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What are the major attractions in Dehradun?

If your trip to Dehradun is all organized but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.

The wider region offers some outstanding guided nature walks and swimming. So why not jump in your rental car, get some fresh air and reconnect with nature?

What are the best road trip destinations near Dehradun?

If you're after some interesting places close by, venture 2 miles from Dehradun to Clement Town. Whether you go for the entire day or just a couple of hours, there's lots to keep you occupied.

What kind of rental car should I get for Dehradun?

City driving or cruising the highways? With Dehradun only 2 miles from central Dehradun District, it'll probably be a bit of both. A wise choice most situations is a medium-sized vehicle. You'll easily be able to navigate the city's narrow streets and find car spaces, while the additional space will give you more comfort and flexibility. With a slightly bigger ride, you can rack up some miles and head away on a road trip!

Should I get a luxury rental car in Dehradun?

Sometimes it's all about the journey, which makes choosing the right car important. If you're planning an unforgettable road trip around Dehradun, a comfortable SUV could be the perfect solution. If you want the best possible price and plan on staying mostly in the city, a budget compact is a clever pick. All you need to do is choose what will suit you best, throw your bags in the back seat, and clock up those miles.

What do I need to know about driving in Uttarakhand?

Driving around Dehradun demands more from you than just knowing how to turn on the ignition. Brush up on the traffic rules and journey around this happening city with ease:

What side of the road do they drive on in Dehradun?

In Dehradun, you'll need to drive on the left-hand side of the road. That means the driver's seat is on the right-hand side. If you've rented a manual transmission car, you'll need to get used to shifting gears with your left hand.

Does Dehradun have peak-hour traffic?

One of the advantages of visiting a smaller city like Dehradun District is less traffic — and you won't find a lot of it in the neighborhood of Dehradun. However, you may still run into busier conditions as people drive to and from work.

Is it difficult to park in Dehradun?

Finding a place to park in Dehradun isn't always simple. That's why many travelers opt for a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around town, keep an eye on the signage. Overstaying the specified time limit could land you a nasty fine.

Are there speed limits in Dehradun?

Dehradun is a neighborhood in Dehradun District, where speed limits range from 40 km/h to 120 km/h. However, these limits can vary. Residential areas are typically 40 km/h unless signed otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Uttarakhand?

Generally, your chosen car rental company will charge the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact information to the relevant local agency so they can issue a fine straight to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in Uttarakhand?

By law everyone must wear a seat belt. However, there are a few exceptions for certain vehicles used by public transportation systems.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Dehradun?

If you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you can lawfully use your phone while cruising around Dehradun. But be sure to keep your eyes on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Dehradun?

In Dehradun, it is a punishable offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.03%. If you plan to have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner, it's a good idea to leave the car at your hotel.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Dehradun?

Yes. However, before you turn you must completely stop the vehicle and only proceed if there's no approaching traffic.