Clock Tower Dehradun

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Clock tower, Dehradun Overview

Clock tower, also known as "ghanta ghar" is a very famous tourist attraction. It was started in the year 1948 and got completed in 1953. The much respected Lal Bahadur Shastri inaugurated the monument. It was a renowned landmark of the city and was built by the British before India got its independence. The clock does not tick at present, but it is said that years ago when it was built, the peak of it was such that a person on the other end of the city could hear it as well.

The clock tower is situated on the Rajpur Road and is surrounded by numerous business centers. The tower has a gold plate on top of it which has all the names of the freedom fighters who fought for the independence of the country and helped it break free from the chains of British slavery.

Originally, the tower was named "Balbir tower" and was built to mark the independence of India as a sign of celebration. Sarojini Naidu, the then Governor of Uttar Pradesh, laid the base of the monument in the year 1948. It is 85m tall and has an exclusive architecture with six faces. It has been adding a lot of heritage value to the country.

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Best Time To Visit Clock tower

The best time to visit the clock tower in Dehradun is during winters. People are likely to enjoy more in this weather.

How To Reach Clock tower

Clock Tower is situated in the heart of Dehradun near Patlan Market, surrounded by shops and markets. It is very much accessible by the local transport. Auto-rickshaws, as well as cabs, can be hired so as to reach the destination. The tower is located at a distance of 2 km from the railway station of Dehradun.

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