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About Dehradun Railway Station

Nestled in the Doon Valley, the city of Dehradun offers a tranquil escape away from the hustle-bustle of plains. The Dehradun Railway Station (DDN) is one of the most prominent junctions of the Northern line and is also the last station on the Northern Railway line. An electrified station today, it was opened back in 1899.

Trains Departing from Dehradun Railway Station to Other Stations
Being the last station on the Northern line there are no halting trains. With the capacity of 4 platforms and one track, 18 trains originate from here and 19 trains terminate at the station.

Trains to Top Pilgrimage Sites: Located near religious places like Haridwar and Rishikesh, Dehradun offers various trains to popular pilgrim places. A total of 4 trains are available for Varanasi. If you do not want to take the road to Haridwar you can choose from 18 trains that will take you to the Harkipaudi Ghat. A total of 2 trains are available if you are going to Padmanabhanswamy Temple in Thiruvananthpuram, 2 trains to Dakshineshwar Temple in Kolkata, 3 to Ajmer Aharif and 1 train to Puri.

Train to Metro Cities: Dehradun is an upcoming metro city and is well connected with major metro cities in the country. There are 18 trains that connect Dehradun with New Delhi. A total of 4 trains head out to Mumbai, 4 to Allahabad, 7 to Lucknow, 3 to Kolkata, 6 to Bangalore and 1 to Chennai.

Popular trains

Dehradun Railway Station offers several express trains which are popular for their timeliness, comfortable coaches and easy access to hot meals. Some of the popular trains are:

• Nanda Devi Express is a superfast train and runs between New Delhi and Dehradun.
• Kochuveli Dehradun Superfast Express belongs to Southern Railway Zone and connects Kochuveli with Dehradun.


Q. How do I get to Chamba from Dehradun?
A. You can hire taxis or buses from Dehradun to reach Chamba. The time taken is about 3 hours.

Q. How can I get to Kempty Falls from Mussoorie?
A. You can reach Kempty Falls by private taxis or the local buses.

Q. What is the best means to travel to Dehradun Railway Station (DDN) from Haridwar?
A. The best means to travel to Dehradun from Haridwar is by taxi.

Q. Are there local buses from Dehradun Railway Station (DDN) to Dhanaulti?
A. You can take buses that go to Dhanaulti via Mussoorie.

Q. Can I get a taxi to Rishikesh from Dehradun Railway Station (DDN)?
A. Yes, you can.

Q. Is there local train/metro connectivity from Dehradun Railway Station (DDN)?
A. There is no local train/metro connectivity from Dehradun Railway Station (DDN).

Q. How long will it take me to get from Dehradun DDN Railway Station to Mussoorie?
A. It takes about 1.5 hrs. to reach Mussoorie from Dehradun.

Q. What all transport is available from Dehradun Railway Station (DDN)?
A. From the Dehradun Railway Station, you can hire buses, auto rickshaws, and private taxis.

Q. What is the best means to get to Robber’s Cave (Guchhu Pani) from the Dehradun DDN Railway Station?
A. You can take a bus to Vijaypur, and then trek from there. Else, you can hire private taxis or auto rickshaws to take you to Guchhu Pani.

Q. How do I get to the Forest Research Institute from Dehradun Railway Station (DDN)?
A. You can reach the Forest Research Institute by bus, auto rickshaw, or taxi. Hiring an auto rickshaw is the best option.

Q. What is Dehradun famous for?
A. Dehradun is famous for its lychees and Basmati rice. Dehradun, however, is a hill station. So you can go trekking, paragliding, indulge in water sports in the resorts, explore nature around the waterfalls and caves, or just enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains.

Q. Why is Sahastradhara famous?
A. Sahastradhara means a thousand springs. The Sahastradhara waterfall near Dehradun contains Sulphur, and is believed to have medicinal properties.

Q. What is the local food of Dehradun that one should try?
A. When in Dehradun, you must try Gahat ki Daal, Singodi, Kandalee ka Saag, Alu ke Gutke, Gulgula, Bal Mithai, and Jhangora ki Kheer.

Q. What are some recommended restaurants in Dehradun?
A. Some of the good restaurants in Dehradun are Black Pepper, Kalsang Friend’s Corner, Town Table, Uncle M Hungry, Tunday Kababi, and Y Café & Restaurant.

Q. Are there tourist buses available for a sightseeing tour of Dehradun?
A. Yes, private agencies operate buses for sightseeing.

Q. What are the must-see places of Dehradun?
A. In Dehradun, you must visit the Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Tapkeshwar Temple, Lachhiwala, and Robber’s Cave.

Q. What are the timings for the Dehradun Zoo?
A. The timing for the Dehradun Zoo is 10 AM to 6 PM.

Q. What kind of shopping can you do in the Tibetan Market in Dehradun?
A. Tibetan Market is famous for colorful clothes and apparels. This place is also an attraction for youngsters because you get to buy all kinds of funky clothes.

Q. What are some attractions near Dehradun?
A. Attractions in and around Dehradun Railway Station (DDN) include the Tapovan Ashram, Rajaji National Park, and Sahastradhara.

Q. How far is Tapovan from Dehradun Railway Station (DDN)?
A. Tapovan Ashram is about 7 km from Dehradun DDN Railway Station.

Q. Which 4-star hotel would you recommend within 10 km of Dehradun Railway Station (DDN)?
A. Hotel Softel Plaza and Ramada Dehradun are good 4-star hotels within 10 km of Dehradun Railway Station (DDN).

Q. What is a good family hotel near the Dehradun Railway Station (DDN)?
A.  Hotel Vishnu Inn is a good family hotel near the Dehradun DDN Railway Station.

Q. Are there decent budget hotels in or around Haridwar Road in Dehradun?
A.  couple of budget hotels in Dehradun, around Haridwar Road, are Hotel Doon Regency and Hotel Swastik.

Q. What are some cheap hotels in Mussoorie near Dehradun?
A. Hotel India, Hotel Nataraj Palace, and Hotel Naaz are some cheap hotels in Mussoorie.

Q. Would you recommend Hotel Sandstone as a good option to stay with family?
A. Yes, it is a good family hotel in Dehradun.

Q. Name some 3-star hotels near Paltan Bazar?
A. Shiva Residency and Treebo Ajanta Continental are a couple of hotels near Paltan Bazar in Dehradun.

Q. Is there any cheap hotel near Dehradun Railway Station (DDN)?
A. Hotel Sangam and Hotel Abhinandan Grand are cheap hotels near Dehradun Railway Station are Hotel Relax, North Star Residency, and Hotel Galaxy.

Q. Can you tell me names of some budget hotels near Dehradun DDN Railway Station?
A. Some budget hotels near Dehradun Railway Station are Hotel Relax, North Star Residency, and Hotel Galaxy.

Q. Which luxury hotels are near Dehradun DDN Railway Station?
A.  Jaypee Residency Manor and Hotel Ramada Dehradun are two luxury hotels near DDN Railway Station.

Q. What are the most popular hotels near Dehradun Railway Station (DDN)?
A. The most popular hotels near Dehradun DDN Railway Station are Hotel The Onix, Seyfert Sarovar Portico, The Solitaire, and Hotel Saffron Leaf.

• Kathgodam Express links Kathgodam in Nainital with Dehradun.
• Mussourie Express runs between Delhi Sarai Rohilla and Dehradun.
• Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express is a daily express train which connects New Delhi with Dehradun.

Different Railway Stations in Dehradun:
The capital city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun have some nearby stations, namely:

• Harrawala Railway Station
• Doiwala Railway Station
• Kansrao Railway Station

Popular Places Near Dehradun Railway Station

Spread across 300 Kms, the city of Dehradun not only offers picturesque scenery of mountains and snow peaks but is also a major hub for surrounding cities. There are several places which are in close proximity of the Dehradun Railway Station. Explore the beauty of nature at Robber’s Cave or Guchhupani at a distance of 10 km from the Station. The famous Sahastradhara or sulphur springs can be visited for their limestone formations; it is about 17km away. Other popular places like Tapkeshwar Temple (7.4 km), Lachhiwala Range (16 km), War memorial (5 km) and Timber Museum (5.8 km) are also popular among tourists. Do not forget to dig into spicy Momos, Chinese/Tibetan delicacies while here.