Dehradun is a sweet city of sweet people. So it’s natural that we Doonites are a huge lovers of sweets. We have been lucky enough to have our need fulfilled by some of the most awesome mithai walas. Bal mithai, faluda kulfi, rasmalai, rasgullas, ghevar and barfis are just a part of the huge variety that we are offered. Now, as Diwali is around the corner, let’s have a look at the biggest and the best places to eat and gift these treats.
Kumar Sweet Shop Starting with Kumar Sweet Shop, well it’s as iconic as the clock tower near which it was earlier situated. Even now Kumar Sweet shop is not too far from the clock tower. Famous countrywide, Kumar’s is known for its huge variety of authentic and high quality sweets. From Boondi ke Laddoos to Faluda Kulfi and Mango shake in the summers to hot Gulab Jamuns in winters makes Kumar one of the top names in the country in the field of sweets. Trust me whenever we travel to another city, it is customary to have a box of mix mithais from Kumars. Kumar Sweet Shop is like a landmark of its own. Now in MDDA complex, Kumars also serve some snacks to feast on.
Bengali Sweet Shop Now, where would you find the best Rasmalai and Rasgullas in the city? Bengali Sweet Shop, of course. It is also situated at the heart of the city just next to Clock Tower. There are three Bengali Sweet Shops in the city. One is situated In the Digvijai Cinema Complex , second is near the Hanuman Mandir on Chakrata Road and the third is placed just at the starting of the Neshville Road. Bengali Sweet Shop is also one of the oldest sweet shops in the city and is famous for its Rasmalais and also chocolates. Bengali Sweets makes awesome dark and white chocolates.
Gupta Misthan Bhandar Next, another heavyweight in this field. Gupta Sweet Shop which has been serving sweets and namkeens for more than a hundred years is a must in this discussion. Gupta Sweets which is located in the Sabzi Mandi area of Moti Bazaar is one of the most loved sweet shops of the city. Despite being situated in a very busy area, they have always been a favorite of Doonite. Serving sweets to drool for and crunchy namkeens, Gupta Sweets have kept their flag up high. Anandam, located at Rajpur Road is also a branch of Gupta Sweets only. Quality and heritage of Guptas with authentic Indian Dishes makes Anandam special. Ankit Khandelwal who belongs to the the fourth generation in Gupta family is the head of Anandam .
Now, these are just a few among so many. Let’s make Diwali sweet and Smoke free. Say no to crackers and say yes to a Green Diwali!