education hubs, heritage buildings, street dishes like katalmme and momos, weather, lichi, bakeries, Tranquillity, natural water parks, girls, mussoorie, paltan bazaar
Dehradun has earned itself a good name since a long time, but over the past couple of Years Doon is becoming love for many of its natives as well as migrants. Be it tourists, professionals or students, everyone who visits Doon takes a piece of it in their hearts and cherish it all their lives. What exactly makes Doon so renowned thought that is a thought to ponder upon. So today we have for you a list of the Top 10 Things That Make Doon Famous to the world outside, if you want to know more or if you’re a Doonite who’d like to feel the pride in being a part of such a gorgeous city then read on to find more.
1. Education Hub
Dehradun is well known as the school capital of India. There are many well renowned schools and institutes in Dehradun where you will find a number of students coming over from around the country. For instance some of the very famous schools are The Welham Girls & Boys School, The Doon School, St, Joseph School, St. Thomas College and so many more.
2. Heritage Sights
Dehradun is home to the very renowned Forest Research Institute, Mindrolling Monastery, Indian Military Academy, Darbar Sahib and many other famous monumental sights which have paved there way in the history by some exquisite architecture and have always had a significance of their own in glorifying the town.
How can we deny the fact that the salubrious weather of Doon has always been delightful from people all around the country. You may belong to any city but the jolly good weather of Dehradun entice your very soul every time you pay a visit.
4. Street Food
Doon may not have a whole lot of variety in terms of street food when compared to any metro city, but the one it has posses a taste which can’t be found elsewhere. The very scrumptious Momos and The Katlamma are one amongst the most popular and one of a kind type of foods that are found in Dehradun. These have been introduced by the Tibetan and Baluchistani (in Pakistan) people in Doon.
The very juicy and pulpy Litchi that grows in a number of orchards in Dehradun is a very refreshing fruit that is produced in the town. Its fresh and carries a pleasing taste with low amounts of pesticides. The Litchi has been a must try in Dehradun for the ones who love this summer fruit or wanted to have a taste of the succulent Litchi in Doon, which indeed is our speciality.
6. Bakeries of Dehradun
If you ever visit Doon and you have tried the delicious baked goodies of some renowned and old bakeries of the town then the next time you visit you will surely buy more of these goodies back home. Like they say old is gold, there are some very famous bakeries running since the 90’s such as the Sunrise Bakery, The Nanny Bakery, Elloras, Melting Moments and so many more.
7. Natural Water Parks
Dehradun is blessed with a river like Song which flows in various parts of the town. One of the tributary of Song River known as Kali Gad forms the Shastradhara picnic spot which has been famous for its natural sulphur healing spring water. Sahastradhara and Lachhiwala are two amongst the most renowned natural water parks in Doon which are flooded with tourist during the summer seasons.
8. Paltan Bazaar
The Paltan Bazaar and its vibrant colours is a shopper’s stop. The place is one of the oldest Bazaar in the town dating back to the Colonial Times. Paltan Bazaar is a one shop stop where you will find everything starting from clothes, bags, jewellery, shoes, eatables, utensils, bakeries and all the things you would want be it as a souvenir or day to day usable good.
9. Girls in Doon
Being a hill town, you will find beautiful and humble girls in Dehradun who have made the town quiet famous because of their chic style and garhwali background. Dehradun is flooded with people from all walks of life belonging to various cultures with different belief systems. The town is welcoming to all the new life and explorers who come around seeking for something or the other in Doon.
10. The Nearby Excursions
Of course, how can we not mention the nearby excursions to Dehradun which make it even more famous for all the travellers and tourists coming from various parts of the world. Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Chakrata etc are some amongst the very renowned and frequently travelled destinations in Dehradun. Doon is also the gateway to a number of treks in The Himalayas as it is the capital of the hill state of Uttarakhand giving you an opportunity to gpo on various Treks in Uttarakhand.
These were some amongst our top picks that make Doon famous and amazing, if you think we missed out anything then do let us know in the comments below.