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''Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most beautiful resorts in the sub mountain tracks of India, known for its scenic surroundings. The name Dehradun is a collection of two words "dera" meaning camp and " dun" meaning valley.
Said to be one of the oldest cities in India, it is believed that Lord Rama and his brother did penance here for killing Ravana, the demon king ''

Dehradun is the gateway to the famous hill station of Mussoorie and the pilgrimage spots of Haridwar and Rishikesh. It boasts of some of India's finest schools like the Doon School Welham School for girls and Welham Schools for boys and institutions like the Forest Research Institute, the Indian Military Academy.

The district of Dehradun was taken out from the Meerut Division in 1968 and included in the Garhwal division. The city of Dehradun is now the capital of Uttaranchal and the headquarters of Dehradun district. Dehradun is surrounded by the Shivalk Hills to the north, the Yamuna to the west and the Ganga to the east.


The mesmerizing hill station, Dehradun, can be visited throughout the year.


Robber's Cave - Guchhupani is one of the names of Robber's cave, situated at the distance of 8 km from the city center. It is 600 meters long cave having small river inside it.

Forest Research Institute - It is well known institute in the field of forestry, which is being run by Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education. It was established in 1906 and chosen deemed university by the UGC. It has also museum on forestry that is open from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Malsi Deer Park - It is one of most visited tourist destinations, located at the distance of just 10 km from Dehradun

Tapovan - Situated at the bank of river Ganga, it is one of the holiest places for Hindus. According to Hindu mythology, it is the place where Kaurava's Guru Dronacharya has undergone penance.

Sahastradhara - Shastradhara, which means, the 'thousand springs' is one of the best picnic spots. It is a eye pleasing waterfall of 9 meters, that attracts the tourists. Place has also Sulphur spring famous for its medicinal value, it is believed that it cares skin disease.

Tapkeshwar Temple - It is one of the oldest temples in Dehradun, dedicated to lord Shiva, it is at the distance of 5.5 km from city bus-stand and well connected by road.

Lachhiwala - Lachhiwala is a popular picnic-garden spot, situated on the banks of river Song. This place offers economical boating opportunities. It is approximately 22 km from Dehradun.


The climate of Dehradun is generally temperate, although it varies from tropical. Dehradun is an all year round tourist attraction with cool winters, warm summers and crisp mild monsoons.


Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 24 km from Dehradun city.

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, tempos (vikrams), auto rickshaws, tongas, cycle-rickshaws and taxis.

City Facts

State:  Uttarakhand

District: Dehradun

Population:  12,79,083 (2001 census).

Languages: Hindi, Garwali,English, Kumawani.

Season: Round the yea

Winters: Heavy woollens

Altitude:  695 meters

Area: 37.17 sq km

STD code: 0135


Chandigarh to Dehradun  167 KM

Delhi to Dehradun 245 KM

Shimla Manali to Dehradun  282 KM

Lucknow to Dehradun 544 KM

Kanpur to Dehradun 554 KM


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