Dehradun has always been this pocket-sized snugly land of grandeur and greenery. The fresh air that travels in the higher altitudes and vegetative areas of the town has always brought tranquility in the heart of the traveler. In Doon every Doonite has a personal favorite route of their own, the memories of which resides deep inside their hearts. Therefore, today we have a list of some of the most exquisite roads to go for a long drive in Dehradun.
1. Old Mussoorie Road
Located ahead of the Sakya College on Rajpur Road. It is one amongst the oldest roads in the town, established and discovered by the Britishers. The route from Old Mussorie Road to both Mussoorie and Dehradun is an ecstatic ride in the midst of calm and serene surroundings of Dehradun. It is a beautiful blend of civilisation, modernisation and natural vegetation.
2. Jakhan Road
If you travel to Rajpur Road, then you might be aware of how soothing the Jakhan area is. It is located ahead of the Pacific Mall a brisk area which further merges with the Mussoorie Diversion and the Old Mussoorie Road. Jakhan is covered with towering trees on both sides of the road and therefore whenever you pass by this place, the cold wind that blows here touches your very soul.
3. Sahastradhara Road
Starting from Rajpur Road, Sahastradhara Road is also one amongst the well maintained and driving-friendly road in Dehradun. You can also visit the Khalanga war Memorial which is located on the Sahastradhara Road.
4. Rajpur Road
if you want to have a brisk drive in the diameter of Dehradun itself and have a look at what is new in the town, then drive your way up to the Rajpur Road in Dehradun. Here you will not only find a residential area but also the new trends in Dehradun and the gist of the green lands of the town.
One amongst the reputed, well maintained and residential areas of Dehradun is the Dalanwala area where you can drive in the midst of marvellous bungalows, clean surroundings with well maintained neighbourhood.
6. Vasant Vihar
If you don’t want to travel in a far region, then drive on to the local areas in the town such as the Vasant Vihar area. It is a beautiful residential road in Dehradun, you will see yourself driving in the midst of beautiful mansions and tall trees with well built and tidy roads.
7. Garhi Cantt
The Cantonment and army area of Dehradun which is covered in a green blanket and has tidy well built roads. A drive in the fresh air of this area will rejuvenate your body and mind instantly. The place has a lot of residential area but highly covered with the greens, so a perfect place to have a short drive within the town.
Located near Premnagar, Sudhowala is an areas which hosts a number of colleges in Dehradun. This place is both developed and serene at the same time. You will find a number of towering trees and forest areas that will make your ride so very pleasant.
9. Raipur Road
The road is located in the midst of lush green coverage of the Raipur area which has many routes. You can visit the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium which is a beauty to be admired. The area of Ring Road and Raipur has a beautiful scenery to be explored, so ride on.
A small village area in the Vikasnagar Mandal of Dehradun is Bidholi. It is also the campus of the very renowned University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun. The route is covered with long-legged Sal Trees which have covered the entire area with their shadow and makes your ride absolutely invigorating.
11. Thano Road
Located in the Raipur Block in Dehradun, Thano is at a distance of 14km from Dehradun and 24km from Raipur. The place is a beauty as it has a dense-mixed Sal Forest. It is the only forest link between the Shiwaliks and Himalayan Ranges in the valley. A perfect place for peace seekers and bird watchers or riders.
12. Kimadi Route
A destination that is paving its way in the hearts of the youth of Dehradun with and exceeding pace and ruling the world of hashtags of the town is Kimadi. The road to Kimadi starts from Purkul and also from Bijapur Dam bridge up to the old route from the back to what goes to Hathipaon. Midway a diversion to the left leads to a village called Rikholi which is another beautiful place with the Nag Devta temple at a majestic location.
13. Lal Tibba Route
If you have travelled to the Char Dukan then you might have surely explored the region which goes up to the Rokeby Manor and the Lal Tibba area. The route falls in the colonial areas of Landour, which is an extremely gorgeous cantonment town near Mussoorie in the foothills of the Himalayas. Driving around Landour is a rewarding experience. Drive to the ends of town – from short jaunts to one of the first four buildings of Mussoorie at Cloud End to the Tibetan settlements of Happy Valley or longer drives to charming villages, Yamuna Bridge or Surkunda Devi temple, follow the mountain roads where they take you.
14. Dak Pathar Road
Dak Pathar is a small hill town located in Dehradun. It is on the left bank of Yamuna River and 40km approx from the main city of Dehradun. It is located on the outskirt of the town. Once you reach dak pathar, you can also travel to the Asan Barrage and indulge in some thrilling water sports at the Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort Complex.
15. Maldevta Road
A road loaded with scenic views, towering trees, dense forest and the Song River, this place is heaven in Dehradun. Maldevta is located near Raipur, it is not only a great place to drive around but also a spectacular place to have a picnic.
16. Kipling Trail
The trail discovered by Rudyard Kipling very well known as the Kipling Trail. It is an impeccable route which begins from Rajpur via Jharipani, ends at Mussoorie. You will pass an old railway tunnel and rest houses that were made for the Britishers and take this route up to reach Mussoorie.
17. Mussoorie to Cloud End Road
The road goes along from Mussoorie to Clouds Ends which goes down till Chhas Khet. The roads runs along the Fortune Hotel straight from library Chawk Mussoorie leads to the place. The area tends to get cloudy during the monsoon months, but it is a sight worth exploring if you’re looking for an adventure in Dehradun.
18. Sukholi to Thatyur
Every Doonite is well aware of the Mussorie-Dhanaulti Road, but very few of us know the Sukholi road(midway between Mussoorie and Dhanaulti). The road leads you to the villages which are nestled in the midst of the Chir Pines and beautiful sights around it. Taking left from Sukholi you will end up entering some other small villages as Thatyur, Almas, Moriyana Top and Devalsari.
19. Raipur to Dwara Hill Top via Maldevta
Driving into another majestic hilltop, this hill top paves its way through a local village called Dwara. Across the Maldevta village is a T-section area and consequently a right turn to Green Coloured bridge and a road ascends to a hill that runs parallel to the Theva-Maldevta road. Keep the momentum going along the twists and turns until you reach the village. Enquire the locals about an area where the army resides, as the army has conserved the Chir Pine trees in that area, a sight worth exploring. This place is great for night-outs, trekking, camping etc.
20. Dehradun to Lakhwar via Yamuna Bridge
Probably one the best places to ride around Dehradun. The place is loaded with soul captivating views of jungles, mountains and the majestic Yamuna river. You may seek help from any local as anyone will guide you about Lakhwar upon enquiry around the Yamuna Bridge.
These were some amongst our picks amongst the Best Roads to Drive in and Around Dehradun, if you have any place in mind then do let us know in the comment section below.