International Young Scientist Congress


6th International Young Scientist Congress (IYSC-2020)

and

Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights

8th and 9 th May 2020
in collaboration with
Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, UK, India



Tourist places at Dehradun


Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute, one of the premier academic institutes in India, is a picture perfect tourist attraction.Sprawling over a plinth area of 2.5 hectares, with the outer Himalaya forming its backdrop, the building of the institute is the best example of Greco-Roman and Colonial architectural styles. Built in 1906, featuring architectural elements like Mughal towers, formed arches, Roman columns edged by cloisters, the size of the institute campus is larger than the Buckingham Palace. Forest Research Institute is nurturing some of the best talents in the field of forestry research since the British era. The lush green campus of Forest Research Institute comprises of laboratories, libraries, herbariums and museum - Pathology Museum, Social Forestry Museum, Silviculture Museum, Timbra Museum, Non-Wood Forest Products Museum and the Entomology Museum. Tourists who wish to explore the campus can take a guided tour.
Guided tours operate: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Open all days
FRI Museum: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Open all days

Clock Tower

Clock tower, also known as "ghanta ghar" is a very famous tourist attraction. It was started in the year 1948 and got completed in 1953. Located in the heart of the Dehradun, the clock tower is encircled by commercial complexes, shops, and GPO. It was a renowned landmark of the city and was built by the British before India got its independence. The clock does not tick at present, but it is said that years ago when it was built, the peak of it was such that a person on the other end of the city could hear it as well. The clock tower is situated on the Rajpur Road and is surrounded by numerous business centers. The tower has a gold plate on top of it which has all the names of the freedom fighters who fought for the independence of the country and helped it break free from the chains of British slavery.

Daat Kali Temple

Established on 13th June 1804, the Daat Kali Temple is a prominent place to visit for people on a spiritual tour to Dehradun. According to the locals, the temple made when construction work of Dehradun - Saharanpur highway was under process. Maa Kali appeared in the dream of an engineer, who was working on the national highway project, gave him an idol of Goddess Kali and ordered him to construct a temple at this place. Sacred to goddess Kali, here one can set of flames burning off the rocks, which are continuously burning since 1921. A car puja, a Hindu ceremony, is performed at the Daat Kali Temple to bless the automobile and to keep it from bad influence. Each and everyday regional villagers and tourists waits and pray at the temple and offer oil, flour and ghee to the deity.

Shri Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib

Tourists who are on a spiritual tour to Dehradun should visit the Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara. Established in the 17th century, Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara is the oldest pilgrimage center for Sikh Community in Dehradun. Construction of the Gurudwara was commissioned by Ram Rai, the eldest son of the seventh Guru of Sikhs, Sri Har Raj Ji. Many fables are associated with the history of the temple and as per one of them, Ram Rai was expelled from his town as he was not ready to take over the positions as a Sikh Guru.Then, Ram Rai tries to settle in Dehradun and constructed this holy Gurudwara. Currently, the Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara Darbar Sahib is the most famous religious center of the Udaseen sect of Sikh community. The building of the gurudwara is the finest example of the Indo-Islamic architectural style, featuring domes, minarets, and paintings. Till date people of all classes, castes and creed visit the Darbar Sahib. The Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara offers both free and low-cost accommodation. Gurudwara association also runs many prestigious educational institutions including Medical College, hospital, and charitable trust. On the fifth day of the Holi, Jhanda Fair, is celebrated every year in the memory of Guru Ram Rai, a flag hosting takes place during the festival.





Tourist places near to Dehradun

Mussoorie

Mussoorie is situated around 35 km from Dehradun and is counted amongst the most popular hill stations in India. The captivating landscapes of this place are ideal for honeymooners and travellers.Mussoorie is at an average altitude of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft). To the northeast are the Himalayan snow ranges, and to the south, the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges. With the backdrop of the Himalayas, this place offers stunning views of Himalayan peaks such as Bandar Poonch, Srikantha and Gangotri. The city overlooks the alluring Doon valley and is a perfect spot for trekking and adventure sports.

Rishikesh

It lies approximately 25 km (16 mi) north of the city Haridwar and 43 km (27 mi) southeast of the state capital Dehradun. Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the "Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas" and "Yoga Capital of the World". The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.

Haridwar

Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India's Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. The largest of several sacred ghats (bathing steps), Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony) in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps. Worshipers fill the city during major festivals including the annual Kanwar Mela. Haridwar or Hardwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places (Sapta Puri) to Hindus. According to the Samudra manthan, Haridwar along with Ujjain, Nashik and Prayagraj (Allahabad) is one of four sites where drops of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher while being carried by the celestial bird Garuda. This is manifested in the Kumbha Mela, which is celebrated every 12 years in Haridwar.

Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti is a hill station situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range located 60 km from the state capital of DehradunDhanaulti is known for its amazing vistas and panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas. The town lies in close proximity to places such as Tehri and Mussoorie and is blessed with huge plantations of deodar, oak, and rhododendrons. It is also famous for its potato farms. Dhanaulti includes an area with two eco-parks, "Amber" and "Dhara", about 200 m apart. They have been developed by the Forest Department of Uttarakhand. It houses a protected patch of small forest containing Deodar Trees. The adventure sports facility is available for visitors in the form of walking over the flying fox and burma bridges and riding horses.

Chakrata

Chakrata is a cantonment town in Dehradun district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is between the Tons and Yamuna rivers, at an elevation of 2118 m, 98 km from state capital, Dehradun. Due west lies Himachal Pradesh, and due east are Mussoorie, Garhwal. Situated amidst the majestic Himalayas, Chakrata is an epitome of serenity and splendid views. It is not a popular tourist spot and hence, forms a perfect choice for people looking to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city. You can also enjoy the local attractions and adventure sports at this place.

Nag Tibba

Nag Tibba, 3,022 metres, is the highest peak in the lesser himalayan region of Uttarakhand state, and lends its name to the 'Nag Tibba Range', itself the next-northerly of the five folds of the Himalaya. It is situated around 80 km from the State Capital Dehradun. Known as a trekker's delight, the Nag Tibba trek has still not been explored completely. It is the highest peak in the entire Nag Tibba ranges and takes you into the verdant forests. The trek also offers you some amazing views of Bandarpoonch Peak, Kedarnath peak, and Gangotri peak.

New Tehri

New Tehri is a modern town spread over an altitude from 1550-1950mts above sea level overlooking the gigantic lake and the Tehri dam, situated about 110 kms from Dehradun. This is a planned city in the state Uttrakhand. New Tehri is home to the largest hydroelectricity project in the world. The rivers of Bhagirathi and Bhilganga run through the city, which adds to its charm. Tehri city has the largest lake in Asia which is as a major attraction of this place.

Lansdowne

Lansdowne is a hill station in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It was founded as a military garrison under the British Raj, and the Garhwali Museum traces the history of the Garhwal Rifles regiment, which still trains in the town. Close to colonial-era St. Mary’s Church, Tip-n-Top viewpoint is perched up on a ridge overlooking forested hills. Hindu devotees worship Shiva at the centuries-old Kaleshwar Temple. Perched at an elevation of 1780 meters, Lansdowne is surrounded by dense forests of oak and pine. It is a quaint place which forms a perfect spot for a peaceful holiday. This small hill station is neither too urbanized nor too commercialised. The local buildings of the picturesque hill town give a sneak peek into the colonial era. If you want to spend a laidback holiday, this place might be the right choice.



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