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Buying a plot in Uttarakhand – latest rules – May 2016 updates


uttarakhand mountain view


Many of you will be familiar with our past editor Dhruv Baruah. Dhruv has been following his passion post leaving HHT. He’s recently been spending some time in Uttarakhand and so I felt I should share a recent update from him on things our readers should keep in mind before buying land in Uttarakhand.

From Dhruv – 

During my property search in Uttarakhand I found that there is

Dehradun as a Retirement destination – Price Trends, New Areas, Future Prospects

Dehradun plot

View of plots in a newly launched gated community near Sahastradhara Road of Dehradun


After a couple of my friends bought properties in Dehradun, they suggested that I should also take a look at the city which is about 255 kilometers from Delhi promises to be a good retirement destination. After a little persuasion, I eventually made a trip to the city last week to find out if it

Life in Dehradun – Vikram Panwar’s journey on The Road Less Travelled

Vikram Singh Panwar

Vikram Singh Panwar during one of the outdoor events

Yet another case of a youngster throwing up a flourishing corporate career and giving in to the lure of the road less travelled. Meet Vikram Singh Panwar, who, after doing his PGDM from IIM-Ahmedabad, stepped into the corporate world. But, before long, the charms of nature beckoned and stepping out of the rat race of the concrete jungle, he set off

Dehradun emerging a popular destination for holiday homes

Dehradun holiday home

View of the interiors of a sample apartment in Dehradun

If you dream of a home with views of snow-capped mountains or lush green hills, it might be time to explore properties in Dehradun. The climate is soothing round the year, not too cold with bright sunny days in winter and not too hot in summer, due to its close proximity to the hills.

Dehradun is the widest valley in

Tourists can now expect more from Uttarakhand

View of the Nainital and the town in Uttarakhand

View of the Nainital and the town in Uttarakhand

A recent media report has said that Uttarakhand, the country’s only hilly state in the top 10 list in terms of tourist arrivals, is planning big to improve its ranking. The report published in today’s issue of the Business Standard, a reputed business daily of India, says that the state is now considering new stretches for river rafting to promote adventure …

Weekend getaways gear up for I-Day rush

A double bonanza in the form of holidays for Rakhi on Saturday and India’s Independence Day on Monday awaits eager travellers. everyone’s geared up to spend this extended weekend away from their homes. Several city slWeekend getawaysickers are extending the upcoming weekend, taking an extra day off on Friday.

“I have reported sick on Friday and will be driving down to Mussoorie early on Friday morning,” says Siddarth Kashyap, an