If you have moved to the lush green beautiful mountain city of Dehradun, you are in for beautiful views, a warm student living community, and the tranquility of the mountains. The city that houses many Government and military organizations like the Indian Military Academy, Rashtriya Indian Military College has emerged as a major hub for providing quality education and has some of the best schools in the country.
Students are flocking to the city resulting in the increased demand for accommodation. With rents spiraling, the concept of paying guest accommodation is fast gaining popularity. However, finding a good PG in Dehradun is a humongous task. First and foremost you have to decide on the location (which in this case can be very difficult, what with the winding and sparsely populated hill roads of Dehradun, you need to be sure that you find a place that is centrally located and within easy reach of daily living amenities). Once you have narrowed down the options, you have to get in touch with proper portals, owners, and even brokers to help you fix a place. Then checking and reviewing that you get all the amenities and facilities that are promised is another massive task.
To avoid such hassles the concept of professionally managed Co-living is fast gaining popularity. There are accommodation providers like Stanza Living who offer all the facilities necessary for making life easier. The rent includes amenities such as good water supply, security, electricity, internet connectivity, CCTV, excellent food, entertainment and fitness options, etc. Most importantly at this juncture where sanitization and social distancing are mandatory precautions, these companies are following guidelines laid down by the Government and taking all necessary measures to ensure that their premises are sanitized and those staying in the hostel have all the facilities they need.
Having sorted out your accommodation issues you can now indulge yourself in finding means and ways to make your weekends interesting while living in your PG or hostel in Dehradun:
If you are living in a managed accommodation like Stanza Living, they have provision for entertainment spaces including a common gaming area, leisure area, pool table, gym, etc. These places provide a common space for the inhabitants of the house to spend time together. You can easily spend your weekends in such spaces if you are not in the mood to venture out and want to enjoy a fun, lazy day in.
But if venturing out is on your agenda, then there are several tourist spots, sacred temples, canals, waterfalls, and waterways adorning the periphery of the city. Thanks to the fantastic location, you can enjoy the fresh mountain air and lovely river streams.
If you are a foodie then you can indulge yourself in some of the most delectable cuisines. The city has imbibed the food culture of the various regions of the country. Catering to tourists from across the country, the city offers various cuisine options apart from the indigenous local pahari cuisine.
If you are one of those people who like to travel then you have places like Mussoorie, Dhanaulti, Rishikesh, and Haridwar that are in close vicinity. Going up towards the hill stations, you are greeted with waterfalls and lush plantations, while on the way to the plains, the Ganges is a beautiful, gurgling companion on the roadside. If you are an outdoor sports enthusiast then Rishikesh is ideal for you for river rafting and rappelling. And if you are bored over the weekend, you can go for a wonderful weekend trek. There are several trekking spots near Dehradun like the `Nag Tibba Trek’, from where you can see the magnificent hills, the `Chakrata Trek’ where you can get to sense the serene environment, besides these, there are several beautiful trekking paths and many trekking companies who will help you in organizing the kind of trek you want.
If you are a nature lover then you will definitely enjoy the environment, the mountains, the climate, and the waterfalls. You can read a book or enjoy music in the wilderness at peace with the world and yourself.
These are some of the ways how one can make their weekends interesting while living in their PG in Dehradun.