Nestled in mountain ranges of Himalaya and Shivalik, Dehradun is one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in India. It is the capital city of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is one of the counter magnet towns of NCR.
Dehradun’s history is linked to Ramayana and Mahabharata. This is the place where Lord Rama visited with his brother after the battle with Ravana. The city was the abode of Dronacharya who was the legendary royal guru of Kauravas and Pandavas.
Located in the Doon Valley, Dehradun is surrounded by River Ganga and River Yamuna. The geographic coordinates of the city are 30.3165° North latitude and 78.0322° East longitude. The average altitude is 435 meters.
The climate of Dehradun is exclusively classified under humid subtropical climate. The region receives incessant and regular rainfalls in monsoon. Average annual precipitation is 2208.9 mm. The average annual temperature of Dehradun is 27.8o C.
Dehradun is home to several prominent institutions and organizations such as Indian Institute of Petroleum, Survey of India, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Forest Research Institute, Wildlife Institute of India, The Doon School, Indian Military Academy, and so on. This has resulted in an active technological, commercial and economic boom which has completely changed the old image of Dehradun being a quiet and residential town.
Major tourist attraction in and around this beautiful city are Tapkeshwar Temple, Robber’s Cave, Rajaji National Park, Guchhupani, Deer Park, Sakya Center Buddhist Monastery, Clock Tower, Silviculture Museum, Timber Museum, Sahastradhara, Bhatta Falls, Lachhi Bazaar, Kalinga War Memorial and Rubir Raha Oil Museum.
Some local areas in the city are Palampur, Vasant Vihar, Majra, Kidduwala, Rampur, Khurbura, Ballupur, Jogiwala, Rajpur. Shyampur, Garhi, Cantt Herbertpur and Defence Colony.
Dehradun has its own airport called Jolly Grant Airport which is located about 25 km from main city center. Railway Station of Dehradun is connected to most of the major cities in the country such as Lucknow, Kolkata, New Delhi, Allahabad, Mumbai, Ahmadabad, etc. Many deluxe and semi deluxe buses run from the city to other hill stations like Nainital, Shimla and Mussoorie.
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