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DEHRADUN SIGHTSEEING

 

This pleasant town is situated in an intermontane valley in the Siwalilks, the foothills of the Himalaya. Forest Research Institute : It is now reputedly one of the finest institute of forest sciences in the world. In the six galleries of the extensive museum, exhibits are laid out in glass cases with Victorian attention to detail. They include examples of wood types, before and after models for social forestry programmes, a furniture gallery, stuffed examples of forest dwellers from bugs and pests to tigers, and a cross-sections of a deodar which is over 700 years old. At the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology there is a museum containing rock samples, semiprecious stones and fossils. The main temple is Tapkeshwar Temple, dedicated to Siva. A large fair is held here on Sivaratri day. Othere places to visit include the Lakshman Sidh Temple; Sahastradhara with cold sulphur springs and a Tourist Rest House; the Robbers Cave, a popular picnic spot just beyond Anarwala village; and Tapovan where there is an ashram.


DEHRADUN-GETTING THERE AND AWAY

 

GETTING THERE AND AWAY AIR Jolly Grant Airport is 24 km from the city. Vayudoot and Jagson have daily flights between Dehra Dun and Delhi. BUS The Mussoorie bus stand, by the railway station, is for destinations in the hills. There are frequent departures to Mussoorie and other buses go to Naini Tal, Uttarkashi and Tehri. The Delhi bus stand, serves destinations on the plains: Haridwar, Delhi, Rishikesh, Lucknow and Shimla. TRAIN Dehra Dun is the terminus of the Northern Railway. The Mussoorie Express is the overnight service to Delhi. The Doon Express is the overnight to Lucknow.


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