarh International Airport is located at a distance of 9 Km from the heart of the city. It is an two terminal airport which handles both domestic and international passengers.
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