Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is the Capital of Uttaranchal. It is one of the most beautiful resort in the submountain tracks of India, known for its scenic surroundings. The name Dehradun is a collection of two word "dera" meaning Camp and " dun" meaning valley.
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Said to be one of the oldest citites in India, it is believed that lord Rama and his brother did penance here for killing Ravana, the demon king. During the 17th and 18th centuries Dehradun changed hands several times: Guru Ram Rai retreated here from Punjab, the Mughal Governor Najib-ud- Daula occupied it from 1757-1770 and the Gorkhas overran it on their westward expansion before ceding it to the British in 1815. Under the British, Dehradun became an elite town with many a fine institution like Forest Research Institute, Doon and Welham Schools, Many more, like the ONGC and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Studies, were added in time. Dehradun has now become an important tourist destination.
Area : 300 sq.kms.
Altitude : 640 mts.
Paltan Bazar (Posh market)
Rajpur Road Market
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 24 kms from Dehradun.
Rail :- It is connected among other places, to Amritsar, Howrah, Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and other major cities.
Road :- Dehradun is connected to other parts of India with a wide network of road route.
Local Transport Services :-
Private Bus Services, Tempo (Vikram), Auto Rickshaw, Tonga, Cycle-Rickshaw & Taxi.
Nag Devta Temple
Kailash Niketan Mandir
Satya Narayan Temple
Rajaji National Park
Fairs and Festivals
Lakshman Siddha Fair
Mahasu Devta's Fair
Neelkanth Mahadev Mela
Sir George Everest House
Where to Stay
Govt. Tourist Rest Houses
PWD Inspection House, Rajpur Road, Dehradun
Railway Rest House, Railway Station
Forest Rest House, 5 Tilak Road
F.R.I Inspection House, Near F.R.I.
Survey of India Guest House, Hathi Barkala
O.N.G.C. Guest House, Tel Bhawan
Y.M.C.A., Rajpur Road
M.E.S. Guest House, Cantt, Dehradun
Jain Dharamshala, Gandhi Road, Dehradun
Shivaji Dharamshala Saharanpur Road, Dehradun
Kaluo Mal Dharamshala Raia Road, Dehradun
Kalawati Dharamshala Park Road, Dehradun
Agarawal Dharamshala, Gandhi Road, Dehradun