Sunday 7 January 2018

Uttarakhand's 1st International Stadium

Dehradun International Cricket Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the Raipur area of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It is the first international level stadium in the state. It was constructed by Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering and Construction. In November 2012, Chief Minister Uttarakhand of that time Vijay Bahuguna laid the foundation of the stadium. On 16 December 2016, Chief Minister Harish Rawat inaugurated the stadium along with Mr. Rajeev Shukla, Chairperson of IPL. The total cost of stadium is Rs. 237.20 Crore.
Dehradun's International Stadium

The swanky stadium is located amidst picturesque surroundings in Raipur area of Dehradun and has a seating capacity of 25,000 people along with flood lights facility for conducting day night matches. The seats inside the stadium have been arranged in such a manner that it gives a look of Aipan, a traditional Kumaoni art. The stadium is the first one of international standards in the state.
Uttarakhand already had organized some Ranji Matches but due to lack of facilities players are hesitant to come here. Now Uttarakhand has an international stadium, hope to see more international and Ranji matches here. The International stadium of the Uttarakhand State is now ready to host their 1st international match and people from all over the state are desperatly waiting to see their favorite player in action. According to a news, IPL Matches would also be played In Dehradun on 2018. And if it is true then it will be a proud moment for all Uttarakhand cricket lovers. There are many cricket fans in Uttarakhand who wanted to see their favorite player on their home ground.
Dehradun's International Stadium

The stadium has about more than thirty corporate sections. A lounge and restaurant add on to the list of facilities available for sports person at the newly built stadium. Next in line to add to the glory of The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is the clubhouse. The entire south spectator area with the most lavish and serene setting has been dedicated to The Club House. It has recreation facilities like bowling, billiard, and a well-equipped gymnasium. An auditorium with the seating capacity for hundred is also part of the clubhouse.

Friday 22 December 2017

10 Best Hotels in Dehradun.

A holiday in the hills becomes more rejuvenating when we feel at home, and these best hotels in Dehradun ensure an experience just like that. With hotels that are tucked in the lap of nature, and some that are located right amidst the famous streets, this hill town has got something for every traveler.

Wrapped in luxury, homelike comfort, and peace, here are all the good hotels in Dehradun for your next getaway-

1. Jaypee Residency Manor - Jaypee Residency Manor in Mussoorie, India is where your romance with the mountains begins. With a 360 degree breathtaking view of the mighty Himalayas, it is a sight to behold. Spread over 9 acres of lush green area, on a hilltop, this unique five star deluxe hotel is your own paradise. The hotel is a tribute to the majesty - splendor of Mussoorie "the queen of hills". The USP of this hotel is its luxurious 135 well appointed rooms including 61 deluxe rooms, 29 executive rooms and 4 suites & 41 guest rooms in the Valley View tower, well equipped with all sorts of modern comforts and impressive interiors, hence setting the tone for a majestic way. This splendid and royal creation always makes you feel at home, besides just letting you experience a deluxe stay. This lavish hotel offers exotic stays, food flavors and much more within serene surroundings that are heart-winning for sure.
Strategically located at a height of approximately 7000 feet, Jaypee Residency Manor offers spectacular views, unbridled luxury, and an un-interrupted encounter with nature combined with exceptional service.

Best hotels in Dehradun and Mussoorie

2. Ramada - Ramada Dehradun, offers unparalleled connectivity, great entertainment experiences, the best corporate facilities and welcoming hospitality, at an affordable price. Located 32 km away (45 Minutes) from Jolly Grant Domestic Airport, 4 km,(15 min) away from Dehradun railway station, 5 km away from business and financial hubs.The Hotel is situated along numerous cultural attractions, such as Tapkeshwar Temple, Robber's Cave, Buddha Temple, Sahastradhara, Forest Research Institute, Mussoorie,etc.
Besides corporate travelers, Ramada Dehradun Chakrata Road is also an ideal base for young, trendy travelers or families looking to discover the city. Not only it offers 52 well-appointed rooms but also a range of trendy dining options, indoor and outdoor spaces for corporate & social activities, coupled with warm hospitality.

Best hotels in Dehradun

3. Regenta LP Vilas - Nestled among the lush green valley of Dehradun, Regenta LP Vilas - managed by Royal Orchid Hotels —is an ode to the bygone era of Rajput and Mughal dynasties, kept alive through awe-inspiring architecture and decor. With the largest banqueting space in the city and 74 well-appointed rooms, this luxury hotel offers a host of comforts and services that pay tribute to the matchless spirit of Rajasthan and its royalty.
The palatial accommodation is complemented with an array of dining options from the regal Zaffran, an all-day dining restaurant, serving a gamut of delectable cuisines. Apart from that, you can also visit COCO, youthful and energetic round-the-clock patisserie for the sweet and savory tooth, serving the best coffee in town. The rustic bar, Unplugged, set in dim lighting for a lively evening of aperitifs and signature cocktails, makes Regenta LP Vilas counted among one of the best hotels in Dehradun. The Hotel boasts over a lakh square feet of open and covered convention space with 7 graceful venues that are ideal for conferences, destination weddings, shows and product launches.

Best hotels in Dehradun

4. Four Points by Sheraton - Four Points by Sheraton offers 65 rooms(6 suites) featuring Mountain view rooms and city view rooms too, where the breathing is easy. As part of our focus on Simple Pleasures(SM), this hotel has smoke-free guest rooms. Giving you one less thing to worry about when you travel.The Four Points by Sheraton Dehradun is conveniently located in the heart of town on its main street, Rajpur Road. Jolly Grant Airport (DED) is less than an hour away by car, and the Dehradun Railway Station can be reached in just 15 minutes.The Four Points by Sheraton Dehradun offers inviting function venues. Our largest room spans 220 square meters and is ideal for intimate gatherings, casual business meetings, and training classes.

Best hotels in Dehradun

5. The Solitaire - The Solitaire is set in the heart of Dehradun ,yet is removed from the hustle and bustle of the city due to its vantage location .Modern and contemporary in design The Solitaire has become the first and most preferred choice for travelers and corporate alike visiting the Dehradun Valley .This is due to The Solitaire’s constant endeavor to provide comfort coupled with luxury to all its guests . Solitaire Hotel dehradun, star luxury hotel in Dehradun. It is one of the best hotels in dehradun with 5 star amenities. The Solitaire houses beautifully appointed rooms, well-equipped Banquets, Conference Rooms, a poolside pub, a multi-cuisine restaurant, a coffee shop, a highly relaxing spa and a gymnasium.
Whether you are relaxing by the poolside while enjoying the beautiful Dehradun weather at one of the valley's best hotels or biting into one of the chef's delicacies at Emerald Court Restaurant, Solitaire Hotel guarantees all guests a wonderful experience.

Best hotels in Dehradun

6. Saffron Leaf - Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Saffron Leaf, Dehradun extends gracious service which offers you next-level-comfort. The proximity to the Public Transport stations safeguards that all your destinations are a short drive away. Strategically located, the hotel is just six minutes from ISBT. The elite style combines simplicity with contemporary edge to create a building that appears pristine, as if born to nature. Hotel Saffron Leaf, Dehradun is an exclusive hotel with an out-of-sight experience for the most particular traveler. The suites provide an impeccable comfort and the executive rooms are distinctively designed for the business travelers. The hotel provides one of the most expansive banqueting and conferring space, perfect for both intimate as well as extravagant events and the restaurant offers an ample choice of cuisine to the guests.

Best hotels in Dehradun

7. IDA Hotel - The seasonal outdoor pool and spa center, and the stylish & comfortable rooms make this place a value for money hotel in Dehradun. Be it a leisure holiday with family or a romantic trip with your loved one, IDA ensures a unique holiday experience.  IDA Hotel is located in Dehradun, just 0.9 miles from Dehradun Clock Tower. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Offering exceptional comfort & luxury unlike any other place in the town, IDA hotel is one of the most subtle and affordable hotels in Dehradun. Its traditional culture with modern style is the reason for it being so popular among its guests, and a top pick for travelers.

Best hotels in Dehradun

8. Lemon Tree Hotel - Lemon Tree Hotel, Dehradun, located atop the award winning and Upper Mid-scale Pacific Mall on Rajpur road, a premium area of the city.  Lemon Tree Hotels are the only mid-scale business and leisure hotels that uplift your spirits at the end of a long day. Lemon Tree’s ‘close to home’ comfort helps you unwind with its smart in-room amenities, vibrant cafe and fitness center. All this, at an unbeatable value. The hotel with its 49 spacious and smartly furnished rooms and suites offer a magnificent view that let the outdoors in. Room categories include Superior Room; Executive Room; Valley View Room; Executive Suite & Deluxe Suite.An exclusive entrance ushers you into a prefect heavenly retreat with cool, stylish interiors, warm hospitality and personalized service.

Best hotels in Dehradun

9. Hotel Pacific - Hotel Pacific Dehradun, a four-star , government approved luxury hotel, is positioned at the heart of Dehradun City enticing individuals with its topnotch amenities and renowned name. Sited just a km from Clock Tower, 2 km from the Railway Station, 6 km from the Bus Terminus and 20 km from Airport, Hotel Pacific can be tagged as the first choice of a large number of people who visit Dehradun to experience its charming beauty and pleasant milieu. The wonderful comfort that they offer are accompanied by the plethora of services and easy connectivity within the area make them truly like able for business or pleasure trips. When it comes to amenities, Hotel Pacific Dehradun, Uttrakhand can be called as a ruler. The list of amenities encompass centrally air conditioned milieu, travel desk, coffee Shop, in-house Laundry Service, safe deposit lockers, money changer, business center and the list is almost endless. The forte is cozy and centrally air conditioned room’s that offer wonderful ambiance and recreation to the guests. Providing tailored service round the clock, guests comfort is the first priority and the staff will leave no stone unturned to make the stay an unforgettable experience.

Best hotels in Dehradun

10. Hotel Madhuban - Hotel Madhuban Dehradun is associated with the internationally renowned directories and conforms to its most exacting standards. The Hotel has won numerous and most prestigious awards such as The Green Hotelier Award from the Inter- national Hotel and Restaurant Association, in appreciation of our efforts to promote Eco-friendly tourism. These have included sponsoring and organizing activities such as inter- school debates on conservation, tree planting drives and adoption of environmentally 'clean' processes and procedures at the Hotel. Hotel Madhuban is the 4 Star Hotel in Dehradun provides the best luxury facilities of Accommodations and it is blend with the services like business meetings and conferences hall with Hi equipped technology of Wifi and Audio Video Supply. Wedding Hall Banquet Hall Hotel Facility is also provided by Hotel Madhuban in Dehradun. The hotel believes in providing world class comforts to its guests by providing food, services and hygiene in an environment of tastefully and immaculately designed interiors with the largest and the best Guest Rooms and thoughtfully planned Food and Beverage outlets and banquet venues.

Best hotels in Dehradun

Thursday 14 December 2017

Amazing facts about Dehradun

Dehradun appears like a normal bustling hill station at first glance. But look closer and you will see that it is steeped in heritage and history. Dehradun is a popular place for tourists. The city is famous for it’s landscape and the lovely weather it has. It is known to have the highest levels of rain during monsoon. It’s easy connectivity to Mussoorie, Auli,  and the Hindu Holi cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh makes the start of your journey better. It has a long list of landmarks and is home to some of the oldest schools in India. If you’re born in this city or have lived in this city, you will feel proud by the end of this article.

Here are some facts that you may have not known before :-

1: This town has been an inspiration for many eminent personalities (both Indian and international) like Ruskin Bond, Bil Acne, David Cling, Nayantra Sahgal among others who have made town their home and choose to stay here till the end of their lives.

facts about dehradun

2: Dehradun was founded by seventh Sikh Guru - Guru Ram Rai in the 18th century.Sikhs ruled the city for about 24 years

3: Dehradun continues to top the list of cities with best Educational Institutions.From the Doon School, Welhams Girls School, to the Indian Military Academy, and Survey of India, the presence of prestigious educational institutes had earned Dehradun its nickname, ‘Eton of the East.’

Amazing facts about Dehradun

4: Dehradun was the only place besides Bombay and Delhi where Cabaret shows were organized back in the 60's.

Amazing facts about Dehradun

5: Dehradun finds reference in the epic Hindu texts of Ramayana and Mahabharata. According to the legend, Lord Ram and Lakshman had visited the region on their way back from Lanka. Also, this region was a home to the great teacher of Pandavas and Kauravas — Guru Dronacharya.

facts about dehradun

6: Nepalese also got to rule the Dehradun region for a short span of time.

Amazing facts about Dehradun

7: Once ruled by the Mauryas, Dehradun also finds mention in the ‘Skanda Purana’.

Amazing Facts about Dehradun

8: Hundred of tourists visit the nearby Sahastradhara sulphur spring near Dehradun, for the waters can heal various skin ailments in humans.

Amazing facts about Dehradun

9: Garhwali, Kumaoni, Nepali, Tharu, Tibetan are some of the languages spoken in Dehradun, besides Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Sindhi.

Facts about Dehradun

10: Famous shooter Abhinav Bindra is also from Dehradun.
Facts about Dehradun

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Top Engineering colleges in Dehradun

Engineering as a career has attracted students in India in a big way and a large number of aspirants taking the engineering exams are testimony to this fact. Engineering is a multi-disciplined field with new disciplines and branches being added with the advancement of science and technology. Though a large number of students appear for different engineering exams like JEE Main (previously AIEEE), JEE Advanced (previously IIT-JEE), BITSAT and VITEEE, but not many are aware about the various career options that engineering as a profession offers. The basic engineering disciplines include Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Aerospace engineering. With the development of technology new engineering disciplines like biotechnology, computer, automobile engineering and genetic engineering have gained immense popularity among students.
There are many Engineering Institutes and Universities which help students to get higher education in their own city.This post provides you complete details of Top Engineering Colleges in Dehradun.

Here is the list of Top Engineering colleges in Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Best Engineering college in Dehradun1)  Graphic Era University(GEU) - Graphic Era Institute of Technology started with undergraduate programs in core engineering and allied sciences. Soon after the establishment in 2008 the Institute was accorded the status of Deemed University and approved by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. In 2015 Graphic Era University was accredited by NAAC
(National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with grade ‘A’. GEU initiative expands to all round knowledge , supporting you every step of the way in the programs of your choice to facilitate great learning. At Present GEU has more than 12000 students on its rolls, pursuing education in different streams. The state-of-the-art infrastructure, students facilities, industry centric curriculum, highly competent faculty members, research focused approach and high placement each year has made GEU a preferred choice of innumerable students, who nurture the aspirations to carve their own niche in the professional world. The university has acquired transnational dimensions through student exchange and knowledge sharing programs with many foreign universities and focus on international perspectives in teaching and research.

Bop Engineering colleges in Dehradun2) University of Petroleum and Energy Studies(UPES) - The University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) is an Indian University located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand known traditionally for its education and research in fields of energy & power. UPES was established in the year 2003 with an ambitious vision and unique approach. UPES has emerged as an innovative institution offering industry-focused specialized graduate, post graduate and doctoral programs in key areas such as Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation, Information Technology, Design, Planning & Architecture,Public Policy and Legal studies.The university’s objective is to develop competent technocrats, professionals and managers who are ready to join the core industries. Advanced teaching methodologies, innovative and updated curricula and the focus on 'on-the-job exposure' give UPES students the edge to be readily deploy-able in the chosen field. UPES has made a steady growth in the past decade and has become the “Institution of Choice” for students and corporates in Energy and allied core sectors. The progressive learning aspect is further enriched with inclusion of new programs in the EIT sectors such as Robotics, Nanotechnology and Nuclear Energy. Research & Development activities are carried out rigorously at the constituent colleges, to generate new knowledge.

Top Engineering colleges in Dehradun3) Dehradun Institute of Technology(DIT) - Dehradun Institute of Technology(DIT), is a private university established by the Unison Group. In 2012, UGC conferred the Autonomous Status to DIT, further in 2013 the Uttarakhand State Government declared DIT as DIT University due to excellence in Education and Research. DIT University is designed to provide holistic education, enabling students to stand on their own feet. The focus is always on promotion of self-learning and honing talents to ensure the all-round development among-st the students. Employ-ability is the key focus at DIT University and preparation for the world of work is embedded into the DNA of all the innovative programs. Using leading industry and academic experts, DIT has created programs that are focused on grooming students for successful careers. Many of the graduates take up leading roles in large multinational organizations, while others lead and develop their own companies. You can be secure in the knowledge that all DIT University qualifications are internationally recognized.Till Date more than 8000 students have successfully passed from DIT.

Top Engineering colleges in Dehradun4) Uttaranchal Institute of Technology(UIT) - Uttaranchal Institute of Technology was established in 2013.It has a serene and lush Green Campus Located on NH-72.The university is constituted with the merger of three educational institutions, namely Law College Dehradun (LCD), Uttaranchal Institute of Technology (UIT) and Uttaranchal Institute of Management (UIM). The institute is the blend of vision, value and model of excellent professional learning. It is the high-tech constituent of the Uttaranchal University and established to produce new age technocrats. UIT in the culmination of the untiring efforts of its founders to create an institute for engineering and technology education that would produce technocrats who will not only meet the prerequisites of the global industries but also invent cutting edge technologies. The visions of the institute is to be at the zenith among leading Engineering Institutes in the coming decade and produce technical manpower of international standard and have an all pervasive environment of goodwill and credibility in the society, provide quality education, research, training and practical expertise that is stimulating and responsive to the needs of 21st Century.The Uttaranchal University offers a unique life, you will have access to comprehensive facilities, cultural activities wide range of academic courses and industry interface.

Best Engineering colleges in Dehradun
5) Tula's Institute - The institute was founded in 2006 by the Sunil Kumar Jain,the chairman of Tula’s Group. The college has been standing on four pillars as Direction, Guidance, Training and Exposure. Tula’s Institute is recognized as one of the ‘Top Engineering College in Uttarakhand,(Dehradun)’ for its excellence in academic programs from undergraduate to the postgraduate level. Tula's  believe in providing the best possible facilities to their students. Their endeavor is to create a congenial atmosphere to nurture talent through the support and guidance of experience faculty with an access to state of the art infrastructure. Tula’s Institute is committed to offer the best infrastructure and facilities so as to ensure standards of excellence and supreme quality for the students. The institute provides excellent infrastructural facilities with well equipped Laboratories, modern computer center, spacious and well furnished classrooms, seminar hall, library, workshop and Auditorium. As a result time and again Tula’s Institute has been ranked not only as one of the Best Engineering College in Uttarakhand but also as one of the leading MBA Colleges in Dehradun.

Friday 10 November 2017

Why is Dehradun so famous?

Dehradun was founded in the 18th century by a Sikh Guru called Guru Ram Rai. The name has been derived from the two words that are ‘Dehra’ meaning dera, griha or home and ‘Doon’ stands for a valley that lies at the foothills of the Great Himalayas and the Shivaliks.This is the city which is located in between the peace of the beautiful mountains where the Ganga river lies at the eastern region and the Yamuna river at the western region.

The city name boasted because of its highly prestigious educational institutions that make it the ‘Educational Hub of India’.The glaring city has given many talented peoples to our society,who are making our country proud while indulging in various industries. The city conducts some of the selected art works which only few other known cities have the honor to represent them.

The reasons are not less to forget this city which is also known as the humble adobe for people's :


Know about DehraDunThe city which witnessed the snowfall in the late 1970's, has seen sharp rise in the temperatures. Even from the rainfalls perspective, the city witnesses lesser rains now, as compared to the past.The winters of Dehradun sees the low temperature of around 3-4 degree Celsius.
While the high temperature goes up to 40 degree Celsius. The weather of Doon changes its colors like a chameleon so it is common to witness rainfall even on a bright sunny day.
This has made the age-old saying true which says ,the one who visits Doon cannot leave without falling in love with its distinguished weather.

Education Hub of India2.Education Hub of India
Dehradun and education are quite synonymous, owing to its rich history in honing the brightest schools and colleges of nation.Education in Dehradun has witnessed an upward trend ever since the prestigious Doon school has set up its base. From Engineering to Management, Pharmacy to Medicine, Law to Education; every subject comes up with its well-known institutes. According to a recent survey by Higher Education Department of Uttarakhand government, a threefold increase in the number of engineering and management institutes in Dehradun has been noted, across the span of eight years. Dehradun is one such place where one can connect easily with the studies and can concentrate over his or her goals. It’s a place where one can meet people who are passionate, determined and goal oriented. Boarding schools of Dehradun brings complete life transformation in the student.

3.Places to see at Dehradun
Know about Dehraduna) The FRI Museum (Forest Research Institute) - Lavish environs and one of the largest institutes of its kind.The main attraction is its building which is a National Heritage and styled in a Greeko Roman Architecture. A large collection of forest products and many gallerias about forest can be seen here.
It has six museums based on:-
1. Pathology
2. Social forestry
3. Siviculture
4. Timber
5. Non wood forest product
6. Entemlogy

Picnic spotb) Robber's Cave - Also known as Guchchu Pani. Robber's cave is a beautiful picnic spot. On display here is one of nature's strangest phenomena; a stream of water goes underground here and reappears a few meters away. The cave is
surrounded by hills and is a beautiful getaway for those looking for peace and quiet of the hills

Mussoriec) Char Dukan (Landour) -Char Dukan is the coolest hangout in the whole of Mussoorie, so much so that people say if you haven't visited Char Dukan, you
have actually not seen the real Mussoorie. It is a cluster of four shops and thus named as Char Dukan.These four shops ferve great food and have an unbeatable view of Himalayas.

Buddha Templed) Mindrolling Monastery - In 1965,Khochhen Rinpoche and small group of monks began the process of establishing Mindrolling monastery located near Clement Town,in Dehradun. It now contains Ngagyur Nyingma College,one of the largest Buddhist institutes in India.Near Mindrolling Monastery, Rinpoche
erected a 190 feet high Stupa of the Buddha’s Descent from the God Realms, and dedicated to world peace.Believed to be largest Buddhist reliquary in Asia, Buddha temple is visited by hundreds of tourists as well international Buddhism lovers.

main building of IMAe) Indian Military Academy(IMA) - The Indian Military Academy(IMA) was established in 1932 with a course strength of 40 Gentleman Cadets and Brigadier L.P Collins being the first Commandant. It is a prestigious Institute of India where Gentleman Cadets (GC's) are trained to become finest Officers of Indian Army.
The Chetwode Hall on the Drill Square houses the administrative headquarters of the IMA and is also the hub of academic training. It has lecture halls, computer labs and a cafe. On the opposite side of the Drill Square is the Khetarpal Auditorium which has a seating capacity of over 2000.