Dehradun
Dehradun


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.

General Information
Population:  12,79,083 (2001 census).
Altitude: 960 m.
Area: 300 sq km.
Climate: Cold in winters, hot and humid in summers.
Season:   Round the year.
Clothing
           Summers: Cotton clothes.
           Winters: Heavy woollens.
Languages: Hindi and English.
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Accessibility
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.
Accommodation
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Hanol, Ph. No. : 135.
Pilgrimage
Mussoorie Rishikesh
Bhadraj Temple Bharat Mandir
Surkhanda Devi Kailash Niketan Mandir
Jwalaji Temple Satya Narayan Temple
Nag Devta Temple Shatrughan Temple
Parkasheshwar Temple Neelkanth Mahadev
Dehradun
Tapkeshwar Temple Santla Devi
Shiv Mandir Jhanda Sahib
Buddha Temple Lakshman Sidh
Manak Sidh Kalu Sidh
Adventure
Mussoorie trek Mundali Skiing
Excursions
Mussoorie Rishikesh
Clouds End Lakshman Jhoola
Sir George Everest House Ram Jhoola
Triveni Ghat Shivanand Ashram
Triveni Ghat
Dehradun
Sahastradhara Lachhiwala
Nature
Rajaji National Park Asan Barrage
Fairs and Festivals
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
Shopping Centres
Paltan Bazar; Astley Hall, Rajpur Road Market.
Info Centre
Tourist Office, Dehradun, Tel.: 2653217.

Dehradun (Head Office),
GM (Tourism),
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd.,
74/1, Rajpur Rd., Dehradun-248001.
Tel.: 0135-2740896, 2746817, 2749308, 2748478.
Fax: 0135-2746847.
Email:gmvn@gmvnl.in, gmvn@sancharnet.in .
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