When you are in Dehradun, you can use a bicycle to travel to nearby places, especially in and around Vasant Vihar (location of our foundation). Vikrams (these are shared rickshaws and they operate on a fixed-route,) autorickshaws and buses are the modes of public transport here.
By shared (fixed route) Autorickshaws: The cheapest way to get around town is via the blue three wheelers called Vikrams. These vehicles are often packed, with capacity for 8 cramped passengers in the back.The Vikrams are numbered according to their routes through the city. Fare is 7 rupees each way.
- Rajpur Road : begins at Astley Road and travels North to the Rajpur-Mussoorie Road Fork.
- Sahastradhara/Raipur: begins at Survey Chowk, procedes eastward to Sahastradhara Crossing, before splitting towards the North (Sahastradhara Road) or East (Raipur Road) depending on the Autorickshaw.
- Dharampur, Rispana Bridge: begins at Survey Chowk, procedes to Haridwar Road and Dharampur, before proceeding through the Nehru Colony to Rispana Bridge.
- Doiwala: begins at Rispana Bridge and procedes to Doiwala.
- Majra/ISBT: begins at Astley Hall, proceeds South to Majra and the Interstate Bus Stand.
- Kaulagarh Road: begins at Connaught Place, goes Northwest up Kaulagarh Road.
- Chakrata Road: begins at Connaught Place, goes West on Chakrata Road.
- Kanwali/Kaonli Road: begins at Astley Hall, procedes South to Saharanpur Chowk, before going West on Kanwali/Kaonli Road.
- Premnagar: very infrequent, goes West to Premnagar via Kawnli Road.
By Auto Rickshaw: They are not metered, but run on a fixed (though often whimsical) rate system. Please ask a local what the cost should be before embarking. Otherwise, you will likely be charged well over the going rate.