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Mountains Calling? Dehradun Could Be Your Next Perfect Weekend Destination

I’m not a summer person, so unless you’re taking me to a hill station where I can at least pretend that summer doesn’t exist.

I’ll be in my air conditioned room, thank you very much. The onset of summer also means respite from city life and pollution at a getaway somewhere that isn’t a 100 hours away, but also away enough. Especially for Delhi, that getaway is almost always Uttarakhand or Himachal. Think Mussoorie, but cut travel time by about two hours, as Hyatt Regency has launched its first property in Uttarakhand, in Dehradun, for those of us who like the luxury without having to brave long hours of a road trip for it.Positioned as a luxury, pet-friendly hotel that overlooks the Malsi range of the Himalayas, the new property serves as an urban resort, with rooms across six categories (the presidential suite is ginormous and has the best view), fit for families and business conventions alike, we realise, in their expansive ballroom during the press conference. But what makes it the perfect getaway are the immersive experiences available to explore the beauty of Uttarakhand via local cuisine, music, a view, and what we all need on a lazy Saturday.

But first, let’s talk food. Housing not one, not two, but five restaurants, the property does its best to ensure that you have your comfort nibbles available.

but also are adventurous enough to indulge in local flavours. Seriously, though, missing out on Kumaoni dishes is missing out on life. Try the bhat ki churkani and the pahadi kheere ka raita, you’ll thank me later. However, if I have to pick one restaurant that I absolutely loved, it’s Beyul, their rooftop bar, lounge, and fine dining restaurant, which offers Tibetan fare with a side of North Indian options. Chef Tenzin Dolma makes beautiful chicken and lamb momos, and the thukpa bowl is a delight. Pair that with a good cocktail and the beautiful view, what a Saturday night that’ll be. All of the hotel’s focus is on using as much local ingredients as possible even their bar has a platter with different Himalayan salts for your cocktail glass rims, while The Market inside the property sells artisanal local products that you can take back.

Spa trip, anyone? I listed this in my long weekend piece as well, but the spa is so good that if you’re actually just driving down to Dehradun I flew down from Mumbai, and it was so worth the trip.

it is a solid factor among many others for you to come back for more. Six well-equipped spa rooms with a steam, sauna, and locker, right off the infinity pool. Dream come true. With intensive treatments meant to wash the city stress off you by using special formulations my almond lavender treatment had real ground almonds for exfoliation and it worked wonders in undoing knots and tension in my shoulders — the spa at this property will help you truly unwind. I have never fallen asleep on a spa table before this, so you know what I mean by truly you’re looking for some adventure, the hotel arranges hikes, guided tours, local cultural experiences, as well as wellness activities such as meditation and a yoga session set against the backdrop of the beautiful valley. For me, given the stressful lives we lead, this property is meant for you to catch a break, whatever your version of that is. No more driving 10-12-hours for the weekend; instead, you drive less, you go to the hills, and you breathe in its luxury and warm hospitality.

Dehradun: tiger-shree Rispana river being flattened, say concerned residents

DEHRADUN: Brazen violation of forest and mining norms can be seen near Rispana river where turned into plain land for construction activities as per concerned residents.

The latest incidence of brazen flattening of a has taken place near on Rajpur road where a private builder is starting a project on nearly 2 acres land. Residents of the area are claiming that the Jaipur-based firm has flattened nearly 7-8 acres land.

The area is across Rispana river and can be seen from MDDA Park which is lying locked for ‘redevelopment’ works. The area had rich shrubs and trees along with wildlife, which is under severe threat now, a few concerned wildlife, which is under severe threat now, a few concerned citizens have claimed, adding they are raising the issue through social media but no one is paying heed to their concerns.

There is no response from the district administration so far while one of the forest official claimed it to be a private land.

It is a fact that are being flattened. Also, it is an irony that during forest fire season, we, the residents of the area, have to inform the forest department to douse the fires, said Reenu Paul, founder of What’s also worrying in the entire project is dumping of the muck directly into the river, she added, “The entire rubble is being dumped into the Rispana. It will cause massive damage to the city during monsoons as it would lead to floods and also divert the natural course of the river in the city, added Paul.

A few residents alleged that trees have also been cut in the same patch of the which should have been looked after by the forest authorities.

The issue has gained traction on online forums with concerned residents expressing sentiments like, “Why do people choose Dehradun to make a home? If they say because of nice climate, good air – then we should know that if all the people cut trees, then how will Dehradun have all the things that attracted them in the first place Incidentally, the high court of Uttarakhand had already warned the state regarding flattening of in Mussoorie-Dehradun area owing to the fragile topography of the landscape.en queried about the matter, divisional forest officer of Mussoorie, Kahkashan Naseem said, “That area is not a forest land and this site is about 500 mtr away from the upcoming housing society. We have not given any NOC for flattening of . They might have acquired it from district adminstration.

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