Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, Dehradun is the capital of Uttaranchal. 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. 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 institutions like Forest Research Institute, Doon School and Welham Schools for girls and boys, many more, like the ONGC and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Studies, were added in time. Dehradun has now become an important tourist destination.
|Population :-||12,79,083 (2001 census).|
|Area:||300 sq km|
|Climate:||Cold in winters, hot and humid in summers.|
|Season:||Round the year.|
|Clothing||Summers: Cottons / light woollens.
Winters: Heavy woollens.
|Languages:||Hindi and English.|
|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.4309/4310 Ujjain-Dehradun. 2019/2020 Bombay-Dehradun. 4041/4042 Delhi-Dehradun. 4265/4266 Varanasi-Dehradun. 3009/3010 Howrah-Dehradun. 2017/2018 Delhi-Dehradun.|
|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.|
|Bhadraj Temple||Bharat Mandir|
|Surkhanda Devi||Kailash Niketan Mandir|
|Jwalaji Temple||Satya Narayan Temple|
|Nag Devta Temple||Shatrughan Temple|
|Parkasheshwar Temple||Neelkanth Mahadev|
|Tapkeshwar Temple||Santla Devi|
|Shiv Mandir||Jhanda Sahib|
|Buddha Temple||Lakshman Sidh|
|Manak Sidhr||Kalu Sidh|
|Clouds End||Lakshman Jhoola|
|Sir George Everest House||Ram Jhoola|
|Triveni Ghat||Shivanand Ashram|
|Jhanda Fair||Tapakeshwar Fair|
|Lakshman Siddha Fair||Bissu Fair|
|Mahasu Devta's Fair||Shaheed Veer Kesri Chandra Fair|
|Lakhawar Fair||Hanol Mela|
|Neelkanth Mahadev Mela|
Paltan Bazar; Astley Hall, Rajpur Road Market.