gandhi park dehradun
Beautiful Front View of Gandhi Park Dehradun


Gandhi Park is among the most famous tourist places to visit in Dehradun that should a visitor have to visit. Gandhi Park is the oldest public park in Dehradun. It is situated at the heart of Dehradun near Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar) and Paltan Market. Dehradun Gandhi Park has lots of facilities for every age group of people like kids, young ones and elderly people.

Park is now serving as joggers, fitness, and Yoga Park for Doon peoples. There are lots of swings for the kids to do physical exercise. Park has a sufficient number of benches for relaxing the elderly people in the park. It is a very good park for the morning and evening walk for the local area living peoples who are health conscious and want to fit.

Park is always crowded with people. Young couples also come here for relaxing and spending some time with each other. The Gandhi Park is well maintained with green grounds, flowers, and a variety of shrubs. Due to being centrally located in the Dehradun, it attracts lots of visitors or tourists around the year. Park is very crowded during the weekend.

Inside the park, the Kargil War memorial soldier statue also established, which is dedicated to our brave soldiers. Gandhi Park is also a famous destination for the politicians for the demonstrations and Dharnas in Dehradun.

History of Gandhi Park Dehradun

Initially, Parade Ground, Gandhi Park, and Pavilion Ground were the same. Later the parade ground and then the pavilion ground were separated and the three were developed separately.

Inside Gandhi Park, there is a dedicated white marble board on which mentions the date of birth and date of martyr of Mahatma Gandhi Ji. This marble was given by the Shri Aatmaram Gaur to the Shri Keshav Chand in the year 1951. Shri Keshav Chand was that time commissioner of the Dehradun Municipal Council. So this park is older than India freedom. It was named Gandhi Park after the death of Gandhi Ji.

Initially, there was no statute of Gandhi Ji inside the park. Later when the Uttarakhand state was formed on the 9th November 2000, then just one year later on the 12th November 2001 Mahatma Gandhi Ji statue unveiled by the Chief  Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Bhagat Singh Koshiyari in the Gandhi Park of Dehradun. To increase the natural beauty of Gandhi Park, Gulab Vatika was established in 2001 in the central area of the park.

Park Opening and Closing Timing

Initially, Gandhi Park was open for the whole day for the common public from morning 5 am to evening 7 pm. But due to COVID-19 its opening and closing timings are now changed.

Park Opening timing is

  • Morning 05:00 am to 09:00 am
  • Evening 04:00 pm to 06:30 pm

Park closing timing is

  • Park is closed in the daytime from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm.

Visiting Time duration

Park is not so big but sufficient space and facilities available and lots of things to do here so it purely depends on you how much time you want to spend here. Almost one to two hours is sufficient for this park.

Entry Fees of Gandhi Park

Entry inside the Gandhi Park of Dehradun is absolutely free. There is no ticket for entry to Gandhi Park. So anyone either local people or tourists can go inside the park, visit this beautiful park and can relax here.

There is also no monthly pass system for the local people who come here for morning and evening walks.

Facilities

Gandhi Park provides lots of facilities to the local people free of cost. Some of the major facilities of the park are listed below.

  • Park has Yoga Centre for doing Yoga or Meditation.
  • Swings for the Kids.
  • Natural Gulab Vatika for nature lovers.
  • Benches for rest and relaxation here.
  • 100-meter rubber jogging path for youngsters.
  • "Open Gym" for everyone.
  • Walking Path
  • Children Park

Children Park for Kids


Children park at Gandhi park Dehradun
Children Park at Gandhi Park Dehradun

Inside Gandhi Park, there is also an amusement park named 'Children Park' where various commercial paid swings available for the kids. Train Ride, Mickey Mouse Bouncy, Trampoline, Merry-Go-Round, Car/bike ride, Aeroplane ride, etc. are available for the kids. Gandhi Park's Children Park is very good and engaging for kids that attract families to come here with kids. 

Entry inside the 'Children Park' is not free, there is a ticket price for the entry inside the Children Park. The ticket Price of Children Park at Gandhi Park is given below.

  • For Every Visitor 20/- per person.
  • Entry Free for kids below 5 years of age.
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Things to Do in Gandhi Park

There are lots of things to do in Gandhi Park for visitors who come here.

  • They can come here for a morning walk or evening walk.
  • Exercise at 'open gymnasium'
  • Yoga or Meditation at Yoga Center.
  • Enjoying with kids at Children Park
  • Sitting and relaxing in the natural environment.
  • Jogging
  • Photography with friends or family.

Best Time to Visit

You can go any time according to your time availability here according to its opening and closing time. But evening time will be the best time to visit here if you are just going for visiting this place.

Shopping at Paltan, eating tasty snacks at famous restaurants at Rajpur road, and relaxing at Gandhi Park is a good option for weekends. According to season, winter and summer both seasons are good for visiting this park.

How to Reach Gandhi Park

Reaching Gandhi park is very easy than in other places because it is situated in the center of Dehradun. Maximum city bus comes here. Auto, Vikram, city buses all are available here from the various places of Dehradun city.

It is only half a kilometer far away from the Clock-Tower of Dehradun on the Rajpur road. Park is situated just in front of Astley Hall on the main Rajpur road.

From the ISBT bus stand, it is only 9 km far away and you can reach here only in 15-20 minutes. Dehradun Railway station is very nearest to this park and only about 3 km far away. Jolly Grant Airport is only about 27 km far away.

You can easily get a direct city bus, Vikram, and Auto for the Gandhi Park from the railway station, ISBT, and Jolly grant airport.

Dehradun City Bus service available to Gandhi Park from various routes like ISBT, DL Road, Rajpur, Prem Nagar, and Nalapani. The city bus fare is only 10 rupees for the park from the railway station. City bus fare will be 15-20 rupees from the ISBT to Park.

Future Plans of Gandhi Park

Dehradun Government plans to integrate Gandhi Park and Parade Ground, a large part will be for the common people in the middle of the city. The musical fountain and colorful lights facilities will be started in the park.

To proper maintenance of the park will be given on PPP mode. A ticket house will be built at the entrance of the park and there will be nominal entry tickets will be charged to visitors.

TouristBug’s Recommendations

  • It is a good park for kids to elderly people to enjoy outside the house.
  • The most famous park of Dehradun, if you are visiting Dehradun you can visit it once.
  • Pets are not allowed now inside the park so avoid keeping with you inside the park.
  • Park is good for the people who prepare for Army Recruitment and come here to exercise.
  • Photography is allowed inside the park so you can take lots of selfies and photos with friends and family.
  • Families can spend quality time with their kids here and celebrate a good weekend here.
  • Become a good visitor don't spread garbage here and there in the park and use the dustbin to keep the park neat and clean.

Nearby Tourist Places to Visit from Gandhi Park

From Gandhi Park, you can visit many nearby tourist places in Dehradun. Some of the popular nearby tourist places are Buddha temple, Tapkeshwar Temple, Sahastradhara, Khalanga War Memorial, and Robbers cave.

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  1. Very useful info. I've been there to Gandhi park and every minute details are clearly mentioned regarding place.

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